Whether you’re a seasoned veteran with 25 years of experience under your belt or a fresh-faced rookie straight out of college, the workplace can be a war zone for anyone. Every office is a veritable grab bag of personalities, work types, and ethics. The key to making it out alive is knowing how to identify and deal with different personality types, whether it’s your boss, your assistant, or the guy who waters the plants.
Here are the 10 annoying folks you’ll encounter in every workplace:
1. The Passive-Aggressive Boss
He says it’s no big deal that you’re taking time off to go on vacation time you earned, by the way, but then he gives you a cold shoulder and a crappy workload the entire week before you leave.
2. The Overly Ambitious Intern
She seemed great at first, but now she’s popping over your shoulder like a whack-a-mole from hell. You need to find a way to balance your workload, give her a great experience, and keep her away for a couple hours.Interns are like human sponges that want their learning curve to disappear so they can make a good impression and secure a job. But they may be so nervous about making a mistake that they constantly ask questions and mess up your workflow. So sit down with the intern and explain that mistakes are a part of the process and that as long as they fess up and fix them, the occasional flubs are totally normal.