MSN Careers – Top 10 Reasons They Don’t Like You at Work – Career Advice Article

1. “The sky isn’t really blue — it’s actually cyan”
Do you incessantly spout unnecessary or obscure information that would make Cliff Clavin from the TV show “Cheers” jealous? Lose the “know-it-all” attitude or you’ll make a career of lunching alone.

2. Chains of Love
Are you never around because you’re always out on a “smoking break?” Limit your puffs to standard break times.

3. Workaholic Wannabe
Do you mosey in late, take extra long lunches, and don’t really start to roll-up your sleeves and dig into some serious work until about 2 p.m.? Then, do you make sure everyone sees you working past 5 p.m.? Well you’re not impressing anyone; rather you’re annoying those who already have put in a full day before you even get warmed up. read more

And if you want still more, then read this.

Are you annoying at Work? —

How many of these statements describe you?

1) You make provocative statements to “foster dialogue” or needle others.

2) You often find yourself delivering a discourse consisting solely of buzzwords and catch phrases.

3) You make up nicknames for all of your coworkers and refer to them only by these names. (e.g. “Good job, Chachi!”, “I’m going to have to disagree with you there, T-bone!”)

4) Your office is completely decorated in your children’s pictures and artwork.

5) You have plastered your cubicle with photos of yourself taken with famous people.

6) It is your trademark to recite rhyming or other cutesy messages as your voicemail greeting.

7) The questions you ask at meetings are preceded by long monologues of your views and accomplishments.

8) You routinely eat odiferous lunches at your desk. — read more

Of course all this does is prove that the modern office is a bad environment.



  1. Milo says:

    About half of those comments are actually a recipe for success considering most of the management people I’ve encountered! The other half, while true, just prove that most people these days are hired to be liars and cheats on the companies behalf and spend the rest of their time agreeing with whatever the corporate propaganda of the day is!

  2. Pat says:

    Milo,

    That kind of attitude won’t help your career advancement.


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