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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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Disorganized is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Disorganized
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Messy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Messy
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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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Restless, Unfocused is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
ValliBindana added Restless, Unfocused
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Forgetful is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Forgetful
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Secretive is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Secretive
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Absent-minded is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Absent-minded
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Clumsy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Clumsy