How do I deal with a colleague who pretends to be very helpful in meetings only?
I am working for this company for 7 years and we have this person with the same experience, but has been working on our team for around an year.
In meetings with managers and stake holders, she pretends to be knowledgeable and makes comments on my tasks almost every day regardless of me asking for comments or not. But when I reach out to her outside of meetings for further explanation, she declines by saying she is too busy with bogus excuses e.g. I am planning for lunch etc.
I even once asked her while in a meeting to further elaborate and she started jumping around the problem without giving any technical solutions. It was just me and her as the technical representatives in this meeting, so the impression the managers were getting was that she was really helpful -- when in reality she was talking total rubbish technically.
Once my manager told me to help her with some research, as I had worked on something similar before. When I tried to she started becoming rude and said she is fine working on it alone.
Other then that she once asked me how better I am then her as a software engineer and she knows I am paid more then her, which SHE thinks is not fair on her.
Other then that she talks sweet to everyone including me at times.
Oh one thing, when I try to comment on her tasks in meetings.... she starts making points like I don't know anything about her tasks technically.