6 Ways Employees Manipulate You

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3. Creative Goldbricking

Your employee wears a frazzled expression--permanently. He never goes anywhere without holding a huge stack of papers and then strides like he's on a mission, even when he's just off to the restroom. When anyone asks "How are you?" he rolls your eyes and says: "Working my **s off!" He commits to dozens of meetings, but then sends regrets that he's "too busy" to attend. Soon he's known as the office workaholic, when in fact he's secretly relaxing.