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Surviving the Toxic Workplace: Protect Yourself Against Coworkers, Bosses, and Work Environments That Poison Your Day by Linnda Durre

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CHAPTER 23The Work Interferers

The Disgusting One

The Noise Maker

The Talker

The Deal Maker

The Erratic One

The Incompetent

The Chronically Late One

The Big-Picture Person

The Detail Person

The Procrastinator

The Narcissist

The Drama Queen

Work interferers have annoying habits, aggravating working styles, and grating personalities that interrupt your day, interfere with your getting your work started or finished, and cause you endless delays at work. The ones with disgusting personal habits can cause you to feel nauseated by the smell and sound of their repulsive hygiene. Another group has irritating habits—like singing, humming, or finger drumming —that are annoying and distracting. Occasionally these people are totally unaware they are doing ...

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