A senior co-workers gets angry and rude for the most insignificant of things: turning on a light witch, using coffee pot, etc. On one occasion he got extremely angry to the point of threating to get up of the chair and punch me because I turned on the lights in the office! I told him "to stop this harassment
or else, I would bring it up to HR". There was one witness.
I feel alienated and have no choice but to share the same office with this person.
I have not mentioned the incident to management because 1) have never been through situations like this before and was initially shocked, and 2) I was brought up to believe not to be a trouble maker, 3) this person has been with the company 10 years, he would probably have the sympathy of management even if I complaint.
What I want is not have any physical contact with this person. Should I just shut up and take abuse whenever this person wants? Should I file a complaint even if the incident happened 1 month ago?
I work in Fort Lauderdale Florida for a call center. I am a computer programmer. Started in the company 1 year ago. The other person is also a programmer and has been with the company 10 years.