8 types of annoying colleagues in Singapore (Part 2)

By Adrian Tan

In continuation from Part 1, here are the rest of the annoying colleagues you may find in your office.

The Serial Stabbers

There will always be that guy in the office that will do anything to get ahead. He trashes your work to your boss and friends, he spreads rumours about you and your family and he never misses an opportunity to show you up. The problem with backstabbing colleagues is that they rarely instigate conversation and always do their dirty work behind your back.

The Taiji Master

These are gurus who apply the art of Taiji into their everyday work, by deflecting all work responsibilities from the left to the right and from the front to the back. And they do it with such natural ease that all these actions probably won’t be detected until the work landed at your table. And that will be too late for you to do anything about.

The Smart Alecks

An obnoxiously conceited and self-assertive person with pretensions to smartness or cleverness, they are the one that knows anything and everything. The depth of the encyclopaedia is no match for their vast knowledge and know-how. Sometime it does back-fire, landing them with more jobs than they can handle.

The Ask-Hole

It's not that she doesn't get anything done. She does plenty—her banking, her shoe shopping, her wedding planning. She just doesn't do very much for the company. She has an amazing ability to keep work from landing on her desk, armed with lines like, "I’m not sure how to use the printer, can do this for me?" Or, "Gosh, you did such a great job on the last project; I just assumed you'd want to take charge of this one."


For more kinds of colleagues, check out our first ever video dedicated to them - "11 types of Singaporean Colleagues"

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