~by Haley Lynn Gray~

Honestly, there are so many sure fire ways to piss off colleagues at your job, it’s almost hard to start. There are some sure-fire ways to achieve the goal of royally pissing off your colleagues.

  • Never take credit for any problems that arise. This is especially effective if you happen to be in the middle of every conflict that arises in your workplace. Sure, it’s not you, and it’s everyone else’s fault.
  • Get upset and royally defensive over everything. I like this when someone asks you how your day is going, and you get upset. That really makes the team gel right together.
  • Snip at everyone for their faults. Make sure you blame them publicly every time they make a mistake. Take extra care to point those mistakes out to your boss and highlight them, for special effect. People love to be thrown under the bus, and it makes them super eager to work with you.
  • Cry about everything and anything. I’m a real fan either crying or being a bitch to people whenever the going gets tough. Pick one, or both!  Alternate between them.
  • Don’t answer your emails. That way your boss wonders if you’ve gotten the assignment or email. Then get super annoyed because they assume you didn’t see the email.
  • Drop assignments randomly. Combine this with not answering emails, and you’ll make yourself look super reliable, and like someone your team can rely on!
  • If you don’t know how to do an assignment, don’t ask any questions. Just wait until someone notices it didn’t get done, then get defensive.
  • Claim credit for other people’s work. The bigger the assignment, the better.
  • Suck up to the boss, and make sure that you tell the boss how badly everyone else is doing their jobs.
  • Foist off parts of your job on random people, because you can.
  • Work three hours a day, and claim 12.
  • Answer your phone in an unprofessional manner. The more crass and obnoxious the better. That always sends a great vibe to any potential clients.
  • Claim credit for work you haven’t completed. Act surprised when people discover that you haven’t completed a task. Then blame someone else for not doing it.

Seriously, there are so many ways to piss off colleagues, it’s hard to know where to start.  What are your favorite ways that colleagues have pissed you off in the past?

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Meet the Author: Haley Lynn Gray

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Haley helps female entrepreneurs create a strategy plan for their businesses – so they can make enough money to spend quality time with their family, pay for their children’s dance lessons, pay bills – and not worry about where the next client is coming from.

Haley is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Leadership Girl. She helps other entrepreneurs build their businesses by sharing the benefits of her business education and experience through Business Coaching.

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