8 people i avoid working with - Narcissism is Necessary

8 people i avoid working with

at my job, i get a lot of different people pitching proposals to me. i’ve come to realise that i consciously avoid working with certain people:

1. people who have never done their research properly and do not know anything about my company or products.
2. people who do not title their email subjects properly. You know, “VISUAL” “PICTURES” “CONTRACT” “PROPOSAL”. where’s the context, hello?
3. patronising people who keep cutting me off
4. patronising people who keep cutting their colleagues off. yes i know you’re are the boss and you’re probably training him but you shouldn’t keep interrupting the young executive who is doing the presentation.
5. people who are bullshitting me. i’ve heard gems like they’ve got 30,000 unique visitors a day to their website. seriously.
6. people with fake accent who revert back to their neutral voice when they get caught off guard by my questions (refer no.1)
7. people who namedrop profusely
8. people who try to flatter me for favours. i’m sorry, a hundred thousand praises will never be able to top a 15 minute display of professionalism.

i wanted to make a list of 10 but i couldn’t. i guess there are not that many people i don’t like to work with, thank goodness. what about you, what kind of people you can’t work with?

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10 Responses to 8 people i avoid working with

  1. suanie April 16, 2009 at 9:03 pm #

    i can’t work with anyone who didn’t do their jobs.

    tell u story later

  2. yapthomas April 16, 2009 at 10:12 pm #

    Can’t work with very slow moving people…
    I hate it when things needs to be completed fast, they take ages!

  3. Tan Yee Hou April 16, 2009 at 11:10 pm #

    Erm, rude people who step on others!

  4. Marvin Lee April 16, 2009 at 11:50 pm #

    how about “patronising people who raises their voice to get themselves heard?”, kinda related to your number 3.

  5. Paul Tan April 17, 2009 at 12:04 am #


  6. Kimberlycun April 17, 2009 at 1:06 am #

    suanie: lol why am i not surprised???

    thomas: yes agree!

    yeehou: rude and incompetent, those are the worse -_-

    marvin: oh yeah i can totally imagine how annoying that is.

    paul: i know. haha

  7. kenwooi April 17, 2009 at 4:30 am #

    i cant work with people who is
    1) thinks too highly of themselves
    2) lazyass
    3) trying to be smart but actually zero knowledge
    4) bossy

    cheers! =D

  8. frostier April 17, 2009 at 8:15 am #

    I can’t work at all.

    wait.. this statement is so wrong.
    I can’t work with people whom trying to avoid doing work by passing the ball around

  9. Mark L April 17, 2009 at 11:25 am #

    I can’t work with people who say they can do this and that but in the end never do any of those.

  10. Myhorng April 20, 2009 at 5:34 pm #

    arhgg.. i have to work with all those mentioned.. sienz.

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