22 Sep '11, 12am

Reasons Why Your Awful Coworker Still Has a Job - Yahoo! Singapore Finance via @YahooFinance

Alison Green , On Monday 19 September 2011, 22:19 SGT It's the great workplace mystery: How does your slacker coworker who does almost nothing at the office still have a job when you know tons of great people who are out of work? There's a simple answer: Your manager is too lazy or too scared to do her job. And she's not alone--many managers allow their desire to be nice and to avoid difficult conversations to trump the fundamental obligations of their job. Among the most basic responsibilities of managing are holding a high bar and expecting people to meet it, warning them when they're falling short, and taking action when that doesn't change anything. [See 10 Signs You Have a Bad Boss .] Many bad managers, when faced with an employee who needs to be warned in clear terms that her job is on the line if she doesn't improve, instead take little or no action at all. Their re...

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