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.
list ordered by

1
498 80
Lazy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Lazy

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2
362 47
Uncooperative is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Uncooperative

3
416 66
Takes Credit for Other People'... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Takes Credit for Other People's Work

4
362 54
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
363 58
Vindictive is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Vindictive

6
344 53
Rude is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Rude

7
325 64
Entitled is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Entitled

8
291 72
Argumentative is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Argumentative

9
280 70
Chronic Absenteeism is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Chronic Absenteeism

10
266 68
Drama Magnet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Drama Magnet

11
279 83
Unhygienic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Unhygienic

12
256 71
Victim Complex is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Victim Complex

13
255 76
Arrogant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Arrogant

14
246 74
Selfish is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Selfish

15
222 96
Constantly Late is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Constantly Late

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16
165 59
Brown-nosing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
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17
191 85
Disagreeable is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Disagreeable

18
203 94
Defensive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Defensive

19
218 105
Gossips is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Gossips

20
204 101
Always Drunk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Always Drunk

21
177 85
Flaky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Flaky

22
182 92
Snobby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Snobby

23
167 111
Apathetic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Apathetic

24
156 109
Incapable of Multitasking is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Incapable of Multitasking

25
164 120
Easily Confused is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Easily Confused

26
144 115
Disorganized is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Disorganized

27
143 118
Messy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Messy

28
132 118
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
112 136
Forgetful is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Forgetful

30
101 135
Secretive is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Secretive

31
94 146
Absent-minded is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Absent-minded

32
67 170
Clumsy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Clumsy