I posted a long time ago about issues I had with my coworkers wanting to hang out in my office for long periods of time here - http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=113849.msg2647934#msg2647934
I followed everyone's suggestions and they seemed to work pretty well with Diane, but David is still oblivious. He has moments of clarity but they are few and far between and usually arise only from when I've talked to him, yet again, about staying out of my office. I've talked to my boss about this several times and he always promises to take care of it, but rarely does.
The final straw came week before last when, 30 seconds after I had just told David I had a deadline and needed quiet/not to be disturbed and he came into my office with an "urgent" printing request that turned out to be a compilation of his personal CD collection. If I had known that before printing the document, I'd have probably blown a gasket. As it was, I sent him on his way to get him out of my hair.
At my earliest convenience I told him that his behavior was completely out of line that day. He was fine...for a day. Then two days later he came in and unplugged my speakers to plug in his MP3 player so that I could listen to a song he loved. I told him I wasn't interested in listening and to get out of my office none too politely.
Last night we had a board meeting which I am required to attend but David does not. During the meeting, several of the board members mentioned that things were going awry--items which are on David's list of duties. Also complicating matters are the facts that David is now receiving several personal phone calls per day and visitors--which I am fielding and the fact that every time I have gone to look for him I have found him in a classroom chatting with a group of teachers and other leaders--not actually doing his job.
After the meeting, I told my boss I needed 3 minutes of his time and briefly outlined all the issues I have been dealing with in regard to David. He was shocked, which stuns me since I've mentioned the problems many times before. He told me that I should have spoken up at the meeting--which I don't think was at all appropriate. He said that he would take care of the issue when he returns from a business trip in a week.
My issue is, if he doesn't take care of it, should I remind him and offer to approach the personnel committee myself? Or should I just approach the personnel committee? I can't take much more of David's behavior. It really is appalling and I'm afraid I'm going to blow a gasket if something isn't done about it soon.