I'm just leaving my current employer. I've been here 18 months and I've not really enjoyed the working experience. I have a new job and I start in 2 weeks.
I've been sent a "Leaver form" to fill in.
One of the reasons I'm leaving is because of the attitude of one of my collegues (and my bosses handling of this). I find him incredibly un-professional and have had the following problems:
- Late everyday (30 mins minimum, up to 45 minutes)
- Spends large parts of his day chatting to his friends
- Shoddy, badly written code
- Disappears for large periods of the day doing I don't know what (My sense is that he's running an additional business and needs to make phone calls in work time)
- Constantly "working from home" but when contacted does not answer
- Will stay at his desk "making up time" right up to the point where the manager leaves, then quickly packs his stuff and goes
In my recent appraisal I raised my concerns with my boss and was told that the person "had special dispensation as he had a young child" and "I'm sure he makes the work up". He doesn't.
This has ultimately led to me handing in my notice. I'm senior to him and I felt his attitude towards me and the lack of support from my boss made my position untenable. I also felt that I had to babysit everything that he did, often covering his back to other members of the company so as to not make my department look bad. That's not the only reason but it is one of the reasons why I'm leaving.
I know my company stuggles to recurit. We're in a resonably rural location and there are not many developers in the area.
Now in my leaver form I'm sorely tempted to explain some of this to HR. I don't like the guy (there I've said it) and part of me would like to drop him in it. But should I? Is this going to just look like sour grapes. If I do go about this how should I word it? Should I quote times and instances or more general grievences?
Will HR even care?