My job description is subject matter expert for a particular business topic. This person is a manager in same field but at a high level, not process and procedures. My expertise has to do with complex regulations.

I answered an employee question with an incorrect answer once and he's never let me forget it. Now whenever someone tells him to come and ask me something particular, he makes comments like "Yes let's ask _ _ _ _ _ she's the expert." I've overheard him more than once and sometimes will add to the phrase by saying "on everything."

I only offer information when asked. I don't push it on anyone, and am sensitive of being perceived as a know it all. I guess this is why it bothers me. I'd like speak to him about this but looking for that one word that describes how I perceive his remarks.

closed as off-topic by sumelic, ab2, Hot Licks, Elian, jimm101 Mar 3 '16 at 3:03

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    Words like "jerk", "jackass", "twit", and so forth come to mind. You should chat with your HR rep about his demeaning behavior. – Hellion Mar 2 '16 at 23:38
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    You don't have an English problem; you have a workplace problem. See workplace.stackexchange.com I suggest you delete your question here and rephrase it for The Workplace. – ab2 Mar 2 '16 at 23:52
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it belongs on workplace.stackexchange.com – ab2 Mar 2 '16 at 23:54
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    I would call it "derisive praise," where derisive means (according to Merriam-Webster) "expressing or causing derision ['the use of ridicule or scorn to show contempt']." – Sven Yargs Mar 3 '16 at 1:15
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    @ab2 this really isn't a good fit for Workplace as it's a question asking for a specific word. And not about navigating the workplace. – enderland Mar 9 '16 at 14:53

I think "condescending" would be an apt description.

Or really, "unfair" might work too, as it is pretty unfair he'd give you so much trouble over one mistake, when I assume your advice is typically helpful.

EDIT: Also, I think the word you used yourself, "sarcastic", is an equally good word, if not better! Because that's exactly what his remarks are. Keep in mind to be careful he isn't just joking; there may be no bad intentions, and it's entirely possible he doesn't understand his teasing is bothering you. :)

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