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How often do you think it happens that someone changes jobs because they can no longer stand the sight of a coworker who gets on their nerves? Has it ever happened to you that you leave primarily because of a douchy coworker? I guess it's common to have someone leave because of a boss they don't like, but what about leaving because of a coworker?
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I've done that. I was in a situation where I was the most senior person on the team, my colleague was relying too much on me to know how to do everything and had a "not my job" approach when it came to several tasks. I was not going to be moving up to management anytime soon. So I left.
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I've left because of a former boss (i.e. the one who wasn't my boss at the time that I left) and because of a project lead (i.e. he didn't have manager duties, but still led the project I was on). The project lead was also my peer, but because he had some authority over me, I'm not sure whether that directly answers your question.

If I had a problem with a peer (who had no authority over me at all), I'd usually try to raise the concern with my manager.
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Not because of one particular coworker, but I did leave a place because I thought overall, the people lacked talent. It might be a good place for one to coast, but it wasn't for me.
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Not because of one particular coworker, but I did leave a place because I thought overall, the people lacked talent. It might be a good place for one to coast, but it wasn't for me.
I did the exact same thing before. My new job didn't offer me higher compensation but I prefer to work with smart people.
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Not because of one particular coworker, but I did leave a place because I thought overall, the people lacked talent. It might be a good place for one to coast, but it wasn't for me.
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I did the exact same thing before. My new job didn't offer me higher compensation but I prefer to work with smart people.
I wonder how many people I've inadvertently chased away for this very reason.
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How often do you think it happens that someone changes jobs because they can no longer stand the sight of a coworker who gets on their nerves? Has it ever happened to you that you leave primarily because of a douchy coworker? I guess it's common to have someone leave because of a boss they don't like, but what about leaving because of a coworker?
I'd say this is reason number 1 or 2
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I'd say this is reason number 1 or 2
Really? You don't think that a bad boss is the number 1 reason?
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Really? You don't think that a bad boss is the number 1 reason?
I think boss and coworker are the top two reasons. I believe the other things (money,more challenges, relocation due to SO) are much less common reasons.
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Because of one coworker? Maybe not, probably not as common as leaving because of difficult management or leadership.

I had a job where I disliked 90% of my colleagues, and 100% of management. I could have stuck it out with just the insufferable colleagues a lot longer than I did. And that was a team environment, so it wasn’t like working with them was avoidable.
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