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TODAY   |  October 01, 2013

No one likes a Debbie Downer, especially in the office

According to a study done by Fierce, Inc., a negative attitude trumps gossiping, laziness, and passive aggression as the worst trait among co-workers.

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>> know someone like this.

>> oh, hey.

>> hey, pluto, hi. must be fun to work here. although the biggest job after working in a theme park is that you must live under constant fear of deadly terrorist attacks.

>> that is rachel playing the famous debbie downer character on snl but a lot of us actually know someone like that and it's having an effect on our work. a new study finds that negativity tops gossip, laziness and passive-aggressiveness as the worst in a coworker. 50% say they confront their coworker.

>> i'll be the one that's annoying and smiling in their face hoping that turns it