Sabitha RaoDear Uttam, At work you will encounter all kinds of people. This is the beauty of diversity. Some people in your opinion will be productive and others not so. We need to accept this. It has indeed been a pleasure interacting with all of you. Good luck in all your endeavours.
Sabitha RaoDear Arif, This is one instance where you as the senior person can have an honest and frank chat with the junior team member on the cause for this bad behaviour. Please exchange expectations from each other during this talk.
arif khanThanks for the suggestions
Sabitha RaoDear Uttam, Arrogance, rudeness are labels applied to behaviour that is inappropriate. If you can take a straight forward conversation, point out the specific "arrogant instance" and the impact of it. You might see a change in behaviour.
Sabitha RaoDear Adil, This is a case of bias. This exists, however you have many role models of outstandingly successful people in the Parsi community. Please at least mentally think of them when instances of bias occur. You might choose to point this out also. Please conduct yourself with confidence and don't get influenced by others.
Sabitha RaoDear Omi, While working hard and meeting deadlines is good, in today's volatile world it may not be adequate. Performance is sometimes relative and you need to understand through introspection or through a conversation with your Boss as to what went wrong. This will help you to take the next steps.
Sabitha RaoDear Anil, People take you for granted when you are quiet and known not to disagree. It often helps if you can say a firm "no" sometimes. The next time you feel you have been taken for granted please point it out in a non threatening way. Watch the reactions..
Sabitha RaoDear Rahim, You are lonely at work and feel you do not have any friends since your department is very small. Why don't you try to make friends with colleagues from the departments that are similar / linked to you in terms of work. Lunch and tea breaks are often good times to say hello.