10 types of colleagues you will meet in the office
Be it 7 AM or 10 PM, the workaholic considers the office as his permanent residence. This gentleman or woman never seems to leave the office. He/she is there when you are reaching office, and still there when you are leaving. You’ll often find yourself regarding them with a mixture of respect and pity, wondering if they have any personal life.
This type of colleague always comes late to work and go back on time. These people show signs of irresponsibility and always look for excuses to take off early, expecting the team behind them to pick up the slack.
3.The Gossip Monger:
Every workplace has at least one employee who keeps abreast of all the news regarding the office, whether it is about the general working of the organisation, or about the employees. Found snoops around every now or then, these people love to talk behind their colleagues. Without them, life in the office wouldn't be complete.
4.The Yes Man
The boss’s favorite employee is always found to be a ‘yes-man’ to the boss. This colleague tries too hard to please the boss and get into the manager’s good books. Ironically, these colleagues are often found messing up their boss's mind due to their non-stop assurance that they can handle anything and everything.
5.The Snack Supplier / Eater:
They always stock up on snacks in their drawers. You are never disturbing the person and he or she will have a ready fix for your tastebuds if you so need.
6.The Ever-Complaining Type:
To complain is their hobby. They think they have the toughest life. Even if you try to help them, find solutions, but it doesn’t work. All you can do is to help them to lend them your ears and listen to their problems. If you don’t want to be around negativity, it’s best to steer clear of such individuals.
When you’re the new person at work, these people make your life easier because they will come up to you and talk to you. They also will talk and share some information with you so you don’t have to put that much effort to understand the company’s culture or structure. By the way, you won’t be bored when working all day.
8.The Joke Teller
Mostly, they are the partners in crime with the prankster in the office. They might have some good jokes, the silly ones, old, lame, but the point is they would always have jokes.
9. The Slacker
Nobody wants to be teamed up with a slacker who always finds some excuse to not get any productive work done during or after the work hours. On the occasion where they make an appearance or work behind their computer screens, you can be sure that they are just passing their time on social media and not doing actual work.
10. The Wallflowers
They are often so quiet and shy that you only see them working, on their seat. Introvert is the word for them. Sometimes, the quiet ones are deep thinkers and keen observers. Most of the time, they know a lot of the news/ gossips in the office, but they don’t share and just keep it in the mind only.