No Jerks Allowed
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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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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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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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Jerk Story – The Grinch

Reader submission from Bridget It’s my favorite time of year – the holiday season! The only thing I’m not looking forward to is the office Grinch. Every year our office has a cubicle decoration contest, holiday potluck, and small gift exchange. The past few years, though, one office mate has been a real jerk, always […]

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Join the No Jerks Allowed movement!

  Join the No Jerks Allowed movement and become a NinJA! What’s a NinJA ? A NinJA is a follower of the No Jerks Allowed philosophy. As East is to West, Up is to Down, and Ying is to Yang, the Jerk has its Anti-Jerk, or NinJA . Join the movement and rid the world of […]

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Jerk Story – Idea Stealer

Reader Submission by Cathy. Having moved on from my former company –  the best part about my new job is not having to work with the epitome of an idea stealer, and total office jerk! Every week we would have internal team meetings to throw around some creative ideas for our clients, and without fail, […]

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Is Your Workplace a Jerk Place?

Merriam-Webster’s definition of a jerk is “a person who is not well-liked or who treats other people badly.” If you’ve ever worked in an office, chances are you’ve encountered an office jerk – that annoyingly arrogant know-it-all, bully, or loudmouth whose unwelcome pranks or downright inappropriate behavior destroy the self-esteem, productivity and morale of every […]

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Jerk Story – Sexist Boss

Reader Submission by Lauren. After almost two years as the lead designer of a digital marketing agency, an urgent project came to me with very short notice and only a few days to complete. Our previous Creative Director who recently quit was still freelancing for the company and was given the project over me. However, […]

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Jerk Story – Office Gossiper

Reader Submission by Juliana. At my first big city internship in college with a fashion brand, the office was so gossipy – any time someone left the office everyone would immediately start talking about them and their work. It was incredibly toxic and nerve wracking (you knew they’d talk about you when you left). It […]

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5 Most Common Jerks You Are Likely to Encounter at Work

Office life can have its ups and downs, but having to endure a jerk at work does not make the work day go by any faster. Office jerks take on many forms. If you are wondering whether you are dealing with a jerk at work, here are five jerk profiles to help you identify whether […]

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