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13 Signs Your Employees Hate You


incompetence

Do my employees hate me? Let’s find out. Here are 13 signs that they probably do.

1. Mood swings

Whenever you call for meetings or simply approach them, they quickly change moods. People around you either look scared, overly serious or annoyed. You have that kind of power.

2. Sick day spree

sick day spree!

They exhaust their sick leaves just to get away from you. An inside competition on who gets to use up their sick days off first is likely to exist. Just a day without you is like breaking free from a cage.

3. Exemplary office ninjas

A man standing in an empty office

Where the heck are they?!

Suddenly, you notice the corridors are empty. Their stations are unmanned at the strike of lunch time and you rarely see them riding in the same elevator as you. Yes, you trained them well.

4. You always create a one-man team

No one wants to be automatically on your side whenever you propose a project. So you have no choice but to manually select who to work with yourself.

5. They rather be shady

nope, not doing this

Have you heard any side stories about their lives lately? Oh, you know the one they personally told you about. Nada, right? They’d rather not share information about themselves to you unless necessary.

6. Discreet complaining

The HR department informs you that they have been receiving relentless complaints from your employees about you. As they say, sky’s the limit.

7. You only hear an echo of your laugh whenever you crack a joke or deliver a punch line

ugh!!

How they really react when you crack a joke…

A faint smile just comes across their faces no matter how funny the joke is. Or if you’re sharp, you can detect a fake laugh hanging around the room.

8. Work Productivity is down and is even decreasing

pretend work

You’ll just catch yourself asking, “What happened?” Before they got to know you, they were like talented, super individuals that are high-strung to take on any challenge that work throws at them. And now? It’s as if they were introduced to a mutated kryptonite.

9. No personal invitations to functions outside work

You just heard news that a fellow in your team is celebrating his birthday today. He asks everyone (secretly) in the team except you.

10. Do you have any friends among your team?

smeagol

You feel you can only relate to a few people— or no one— on your staff. You don’t get to hang-out much (or at all) with some people in your team.

11. No one eats with you (voluntarily), unless you say it’s a team lunch out and you’re paying

Eating by yourself while you see your team members together munching away, passing by or just coming from a restaurant, makes you feel a bit of a sting, doesn’t it? Do you see anyone approaching you and asking if they could join you or you to them?

12. Resignation letters everywhere!

More than the average love letters you receive on Valentine’s Day, the stack of resignation notices on your desk are starting to pile up. Of course, there could be other reasons why but who are you kidding? Wouldn’t it be the right time to realize something?

13. When they stop talking to you, they start talking about you.

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Casual or small talks become nonexistent simply because it only turns too awkward and dead. They talk behind your back and even throw a mini-party whenever you’re not around. Yay!

Is Social Media Killing Your Social Life? 12 Signs

Ironic isn’t it that something created for a purpose backfires and ruins everything instead. Social media was made to promote social ties and strengthen connections, but is it really doing a good job?

Social media - weapons of distraction

Want to know if you’re on the edge of being forever alone due to your excessive patronage on your social media sites? Keep reading. Below are 12 hints that let you know if you’re on the radar of being guilty on the charge of killing your own social life.

1. You rarely go out on weekends with your family or friends. Afraid of missing out updates on your social media sites. Perhaps, virtually you are connected but it blurs the true essence of intimacy and physical contact of any human relationship.

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2. Passing up on dates because you’ve seen something you don’t like after stalking your potential date on their Facebook. First impressions last, or should I say “First profile impression”? Whatever happened to sharing conversations and spending a little time to know one another? 

3. Do you still know what a telephone is? Have you tried talking to your friends instead of chatting with them? You spend too much time online that you are starting to miss their voice.

4. When eating out, you take pictures of your food and post them on Instagram before consuming them. Not even considering how hungry your companions are. That sure is a friendship killer. Never stave off a pack of hungry wolves.

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5. The privilege of anonymity. Enjoying leaving anonymous messages? So tell me, how do you build friendships from that?

6. You had a spat with an acquaintance (a friend on a social media site you have never met and probably lives on the other side of the world from you, for example) just because you corrected their grammar on their previous comment.

7. When was the last time you personally announced big news to your peers or family? “I’m getting married!” Your folks and chums are among the last ones to know that you are about to get hitched because you’d rather post it as a status than tell them directly.

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8. You’re becoming a “Like-fiend,” stalking your crush on their pages or profiles and instantaneously liking every post, comment, and photos of them. When was the last time you actually told someone you like them instead of clicking?

9. You’d rather visit a sick friend’s profile than his house.

10. You have more game applications on your wall than the sports you actually played or the hobbies you have tried.

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11. You have tons of friends and followers (say a thousand), but there’s only a handful of them you personally know.

12. You remember birthdays based on your social media’s news feeds. Where is the sincerity in greeting them via post?