I've been working at a company for a little over a year now. No more than 6 ft away is a coworker, who is constantly *****ing and complaining about everything from work to home. Just completely negative about everything with nothing good to say about anyone who works there. He also has anger issues throwing screwdrivers and such around.
I have made repeated complaints about his demeanor to virtually no effect. In fact they have actually told him that I complained about his attitude. creating further tension. His attitude is well know by everyone at the company. however I am the only one who has to deal with it all day everyday as our department is set off to the side from everyone else.
Now just the other day he was threatening to fight me because I "ignored" him(which I actually didn't he just didn't hear my response). I brought this to the shop foreman's attention and they have finally sat down with him and wrote him up and said anymore outburts and hes gone.
However I am not comfortable working with someone who has threatened me simply because I "ignored" him. My feeling is, how do I know his next outburt isn't going to be him throwing a screwdriver at me because I 'looked' at him funny?
I have expressed these concerns to HR and offered to work different hours so everyone wins and they just kind of brush the suggestion off. I do like my job but I have a feeling that my only option is to quit. However due to a no-compete clause I can't just leave and work for another company in the field.
I'm just lost on what to do. I'm stressed out over his general attitude and with this threat I refuse to work with him anymore. do I have any options beside quitting?