I work a software engineer and recently we hired someone to be our scrum master. He works as a contractor. Once I heard him ask a software engineer colleague (that is also a contractor): "When you're not working, you're not writing hours right?"
This scrum master often leaves around 14:00. I assumed it was because he was working half days. But yesterday during a drink night he said he writes his hours as a full day. His argument: "I did all my work and proved my usefulness, so I leave and write a whole day."
I find this extremely unfair. I, as a software engineer, can always do something more. There is always a ticket to pick up. And he probably, that probably has a position that pays more than mine,can just leave?
I don't know what else he can do during the day, but I am sure there is something (like preparing meetings, writing documents or helping the product owner).
Now, I don't want to meddle into his affairs, and it is not really my business, although he's a direct colleague in my team, but I feel resentment towards this situation.
I am wondering what to do next:
- Should I confront him in private?
- Should I confront him in public?
- Should I discuss this with my higher ups?
- Should I let it slide?
I think the last option is the wisest.