I work in a professional role (Financial Adviser) and there is another woman who basically does the same role.
Issue is that she constantly comes into work late i.e. at 9:30 -10am, when starting time is 8:30am to 9am. Then she is out of the door by 5-5:30pm unless the boss is wokring back in which case she works back as well....just to give the impression that she works hard.
When the boss isnt around, she has disappeared for 3 hours to go get her hair done on a few occassions. She has taken 1/2 day annual leave...but doesnt factor in that she has arrived at 10am, but then she will still leave the office at12noon...so she basically worked 2 whole hours that day.
Might be my pregnancy hormones but I find this really annoying. On the other hand I think why should I be annoyed it doesnt affect my job...but it annoys me that my boss has this impression that this co-worker works so hard when in actual fact she does not. I am annoyed not so much for me (I've handed in my resignation already) but for the other co-workers who actually do the right thing and work their butt off instead of just always complaining they are so busy.