Coworker Doesn’t Follow Up, Has Sick Wife

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a coworker who fails to follow up and leaves work for me to do.

I have been working as a market researcher for a small company for the past six years. The company’s sales had been drastically increasing since I was hired. Three months ago my boss decided to hire a second market researcher to help me with my heavy workload and ever since he was hired, the sales have been declining. I am the only employee that knows my work partner is taking on clients request but not following up to complete the work. He has been expressing his frustration with his job to me because he is constantly thinking of his wife who is ill in the hospital.

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