I recently started a new job. I was interviewed by the manager and three people that would be my peers. Everyone knew that I wasn't familiar with a specific piece of technology, but they decided to hire me anyway due to my general skills (and my familiarity with a similar piece of technology). Not to brag, but before I had a chance to accept the job, they actually increased their offer, indicating that they really wanted me to join the company.
It's only been a few days and I have basically been solely tasked with learning the technology. However, another employee (higher than me, but lower than my manager) has came back from a vacation. Ever since he came back, he's been making passive aggressive comments to me. Things that could be brushed off if confronted about, but they are clearly not of good intent.
- First meeting with this employee ended by them asking me "who interviewed you/who hired you?" It felt to me like it was said in a "I wouldn't have hired you if it was up to me" manner.
- "Must be nice to be paid to learn on the job."
Would it be better to ignore these comments, wait for them to get worse before saying anything, or bring my concerns to my manager now? I'm worried because I'm a brand new employee and this person has worked there for 12 years.