I was promoted to a new position in a new place with a new team three years ago. I was assigned to assist and take over leadership of part of the workload of a coworker. The coworker became jealous. He yelled at a senior person for giving me funding in front of a wide group. He refused to meet with me to discuss the policy for the work assignment for over five months. When we finally met I confronted him about avoiding me and said I knew he was moving forward on the work with involving me or giving me necessary information. He told me I got too personal and insulting and he did not have any response other than that. Three months later he said I didn’t deserve information or a plan and that the plan was that I should just ‘be ready’ and I should know that without being told. Three months later we finally talked about the policy and work and he yelled at me again saying I was trying take over his program and that I wasn’t capable. I talked to our supervisor early on and throughout this timeframe being completely honest about what was happening. My supervisor said he got two different stories and didn’t know which on to believe. He said that he was going to keep the whole program and we couldn’t share and gave me assignments outside my area of expertise. Meanwhile my coworker has said I have an attitude problem to many of our colleagues. The colleagues believe him because they are friends and party together and they don’t see the bully side at all. The coworker is almost always rude and demeaning especially when no one else is around. None of my coworkers seem to see my side except for a few people that are not doing anything about it. I recently spoke to my supervisor and told him again some of the insulting and damaging comments but he said if no one saw it and it’s not documented then it didn’t happen. There is a new senior supervisor but she seems to have been told I am a problem employee becuase she admonished me in front of a grou just when we were making introductions.
Is there any way out of this?
My career is very meaningful and rewarding outside of this office behavior. I have an excellent and award winning reputation from my previous position.
If I leave this position then this damage reputation may still follow me.
I can leave the organization all together and jump to another closely related industry but then I have to reestablish my reputation with a new group in a somewhat new industry.
What should I do??