A Stanford management expert reports that jerks and slackers can cost a company in productivity.  See ABA Bar Journal report.  Stanford professor, Robert Sutton finds that negative workers, pessimists, jerks, or angry, nasty people bring the rest of the work force down.  Negative people can reduce enthusiasm and change the mood, reports the researcher.

 Jerks at work cause all sorts of problems.  It is worse when the jerk is your boss.  But, ultimately, the jerks will cause enough issues that most employers would agree they need to go.   The good news is that according to at least one source, the nice boss gets his/her way more