The office I work for is a start-up that is doing web development and freshly started software development and a colleague of mine with whom I have been in university (same classes and everything) is now my colleague at the office too, but we do different jobs (he is doing web dev with the rest and I'm the only software dev (junior of course) ) and is stressing me a lot. Being the only software dev and being a junior above all is stressing enough, but here comes the extra weight, my colleague is being pushy (staying obnoxiously close to me when I'm concentrating on something, breathing loudly intentionally while doing so, always looking into my code and seeing what I write and asking stupid questions about some icons or a variable) and I tried this:
- Tried to ignore him while we were in university
- Told him to back off as I don't enjoy his presence (while still in university)
- Asked him nicely to back off (while at work)
- Talked to the manager (he told me that "you know how he is, just ignore him")
What is the next step to try and make everything OK so I can continue my work without being hindered all the time.