I have a new co-worker who has been on the job now for two weeks. We're not in the same department and he's not a superior. He didn't have a computer set up until yesterday so he was doing his time on my computer.
Our time system is weird. You enter your clock out time first and the time format is HH:MM:SS am. As I've been here a while, I've learned some short cuts. So each day, I would tell him just type 8 am and it will fill in the rest. Instead, he'd delete everything and retype 08:00:00 am. Instead of erasing and typing over one number, he'd erase it all. Inefficient and irritating (especially since he was using my computer).
Yesterday, we got him set up on his own computer. He called me to ask how to get to the time sheet, so I go to his office to show him. I begin walking him through setting it up as a favorite. When it comes to the part where you have to select your supervisor, I say, "Click there, click there, click there, now right click in the description box." He starts scrolling.
So again, I say, "Right click in the description box." He's still scrolling, I'm starting to get irritated.
So I say, "There's too many people on that list to scroll through, just right click in the description box."
He says, "I'm trying to find Phillip (the boss)."
Another co-worker is standing there watching all of this and he says, "There's too many people in there, you should do what she said."
He says, "I'm just trying to find Phillip."
What he doesn't know that I do, is that if you scroll too fast, it goes to the last entry and he's going back and forth over the name he's looking for. So at this point, I'm really irritated. I'm starting to lose it. I raise my voice and say, "I'm serious! Right click in the description box!"
What does he do? He closes the whole mess out and has to start over.
So...what can I say or do to make him listen to me? Or do I give up and let him flounder in his own flop.