OK, so as a self-employed freelance writer in Kentucky, I don't have to actually deal with co-workers. My office is comprised of me, myself and I. On the other hand, I do have companies that I find clients through, and it's through these companies that I have been able to network with other freelance writers.
Some of these fellow freelance writing co-workers have been extremely helpful in boosting my writing career, while others have proven to me the exact reason as to why they have all the time in the world to be so annoying; they have absolutely no personality within themselves to effectively connect with high-paying private clients, meaning they have a lot of free time to try and make other people's lives miserable.
These people also prove to me over and over again the many reasons as to why I choose to work from home and not some cubicle farm where office politics dictate my future.
To put it simply, many of these other freelance writers, several of whom I consider my co-workers, are absolutely rude, inconsiderate, and immature.
All in all, what I'm getting at is that even as a freelance writer in Kentucky, I deal with annoying co-workers just like anyone else. Because of this, I thought it would be a good idea for both you and I to discuss a few tips relating to dealing with these types of people. After all, it's these very people that cause much anger to arise within us. In fact, as a person who works from behind a computer screen, there are many times that I wish I could reach through the screen and pull some of my co-workers through my computer and jack slap them. THEY CAN BE SOOOO ANNOYING!!!
Anyway, let's get to the good stuff. Let's talk about three ways to deal with annoying coworkers in Kentucky, or anywhere in the United States.
Tip #1: Ignore Them
As a freelance writer in Kentucky, the only way that I tend to come in contact with my co-workers is via online forum posts. I have recently discovered that the best way to avoid those arrogant, backstabbing co-workers is by avoiding these forums. Sure, these forums can be valuable when it comes to learning the ropes of a new writing platform, but in all actuality, any questions that need to be answered can be addressed by the Help Desk of the platform that I'm working for. If a platform doesn't offer a Help Desk, it probably isn't worth writing for anyway.
Tip #2: Never direct any work toward annoying co-workers
In the freelance business, I have several niches that I consider myself to be an expert in. When a client needs my services, if I don't feel that I'm adequately qualified to complete the work, I will outsource it to someone who is qualified. But I also make sure to never direct or outsource any of my work to an annoying co-worker. Although the annoying co-worker may not realize it, he or she is missing out on a ton of work and money simply because of his or her sour personality and inability to be respectful toward me.
Tip #3: Understand that annoying co-workers are everywhere
It doesn't matter the industry that you're working in; there will always be at least one annoying co-worker. Just make sure that this co-worker doesn't affect your ability to provide high levels of productivity. After all, if you outshine your annoying co-worker, you very well may find yourself landing that promotion you've been seeking, and this will burn deep under the skin of the co-worker who has been burning deep under your's.
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