Ten Signs That You Are A Bad Employee
Here's a list of 10 signs that you might be a bad employee.
Too much confidence, an inflated ego, or being arrogant can be a bad thing in and for the workplace. Being confident and having self-esteem in the workplace can go a long way, but there is a need to keep it in check. Keep in mind how your fellow coworkers could perceive you and think about if that’s a true representation of you.
Want to be a better teammate and employee? Want to see if you're a bad employee/coworker according to Business Insider? Check the list below:
1) You’re always late. Whether you start off your day coming in the door late, or take some extra time on your breaks...you’re still late. Plan ahead. Don’t waste time. Time is money. You don’t want to be known as unreliable, disrespectful, or disorganized to your team.
2) You make a lot of excuses. No one likes excuses. If there’s a problem, tell someone. Open and honest two-way communication is essential to success and respect. Your coworkers will remember all your excuses, not your success stories.
3) You complain about unexpected assignments. Some people don’t like unexpected surprises and assignments at work (a.k.a “extra work”,) but hey guess what? It’s work and as Coach Belichick always says, “do your job.” Flexibility and time management will help you through your extra duties. Don’t be lazy or mirror a poor work ethic.
4) You love to gossip. You need the inside info on your colleagues constantly and you’re not afraid to spread the word. Nobody loves a “Nosey Rosie!” This is how rumors and complaints start, and you lose the respect of your coworkers.
5) You’re convinced you’re the smartest person in the office. First off, there’s no “I” in team. Second, there’s always someone that knows something that you don’t. And lastly, arrogant employees who don't respect the corporate hierarchy won’t last very long. If you learn something new everyday, you’ll learn 365 things a year!
6) You don’t believe in your company’s mission or values. Separating yourself from your company could lead your employer to do the same with you. Your coworkers could have a hard time trusting you if your constantly making snarky remarks about your employer.
7) You’re noticeably less productive than your colleagues. Your colleagues are consistently picking up your slack. The boss is always bailing you out. Eventually they might determine that you’re beyond fixing, and move forward without you.
8) Your colleagues clearly don’t enjoy working with you. You find that your coworkers are avoiding eye contact, conversations, or avoid you all together. Maybe it’s because they’re afraid of you or mark you as a “bad teammate.”
9) You find yourself regularly apologizing to clients or having your boss do it for you. Sure everyone makes mistakes, but if your boss needs to keep picking up your slack or apologizing for you, and clients are continuously dissatisfied with your work, then that’s a problem. You need to step up your game.
10) You can’t take “no” for an answer. Take a tip from “Frozen” and let it go. There’s no point in defending your idea till the dyer end because it’s going to lead nowhere. Do you want to be known as a “trouble maker?”