This guy is a terror to deal with. I’m a scientist working in a commercial lab and he’s just meant to help with instruments repairs, supply and in between, working independently doing method development.
I’ve made it my job to learn as much about our instruments as I can, so I can do our repairs myself to save time, so I’m pretty good with them. Sometimes I ask him a yes or no question, just so I can confirm a theory or process, average response time is 5 minutes.
The other day I asked him to bring in two spare parts. He lectured me 4 times on how to clean the parts, despite the fact that I told him each time that it’s exactly what I do. Then he proceeded to tell me each time, that I should tell him earlier if I need the parts as it might take some time for him to source them, I told him each time I don’t need them desperately, it’s just precautionary.
Every fucking time…