Talent Canada: Eccentric colleagues: Is your office like The Muppet Show?
Bad behaviour by executives, managers and HR affects employees
Every organization of some size that I ever worked for — or ever heard of — has one or two oddballs on payroll.
Nobody remembers the rationale for hiring them or what they were expected to do — they are just there. They’re part of the furniture and considered harmless goofs.
If newbies ask, it’s a matter of “Oh, that’s just Bob,” or “Jackie’s at it again.” By unspoken consensus, no one ever holds them to account.