If he had been living here since the beginning and I had just moved in yesterday and he was elected by all of us and anointed by God, I could possibly justify his offensive communications and condescending behavior.
His emails are confusing, full of typos and extraneous information and 3 different fonts in 3 different colors with highlighting. I try to pull out the teensy bit of cogent information from each and file those suckers fast so I don't have to look at them.
I try as hard as I can to avoid actually coming face to face with him as much as possible because every time I do, he finds a way to insult me - usually passive aggressively. Just now he was so overt that I just asked him to to please not insult me. His smile and tone indicated he'd hit pay dirt.
On the up side, I think I'm going to be asked to serve on the board in a couple of months and my response is going to be "I'd be happy to take my turn, but not while Michael is working here." I'm kind of relieved to have a good 'out'. On the other hand, it might be smarter to go ahead and get on the board and, as his reporting superior, just make his smug self suffer.