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
583 98
Lazy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Lazy

2
426 59
Uncooperative is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Uncooperative

3
485 78
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
402 58
Rude is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Rude

5
417 65
Can't (or Won't) Follow Direct... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Can't (or Won't) Follow Directions

6
418 70
Vindictive is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Vindictive

7
384 79
Entitled is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Entitled

8
326 77
Chronic Absenteeism is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Chronic Absenteeism

9
303 73
Drama Magnet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Drama Magnet

10
333 88
Argumentative is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Argumentative

11
296 76
Victim Complex is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Victim Complex

12
287 81
Arrogant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Arrogant

13
305 93
Unhygienic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Unhygienic

14
273 83
Selfish is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Selfish

15
260 101
Constantly Late is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Constantly Late

16
236 102
Defensive is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Defensive

17
249 112
Gossips is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Gossips

18
189 73
Brown-nosing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
MartinM1982 added Brown-nosing

19
216 93
Disagreeable is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Disagreeable

20
207 95
Flaky is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Flaky

21
228 110
Always Drunk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Always Drunk

22
197 101
Snobby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Snobby

23
188 118
Apathetic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Apathetic

24
179 117
Incapable of Multitasking is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Incapable of Multitasking

25
184 128
Easily Confused is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Traits for an Employee
Easily Confused