Our expert says:
Sounds like he continues to exploit his unprofessional ( on both sides ) personal relationship with your manager. Is there nobody else who could provide backup for you ( if that is really needed ) ? Couldn't he be given a couple of projects of his own, and let you have someone else to provide genuine rather than fake backup, someone less likely to want to take over or sacrifice your reputation for his ?
Having him report to head office on YOUR projects is bizarre, and surely a significant and obvious conflict of interests ? And for this to happen without you even knowing what he is saying is extremely bad office and business practice.
Nothing you describe suggests that your manager is professional or even a competent manager.
Make sure you document carefully all of his mistakes, and don't allow them to be mistaken for yours. And document the peculiar way this is being managed by your manager. Factually, rather than obviously critically.
If he is putting untrue statements in his CV< isn't that a serious offence which your manager should check up on ? Could you ask some discrete questions about how puzzling you find these aspects of his CV which don't seem to match what you know to be true ?
And how can you have an assistant who earns much more than you do ?
I don['t think you should blame yourself for "insecurities" as though this was all about somethin wrong with you - there is something wrong with him, and your manager, and the organization itself for tolerating and allowing this.
I do hope you are continuely looking for a different job, so you can in time walk out on them and let them mess up as they apparently really deserve to do.
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