But I am not an asshole. I'm a prick. I'm not proud of it. But that's just what I am sometimes at work: a prick.
An Honest Guide to Dealing With Dicks at Work
4 Signs Your Rockstar Employee Is an Asshole
Have you ever dealt with a guy who was a real schlong at the widget factory? Maybe he just was an incorrigible asshole to be around, or he outright stole your ideas, or he was a shitty boss who yelled a lot and insulted everyone. Most advice will tell you how to cater to them or dodge their missiles. I will do no such thing. Here's the thing: Assholes at work walk a very fine line. You would think they would get fired on account of being assholes, and yet, in every situation wherein I've worked with a dude who was a major dick, they didn't get fired.
Why Being an Asshole Can Be a Valuable Life Skill
Have you ever worked with a person so nasty that you hated going to work? In an ideal world, people would treat others with respect, patience, and kindness. Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from til , and once the most powerful man on earth, said it best:. But in real nkfe, things are a bit different. In other words: Assholes are everywhere.
Ever had a conversation with a colleague where you walk away thinking, "Whoa, that person was a real jerk. These head honcho, give-me-your-lunch-money-type personalities are not only affecting high school hallways, they're invading our office culture. Here are the facts: workplace jerks are a business problem, not an HR problem.