No Jerks Allowed
Have a story about dealing with a Jerk or how your workplace avoids them? Share your experiences on our forum and submit your story here.

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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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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Jerk Story – The Narcissist

Reader Submission from Danielle I’m an HR manager and recently had to deal with a jerk in another department. I noticed there was quite a bit of turnover in our IT department, especially under one supervisor. I originally thought the problem was with the supervisor, but after further investigation, I realized it was actually a […]

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How to Avoid Hiring a Jerk

Reader Submission from Lisa I’ve been a college recruiter for 5 years and have yet to work with a single jerk! I interview a lot of candidates and had to find a way to weed out the potential jerks. I always start with a few off-the-wall questions because I found that this helps lighten the […]

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Jerk Story – The Finger Pointer

Reader Submission from Elena We have all dealt with a finger pointer at least once in our lives. Unfortunately, I dealt with one for nearly a year. After college, I took a job as an analyst for a small company. I was fresh out of college, so I was still learning quite a bit and […]

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Jerk Story – The Pessimist

Reader Submission by Louis One of my coworkers is a huge pessimist. He always sees the bad in every situation. Last month I went on vacation for a week and when I returned, the office atmosphere was completely different because his negative attitude started to rub off on the rest of the office. I felt like […]

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Jerk Story – The Backstabber

Reader Submission by Don The only thing worse than an office backstabber is the backstabber who stabs over and over again. I work in product development and my team is always pitching new ideas. There’s this one woman on the team who gets very excited about the new ideas we produce. Any time our superiors aren’t feeling it, she does […]

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Jerk Story – The Crazy Driver

Reader Submission by Michelle My office shares the building with a few other companies, so we have to share the parking lot, too. There’s this one chump who drives like a maniac every single day. On top of that, he drives a real showy car with all the bells and whistles. One time, he was […]

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Jerk Story – The Mooch

Reader Submission by Jared I was a camp counselor for two summers back in my college days. I dreaded going back the second time because I worked with the biggest mooch. He was a great coworker, but not one day went by where he didn’t take something from me or the other counselors. He would take anything – food, camp supplies, […]

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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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