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Footnotes need to made wiki style, with <ref> . . . </ref> tags so they have the links, and are placed automatically at the bottom of the page. --17:44, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Scope of the article[edit]

Svbenoit created this article as a generic description of the term "Toxic employee". However it has now changed to an article about the book "Toxic Employees". I do not believe that the book is notable in its own right to have its own article. This article should be changed back to the original form: describing toxic employees. Axl ¤ [Talk] 18:01, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

I agree and the PROD ought to be reinstated. The only reference i can see anywhere to the book is the authors own website, nothing even on Amazon or Google books. I was tentatively starting User:Penbat/toxic_workplace --Penbat (talk) 18:10, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
The article needs clean-up. I have started. I have removed the "Prod" tag. The tagger describes the references as "not academically rigourous". However they do appear to be reliable sources. Axl ¤ [Talk] 12:33, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
At first I thought the article should be about the book (like Voodoo Science), but the author of the obscure book is cooperating to make this an article about the general topic. --Uncle Ed (talk) 17:32, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Should be renamed "Toxic workplace"[edit]

"Toxic workplace" is a more generalized expression which some authors use, other authors refer to "toxic coworkers", "toxic managers" or toxic people in workplaces. Also there is an implicit ambiguity as to whether "toxic employees" includes managers or not. We already have toxic leader to compliment this article which identifies the point that it may not so much be the employees who are toxic as the leaders or employer. Also much of what is already written here is consistent with the concept of narcissism which should also be included in this article as in narcissistic leadership. A toxic individual is often narcissistic meaning that they act to their own secret hidden selfish agenda and not to help the organization unless it happens to coincide with their own agenda.

The following sources should be included:

  • Durré L Surviving the Toxic Workplace: Protect Yourself Against Coworkers, Bosses, and Work Environments That Poison Your Day (2010)
  • Kusy M & Holloway E Toxic workplace!: managing toxic personalities and their systems of power (2009)
  • Lavender NJ & Cavaiola AA Toxic Coworkers: How to Deal with Dysfunctional People on the Job (2000)
  • Lavender NJ & Cavaiola AA The One-Way Relationship Workbook: Step-By-Step Help for Coping with Narcissists, Egotistical Lovers, Toxic Coworkers & Others Who Are Incredibly Self-Absorbed (2011)
  • Lubit RH Coping with Toxic Managers, Subordinates ... and Other Difficult People: Using Emotional Intelligence to Survive and Prosper (2003)
  • Sue MP Toxic People: Decontaminate Difficult People at Work Without Using Weapons Or Duct Tape (2007)

They could be added as "Further reading" for now. --Penbat (talk) 15:44, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Is this a move proposal? If so, I would support the suggested move. Axl ¤ [Talk] 17:55, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

The technically skilled section[edit]

It may be true in some cases but i think there could be various other reasons why an employee is favoured as special such as via nepotism.--Penbat (talk) 20:05, 5 August 2011 (UTC)