I started a new job as a senior developer five weeks ago. I have worked with a one of my colleagues and two of my managers at a previous company, so I'm not a totally unknown quantity at this new company.
Within a few weeks I noticed that their code check-in had a few manual steps, which could be eliminated. Shortly thereafter, I learned that an improvement to that process was in development by "developer A".
Since further improvements were possible and my manager encouraged me to create a proof of concept for a potential solution, I created a document outlining the options (including the possibility of making no changes) for further improvements and set up a meeting with "developer A" to discuss the pros and cons of these options.
In this meeting, I tried to maintain an "information gathering" posture because as a new member of the team, I was genuinely missing context on some options. Despite this posture, "developer A" seemed threatened and I had to reassure him several times that I was gathering information not pushing an agenda. At the end of the meeting, he suggested setting up another meeting with the stakeholders who would evaluate my proposals: "developer B" and "developer C".
I messaged "developer B" and "developer C" asking (not insisting) for a meeting. "Developer B", the senior most developer agreed, so I sent an invite for the day he suggested.
Yesterday, I had a meeting scheduled with three of my colleagues about a proposal to improve our development process.
When none of them showed up after five minutes, I pinged them. At nine minutes into the meeting, one of them messaged saying that he was stuck in another meeting.
A few minutes later, I asked this of the group: "since we weren't able to meet today, would you mind adding your comments to this pull request".
I also said, "since we've needed to reschedule this larger meeting several times, I'll send you both invites for individual meetings to get feedback on the different options I proposed in the document.
This incident left me frustrated and upset with these colleagues. Since I don't want to let my frustration lead to a bad decision, I'm asking for help understanding the gravity of my colleagues behavior. In other words, is this behavior sufficiently disrespectful to justify looking for a new job?
Here is a list of all the potential next steps I'm considering:
Follow up in two weeks to try to have the meeting.
Let this proposal go and revisit in a few months when I have more credibility at the company.
Explain the situation to my manager and ask for his take on whether this behavior is normal and what, if anything, I should do next.
Look for another job.
Any and all thoughts on this would be very helpful. Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this long post.