Some workers may not be on their best behavior for Long Island jobs.
According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 3 in 4 employees (77 percent) have witnessed some type of childish behavior among colleagues in the workplace.
When asked which child-like behaviors they’ve witnessed colleagues displaying in the workplace, workers gave the following answers:
Whine: 55 percent
Pout over something that didn’t go his/her way: 46 percent
Tattle on another co-worker: 44 percent
Play a prank on another co-worker: 36 percent
Make a face behind someone’s back: 35 percent
Form a clique: 32 percent
Start a rumor about a co-worker: 30 percent
Storm out of the room: 29 percent
Throw a tantrum: 27 percent
Refuse to share resources with others: 23 percent
When asked to name specific immature or adolescent behaviors they have seen at work, employers reported the following observations of one or more employees:
Company owner threw tantrums, yelled and slammed doors when he didn’t get his way.
Employee hid to get away from duties and work responsibility.
Employee intentionally set up a co-worker to get him/her in trouble.
Employee ate other employees’ food from the company refrigerator.
Employee blocked parking spots to prevent other employees from parking closer to the front door.
Employee gossiped about all of his direct reports, then pretended to be their advocate.
Employee constantly pulled up inappropriate content on her cell phone and showed it to her “clique.”
Employee went to lunch and never came back.