Posts tagged "coworkers"

Make It Work: 3 Simple Ways To Be A Better Coworker

You’re probably kind of good at your job, but are you a good coworker? You might think you’re a good coworker, because no one’s ever said otherwise and everyone seems to like you, but here’s the thing: it’s hard to tell someone that they’re a bad coworker, because it feels like a personal indictment of character.

Megan Reynolds / February 23, 2015

Make It Work: The 6 Coworkers We All Have

Work is kind of a slog as is, but if you work with people you hate? Well, start looking for something else, because the people you surround yourself with in the office are almost as important as the actual job itself. We can’t all be blessed with coworkers that are competent facsimiles of our best friends. Instead,…

Megan Reynolds / February 10, 2015

Make It Work: How To Handle The Office Fight

Your co-workers are the siblings you never really wanted, but ended up with anyway. You may not know what Andrea from accounting does when she leaves the office, but you know exactly what it looks like when she tries to hide her crippling online shopping habit behind Excel spreadsheets. You can tell when Jonathan i…

Megan Reynolds / February 2, 2015

Make It Stop: “My Coworker ‘Negs’ Me On Social Media”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh. Girl Scout’s honor.


Anna Goldfarb / July 17, 2014

40 Annoying Habits That Will Give Your Coworkers A Nervous Breakdown

In honor of Global Handwashing Day (yes, it’s real holiday!), the Metro UK compiled a list of the five most annoying types of coworkers. Among them were the sick person (who spreads their plague just by setting foot in the office), the feeder (who shows up every day with leftover cookies or birthday cake) the…

Do You Have A Work Husband?

Whether or not you have an actual husband or partner at home, apparently there’s a good chance you’ve got a special someone at work: according to a recent survey, 65 percent of workers have or have had a work spouse. What is a work spouse? It’s your closest ally at work, someone with whom you…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 4, 2012

Guy Talk: In Defense Of Dating Your Coworkers

Before I start here, I need to explain why the distinction between the type of “work” I’m talking about here is different from the typical kind of “job” drudgery lamented in endless Dilbert comics and annoying Facebook status updates. The type of workplace referenced here is the kind that serves as a funnel for your…

Tim Donnelly / April 22, 2011

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Hangs Out With ‘Mean Girls'”

A couple months ago I entered into a relationship with an awesome guy whom I work with (not necessarily the best call, but what can you do!). So far, things have been pretty good. We have the ability to keep it professional at work and we share the same sense of humor, etc.. The problem…

Wendy Atterberry / November 8, 2010

Sound Off: Vent About Your Annoying Coworkers

In honor of Cranky Coworkers Day, I’d like to take this opportunity to create a forum to vent about the most annoying things our coworkers do. Let’s face it, no matter how saintly you are, when you spend eight hours a day in a cramped space with anyone you are bound to get irritated at…

Ami Angelowicz / October 27, 2010