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How to handle well-connected co-worker that wastes working hours on online Games?
I'm on a small software engineering team (5-7 people), who have an aggressive schedule.
I've noticed one team-member spends a tremendous amount of time at least 2-3 hours a day playing video games online and refuses to stop. Management doesn't notice cause somehow we finish most of the work.
One workday I needed my coworker to finish his part (1 hour task) before I could progress forward with mine. My coworker took an entire day, and still did not complete the task
I decided I needed to stand next to his desk and walk this person through the process. Suddenly, I see a text from a manager (and long time friend of the coworker) to my coworker stating to go tell me to f$!ckoff because they were going to lose the game!
I got so angry! What can I do? This manager has a direct line to my bosses boss!
This is BS. This person wastes so much time, goes home on-time every day, comes in late everyday, and never works after-hours.
What can I do? How can I tell this guy to get to work when he is friends with management?