The only disclaimer I would like to add before I start this blog is that it’s my blog, you have read the title and you are the best person to decide if you want to read further 😉
Also, there are all kinds of people in every office (and everywhere else) and not everyone will fit in a category below. But if you do come across someone mentioned below, you have been warned 👍
1. The Interrogator
5W1H is by default the first word of most of their sentences. You might think that a question is often a conversation starter and there is nothing wrong with that but when you feel like the entire conversation was simply answering questions, you, my friend, have just spoken to the interrogator!
2. The Deal Guy
“You bought this for 25,000? I could get you something far better in much less!” Deal Guys are usually more knowledgeable than you are and whatever they own is much better than anything you will ever possess. It doesn’t end there because the deal guys get better deals on everything including holidays so forget boasting about your year-end trip abroad because the deal guy has been to a much better place than anywhere you will ever go and not to mention they paid less too! Whether it’s true or false is still up in the air.
3. The Too-Cool-To-Be-Here
These people are mostly ‘all-talk’ with a strong reminder of how they are just way too cool to be working in this organization. “I don’t care about the manager”, “This happened to you? If I were you I would have already spoken to the CEO!”, “Dude, I clearly told the manager that I need a 30% hike or I am leaving!” Yep, we have all met them in the smoking area!
4. The Freeloader
The freeloader has all the latest updates about the New Year corporate gifts, free tees and company sponsored team lunches. The freeloaders are your best bet to get the most up-to-date information on all the perks your company offers. Also, they are usually the ones borrowing stuff so if you got a new DSLR camera, you know who needs it the next week!
5. The Cannot-Be-Done
“You need this tomorrow? Not possible!” “I am not responsible for this.” “I don’t typically do this.” “I don’t.” “I can’t.” The default answer to everything is a big fat “No”. If you think about someone and can’t remember when was the last time they said ‘yes’ to something, you know they are the cannot-be-dones!
I know I know, you wanted me to include the manager’s ‘yes-man’ or that guy who is constantly on the phone all the time disturbing you with his pings and dings but these were my top 5 picks, what’s yours?