If you’re one of those fortunate people who have found a new job, you’re probably busy learning the ropes and getting to know your new team. Each business and office environment is different. They all come with their own set of quirks and personalities. When starting a new job, it’s often important to understand everyone’s personality and how they interact. This also allows you to figure out who to watch out for…those pesky snarks.
While it may seem difficult to escape their negativity, dealing with snarks is a part of life. Here are a few things that will help you navigate those snark-infested waters.
· Protect your ideas. Whenever possible, avoid the middle man and take your original ideas directly to the boss.
· Don’t share your contacts with people who you suspect might use your relationship for their benefit only.
· Don’t rely on people-pleasers. Their inability to make decisions—especially unpopular decisions—means that you can’t depend on them when times get tough.
· Don’t share confidential information with complainers and whiners.
· Don’t share your dreams with bubble-busters. They’ll only bring you down.
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