have requested this mediation. You are concerned about
your working relationship with John. On the last three
projects you've worked on together, he has taken credit
for ideas that were yours! You have heard repeated
reports that in the presidents council meetings where
John often presents the results of projects, he often
neglects to mention your name, and tends to say "I"
rather than "we".
semester you have a grad seminar on the days that
the president's council meets, but even last semester,
John was always the one being asked by your boss to
report results. You're getting fed up. Last week you
confronted John in the breakroom, but he just blew
up at you and has avoided you ever since. John is
an old friend from undergraduate days, and you still
spend some time with him socially.
worried about your own advancement at the University,
and really feel that you no longer trust John. Right
now you wish you never had to work with John again!