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Another Reason Your Annoying Co-Worker Should Be Fired

Source: Bloomberg Another Reason Your Annoying Co-Worker Should Be Fired By Akane Otani It costs three times as much to hire toxic employees because they make co-workers significantly more likely to quit. Research has just confirmed what most people already knew: The office antagonist ought to be fired. Jerks in the workplace bring morale down, cost a […]

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Jerk Story – The Bad Office Citizen

Reader Submission by Laura I’m sure everyone who has worked in an office has met this guy: the one who thinks he is too busy and important to be a good office citizen. He’s the one who takes the last of the coffee without setting up a new pot, or sneaks his dirty dishes into […]

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Jerk Story – The Loud Talker

Reader Submission by Matt I used to share a cube wall with the loudest woman on the planet.  I’m not exaggerating.  In her role, she had to be on the phone most of the day and I don’t know if she was hard of hearing or what, but she practically shouted all day long.  You […]

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Attention office jerks: Back off!

Source: Pacific Standard Attention office jerks: Back off! By Max Ufberg We’ve all known the type: that manic, frustrated genius, whose creativity seems contingent on an even greater ability for being an absolute ass. In the office, they are the ones thinking outside the box—and they’ll berate and belittle you for failing to understand their […]

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5 Ways To Spot an Office Jerk

Source:  brianrollo.com 5 Ways To Spot an Office Jerk By Brian RolloThis story is about villains.Sure, there are plenty of good folks who want to get through their workday without having to deal with craziness and paranoia; individuals who try to be part of a functional team. However, this story is about the people who […]

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Jerk Story – The Lunch Thief

Reader Submission by Julie I seriously cannot believe this actually happened in an office where everyone is, in theory at least, an adult. We’re a smaller group – 20 or so – so when food started going randomly missing shortly after a new hire, it wasn’t too difficult to identify the culprit. Of course, we […]

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Polar Plunge to Support Special Olympics

Connectria employees participated in a Polar Plunge to support the Special Olympics of Missouri. The snowy weather and 33 degree water didn’t seem to phase this bunch. Firefighters had to break the ice for the plungers to take the frigid dip. The fundraising event included about 1,000 people and raised nearly $135,000. The Special Olympics […]

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7 Ways To Deal With The Office Jerk

Source:  Fast Company 7 Ways To Deal With The Office Jerk By Harvey Deutschendorf Regardless of how fortunate you are to be working with a great group of supportive, caring coworkers, there always seems to be at least one person that makes your work life less than ideal. While this coworker can be condescending and […]

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3 Signs You Work in a Toxic Company Culture

Source: Personal Finance Cheat Sheet 3 Signs You Work in a Toxic Company Culture By Erika Rawes How would you describe your job? Not just your job title, but your exact job — your position, for your boss, at the company you work for. Is it fun and exciting? Maybe challenging and rewarding? Alternatively, maybe […]

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Jerk Story – The Slacker

Reader Submission by Brian The biggest jerk I have ever had the displeasure of working with was an extreme slacker. This guy did everything in his power to avoid doing any actual work. He was always delegating work to others even though he should have been doing the work himself. He still attempted to take […]

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