We have a colleague who prefers to waste time at work instead of well... working. He's either watching movies, playing online games, or he's always on social sites. This is all on company time, with company's resources.
We (the other people in the office) thought that, hey, this sometimes happen. Not everyone is a professional and in a big company like ours, sometimes people unable to pull their own weight just ride along with the inertia.
Most of us never paid any attention to the behaviour. We just thought: what a childish thing to do and carried on with our work. We do our job, we get paid, it's management's business to deal with bad or useless employees.
But lately the situation is starting to bother us. Projects have increased in number and we are dealing with tighter and tighter schedules. More and more people are getting stressed, overtime increased, there is tension with upper management etc. And there is also this guy that doesn't do anything all day long.
Professionalism aside, I'm a human being and the situation is bothering me because I'm working hard while he does nothing. I'm staying late while he goes home at 5:00. He could give a hand (he's not incompetent, he can work if he puts his mind to it) and take a part of the burden from the rest of us but he doesn't care.
It's the same with my other colleagues, they work very hard while he does nothing... It's like that song from Alesha Dixon, "The boy does nothing".
So my question is how do we deal with this?
We either want him out or find a way to be able to ignore him again.