Iâ€™m loathed to post personal stuff in the forums but I think I need to draw upon some collective knowledge and wisdom here. Iâ€™ve worked at this company for the last 4 years, and have proved myself over and over again no matter how deep the shit is that they drop me in. There are a number of daughters and nephews that work here and for the most part they have earnt their strips are well and I have the utmost respect for them. However for about 3 of those years one nephew (one of the two directors and his own department head are his uncles), weâ€™ll call him Ahmed, has been giving me increasing levels of crap. So far Iâ€™ve played it from the back foot and knocked everything he has sent me to the boundary, quite often making him look silly and usually having the last word. The directors regularly say they were impressed with the even handed way I dealt with it. Over the last couple of months the attacks have become more frequent and more biting and they are no longer washing off my back, thoughts of quitting and/or beating the living f__k out of him are not too far from my mind. But it would be a shame to quit since otherwise Iâ€™ve got a really good position and conditions on a pretty decent wage. Assault charges aren't that interesting either. These are the facts as I see them, â€œAhmedâ€ will likely give you are different story: Iâ€™m a one man IT show (my offsider was 2 months ago downsized, even in the face of increasing work demands) There is a shit load more work to be done than I can get to in any reasonable amount of time Due to the workload decisions need to be made to prioritise things, so far my assessments have been supported by the directors who also have an overall business view, or they have directed me to a new or upgraded priority as required. We have been without a full feature online ordering system, however a rudimentary system has been in place for quite some time. Ahmed is the sales person for the Supply division and also a shareholder of the company Iâ€™ve spoken to a number of other department heads that are sick to death of Ahmed and his uncle, the department head, due to inaction, lack of decisions and general poor performance We have a physio arm that flat out refuses to buy crutches from Ahmed because he is unreliable and hospitals are generally not happy when you canâ€™t move a patient out of $1000/night hospital bed over a $80 pair of crutches. Ahmed is faced with dealing with our clients on a daily basis without the support of a full purchasing website when they are demanding one The directors have now made the purchasing website my top priority Without my knowledge Ahmed contacted an outside Web development company who he has a employee he is friends with and petitioned the director that isnâ€™t his uncle to get me to follow it up In investigating their offering I found they didnâ€™t return my calls for at least a week at a time, were unable to answer the question of â€˜what do we get for our money?â€™, failed to keep promises of sending emails, when pushed they responded with a email that questioned my professional capacity in a job I previously did for 3 years, made false accusations about me trying to defame their company, completely changed their splash page (yes a web development company without a website) after I pointed out it has some errors and they claimed the page never had any errors in it and finally claimed their work was unmatched when viewing it was far from a slick job I would expect from people who know their trade. I showed this email to a colleague and her response was â€œHow rude!â€ Ahmed was CCâ€™d into the above email and his response was to claim that I had killed the deal for personal reasons (ya I really want to do more work than I have to) and not delivered a purchasing website for the same reason even thought the supply department have been playing musical chairs with their warehouses for the past 3 years and the directors have set other goals. This was the latest of a string of attacks from Ahmed that are getting increasingly more personal in his efforts to get a purchasing website either that or to carry out a vendetta against me. Ahmedâ€™s actions have repeatedly gone over the line of common or professional decency and also the values as stated on the companyâ€™s philosophy posted in various spots around the office. If I bite back after one of ahmed's attacks he will immediately report it to one of this uncles, where as I've tended to let it slide, these days he CC's the directors and his department head into all his attacks. As yet I donâ€™t know of any disciplinary action taken against ahmed, however offers of arbitration have been made. Ahmed has made no apologies for any of the false accusations or slurs he has made. On most other matters the directors are even handed and fair. The company currently owes my own business a few grand for computer equipment so I donâ€™t want to burn any bridges. So far I believe Iâ€™ve been pretty nice about the whole thing and put up with a far too much crap but when pushed have made sure that my point has got across and Ahmed has been put in his place. However the last few days Iâ€™ve been seething away and Iâ€™m not longer satisfied with taking it as it comes Iâ€™m now keen to put a definite end to it all. As I see it the business needs me more than I need it and there is probably better money elsewhere but unlikely to be as good conditions. Iâ€™ve got massive amounts for sick leave, time in lieu and annual leave up my sleeve. Last guess I think iâ€™ve got at least 10 weeks of leave. My thoughts that the moment are if it happens again Iâ€™m going to stand up, and say Iâ€™m now on sick leave, after that I using my time in lieu and when that runs out annual leave. At least until Ahmed pulls his head in, publicly apologises for all the crap he causes, takes a seriously hard look at his performance within the business and management no longer allows this kind of thing to happen unchecked without some kind of disciplinary action. The more petty side of me is just as likely to change his phones label to arsehole (something that he canâ€™t see but appears when others internally ring his extension). Various other ideas of limiting access to the network etc are there too but Iâ€™d prefer to keep it professional, I have a position of trust to manage all the information within the business and I donâ€™t want to affect that. Another alternative a mate says works for him is to kill the person with kindness but Iâ€™m that pissed off at this point that its probably just going to sound sarcastic. Ideas of some kind of legal action come to mind but thatâ€™s opening up a whole other kettle of fish. I was wondering about perhaps talking to APESMA, who Iâ€™m a member with, and seeing if they had any advice. But Iâ€™m sure you lot are far more creative.