I have this coworker, he is socially awkward, and has a really unhappy home life, so I feel bad for him. With that said, every time he comes into my office to tell me something he puts his hand on my shoulder and he always finishes every sentence said to me with the word "buddy."
I do not like being touched by people, and he really cups my shoulder and lingers. I don't like it at all. I don't think it is sexual harassment or anything, as I think he is just really socially awkward and he thinks he is just being friendly.
The "buddy" stuff is just a pet peeve. I have a name, use it.
I am currently interviewing for other jobs, including a transfer to the branch in Cleveland (not because of my coworker, just because I want to live closer to Cleveland.)
Should I just buck up and ignore it, or should I ask him to stop?
And if I should ask him to stop, how should I do it?