careers The Worst Traits for an Employee  

Samantha Dillinger
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List Rules Upvote the traits that drive you nuts, downvote the traits that you don't mind so much.

What are some of the all-time worst traits for an employee to have? When it comes to the job market, there are lots of bad qualities for employees. But what are the most irritating, annoying employee characteristics? Lazy employees? Rude employees? Sneaky employees? Most of us have worked with people who make you wonder why they have the job they do in the first place.

Bad employee characteristics aren't always obvious. For every overtly lazy employee, there may be another employee who is hardworking but tends to throw people under the bus. While there are tons of annoying habits employees can have, not all of them are equal. Check the list below to vote on your least favorite employee flaws of all time.
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482 76
Lazy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Lazy

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2
406 65
Takes Credit for Other People'... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Takes Credit for Other People's Work

3
347 47
Uncooperative is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Uncooperative

4
353 51
Can't (or Won't) Follow Direct... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Can't (or Won't) Follow Directions

5
354 57
Vindictive is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Vindictive

6
330 53
Rude is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Rude

7
314 64
Entitled is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Entitled

8
271 67
Chronic Absenteeism is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Chronic Absenteeism

9
278 71
Argumentative is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Argumentative

10
258 68
Drama Magnet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Drama Magnet

11
253 69
Victim Complex is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Victim Complex

12
273 83
Unhygienic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Unhygienic

13
249 76
Arrogant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Arrogant

14
241 73
Selfish is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Selfish

15
218 92
Constantly Late is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Constantly Late

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16
162 57
Brown-nosing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
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17
201 92
Defensive is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Defensive

18
188 85
Disagreeable is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Disagreeable

19
213 103
Gossips is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Gossips

20
200 100
Always Drunk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Always Drunk

21
172 83
Flaky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Flaky

22
180 92
Snobby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Snobby

23
166 109
Apathetic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Apathetic

24
154 107
Incapable of Multitasking is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Incapable of Multitasking

25
162 118
Easily Confused is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Easily Confused

26
140 114
Disorganized is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Disorganized

27
139 117
Messy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Messy

28
131 117
Refuses to Ask for Help is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Refuses to Ask for Help

29
112 135
Forgetful is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Forgetful

30
100 134
Secretive is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Secretive

31
93 145
Absent-minded is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Absent-minded

32
65 169
Clumsy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Clumsy