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Self-Storage Talk Thread: Surviving a Toxic Co-Worker


Everyone has worked with a less than desirable person at some point in their career. Whether it’s someone who whines about everything, takes credit for other people’s work, spreads gossip, has a temper or is just lazy, these employees are often unbearable to co-workers and, often, prospects and tenants. Not only do they cause discord in the self-storage workplace, they can be the catalyst to higher employee turnover and poor customer service.

In a recent thread on Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community, members share details about their encounters with toxic colleagues and supervisors, and discuss their strategies for surviving the chaos. Have you ever worked with someone who brought nothing but trouble to work? How did you handle it?

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