Tips on How to Spot a Jerk Before They’re Hired
83% of IT professionals surveyed said they’ve worked with a jerk within the last five years.
The know-it-all: 30%, The bully: 26%, The complainer: 21%
59% of surveyed IT workers said working with a jerk results in low employee morale.
42% said working with this kind of colleague results in workers taking on a lone-wolf mentality, as they prefer to work alone.
40% said this situation results in decreased work quality.
34% said it results in the inability to get work done.
48% of tech employees would rather sit in a middle seat on an international flight than work with a jerk.
20% would rather get a root canal than work with a jerk, and the same percentage said they’d prefer to take a lower position in another department than work with this sort of person.
Positive relationships among colleagues: 43%, Office location: 27%, Culture: 15%
One out of five tech pros admit that they’ve been an office jerk themselves.