Topic: dealing with coworkers

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 »

‘My Co-Worker’s Most Annoying Habit’: 9 Incredibly Aggravating True Stories

'My Co-Workerâs Most Annoying Habit': 9 Incredibly Aggravating True Stories

It’s Friday afternoon: Are your co-workers driving you crazy yet? Take comfort in the fact that there’s no way your grating cubicle neighbor can possibly be as annoying as the co-workers you’re about to read about. Read on for horror stories including the assistant who secretly kept a pet bird in her office, the guy who responded to each email verbally, the woman who started each morning with a “private” call to her boyfriend, and more than a few knuckle-crackers and throat-clearers.
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Warren Buffett Announces He Has Cancer, Assures Shareholders It Won’t Impact His Work

Warren Buffett Announces He Has Cancer, Assures Shareholders It Won't Impact His Work

Business titan Warren Buffett released a statement today to the shareholders of his company announcing he has Stage 1 Prostate Cancer. Buffett, the chairman, CEO and primary shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, said he will begin a two-month radiation program in mid-July, and that though his travel schedule may be restricted his usual routine should be otherwise unaffected. More »