"Jerks act that way because they are poor managers. They do not define priorities or resources, and just randomly upset people. If the management review process was effective, these issues would be discovered and dealt with. Usually, however, upper management is not aware of how much money is lost from employee turnover and poor productivity due to putting up with the boss’s abusive tantrums." -- Terry P.
"They are great! Because bright people like me decide to go into business for themselves. In my case, I work the stocks and write books. This month, I'm working on revising my civil rights book. Thanks to the 'jerks' I've worked for, I'm now on my own and loving it." -- Susan K.
"I don't mind when someone tells me I could do better or that I screwed up. It is a challenge to me; and when it is not I think it must be time to move on or retire. I really like a person who speaks their mind. The problem is now that person is a jerk because they want the workplace, classroom, or life better than it is. So, really the underachiever or one who 'wants to just get by' doesn't understand this concept so they use an abusive word....jerk. People, and even adults need discipline, and to be put on the right track. If they don't measure up or cannot take suggestions, it is time to move on out the door. I am evaluated every year, by a jerk. Most of the comments I sit back and listen to and use it constructively. Change the things I can and work on the areas I can't. However, if a person is just being critical without comments for change; this is a waste of my and their time. Maybe it is a word game, but I call that rude and the administrator - or 'jerk' - really don't understand their job description." -- Steve F., Indiana
"Imus is a good example of a jerk in the work place and for that I think he should hand in his resignation. Because he is bad for your business and he will continue to be a problem." -- D White
"I think there are far too many 'jerks' out there which decreases productivity. If you recognize you are in the situation ... best thing is to get out and find something else." -Mark A.
"AHOLES are not acceptable anywhere…what makes the workplace an exception? Bullying people to get the job done is ignorant! These people obviously have major issues and hang-ups due to their own lack of character. They must feed off the quick fix they feel from the falsified power over someone else! We need more people to stand up to their behavior, but it's too shocking and leaves you speechless." -- Loren S., Virginia
"Being a jerk in the workplace is not good for business, just as being a jerk in any environment is not good, period." -- Al R.