Ever been frustrated because you see a co-worker getting away with something at work, over and over again? Do you see co-workers taking two hour lunch breaks on a regular basis? Do you see colleagues coming into the office late and leaving early? What about people taking personal calls on the office line multiple times a day during the work day? This can be extremely frustrating to watch, and it can get to the point that it makes you angry or distracted during the workday. But what can you do about it? You don't want to be a tattletale, but you don't want it to happen again. What do you do? What CAN you do? Dealing with lazy and/or entitle co-workers isn't uncommon. Is there someone at your office that gets away with things at work? Do you see co-workers “getting away” with things at work? Take our poll! [poll id="142"]
At work, there’s usually at least one person who doesn’t always pull their weight for whatever reason. We wonder why they’re still in the office, what makes them tick and whether there are reasons for their perceived bad attitude to office culture. Although the so-called ‘workplace can’t’ comes in different forms, there are certain characteristics they share. Related: 5 Strategies To Deal With A Horrible Co-Worker A survey of office workers across the UK found that the token obstructive co-worker was most likely to work in the HR department, something almost 18% of those polled said. They were among those most likely to refuse a reasonable-sounding request. The next most popular choice was a colleague working in the Finance or Accounting department, although they got just 10% of the vote.