No Jerks Allowed

Why horrible bosses stay in power

Source: Hult International Business School Why horrible bosses stay in power By Pauline Chiou Think about the worst boss you’ve ever had. Narcissistic (check). Machiavellian (check). Psychopathic (possibly).  Those personality traits are what researchers call the “dark triad.”  Since these traits generally repel other people, how do these leaders manage to stay in their positions? […]

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No Jerks Allowed in the News

How to Not Hire the Next Office Jerk at Your Startup Venture Beat By Brad Wiskirchen There is a clear connection between workplace hostility and employee productivity. A recent study by Connectria of 250 IT professionals found that 65 percent of respondents have dreaded going to work because of a difficult coworker, while 40 percent said […]

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Why Are Our Workplaces Getting Ruder?

Source: HuffPost Why Are Our Workplaces Getting Ruder? By Michelle McQuaid Interview with Christine Porath How often do you have to deal with people’s rude behavior at work?  Perhaps they’re checking their emails in the middle of your meeting, needlessly keeping you waiting, belittling your best efforts or even waging all out sabotage.  The reality […]

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Connectria Hosting 3rd Annual “No-Jerks Allowed” Golf Tournament

Connectria employees recently gathered at beautiful Forest Park Golf Course for a Saturday morning golf tournament. Golfers enjoyed a sunny day on the links followed by a delicious lunch and awards ceremony.  The event proved to be a great team building experience for the many employees who participated. Congratulations to the winners of this year’s […]

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Best Places to Work Celebration

Connectria has a lot to celebrate this year! Connectria has again been named by several publications as one of the Best Places to Work in St. Louis and Best Places to Work in IT by Computerworld. A fun lunch event was planned to celebrate this amazing accomplishment and the employees who make it possible. The […]

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Jerk Story – Chatty Kathy

Reader submission from Jenna Everyone loves to break up the workday with some friendly conversation, but there’s a point when it crosses the line and becomes a problem. It seems like every place I have worked there is always someone who will talk my ear off and prevent me from getting my work done. We […]

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5 Kinds of Office Jerks: Are You One of Them?

Source: NBC News 5 Kinds of Office Jerks: Are You One of Them? By Lisa Tolin Do you have a jerk at work? Dr. Jody J. Foster has identified 5 types of office jerks and explains how to work with them. Not to put too fine a point on it, but if you’ve had a […]

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Connectria Hosting Holds Food Drive for Operation Food Search

St. Louis company collects more than 12,000 pounds of food and personal care items Connectria Hosting recently held a food drive and collected more than 12,000 pounds of food and personal care items for Operation Food Search (OFS), a hunger relief organization that provides food to the area’s hungry.  The value of the donations is […]

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Jerk Story – Phone Addict

Reader Submission by Steve. The Phone Addict and/or Mr. Important: We’ve all become so addicted to our cell phones, texting, sending tweets, messages, etc. that it’s easy to behave like a jerk when using our phones. I was in a meeting with a customer recently along with a co-worker. My co-worker kept his cell phone […]

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Jerkplace relations: How to deal with jerks at work

Source: ABC News Jerkplace relations: How to deal with jerks at work By Richard Aedy The passive aggressive note leaver, the terse email sender, the full-on meltdown artist: there are as many kinds of jerks at work as there are stars in the sky. So what’s the best way to deal with them without losing […]

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