An office place is a place where you find different kinds of people. There is the good, the bad, and the ugly, hence the need to be careful and thread carefully.
Here’s a quick look at the 6 major categories of people you see in a work environment.
THE ‘I HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE YOU CAME’ TYPE OF PEOPLE
This category consists of people who feel entitled to some respect and special attention just because they were hired before you. They never fail to remind you at the slightest opportunity, and will smear it in your face if you give them a reason to.
THE ‘I AM THE BOSS HERE’ TYPE OF PEOPLE
Every sane employee usually knows who their bosses are, and accord them due respect, but sometimes, even if you know, you’d still get reminders every now and then by people in this category. The reason is simple – they feel a little insecure, and need to reaffirm to all who care to listen they’re bosses.
THE PRETENTIOUS TYPE OF PEOPLE
In a work setting, it’s not every enemy that shows their true colors immediately. Some will pretend to love you; they’ll hang out with you and smile with you, and if you’re not a little guarded, you’ll open up completely to them. The day you have a little fight or argument, they won’t fail to share your deepest secrets with the world.
Some see work as some sort of competition, and see every colleague as a rival. They’ll go to any length to discredit you, and will do whatever it takes to outshine you to seem impressive enough to the powers that be.
THE ‘FRIENDS’ OF THE BOSS
You’ll find them in every organisation. They’re the ‘chosen’ ones. The ones who are the closest to the boss. They hang out with him/her always, and do as they’re told. They have the boss’ loyalty and he has theirs. They tell him all he needs to know in exchange for some special treatment at the office. When you have an argument or misunderstanding with people like this, it’ll likely get you a query or some other punishment. They’re to be avoided like the others mentioned in this post.