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Are your coworkers rude? Careful – it's catching | Jean Hannah Edelstein

Incivility can go viral in the workplace, researchers have found. Here’s how to protect yourself Horatio – not his real name – did not bring out the best in me as a boss. He set the tone on the day that he offered me a full-time role, upgrading from a freelance gig, calling me a “cheeky bitch” when I responded to his question about salary requirements. We were, so to speak, off to the races of rudeness: Horatio was rude to me.
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