You know what they say right? When you go to a new workplace, especially for those of you who are fresh grads working at their first jobs, there are a few factors which will make you love or hate your job with a passion.
One is, of course, your boss; if your boss micromanages or stifles your growth, you’ll wish to resign as soon as possible. Another factor is your work; if it’s not challenging enough, or it’s monotonous, you’ll find your drive to produce good results diminishing after a short while.
But the most important factor of your workplace, in my opinion, is the people you work with—your colleagues. They make or break your work experience, more so than your bosses or work because they’re the people whose supposed to suffer with you. So if they suck, chances are your job is going to suck real bad too. #TrueStory.
Here are 8 types of colleagues which we all hate working with. Have we missed any out?
1. Backstabbing colleagues
This goes without saying but we know this has to be placed in because no one likes them. Not even themselves. They portray a friendly visage in front of you, but the moment you have your back turned towards them, they’re contemplating which part to stab. Is it your neck, or maybe your shoulder?
2. Credit Hoggers
You’re unsure of how they have contributed to your efforts. They might have been a freeloader or they might even be someone totally unrelated to the project that has managed to increase the revenue of the department by 20%. One thing you can be sure of is during the meeting, they’ll speak up and take some, if not all, of the credit for themselves.
3. The Lunch Kaki
He’s the most outgoing guy in the office, not to mention the friendliest. Normally, you’ll appreciate his antics because he brings life to the dead working environment, but what you don’t appreciate is him asking, what should we eat for lunch and making you hungry. At 10 am in the morning.
4. The Motormouth
I’m serious. There is always one in the office who just can’t stop talking. You might be able to tune him out if not for the fact that if his attention is on you, he’ll just keep talking. Oh, did I mention that the deadline for your task is one hour away and he just does not get the hint.
5. The NATO (No Action Talk Only)
Typically your direct superior, you learn never to depend on their promises, no matter how serious they were when they made it because it just doesn’t get done. If you need to take urgent leave on your boyfriend’s birthday, it’s better to go AWOL and deal with things when you come back than depend on him. Because he’s not going to come through for you.
6. The Taichi Master
If there’s one thing they’re good at, it’s pushing their stuff on to other people. You might be simply walking back to your cubicle after going to the pantry for a short break and you’ll be tasked with something new. And if anything were to be screwed up? You can be sure that they’ll successfully shift the blame onto you as well.
On the other hand, if things went off beautifully, you can be sure that they’ll take the credit. Been there, done that.
7. The One who expects you to have their backs regardless
This is a rare one, but they still exist. They believe that you’ll protect them because both of you belong to the “same side”, and they feel so betrayed if you didn’t. It doesn’t matter that you’re doing “what’s right and best for the company”, you’re a traitor. Drama-mama much?
8.The Petty Colleague
Pretty much an evolution of #7 ( similar to Raichu and Pikachu), this version of a colleague is scarier because any small infringement against them will make them mad. No matter whether you’ve killed their parents or dropped her stapler. Anything goes. And once they’re unhappy with you, they’ll do everything in their power to make you go down.
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