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Old 06-03-2019, 12:26 PM
 
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What is there to handle? He doesn't appear to impacting your work.
IMHO these people do, in fact, affect other people with their constant need for attention. Anything that detracts from your efforts to put your best foot forward is affecting the OP and his coworkers and if someone is constantly emailing and taking up your time, that's a problem. Yes, there are bigger problems at most jobs; however, I would think a good manager would step in to tell this guy to stop with the wasted efforts for recognition.
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Old 06-03-2019, 01:00 PM
 
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IMHO these people do, in fact, affect other people with their constant need for attention. Anything that detracts from your efforts to put your best foot forward is affecting the OP and his coworkers and if someone is constantly emailing and taking up your time, that's a problem. Yes, there are bigger problems at most jobs; however, I would think a good manager would step in to tell this guy to stop with the wasted efforts for recognition.

He's not e-mailing, it sounds like they have some kind of work forum or something because OP said he's "posting". Re-read OP, it's hardly awful what the guy is doing, posting that he's available if needed seems a silly thing to tell him to stop doing. My guess is OP and others just don't like the guy and/or find him annoying. If I were a boss I'd be annoyed if this were the kind of issues my employees felt they needed me to handle. Just don't read his posts.
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Old 06-03-2019, 03:45 PM
 
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He clutters our mutual work threads with a bunch of garbage asking for input. So it affects all the employees actually.

So...can you give him the input? Or really, how hard is it to tune out his chatter?
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Old 06-03-2019, 04:00 PM
 
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He clutters our mutual work threads with a bunch of garbage asking for input. So it affects all the employees actually.
Is there anyone in charge of maintaining the work forum/site? Or a supervisor of the office in general? If the employee's need for attention is dominating or seriously encroaching on the work cyber-space, someone in authority should address it. At the very least, it sounds like there should be a "no personal posts" or "no personal material" on the work website rule. Similar to "no personal calls on work time" that some employers have.
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Old 06-03-2019, 04:48 PM
 
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Is there anyone in charge of maintaining the work forum/site? Or a supervisor of the office in general? If the employee's need for attention is dominating or seriously encroaching on the work cyber-space, someone in authority should address it. At the very least, it sounds like there should be a "no personal posts" or "no personal material" on the work website rule. Similar to "no personal calls on work time" that some employers have.

He's not posting personal things. OP says when he's off, he posts that he's available if anyone needs help, or he posts samples of work he's doing for this job, and asks for feedback (or just posts it and per OP, hopes for compliments, but that's an opinion). It really seems like much ado about nothing to me.
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Old 06-03-2019, 04:52 PM
 
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He's not posting personal things. OP says when he's off, he posts that he's available if anyone needs help, or he posts samples of work he's doing for this job, and asks for feedback (or just posts it and per OP, hopes for compliments, but that's an opinion). It really seems like much ado about nothing to me.
Posting family pics seems personal and irrelevant to work tasks.
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Old 06-03-2019, 04:56 PM
 
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Posting family pics seems personal and irrelevant to work tasks.

Yes, it is, I agree. But I still think if I'm the boss, and someone comes to me and says "Johnny is posting pics of his kid!", "Johnny keeps telling us he's available if we need help!" I'm going to think "Really? This is what you need me to run interference on, you can't just ignore him?" Again, to me it sounds like they just don't like him, it seems petty.
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Old 06-03-2019, 05:05 PM
 
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Unless this coworker is negatively impacting your performance, itís a non issue. If he is, then you need to report to someone at work, not on an Internet forum.
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:33 AM
 
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IMHO these people do, in fact, affect other people with their constant need for attention. Anything that detracts from your efforts to put your best foot forward is affecting the OP and his coworkers and if someone is constantly emailing and taking up your time, that's a problem. Yes, there are bigger problems at most jobs; however, I would think a good manager would step in to tell this guy to stop with the wasted efforts for recognition.

From a slightly different viewpoint. I spent decades as the boss and not only do these people expect attention from co-workers they expect even more of that from their supervisors. I would imagine management is aware of this person and their behavior since that would be the main objective of these people getting attention. Its really job security overreach.
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:35 AM
 
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Yes, it is, I agree. But I still think if I'm the boss, and someone comes to me and says "Johnny is posting pics of his kid!", "Johnny keeps telling us he's available if we need help!" I'm going to think "Really? This is what you need me to run interference on, you can't just ignore him?" Again, to me it sounds like they just don't like him, it seems petty.

If several people come forward and complain that this person's behavior is distracting and hurts productivity then it might work. But unless I missed something it appears the OP is the only one with an issue about this.
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