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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545 95
Lazy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Lazy

2
453 74
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
391 57
Uncooperative is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Uncooperative

4
391 60
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
376 56
Rude is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Rude

6
388 69
Vindictive is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Vindictive

7
353 74
Entitled is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Entitled

8
299 74
Chronic Absenteeism is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Chronic Absenteeism

9
310 82
Argumentative is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Argumentative

10
278 72
Drama Magnet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Drama Magnet

11
269 75
Victim Complex is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Victim Complex

12
290 88
Unhygienic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Unhygienic

13
267 78
Arrogant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Arrogant

14
255 78
Selfish is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Selfish

The Top Careers for the Future

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237 98
Constantly Late is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Constantly Late

16
173 68
Brown-nosing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
MartinM1982 added Brown-nosing

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212 97
Defensive is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Defensive

18
200 90
Disagreeable is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Disagreeable

19
228 110
Gossips is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Gossips

20
215 103
Always Drunk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Always Drunk

21
192 89
Flaky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Flaky

65 Times People Had ONE JOB and Totally Screwed It Up

22
188 95
Snobby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Snobby

23
175 114
Apathetic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Apathetic

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165 114
Incapable of Multitasking is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Incapable of Multitasking

25
169 124
Easily Confused is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Easily Confused

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150 118
Disorganized is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Disorganized

27
146 121
Messy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Messy

28
137 122
Refuses to Ask for Help is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Refuses to Ask for Help

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117 138
Forgetful is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Forgetful

30
104 139
Secretive is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Secretive

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99 151
Absent-minded is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Absent-minded

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70 173
Clumsy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Clumsy