Well, An awkward situation at work. We moved into a new office, and I was lucky enough to get a window seat . The first day, the manager just told us to pick our own seats. So I went ahead found a seat I liked most.
Here's the issue. A more senior colleague showed up to the new office a bit later(work-related traveling ). He has pretty much sent the message that he wants my seat.
My senior colleague has around 7 years work experience. I have 2 years work experience.
My manager seems to have some beef with him. Probably due to the fact that my senior colleague is the most "managerial" of the rest of us "entry-level folk." And has a few times made managerial-type decisions. Also, the manager once sent an email out to all of us, which subtly made fun of him (appended "lol" to a simple informational message directed to him).
So the relationship between my manager and senior colleague is more "competitive" than the rest of us.
Would it be better to give up my window seat to him? Or hold on ?
There happen to be other OK seats available, but clearly mine is the 5-stars seat(all relative of course)