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Section: The Plastics Blog
July 31, 2007
Never mind dealing with competition from China, rising resin prices and last-minute design changes.
The real challenge that American employers face, apparently, is dealing with workplace princesses.
According to a study by Rachelle Canter, author of executive career handbook Make the Right Career Move, 48 percent of Americans say there is a princess at their workplace -- and 16 percent say the princess is a man!
What is a workplace princess? According to the study, they are employees who expect special favors, or express the belief that they are being treated unfairly, or make other people do their work for them.
Are you an office princess? Here are some warning signs, according to Canter:
Check out the link above if you'd like some tips on how to stop being a workplace princess. (Sorry, there are no tips on how to deal with a princess.)
And, by the way, princesses aren't alone in the hierarchy of workplace royalty. Her study also found that 21 percent of workplaces have a workplace queen, 18 percent have a workplace king -- and 34 percent (including Plastics News) have a workplace joker.
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