Please refer to my previous question to see where I am coming from, as I don't want to make this thread too long.
So, now that the senior employee left the job and we are still interviewing candidates, the slacker coworker is panicking like crazy as we have upcoming new clients signing up contracts with us and he has no clue how to do the integration. He even asked me if I could handle it and I have no idea what he is talking about as it's mainly focused on the data model and other database related stuff and he's our (supposively) DB guy.
The owner assigned him the responsibility to hire a new team member and that's been another disaster. This guy has no sense of responsibility/urgency that he won't do anything unless I constantly keep asking him(on a daily basis) if he made the job posting,reviewed the candidate resumes and so on and his answer is always NO. It took him over a week to make the posting online and finally found one qualified candidate and did the phone interview with her. Then the smart ass waited for a week to do the onsite interview, and day before the scheduled interview, she called back saying she accepted another position.
I am really frustrated with this guy here. No one knows whats going on and how this person is. Should I tell the owner the company is done and I am out of here?
Owner doesn't discuss the hiring process with me since I am the new guy. He expects(thinks) the slacker to be responsible like any other normal person would be at his age/experience level. Only I (and our ex employee) knows how childish and imatured/incompetent he is. She was smart enough to make her silent exit though. He was leaching her off so far to make his life easy and now he's doing it on me. I was really counting on that interview but now it's too late and we are back on square one.
Sorry, it all came out as ranting, I just don't know how to handle this scenario. I can't believe people like him is even employed with his attitude.
- Should I open up my frustrations with my owner and tell everything about this guy or simply move on?
Because, if I leave, 70% chance the company won't make it and then I am indirectly burning bridges for future references. If I stay, he will leach on me for another 2 more years so he can retire easily and I am not letting him do that on my expense at any cost. If I leave quietly, I will look the bad guy in front of the owner at time of need.