Friday I began a countdown of the top ten things rookies should avoid saying to not be labeled “that guy.” It is never easy to be a rookie. It is also not easy to deal with a rookie who always seems to be in your way as a veteran. These are the mistakes every rookie should make an effort to avoid in order to prolong the patience of the veterans on the staff. This is a list of very easily dodged potential landmines in a new working environment.
The first items on this list were more related to things “that guy” does to annoy his coworkers. This section of the list represents the things that are done to offend your coworkers. Being annoying is significantly more forgivable than being offensive. The first six items on this list could be considered minor infractions. The top four features ways to permanently annoy your coworkers. Any of these violations could result in you being labeled “that guy” forever.
Here are the top four infractions that could make you “that guy.
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