The office is one of the worst places to be, yet we have to be there because, bo pian, if not, how else can you get money? If you love your workplace, bosses and colleagues, good for you. But most of us have to deal with one (or more) of these every day, which makes us wonder, how did these jokers get hired anyway?
The one who doesn’t know ANYTHING
She asks you the same questions over and over again – so much that you start to wonder if she’s suffering from anterograde amnesia. And she manages to make it sound like she’s being told brand new information. Every. Single. Time.
The one who can’t read your mood
You’re in a bad mood and busy, but she just has to push your buttons. She would ask you repetitive question just to rile you up and cry victim when you finally lose your patience. Not funny leh.
The one who pretends she’s busy but is actually slacking off
She is always busy doing stuff, but you know that half the time, she’s on Facebook and the other half, she’s surfing random websites that are not related to anything she’s working on. When you ask her for help, she says “I’m busy” and quickly changes the tab.
The two-faced bootlicker
She pretends to be on chummy terms with the boss, but attacks the boss in the most vicious way during lunch. She never passes up an opportunity to badmouth the boss, but in front of the latter, she’s a star worker who does everything she is asked of without complaints.
The one who steals credits
She asks you for advice, and then goes up to the boss and say “I found out that…” or “I came up with this solution…” without giving you proper credit. She also asks you for ideas and claims she’s “putting everything together” but present them as her own. When “her idea” is well-received? Of course she laps up all the praises.
The one who takes everything personally
She takes everything personally, whether it’s a casual remark or joke. She takes offense at everything and you start to wonder why she’s so sensitive. If you point out her mistake, she would think you’re not happy with her and start telling tales.
The one who annoys you with unimportant questions when you’re busy
She’ll ask you what you did during the weekend and all other trivial questions when you’ve clearly said you’re busy. And then she’ll send you random links to videos and insists that you watch them because “they’re damn funny”.
The one who makes herself sound important
Everything is about her. She made things happen, whether it’s a project or a proposal. If something succeeds, it’s because of her. If something goes wrong, it’s because the person who handled that part of the project didn’t do a good job. It’s always about her achievements, never about her failures.