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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 29The Saboteurs

The Passive-Aggressive

The Silent Treatment

The Sugarcoater

The Smiling Cobra

The Thief

The Idea and Credit Stealer

The Naysayer

The Envious One

The Practical Joker

Saboteurs can be deceitful, malicious, and even sociopathic. They are the office villains, and they seem to embrace the role. They’re the ones pretending to be your friend while stabbing you in the back, grinning and making promises they have absolutely no intention of keeping, telling you one thing and doing something else. They can be deliberate and methodical in their plotting or spontaneous and spur-of-the-moment in their misdeeds. When you confront them, they may lie or deny what they’ve done, making a show of protesting that they are blameless and how ...

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