How To Make The People You Work With Hate You
If you are reading this post because you need to learn how to make the people you work with hate you I need to ask you why you aren’t searching for a new job. Why would you want to make them hate you? Life is too short and you really need to find something better to do.
But since you are here let me share a very simple way to make your co-workers hate you. Be the person who makes meetings impossibly boring, long and unproductive. Be that man or woman who insists on speaking solely to hear yourself speak. Add no value to it and make sure that those around you squirm because they have deadlines and responsibilities that they cannot attend to because you won’t stop talking.
I cannot confirm or deny having had experience with any of these things but I can tell you that I am going to be tied up for a while so if you need reading material try one of the following posts:
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As for me I am off to fill my coffee cup and pray that the little get together I am about to sit down in goes quickly. New Material shall be forthcoming ASAP.
ChoreMonster January 23, 2012 at 4:14 am
@portlanddad @thejackb Spot on post about getting co-workers to not like you. 🙂
The Hook January 20, 2012 at 6:58 pm
Excellent post! I can truly relate…
Jack January 20, 2012 at 11:40 pm
I can imagine…
Hajra January 20, 2012 at 2:14 pm
After reading your post I really am thinking about what people in my office think about me! Hate? Really?
I don’t get into office politics and if there is some nasty talk going around I just move out of the discussion; someone did call me stuck up but then I thought why get into muddy waters!
Jack January 20, 2012 at 6:08 pm
Office politics can create all sorts of nasty issues that no one really wants to be a part of.
Ok, that is not entirely true, I know some people thrive on it. But me, I would rather do as you said and avoid it.
Harleena Singh January 20, 2012 at 6:34 am
Your post title made me run here Jack!
I was just about wondering what it would be about, and am glad i am not any of these things, though have been associated with many people who fit right in the picture!
While I was working full time, we did have a boss who would always make meetings impossibly boring, long and unproductive. But being employees, we could do nothing much other than sit and listen to him 🙂
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend 🙂
Jack January 20, 2012 at 6:07 pm
I often wonder if some people are aware of their shortcomings or completely oblivious.
Long unproductive meetings are bad for business. They have a negative impact on morale and just create issues.
Carolyn January 19, 2012 at 11:41 am
Hey, Jack, this is a great post! I love how you turned the topic on its head and told us what not to do.
I agree with you about meetings. I find it painful to sit through long, boring and unproductive meetings.
I once became president of an organization with three hour monthly meetings. I shortened them to two hours max. We had a lot of successes that year, but the shortened meetings were the legacy I am remembered for.
Nobody likes to have their time wasted. Nobody.
Jack January 19, 2012 at 12:29 pm
That is a legacy to be proud of. I don’t mind sitting through meetings where we accomplish something but I dread the others.
I don’t have much of a poker face so you know when I happy/irritated or whatever.
Adrienne January 19, 2012 at 11:18 am
Boy Jack, I saw the headline and couldn’t for the life of me think what this post could be about.
I’ve been associated with people like that before and I’m sure a few even thought that about me. I’m extremely opinionated and I won’t put up with people who slack off. Not that I have to worry about that any longer since I work for myself now.
So there… Hey, have a good afternoon whatever you are off doing.
Jack January 19, 2012 at 12:26 pm
I rarely have a problem sharing my opinion with others but I have found that sometimes it just doesn’t matter.
So during meetings like the one I had I tend not to say much. I want them to end ASAP so I try to stick to what is relevant.
But these others who just speak because they love the sound of their voice….are lucky that looks can’t knock their butts off of their chairs.
rebecca January 19, 2012 at 9:37 am
thanks for giving me so little and lowering my expectations.
Jack January 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm
We aim to please here.