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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Incompetency in the Workplace

Let's face it... chances are you deal with incompetency in the workplace on a daily basis. Someone who doesn't pull their weight, or doesn't know what they're doing. Perhaps their personality is as painful as stepping on a cactus, repeatedly. You have two choices: learn to deal with it or move on.

When I am forced to face any of the above (and trust me, I am), I've learned to live with it. I'm lucky enough to have coworkers I trust completely - they let me vent my frustration, and I'm done with it. I'm also fortunate in that I dig going in to work every day. I love what I do! So why let what I can't control take that away? If I get to a point where I lose that focus, I've got the experience and education to move on, but I'm hoping I'll never have to consider it.

How do you deal with incompetent coworkers?

3 comments:

JoeInVegas said...

Hopefully you can set things up to not be dependent on them. If so, just avoid them or ignore them. Unfortunately, if it's a boss (as I had once) you just look for another job.

Barbara said...

You have no idea how lucky you are.

I find myself spending a lot more energy on dealing with difficult co-workers than I do getting my job done.

Teleolurian said...

I write a piece of code to replace them.

Machiavelli, you ain't got nothin' on me.