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The Worst Traits for an Employee

Updated December 19, 2019 10.7k votes 1.5k voters 90.1k views33 items

List RulesUpvote 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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    531
    81

    Lazy

  • 2
    406
    48

    Uncooperative

  • 3
    435
    65

    Takes Credit for Other People's Work

  • 4
    393
    55

    Can't (or Won't) Follow Directions

  • 5
    373
    51

    Rude

  • 6
    377
    58

    Vindictive

  • 7
    360
    70

    Entitled

  • 8
    307
    60

    Chronic Absenteeism

  • 9
    301
    59

    Drama Magnet

  • 10
    315
    74

    Argumentative

  • 11
    294
    66

    Victim Complex

  • 12
    278
    66

    Arrogant

  • 13
    278
    73

    Unhygienic

  • 14
    252
    68

    Selfish

  • 15
    248
    84

    Constantly Late

  • 16
    242
    87

    Gossips

  • 17
    224
    84

    Defensive

  • 18
    203
    72

    Flaky

  • 19
    189
    71

    Brown-nosing

  • 20
    198
    77

    Disagreeable

  • 21
    209
    85

    Always Drunk

  • 22
    182
    82

    Snobby

  • 23
    178
    91

    Incapable of Multitasking

  • 24
    168
    94

    Apathetic

  • 25
    174
    104

    Easily Confused