The Irony of Office Dilemmas
Ever been in office dilemmas where you like your job but you hate your boss? Were you once stuck in an office where your colleagues suck but the position was high-paying?
Office drama isn’t really a new thing because almost every person experiences it at one point or another. Whether you’re the model employee or the guy that everybody hates, you get caught up in homologous situations that you can’t easily escape from.
Whether it’s your boss or the person sitting next to you, toxic co-workers can affect your performance, not to mention your emotional and mental stability.
Some people just literally know how to channel negative energy and drive other people insane, thus the description toxic. Just their mere presence already brings bad atmospheres and deleterious effects to the entire team. They do things their way without thinking about the consequences it might bring to others. If you’re not careful, you’ll start getting distracted by their antics, eventually losing sight of your goals. You start getting irritated and without realizing it, you begin to blame the inconsistencies in your performance to them. One hard-hitting fact about toxic colleagues is that, whether we like it or not, they affect us, but to what extent we let them do that is entirely up to us.
Tolerable or not?
Even the nicest person would run out of patience if he encounters someone who consistently hates or nags and complains. It can literally drain the energy in you if you keep having to interact with these types of people. Now how will you know what to do, and when you should do it? The key here is being perceptive. Understand that all your actions and non-actions will have consequences.
If you choose to ignore that person and he continues spreading bad vibes, will you be able to bear it? Some people simply hate confrontations and they decide to just go with the flow and adapt. Is this sincerely what you want? Is this the better option of the two? Try answering these questions and you might get some insight on what your next step should be.
If you decide to confront your co-worker, are you prepared for his rants, because people of this personality usually react in adverse manners, as they are already used to being negative on a regular basis. More than his rants, a clash, whether it is mild or severe, can spell different outcomes. Serious fights will affect your relationship with your toxic co-worker and this might affect the entire team as well.
Serve the right purpose
As cliche’ as it may sound, you have to think about the greater good. Good intentions never fail. Weigh your options and consider the welfare of all the other people that might get affected aside from yourself. No matter how upset you are about your colleague’s actions, don’t let that cloud your judgment because that would reflect bad on you. Make sure that the reason you’re bringing up the issue is because you want your work milieu to be more productive. Help the person discern his shortcomings and try to work things out in a nice and courteous manner.
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