I'm fed up with a guy in my office that should just retire already! Instead, he seems to be picking up speed, while simultaneously getting further and further disorganized and behind. He's in an entirely different state today, yet he kept me busy almost the entire frakkin' day! I had a stack of ten different items to work on, with his instructions dictated on a handy-dandy tape.
I'm not the only one picking up his slack. Some of his grad students and people in the business office seem equally pestered by his behavior. The guy is a friggin' workaholic and expects everyone around him to be. He'll call people in the evenings and on weekends to take care of work he couldn't complete during the week.
I spend 90% or more of my time working on stuff for him, yet I'm supposed to serve 5 other faculty members.
He's past retirement age, seems fine financially, and his wife's health is questionable (not to mention his own at times). But he keeps trucking on like some stubborn fool. It's insane!
I have no problem with people working as long as they want to, UNLESS the quality of their work seriously declines and other people are having to take up the slack. I am not looking forward to the next few months, when he's expecting to be out of the office three months out of four. Because guess who will have to coordinate all the business he should be taking care of? And who the heck is teaching this guy's classes? Will you just retire already?