Surviving and thriving with difficult co-workers: The complainer

Scott Sanderson

In this edition of 'surviving and thriving' we look at 'the complainer'.

An old proverb tells us that misery loves company, but fails to tell us how the company feels about the situation. Those who’ve had to deal with a chronic complainer know the affection is not reciprocated. Meeting a complainer at a party or at the shops is an annoyance. At work the problem is going to be ongoing, and tougher to cope with. Over time the ongoing complaints build frustration and tension in the team. Solutions don&rsqu...

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