This guy and I have been working together in a project for last six months. We became friends and everything was going well. All of a sudden this guy started to pass unfair criticism/comments on me in front of the whole team. And he keeps doing this every day, at least once in a day. The team has got few out-of-college new guys. This unfair criticism could give them a wrong impression about me, not to mention my supervisor.
I am not someone who would shy away from criticisms. I asked this guy so many times to give me real examples and cases where I behaved in SUCH manner. He could never get one example but he continues passing SUCH comments with a funny tone. Few other colleagues also started to pass the same comments (funnily). I couldn’t tolerate this. I am unable to escalate this to my manager. (1) don’t want to look like a kid making silly complaints. My manager would think that I am intolerable to critics. (2)He is my friend (or I consider him as my friend) and I really don’t want to escalate to my manager.
But he is indeed sending out a bad message about me to the team. I tired “no reacting to his comments”. He simply does not care whether or not I am reacting. He just continues it every day.