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    Colleague takes undue credit for the work that I do

    I work with a consultancy firm. We have a project allotted to us and my colleague very shrewdly takes undue credit for the work that I do in front of the team leader. My team leader is not on very good terms with me because of an earlier altercation. How do I communicate it to my team leader that my colleague is taking credit for the work done by me?

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    Madhu M Array
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    Re: Colleague takes undue credit for the work that I do

    Hi friend

    You should certainly not someone else take undue credit for your hard work. You should not let your colleague take undue advantage of your altercation with your team leader earlier and try to take some strict action in this regard as soon as possible. Try to communicate this with your team leader in any way you can by any possible means. In this way you can clear your position and thus get due credit for the hard work you are putting in.

    So the best option for you would be to first maintain good relations with your team leader and then talk to him regarding the colleague who is taking advantage of your good nature and thus taking undue credit for your hard work. Or if possible you can go and talk to your team leader now only if you think he will listen to you now and thus take action against that colleague of yours.

    But I think first you try to build a rapport with your team leader and then only put this problem in front of him as that would be more impactful and thus he would get the punishment he deserves. If you talk now, due to bad blood between you and the team leader he might not listen to you or may not pay much attention and just listen casually. In this way you will waste a good opportunity and will not get what you rightfully deserve.

    So friend take the right decision and I hope justice prevails in your case.

    Good night and God Bless

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    Re: Colleague takes undue credit for the work that I do

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I work with a consultancy firm. We have a project allotted to us and my colleague very shrewdly takes undue credit for the work that I do in front of the team leader. My team leader is not on very good terms with me because of an earlier altercation. How do I communicate it to my team leader that my colleague is taking credit for the work done by me?
    Dear Aspirant,

    What you are facing problem is very common in practical corporate life.This is happening because you don't have good relationship with your team leader.Your colleague seems to be very interesting in flattering the superior officer & he is taking advantage of your bad relationship with your team leader.You should not allow him to do the same.

    In order to over come the issue,first of all try to develop a good relationship with your team leader.In order to do so,get a appointment to meet him in person & narrate the events for which you have got spoiled your relation with him.Say sorry for your mistake & get execuse with him.Then you can say your present events which are going on.If possible,try to get separate project & or any other colleague.Behave in manner & don't get angry when your team leader seems angry.Let him put out his tension first,then you can reply logically.Also try to meet the possible weakness of your team leader,such as some one is in habit of smoking.

    If you complete your work in time & behave well,I think your team leader will be happy with you.

    Thanks.

    Ashok

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    Re: Colleague takes undue credit for the work that I do

    Dear friend according to your expression it transpire that you are not happy as your colleagues have taken undue credit on the basis of your hardworking behind the project.That mean's the project which was given by the employer to complete equelly or unitedly.It is true with this project you will also get credit as you are one of the member.Your problem is here that you have done everything for the project than other colleagues but they have taken extra credit from the office boss.Under such a situation being a qualified engineer you should show your self expertise to your boss separately it will help you better.The colleague who have taken undue credit as per you should not focus it openly.You should have the knowledge that you are making the project on behalf of a group of colleague.So here you should not feel discomfort because all of your colleague know the credit they have achieved unitedly is due to you,and they will always respect you undoubtedly, thinking that you are the better among the colleagues.So you can change your view and in future you should try to do project only by yourself then you will get full due credit on behalf of the office boss/team leader else.

    Thank you,

    Thank you,

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    Re: Colleague takes undue credit for the work that I do

    Re: Colleague takes undue credit for the work that I do
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    Hi,

    I think you should go and meet your team leader alone.
    Tell him that whatever has happened is a history,now you need to look forward and forget all that had happened earlier.
    Tell him about this that you are doing all the work and the others are claiming it.
    To prove that you have done the work,you can ask the team leader to ask the people about the project that they are claiming to have made.
    Since those people have not done the work themselves,it is but obvious that they won't be able to tell about it to the team leader.
    This will prove that the work was not done by them.

    Bye

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    Re: Colleague takes undue credit for the work that I do

    Hi.........,

    Que---->
    * Information of credit must be given to the team leader.
    * If you are facing any problem in communication then you can wrote him a letter.
    * Thus undue credit is not a small issue because it tends to increase.
    * You must not keep this issue under pillow.
    * If you hide such information then they can claim you for hiding essential details.

    Thanks

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    Re: Colleague takes undue credit for the work that I do

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I work with a consultancy firm. We have a project allotted to us and my colleague very shrewdly takes undue credit for the work that I do in front of the team leader. My team leader is not on very good terms with me because of an earlier altercation. How do I communicate it to my team leader that my colleague is taking credit for the work done by me?
    You should certainly not someone else take undue credit for your hard work. You should not let your colleague take undue advantage of your altercation with your team leader earlier and try to take some strict action in this regard as soon as possible. Try to communicate this with your team leader in any way you can by any possible means. In this way you can clear your position and thus get due credit for the hard work you are putting in.

    So the best option for you would be to first maintain good relations with your team leader and then talk to him regarding the colleague who is taking advantage of your good nature and thus taking undue credit for your hard work. Or if possible you can go and talk to your team leader now only if you think he will listen to you now and thus take action against that colleague of yours.

    But I think first you try to build a rapport with your team leader and then only put this problem in front of him as that would be more impactful and thus he would get the punishment he deserves. If you talk now, due to bad blood between you and the team leader he might not listen to you or may not pay much attention and just listen casually. In this way you will waste a good opportunity and will not get what you rightfully deserve.

    So friend take the right decision and I hope justice prevails in your case.

    Good night and God Bless

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