Is it just me, or is our new colleague really annoying?
First impressions last forever? Luckily, this is not completely true. We've all been guilty of prematurely assessing a new coworker as crap. Giving a new guy the benefit of your doubt proved a worthy choice on many occasions.
But after my fair number of years at a digital agency, there is one prime takeaway on the subject of annoying colleagues: pouring hopeful understanding into certain unworthy people is a sunk cost fallacy.
Here are a few common types I was unfortunate enough to have come across, ranked from easily spottable to those that might take months to detect. Telltales that indicate you’ve just stumbled upon a shitty coworker come in various forms, and none are good for you.