I have two co-workers that do essentially the same job as I do. One of them is a female, and a devote Christian (Southern Baptist) with an excellent work ethic. The other is a male who has expressed his intention to retire at the end of the year (or the beginning of next year) and is 66 years old. His work ethic is not so great. He spends at least one-half to two-thirds of his day of the phone or on the computer attending to personal business (I know way more about his personal life than I wish to).
Last Friday, another co-worker came into our room and needed the male co-workers assistance. He asked my female coworker to do it for him, as he was “working on a letter for a friend”.
I don’t think it would be appropriate to report this incident to the boss, as it didn’t directly affect me, and I also have no supervisory responsibilities for him.
My question is: Is there anything that I should be doing other than praying about the situation? What should I say to the male co-worker if he brings up the subject or asks if the female co-worker is upset with him? The ethical lapse is very disturbing to me, but it is important to me to respond in a Christian manner. Any suggestions?