Names have been changed to protect the innocent!
Need some advice here - a fellow line manager (let's call them Pat) in my department got a new hire (Sam). Pat specifically reached out to me to tell me that Sam would be available to help with any testing requirements on my product. After I reached out to Sam, starting onboarding them and involving them in our project, another line manager (Rowan) told me that they needed Sam back. Sam should never have started with me, and I should stop involving Sam in my product. Pat never contacted me to say anything about this.
I'm pretty annoyed about this.
Honestly, this has to be a regular occurence as a line manager. I'm thinking tell Pat they owe me one.
How to handle gracefully?