Published On: Tue, Mar 6th, 2012

5 Co-Workers You Should Avoid

They haunt every workplace.

Here’s who they are and why you should avoid them like the plague:

The Gossip Queen

As much as you may enjoy listening to the gory details of your co-workers professional and/or personal lives, remember that those who gossip with you will gossip about you.

The “CC”er

Three words – obsessive compulsive disorder.

They will never delete their emails. They think of their email storage as ammunition saved for a later date. It is in your best interest to avoid waging war through email with this individual so you don’t end up on their hit list.

The Ass Kisser

You know who I’m talking about – every workplace has one. Steer clear of them. As the saying goes – ‘birds of a feather flock together’. And as the other saying goes – ‘guilty by association’. Don’t be classified as an Ass Kisser just because you hang out with one.

If you belong in this category you may want to try extricating your tongue from your boss’s rear end every now and then.

The Drama Queen

They were born to behave and speak in an overly dramatic manner with the sole aim of garnering attention – on a constant basis. The attention seeking usually comes with a load of negative energy you could probably do without.

“Negative energy breeds negative energy.”

Do yourself a favor and avoid it.

The One Who Passes Blame – Always

He who goes by – “It’s not me – it’s you!” can do no wrong in their own eyes.

Avoid playing on their team at all times. Should you find yourself out of luck and on their team, keep written/documented proof to CYA (cover your ass) at all times.

Good Luck!

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