Negative Traits of an Employee

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Employee's negative traits can affect his relationship to other employees and his work performance as well.

As an employer or a coworker, we have all seen the following types of coworkers. They just don’t seem to care about their jobs or they just don’t get it. And this can ruin it for all of employees. The employee that does not care to learn new tasks or help others to get a certain job done, and especially the coworker that uses the excuse, “that is not my job.” And of course that leads to everyone else taking up the slack of the employee that doesn’t want to help out. The bad attitude employee can bring down the attitude of all employees.The following points out the problems and negatives of a bad employee.

• Punctuality issue. He always comes to work late or absent most of the time. This is a clear sign that he is not serious and interested in the work that he is in.

• He doesn’t know how to adjust and blend with the other employees that sometimes trigger conflicts within the workplace. In other words, he shows an unlikable and undesirable personality.

• He refuses to render an overtime work.

• He has no initiative in performing his duties by himself. He always depends on others to instruct him on what to do next.

• He is a slow learner. Not smart and intelligent enough to grasp simple instructions.

• He does not possess leadership and decision making skills.

• He entertains gossips, rumors and likes minding other people’s personal business.

• He uses company’s time for his personal business.

• He doesn’t take responsibility for his own actions by putting the blame to others for his mistakes and failures. But he loves claiming credits that are not his.

• He gets and borrows other employees’ personal belongings without asking their permissions.

• He is not open to new ideas, learning new tasks, new things and new methods. He sticks to the traditional way of doing things. He cannot adjust to changes.

• He is choosy to the type of work that is being assigned to him.

• He doesn’t practice professionalism in talking and dealing with his superiors, fellow employees and company’s clients and customers.

• He never runs out of excuses and alibis for not meeting deadlines on time.

• He discloses confidential data and information to other people who are not in any way connected with the company.

• He does not show loyalty to the company and patronizes the competing products instead.

• He is not well versed or familiar with his company’s products and services and when asked by customers, he could hardly give them the right and appropriate answers.

• He is disrespectful to his superiors and fellow employees.

• He always looks forward for payday but does not deliver the quality performance that is expected of him.

• He doesn’t cooperate well when working in a team. He is not open to suggestions and always finds something to criticize in other people’s opinion.

• He doesn’t know how to manage his personal hygiene and doesn’t seem to care how it affects other people in the workplace.

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Posted on Dec 5, 2011