Sorry - haven't opened this thread in a long time.
Tom is still incredibly annoying and it's gone cyclical since he started. We'll have a couple okay weeks, then I'm about to kill him for a couple weeks.
It's getting to the point where I'll be seeking alternative employment at the beginning of the year. Not just because of him, but for a wide variety of reasons. It's a decision that I haven't come to lightly. Since I don't hate my current job, it affords me the luxury of not settling for the first thing that's come along. (I've turned down a job already - it just wouldn't benefit me in the long run)
In the meantime, I do my best to co-exist with him. He's gotten a new cell phone with the company which he has no clue how to use and guess who gets to teach him? :rolleyes. He still doesn't know how to answer it and ends up hanging up on the majority of people who call because he hits the button twice.
So - that's where I'm at right now. Things haven't really improved much but at least I'm learning how to live with him.