In the workplace, you hope to step foot into a cooperative, easy-going setting, with personable yet professional co-workers. Unfortunately, it just doesn’t happen like that a lot of times and you end up having to keep your cool with ridiculous people just to keep your check coming in every two weeks. Here are the different types of difficult characters you may encounter at the job and how to deal with them:
1. The Backstabber/Poser
Some co-workers are just plain shady. They will ask you “innocent” questions about yourself or what you’re working on and next thing you know, they steal your idea, get a raise and the corner office. Just remember these people are co-workers, not necessarily friends, no matter how cool they seem.