I ALWAYS try talking to the principle before going over a coworker's head. Anything else is chickenshit. But L either blew me off or didn't respond at all,
I state this clearly in the article. Except when he had ignored me so many times I no longer bothered.
And he did not pose the same questions over and over, He had mentioned the branch name several times seconds before he asked me which it was. And he was a lot younger than I am, but this was like senility.
And by the way, the word is "aggression." No snark intended, I teach ESL here.
But working from a distance is the only way I work. One job with agile was it for me. It's possible I've done my last software job anyway. I am doing more and more technical writing now and I can't stand what the software industry has turned into.