30 Telltale Signs You are a Jerk in Your Workplace

We all have that one jerk in the office that you simply cannot stand. He is boisterous, arrogant, selfish little prick that everyone just wishes for his resignation. Here are some telltale signs that you have a jerk or (maybe it is YOU) in your work environment.

  1. Colleagues talk behind your back, and you don’t know why

  2. You think everyone is jealous of you
  3. You think everyone is bias of you


  4. You think everyone wants to get rid of you

  5. Nobody wants to have lunch with you

  6. You strut into a meeting late and not be ashamed

  7. You assume someone will save you a seat at the same meeting

  8. You think handing in work late is what everyone is doing

  9. You think you are honest when you insulted the secretary’s choice of clothes

  10. You called your secretary by the wrong name even though she had been working for you for the past 7 years


  11. You brag about how you singlehandedly top your numbers in the company….ten years ago

  12. You brag about who you know in the industry all the time

  13. You think it is God given that the receptionist should greet you every morning. Like it’s her job.

  14. You refused to take in anyone’s opinions and ideas even though theirs are better than your own

  15. You think your ideas are always better just because you know so…

  16. You get a stapler from Secret Santa, and you recognise it is the same type your company uses

  17. The only person who talks to you during the office party is your CEO

  18. You keep getting stuck in awkward situations without realising it

  19. You bark orders at people even folks that are not on your team

  20. You swear a lot at the tiniest thing people said or do


  21. Everyone seems to offend you

  22. Everyone appears to avoid you

  23. Even the janitor gets a personalised mug from secret Santa

  24. Nobody empties your trash bin whereas everyone’s cubicle is sparkling clean

  25. You gave extra work to your staff just 10 minutes before the day ends every Friday without fail

  26. You will call your team randomly on weekends just to make sure they are at your beck and call

  27. You don’t share information. Instead, you purposely leave out the key points when passing messages to someone else

  28. Nobody remembers your birthday, and nobody wants to anyways


  29. Colleagues rather email you a simple request than to walk over to your desk or even pick up the phone to talk to you

  30. Colleagues rather do your part of the project/work than to pair up with you or to ask you for help

Do you have such a jerk in your office? How do you feel about him or her? I probably missed out a lot of points here, and you are welcome to add in some at the comments below!

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Patty says:

    There are exceptions of course, but I think a lot of these jerks are actually very insecure.
    Enjoy your weekend dear Kally!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. mobiuswolf says:

      I was thinking the same. Bragging is usually insecurity.

      Liked by 2 people

    2. Kally says:

      Yup, most jerks are very insecure folks just like bullies. I’m spending most of my weekend enjoying one on one time with the little one. Still wrapping my head around the fact I am a mom!

      Have an amazing weekend, Patty!!! 😘

      Liked by 1 person

  2. mobiuswolf says:

    How about taking credit for your subordinates work?

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      I hate those kind of jerks as well.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Bea dM says:

    Haha, some of these are hilarious, gerks can be so clueless. You must have sat down for quite a while to put this list together! Bet you got a lot off your chest 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      I didn’t spend more than an hour writing this post because the words just kept flowing out!! I revisited my treasure of bad memories of jerk encounters and boy, I have so much to pen down. Haha!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Marquessa says:

    So glad I don’t work with one and haven’t in years.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      Wow! Lucky you! I’m not that fortunate, I have worked with every single one of them that I have listed.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. f3foranswers says:

    Hahaha more people need to read this! Loved it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you for telling me you love this post!!! Welcome to MiddleMe.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. i read this post a couple of days ago, i just read this again orally to some of my coworkers coz it perfectly describes 1 person at my workplace…he got 25 out of 30…thank u for this…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you for sharing this with your coworkers! I hope that all of you enjoyed the post and hopefully this jerk in your workplace will improve his attitude soon.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. hahaha..he doesnt know it..he listened while i read it but he didnt realize that it was talking about him

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Kally says:

          Hahahaha. I wish I could’ve been there to see this happening.

          Liked by 1 person

          1. that would have been classic

            Liked by 1 person

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