9 REASONS YOUR COWORKERS MAY NOT LIKE YOU MUCH


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THEY MAY THINK YOU ARE A SLOB

Slob: n. a lazy and slovenly human

Slovenly: adj. a habitually careless and messy human

Lazy: adj. using a minimum amount of energy on many actions causing delay and/or slowly doing a delegated action(s) which usually requires more speed

Messy: adj. dirty and disorganized

Your personal messy appearance and messy desk top appearance may label you a slob in the office but a slob also implies that you are probably also lazy and careless in your office work habits and relationships with other humans in the office.

If you are a lazy and careless personality then you have much to improve in your life and it won’t be easy but at least a first attempt may be to improve your personal appearance and not be dirty and disorganized with your personal hygiene and clothing.

The next attempt may be to organize your desk top so that it doesn’t remind humans of a junk pile. If you are really a complete slob you are destined to probably remain one for a lifetime and there is not much which can be done.

YOU HAVE BAD EMAIL ETIQUETTE

Don’t use upper case letters when communicating on the computer because it is a form of shouting and people will just not take you very seriously if you shout in every communication and when you have a true emergency circumstance where you may need upper case letters you won’t be able to use the shouting effect.

Hitting “reply all” is also not good to do because your boss may be on the list and also get the communication which may be considered inappropriate or you may communicate something bad about a coworker and you will suffer for it.

You may feel so important that you use “high priority” for almost every email. Don’t do this because when you have a real emergency and need to use it no one will be acknowledging that it is an unusually important email.

YOU’RE CONDESCENDING

Condescending: adj. communicating and revealing a feeling of superiority and implied criticism of others

Don’t brag about your work achievements or create the impression that you know everything and your coworkers are just dead wood in the office or useless.

You may feel your new concepts and work is superior but the feeling among your coworkers will be bad and your reputation as a good team worker will be lost.

GIVING EXCESSIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

Remaining in professional business mode is how you should try to work and communicating excessive personal information which may seem important to you but does not help the business is unacceptable.

Don’t go into great detail about health problems and marital disagreements and offspring’s latest achievements and private phone calls during work and details about a hot political topic or sporting event and information about your favorite pastime.

If you are a smart employee you will maintain as much privacy about your personal life as is possible.

Everyone has problems and interests away from work and no one really wants to hear about it because they have their own problems and interests which they care about more.

YOU ARE LAZY

If you are messy that can be fixed somewhat easily but if you are lazy too you will not be liked.

Lazy means that you do your work slowly and are frequently late with your work and that you probably try to get your coworkers do as much of your work as possible and still try to get credit for it.

If you don’t get fired for being lazy and manage to squeak by your reputation will be bad and the smartest thing to do is not waste the time and energy and money of the company and coworkers and stop cheating or stealing from them and move on to a different job where laziness or inefficiency is not considered a moral crime.

YOU’RE A BACKSTABBER

Taking complete credit for a worker’s work and stealing a concept which is not your own is a form of stealing information and it is immoral and you will be hated for this by the coworker whom you stole the credit or concept from.

You automatically communicate “no” to any new concept your coworkers have and share with you

YOU AUTOMATICALLY COMMUNICATE “NO” TO ANY NEW CONCEPT YOUR COWORKERS HAVE AND SHARE WITH YOU

If you are almost always judgmental and critical of new concepts presented in brainstorming sessions your concepts may start to be ignored because no one wants to be involved in a communication with you knowing that you will be too critical of alternative concepts which you coworkers may have and want to present.

Don’t get ostracized for going to this “no” extreme.

YOU’RE NOT PUNCTUAL

 Be on time to a meeting because if you are late and humans are wasting time waiting for you then you are stealing their time and the money of the business and coworkers and being inefficient.

If you are hated for not being punctual on the job it is justified because it is an immoral action.

YOU HAVE BAD BEHAVIOR

Behaving badly in the office can cause great annoyance and you can be hated for it.

If you are noisy in your cubicle you are stealing the right to silence which your coworkers have so they can efficiently proceed with their work.

Being rude suchas loud orders and arguing loudly and forgetting to communicate please and thank you when appropriate are behavior flaws which create friction between you and your coworkers and for which you will not be liked  and maybe even hated.

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