Joe Cynic, the ultimate pessimist: No matter what you or any other colleague suggests or proposes, he always shoots it down. His mantra: "That's never going to work." Besides preventing himself from doing a good job, his negative attitude often spreads to his co-workers, leaving you with a group of naysayers.
Barbara Blabbermouth, the rumor monger: When you're looking for her, you know just where to find her—hanging out in the breakroom speaking in hushed whispers. She dishes the dirt on everyone in the office. Her loose lips have not only taken a toll on company morale, but also have put a dent in employee productivity.
Walter Whiner, a constant complainer: If he's not griping about how much work he has to do or how little money he makes, he's grumbling about some company benefit or grousing about a new policy. He'll complain to anyone who lends a sympathetic ear, sapping motivation and spreading discontent amon...(register to read more)