I've been working at a firm for about 7 years. The work load has been steadily increasing in recent times.
Just recently, I got posted to work with another co-worker. I have known this person for a while but haven't actually worked with him. This person is senior to me. As per my understanding, we are supposed to work on the new project together. But he doesn't do anything. Most of the time during the day, his PC stays locked or he'll be watching some news headlines or movie reviews!
I do all the work. He asks me to send all the mails. I talk to the clients. I'm working 12-13 hours per day. This is affecting my personal life. The pay and the place where I stay is good.
There are 3 other juniors who are working on this project too, and they know more about it than he does! This concerns me. I have tried indirect confrontation on why he doesn't work, but his justification is that he checks up on the juniors, clarifies their doubts, so he is actually doing his part. I disagree. I am a little hesitant for a direct confrontation since he is my senior; however, we report to the same boss.
I also found out from other sources that many people who were under him have left because of this behavior.
I am planning to talk about this with the boss. Is this a good idea? If so, what is the right approach?