Business Standard

Fending off workplace predators

Read this book and absorb its essence, but also work on enhancing your indispensability through your contributions

Book cover
Premium

Book Cover (Jerks at work: Toxic coworkers and what to do about them)

Sanjay Kumar Singh
Jerks at work: Toxic coworkers and what to do about them
Author: Tessa West
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Pages: 261
Price: Rs 799

A decade ago, I joined a well-known research organisation. All was well until another person (whom we shall dub the jerk) joined the workplace. Instead of sitting in front of his computer and doing an honest day’s work, this gentleman would spend four to five hours each day closeted with the boss, also the firm’s owner. They were ostensibly discussing new ideas. But all that brainstorming never bore any fruit. In reality, this gentleman earned his rather hefty salary by tattling against

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Feb 17 2022 | 11:26 PM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on business-standard.com are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to read more on Business-Standard.com