I have noticed that a colleague in my team is consistently leaving way before the 8 hours of the day.
I am not sure how come this has not been noticed by our team manager.
Personally this is starting to affect me as I need to step in and finish tasks not done on time by the colleague. I have actually stayed some extra hours on occasions due to that.
I am not sure what is the best way to handle this.
- Talking to the manager without taking to the colleague first seems to me very strict. Also I don't know if the manager would think that in a way I think he is to blame for not being aware what's going on.
- Talking to the colleague directly seems a difficult conversation as I am not sure what reaction I would get or if I would get emotional in the end and be aggressive (not intentionally but don't know how the discussion would evolve).
- Not finish tasks and let projects fail so what's happening is clear. I haven't done this because I think it is best to focus on what needs to be done and address other issues later.
What is the best approach?