The company I work for has a contractor. This person is here since the beginning of the company, and he works for me.
He helped built the framework the company is using so he has some legitimacy.
He has his own company and probably, his own workspace but that's unsure.
His contract says he comes once a week but sometimes and often, he shows up at the office, unexpected and uninvited.
The people who are here since sometimes and even senior management found it normal but maybe they are not voicing it loudly.
From my perspective, I found odd that a contractor can come up wherever he wants to, uninvited , and grab some coffee and donuts like he was at his office.
The company is small and disorganised with a lack of explicit rules. And also the contractor has been here for some times.
The question are the following:
- Should I mention the contractor's unexpected appearance to my manager?
- Can my action create some kind of tension as for some of my team members, he is like a colleague of theirs?