I am a project manager. Last year and early part of this year I developed several health problems which hit me at about the same time. Despite this I tried to continue to work on my job. I was able to deliver 2 projects in record time last year but at the expense of my health not getting any better.
This year I was assigned to work on a project of larger scale, but the company re-orged the department and one of my peers who I have had a "tense" relationship with since day 1 was promoted.
Part of what has rubbed me the wrong way with him is his being for emotional, his tendency to demean people, raise his voice, treat everybody like they are padding all their work. On one occasion while I was waiting for a meeting to start he was being difficult with a peer and he said to me: "I am not nasty just to you - I am nasty to everybody." His overall attitude has made the current project very difficult - he keeps changing priorities, putting my team on different tracks and then blaming me for any delays in front of peers and business users.
This is driving me nuts and my health is beginning to deteriorate again and I have not been sleeping well and coming in late. He used this as an opportunity to report this problem to the department head without talking to me or my manager that I was not complying with company attendance policy. The department head called me in a reprimanded me for not following policy and put me on probation.
I am not sure how to deal with this character.
Any suggestions would be helpful.