Topic: dealing with coworkers

Woman Opts Out Of Office Lotto Pool, Coworkers Win $1 Million, And Then…

Woman Opts Out Of Office Lotto Pool, Coworkers Win $1 Million, And Then...

Well, this is the most heartwarming thing you’ll read all week. Jennifer Maldonado had only been working at Keller Williams Partner Realty for two weeks when her coworkers decided to go in together for a round of Powerball tickets. Since Jennifer hadn’t even gotten her first paycheck yet, she decided not to chip in the $20. Under normal circumstances, this would be the smart move! What happened next was shocking. More »

7 Tips For Surviving The Office Bully

7 Tips For Surviving The Office Bully

Bullying doesn’t just take place in high school cafeterias or online. It’s prevalent in workplaces around the globe.

Recent studies show that up to 50 percent of workers have been exposed to bullying or some other form of workplace harassment. Workplace bullying is becoming a concern for organizations and HR professionals everywhere, and you’ll likely encounter some form of it during your career.
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This Video Of An Office Doing The Harlem Shake Will Make You Happy

This Video Of An Office Doing The Harlem Shake Will Make You Happy

The Harlem Shake is a dance I do not totally understand because I am not cool, but rest assured it is THE dance to be doing these days. (Gangnam Style is, like, totally 2012.) According to YouTube Trends, which tracks such things, about 4,000 Harlem Shake videos are being uploaded every day, which is a LOT. And the best version I’ve seen so far takes place in an office. More »

Shocking Survey Finds Women Put Pressure On Their Colleagues To Dress Well

Shocking Survey Finds Women Put Pressure On Their Colleagues To Dress Well

Apparently everyone’s office is just like The Devil Wears Prada. According to a new survey, women spend almost a fifth (up to 18%) of their salary on work clothes every year. Over two thirds of women report feeling under pressure to dress a certain way to get noticed at work. But the pressure isn’t just in their heads: over half of the women admitted that they judge their female colleagues based on what they wear to work, and over a third reported worrying about what people think if they wear the same clothes too often. We may work in offices, but we are all definitely still in high school. More »

5 Social Skills Technology Is Destroying

5 Social Skills Technology Is Destroying

One of the many complaints about Gen Y in the workplace, is their lack of, well, how do you say it kindly, social skills? There are a number of things that undoubtedly contribute to this phenomenon of socially awkward young adults, but I think we all can agree that technology is most definitely the most prevalent factor. Gen Y’s ability to generate likes and online commentary, doesn’t necessarily translate into being socially graceful in person. Below is a list of the 5 most crucial, in-person social skills that Gen Y, and technophiles of all ages, are losing due to technology. More »

Why Being A Gossip Girl At Work Is A Good Thing

Why Being A Gossip Girl At Work Is A Good Thing

If you hear about a co-worker who is out late or ill-prepared before every presentation or important meeting, would you call on them to be a part of your team on project? Probably not. The information about her habits was useful because it helped you make a better decision for your team. If you don’t pick the teams and you end up having to work directly with her, you’ll also have an idea of what to expect and not be disappointed or surprised when she doesn’t pull her weight. Is it always the case that she’s irresponsible and wouldn’t make a good addition? Probably not always, but if you have a lot riding on the success of a project, you’re more likely to pick someone who seems up to the job. More »

This Infographic Shows Why You Should Confront Your Annoying Coworker

This Infographic Shows Why You Should Confront Your Annoying Coworker

Confrontation is not something most people look forward to and it is usually not very pleasant, especially when you have to do it at work. But in the office environment, confrontation can be essential to be being able to do your job well. According to PayScale.com, communication issues can have a ripple effect on a businesses progress. The HR department spends up to 45%of their More »

Your Evil Coworker May, In Fact, Be A Psychopath

Your Evil Coworker May, In Fact, Be A Psychopath

According to a new report by CNBC, that coworker who repeatedly backstabs you, steals your ideas, gets the same haircut as you, wears white after Labor Day and manipulates you may not just have a stick up his ass. He or she may actually be psychotic. Former criminal profiler Gregg McCrary said psychopathy runs on a continuum — with white collar criminals falling in the middle. And though these criminals may not physically harm you, they will do anything to take you down. “They have no guilt, remorse or shame. They’re deceitful and egotistical. It’s all about them,” said McCrary. If you’ve ever encountered a co-worker who will do anything to get ahead, destroying anything in their paths, you may be working with an actual psychopath.
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‘I Married My Co-Worker’: 6 True Stories

âI Married My Co-Workerâ: 6 True Stories

Dating a co-worker is no longer the taboo it once was. A poll this year by CareerBuilder found that 38% of workers have dated a colleague at least once. And in many cases, those relationships lead to marriage. Read on for six true stories of employees who married a co-worker: The woman whose now-husband called her a “Staten Island bitch” when asked to train her on her first day (!), the man fired from an Apple store for dating his now-wife, and the TV news anchor who met her younger husband when he was a photographer still in college. More »