I suspect a colleague, let's call him Bob is undermining me. Bob is above me in the company hierarchy and works in an office in another country.
I was trying to set up a project that Bob gave me and encountered an issue. I sent him an email along the lines of: "Hi Bob , please help, here is the error message I am getting when trying to build your project" to which Bob replied: "Hi X, you need to do this: step 1 instructions" I did what he suggested and ran into another problem. "Hi Bob, now I got this error, please advise. It would help if we could discuss this over Skype and sort it out." "Hi X, you need to do this: step 2 instructions". He ignored my request for a Skype conversation. "Hi Bob, now I got this error, please advise" This went on for a week until we got to step 4 at which point he claimed that he could not help me anymore, as he did not know how to fix my issue.
I contacted some managers about this, claiming that I am not getting anywhere with this project and asking for some one-to-one technical help. One manager shared an email with instructions on how to set up the project. The shared email was written by Bob a few months ago and it contained: step 1 instructions, step 2 instructions ... step 6 instructions
So Bob had all the instructions! He wrote them, and he did not share them with me, instead decided to share them one by one over a week, wasting both of our times and in the end decided to stop sharing the instructions!
The few instructions that he did share were IDENTICAL to the ones in the full instruction email, word by word, so he copy-pasted them from his original instructions. Note that his original instructions were not public, they were sent via email to someone, so I could not have found them myself.
I am thinking of reporting this to my manager. Given that I am new in this company and that Bob is higher up in the hierarchy, I am a bit afraid of the potential consequences. What do you think, should I report Bob, or just let this slide?