10 Types of Employees That HR Secretly Hates

by Evil HR Lady on December 30, 2016

I’m currently on vacation and not writing anything, so here’s a throw back.

People generally go into Human Resources because they like people. After a few years of dealing with these humans, HR people can become cynical. You would too if you had to deal with these types below. If you see yourself in one, stop it.

1. Special snowflakes.

These employees feel like they aren’t subject to any of the rules. Showing up on time? Forget it. Always on his phone? You bet. The worst thing about special snowflakes isn’t the snowflakes themselves, but that their bosses allow the bad behavior to continue. HR can’t fire people directly (generally), they can only recommend it. It’s up to the manager to make the final decision. And managers who fall into this special snowflake category? You’re the reason we have so many lawsuits.

To read about the other 9, click here: 10 Types of Employees That HR Secretly Hates

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cary January 1, 2017 at 4:58 am

My pet peeve is the Matyr. The ones who complain that they haven’t had a break, but shake their heads in a resigned manner when I say I’ll cover for them. Makes me feel stabby.

Next on my list is the One Who Need Me to Read Their Mind. They never say what they really need, and act all, but I didn’t want that when I act on that conversation. Double stabby.

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Keith M January 2, 2017 at 8:42 pm

I work with the “the ambitious-yet-incompetent ladder climber.” Blurgh. Who on Earth told this person they were so great at what they do that they deserve a promotion?

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Seebs January 3, 2017 at 7:47 pm

What about the one who thinks HR should fix everything. I don’t like how my manager assigns work to me or what they wrote in my review or how my co-worker smells or that some people don’t clean the conference room after they eat in it. I should tell HR and then everything will change but I won’t have to have a conversation with anybody nor will anybody know I complained.

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