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“Warehouse 13”- Co-Workers to Avoid at All Costs

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Quirky but non-toxic co-workers on "Warehouse 13"

Quirky but non-toxic co-workers on "Warehouse 13"

On “Warehouse 13”, everyone has their quirks to say the least. Pete is a manchild. Myka’s uptight. Artie keeps too many secrets (I still they’re all awesome, though). It’s inevitable that people are going to rub you the wrong way, whether they have a grudge against you, or it’s just how they role. In this post we’ll take a look at the kinds of co-workers to avoid, or at least minimize contact as much as possible.

In most cases, if someone at work is rubbing you the wrong way, chances are that’s are that’s how they role. They’ve gotten so far in their career putting goals before people, stepping on toes (and sometimes faces) is justified. “Just business” as they say. If they actually have  a grudge against you, it’s probably because they perceive you as threat to their careers and will do whatever it takes to ruin yours. While avoiding these folks is desirable, it’s pretty hard to do. Your only other options are:

1. Stand up for yourself (call them out on their games and don’t back down)

2. Find another job

Jonathan Littman has similar advice and writes about 10 other types of co-workers that damage your piece-of-mind and your career in “10 Least Wanted Co-Workers“.

Keep in mind a big factor that causes people to behave in inappropriate ways is the company itself and how well it may or may not be doing. If the work atmosphere is one of fear and fierce competition, you may find more than one co-worker that’ll threaten your job and career. Be careful.

What type of co-workers do you find torturing and career-threatening? Post it here.

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Written by Reginald Bautista

September 14, 2009 at 6:05 pm

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