Thought Provoking 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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564 97
Lazy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Lazy

2
468 77
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
409 59
Uncooperative is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Uncooperative

4
404 62
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
388 58
Rude is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Rude

6
402 69
Vindictive is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Vindictive

7
369 77
Entitled is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Entitled

8
311 76
Chronic Absenteeism is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Chronic Absenteeism

9
318 86
Argumentative is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Argumentative

10
289 72
Drama Magnet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Drama Magnet

11
281 75
Victim Complex is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Victim Complex

12
277 80
Arrogant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Arrogant

13
295 92
Unhygienic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Unhygienic

14
263 80
Selfish is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Selfish

15
247 99
Constantly Late is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Constantly Late

16
222 99
Defensive is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Defensive

17
179 71
Brown-nosing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
MartinM1982 added Brown-nosing

18
208 91
Disagreeable is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Disagreeable

19
237 111
Gossips is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Gossips

20
222 107
Always Drunk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Always Drunk

21
198 92
Flaky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Flaky

22
190 99
Snobby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Snobby

23
182 116
Apathetic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Apathetic

24
172 115
Incapable of Multitasking is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Incapable of Multitasking

25
174 126
Easily Confused is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Easily Confused

26
154 119
Disorganized is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Disorganized

27
148 125
Messy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Messy

28
144 123
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
119 141
Forgetful is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Forgetful

30
107 144
Secretive is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Secretive

31
102 154
Absent-minded is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Absent-minded

32
71 179
Clumsy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Clumsy