I work as part of a 12 person software development team, which is one of several in the organization. We have a relatively new junior developer (6 months) who has managed to catch the eye of senior management (think three levels up) by consistently delivering on ambitious sprint goals. He usually gets more points done of work each sprint than any senior developer and he consistently completes his work and gets it into UAT.
Senior management noticed this and made him a permanent developer faster than anyone else in the company (most people start out as 1 year contracted temps). He also got a 10K raise out of the deal. The CEO even took him to lunch!
The thing is, the junior achieves this in large part by not doing many of the other responsibilities generally bunched in with software developers. He isn't part of the support rotation because he consistently fails the competency test required to do it. Our company makes meetings optional if you don't feel they matter for you, so he just skips them all unless he is presenting. If it isn't his project, he just says that he "have no input on that as I have no knowledge of that."
He was open about doing it deliberately, saying that "nobody recognizes support work and work that someone higher up does not recognize is not worth doing, so why pass a barrier that keeps me from doing work they don't value?"
He requires that questions from our sales team be sent by email so that he can just pull the answer from his database of answers (we have to do RFPs a lot and he just copy and pastes old answers from past RFPs into new ones, which makes him far faster at RFP tasks than the rest of us).
His reasoning for this is to "force sales to thoughtfully craft their questions instead of calling every 5 minutes and disrupting work." He enforces this by never returning calls.
Many people also get frustrated with IT and instead contact us for help. He ignores those people as "morons are best kept in a state of limbo so they don't destroy anything."
Chopping out support work, meetings, RFP writing, and being substitute IT means that he gets treated like a star simply by dumping a ton of work.
How should I handle this as a co-worker? I don't want to be seen as an underperformer because of his ability to load shed.