Most of us have at least one coworker we can’t stand. Maybe it’s because they chew loudly. Perhaps it’s because they bully the innocent. Whatever the reason, it can be difficult to work alongside someone who you find annoying, unprofessional, or just plain rude.

Luckily, there are ways to tackle the many varieties of obnoxious people. It just takes patience, tact and the ability to see the big picture. With that in mind, here are 16 types of coworkers you absolutely can’t stand — and how to deal with each of them.


As you're doubtlessly aware, anything you publicly share online can end up in the hands of a prospective boss when you apply for a new job. Indeed, the number of employers actively searching social media accounts has increased by 500 per cent in the last decade.

You might think your social media accounts are private and/or faux-pas free - but it definitely pay to double check. As this infographic from Rawhide explains, there are many ways your social media "brand" can affect your chances at landing a new job - for better or for worse.


It may be that, on the basis of a reference, you do not get the job or the scholarship or the finance for which you were applying. Given the wide application of defamation law in Australia, you'd expect to have some legal recourse in the event of an unfairly harsh reference. The reality is a bit different, however. We take a look at your options.


It seems like the number one tip from any show about dressing yourself is always the same: get your clothes tailored. That's a great idea and all, but it means you need to actually have a tailor, and finding the right one is of the utmost importance. Luckily, clothing expert Alison Freer has some great tips on how to just that.