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- Dealing with rude senior colleagues 6 answers
Someone I work with is a huge smart aleck. It's really annoying and we just got a new employee and he's harassing him too.
For example: other: "Where do the build files go to?" him: "They don't go anywhere until you build them"
other: "What's the difference between making a snapshot and making a copy?" him: "snapshot's a delta"
him: "What time is the call?" other: "Some time today" him: "That's not a time"
other: "can you show me how to do this?" him: "do you have two VMs?" other: "no" him: "then that would be the first step"
After writing down some examples I realize it's not so much the words but the way he says them: and lot's of sarcasm in the tone of voice and he acts like it should be perfectly obvious. Worse yet he buts into other conversations that he's in ear shot of. How would you advise addressing this issue? Any words in particular I should use or should I just ignore him?
EDIT: while this may be a duplicate question, the answers provided to the linked one are rubbish.