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Old 06-03-2019, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Have you ever worked with one of these people? I work with a guy who is forever wanting a pat on the back just for doing his job. Not only does he constantly seek praise, he doesn't even do very good work. He works remotely, so on the days he's off, he'll remind us he's off, then posts throughout the day that he's available if needed Then he posts samples of his work expecting compliments, and when he doesn't get them (usually,) he reposts similar things later on in an attempt to garner responses. He also posts personal family photos, and although I'm sure his family is nice, it's a little strange on a professional work website. How did you handle these coworkers?
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:43 AM
 
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Have you ever worked with one of these people? I work with a guy who is forever wanting a pat on the back just for doing his job. Not only does he constantly seek praise, he doesn't even do very good work. He works remotely, so on the days he's off, he'll remind us he's off, then posts throughout the day that he's available if needed Then he posts samples of his work expecting compliments, and when he doesn't get them (usually,) he reposts similar things later on in an attempt to garner responses. He also posts personal family photos, and although I'm sure his family is nice, it's a little strange on a professional work website. How did you handle these coworkers?
What exactly is there for you to handle? I would just assume hes insecure and not let it bother me. Why does it bother you?
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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What exactly is there for you to handle? I would just assume hes insecure and not let it bother me. Why does it bother you?
He clutters our mutual work threads with a bunch of garbage asking for input. So it affects all the employees actually.
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Old 06-03-2019, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Have you ever worked with one of these people? I work with a guy who is forever wanting a pat on the back just for doing his job. Not only does he constantly seek praise, he doesn't even do very good work. He works remotely, so on the days he's off, he'll remind us he's off, then posts throughout the day that he's available if needed Then he posts samples of his work expecting compliments, and when he doesn't get them (usually,) he reposts similar things later on in an attempt to garner responses. He also posts personal family photos, and although I'm sure his family is nice, it's a little strange on a professional work website. How did you handle these coworkers?
Fire him.

Oh, you can't? Then he isn't exactly your problem. Why are you letting the behavior of others occupy so much space in your head?
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Old 06-03-2019, 10:48 AM
 
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I used to work with a gal who sounds eerily similar to this gentleman. Always dying for praise yet was consistently one of the lowest performing employees on our team of around 8. Seemingly always had personal issues that got her out of work, coincidentally during our busiest times of year. She also shared way WAY too much personal information with co-workers like her son's struggles in school, various illnesses of her family members (in detail.....probably because she was lying), photos/videos of herself, etc. etc. It was nauseating. What annoyed her the most was ignoring her. In fact, there were times she'd email/IM/call me asking why I didn't respond to something she sent......to which I'd not respond to that either. So I would recommend ignoring him as much as you can.
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Old 06-03-2019, 11:00 AM
 
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If he is cluttering up workplace email, the supervisor needs to tell him to stop. Who has brought this to the attention of the boss?
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Old 06-03-2019, 11:01 AM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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Have you ever worked with one of these people? I work with a guy who is forever wanting a pat on the back just for doing his job. Not only does he constantly seek praise, he doesn't even do very good work. He works remotely, so on the days he's off, he'll remind us he's off, then posts throughout the day that he's available if needed Then he posts samples of his work expecting compliments, and when he doesn't get them (usually,) he reposts similar things later on in an attempt to garner responses. He also posts personal family photos, and although I'm sure his family is nice, it's a little strange on a professional work website. How did you handle these coworkers?
I believe they are called (Depending on work and place) "Drama Queens" or "Problem Children" I usually tend to ignore them.
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Old 06-03-2019, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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I get what you are saying completely. A girl on my team, who is actually fantastic, needs constant re-assurance how fabulous she is. Every time she does something good, she emails me or messages me. Even the tiniest things. It drives me nuts, but I know that is her juice to get her going!
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Old 06-03-2019, 12:00 PM
 
Location: In a city within a state where politicians come to get their PHDs in Corruption
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Have you ever worked with one of these people? I work with a guy who is forever wanting a pat on the back just for doing his job. Not only does he constantly seek praise, he doesn't even do very good work. He works remotely, so on the days he's off, he'll remind us he's off, then posts throughout the day that he's available if needed Then he posts samples of his work expecting compliments, and when he doesn't get them (usually,) he reposts similar things later on in an attempt to garner responses. He also posts personal family photos, and although I'm sure his family is nice, it's a little strange on a professional work website. How did you handle these coworkers?
What is there to handle? He doesn't appear to impacting your work.
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Old 06-03-2019, 12:07 PM
 
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He clutters our mutual work threads with a bunch of garbage asking for input. So it affects all the employees actually.

Oh please, that's silly. Just ignore him.
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