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How To Deal With Jerk Offs

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Draaaaaaaaaama. It’s everywhere. Even when things are good for some reason there is always that one thing lurking in the back of a co-worker’s mind waiting for the most inconvenient time to explode.   It happens in almost every work environment. Now that I think about it, dealing with jerk offs almost feel like a part of life. From the idiot co-worker to the guy at the beach kicking sand your way. There’s no escaping it. But how the heck do you deal with these types of people without breaking any laws. See what I did there? I thought you’d appreciate that.

How To Deal With Jerk Offs In 3 Easy Ways

1. Kill Them

Kill them symbolically. Don’t actually kill anyone guys. Kill your expectations of them. Sometimes the issue isn’t them, it’s what you expect them to be. It’s the standards you have placed for them and they are for whatever reason failing to meet them. As a result, you get pissed off at them. It’s like getting mad at a baby because it can’t do the math. It’s not a reasonable, right? Right. A better way to deal with these types of peoples is to lower your expectations of them.

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2.   Push Them Away

The only way I deal with jerk offs is if someone pays me to be in the same room with them and even then that’s a stretch. In most cases, you don’t have to deal with jerks. You can put space between you guys. For instance, if there is a co-worker you can’t stand, don’t go to lunch with them. Don’t have lunch near them. Just don’t. They’re not going to change. Don’t expect them too. Find ways to say no to their invites and situations that put you in the same room as them. No, you can’t avoid them completely but sometimes just saying no is all it takes to get the message across.

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3.   Fire Them

Maybe this one should be first. A lot of times there is that one person on the team who just isn’t a good fit. They generally are the most negative person in the room. They have a way of spreading this bad energy to the rest of the team in a way that hurts the workplace. Look at your team, look at the results. If they’re not the right fit let them go. Nothing wrong with that guy. Once cancer is found you need to cut it off before it spreads. Now I just want to add make sure you know who is cancer before cutting it off. The worst thing you can do is chop off the wrong limb.

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PS. You’ve heard the old saying about life being too short. I don’t want to drill that in your head anymore. Instead, I want to challenge you to make a crappy situation better. If you can’t change the situation, change yourself. This post was inspired by a conversation about negative energy in the office place. A lot of times our agency provides consultations on how to improve work environments to boost revenue and keep the team happy, so we figured we’d write a post about this and have a real talk on the jerks in our lives. Learn more about our services at www.Treehouse51.com