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How to Handle Co-workers Who Try to Take Advantage

coworkers taking advantage of you

coworkers taking advantage of youIn Hallie Crawford’s latest article on US News, “Bad Behavior in the Workplace and What You Can Do About It,” Hallie depicts how you can be prepared to handle co-workers who try to take advantage.

No one likes to have to be the one to tell another person they need to shape up. (Unless of course, you are a mom telling your children they need to behave, knowing they may continue to drive you crazy that day if you don’t!) And, as professionals, we would like to think that everyone we work with, whether it’s co-workers or employees, has it together and will act the way they are supposed to in a business environment.

Unfortunately, as we all know, that isn’t always the case. And that perspective can actually be counterproductive and affect you in a negative way. Why? Because when you assume that everyone will do what they are supposed to, and then they don’t, that causes frustration, extra stress and possible negative feelings toward that person, which can then impact your work, as well as your working relationship with that person.

Bad behavior is more common in the workplace than it should be. Here are some examples of “bad” behavior from your teammates or co-workers and what you can do about it.

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