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
Topic: dealing with coworkers
Speaking candidly in an interview with Stephen Colbert at a film festival this weekend, Jon Stewart said that he almost quit The Daily Show soon after taking the job from previous host Craig Kilborn in 1999. The reason might just be a familiar one: “A lot of the people who worked there were assholes.” Welcome to the working world, Mr. Stewart. More
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
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.
Today, someone told me to “pipe down,” which I am now adding to my list of uncomfortably loaded phrases (i.e., “shrill”) unconducive to further discourse.
Who among us has not been massively disrespected? Who among us has been forced, Harry Potter-style, to dwell under the stairs? More
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
Joan Rivers has just come out with a new memoir, I Hate Everyone…Starting with Me, and it’s getting lots of press. Like her or loathe her, Joan is an interesting individual. If we polled everyone reading this, half of the people would say, “I love her and her humor!” and the other half would say, “She’s crazy – I can’t stand her!” More
Has a colleague ever called you “honey”? Cathy Relf, a British publishing industry employee who blogs at Rantings of a Sub-Editor, just posted an entertaining rant about a work phone call that ended with “thanks, honey.” She raises interesting questions about when “honey” is harmless, and when it’s a power play. More
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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.
The most danger you’d expect to encounter at a typical corporate retreat is a trust-fall partner with butterfingers. But apparently there’s a new breed of super-intense events that’s luring cube-dwellers who want to pursue EXTREME BRO BONDING. Since when are office retreats as harrowing as a fraternity hazing? More
Meet John Bednarik, university employee, tech geek, and America’s grossest coworker. According to police, Bednarik rigged up a secret camera in his breastfeeding coworker’s office “to allow viewing and recording of (the co-worker) while partially nude, for the purpose of his own sexual arousal and gratification.” John! You didn’t! That’s revolting! More
Men whose wives don’t work outside the home could have a few things in common: A martini greeting them when they walk in the front door, a home-cooked meal every night, and the opinion that you, female colleague, probably shouldn’t get that promotion. Is your boss’s marriage getting in the way of your success? More
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