Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers Survey
RequiredRequired Question(s)
Required 1.
Who complains or bugs you the most during the work day? Please select your top 3 only.   
Coworkers or team members
Employees who report to you
Your boss or people you report to
Suppliers / Vendors
Clients / Customers
Business partners / Contractors
Family members or close friends
Spouse or girlfriend / boyfriend
Other  
Required 2.
What types of things are they complaining about? Please select your top 3 only.

Job fear and/or pressure to perform
Unclear direction or lack of feedback from leadership
Too much work to do
Deadlines
Reorganization or change in work environment
New boss
Unrealistic demands from clients or customers
Incompetent vendors, suppliers or contractors
Incompetent coworkers or boss
Inadequate pay or benefits
Health issues
Personal or family issues
Not feeling heard or respected at work
Just feels good to vent or let off steam
Being micromanaged
Disagreements with coworkers
Other  
Required 3.
In addition to people, what types of things interrupt or drain your energy during the work day? Please select your top 3 only.

Technology challenges
Work environment
Reading and responding to email, IMs or texts
Phone calls & voice messages
Meetings / conference calls
Company bureaucracy / red tape
Bottlenecks / waiting for others to do their jobs
Other  
Required 4.
How much of your time do complainers, interruptions and/or energy drainers occupy in a week?
0 to 2 hours
3 to 6 hours
7 to 10 hours
11 to 15 hours
16 to 20 hours
More than 20 hours
5.
What day(s) of the week do you experience complainers, interruptions or energy drainers the most?  Please comment below why you believe this day(s) receives the most.

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
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Required 6.
How do you deal with a whiner or complainer? Please select your top 3 only.

Ignore them or leave
Avoid them
Agree and join in the complaining
Ask them to stop
Just let them vent
Redirect their focus
Change the subject
Keep conversation professional
Report them to leadership
Listen & try to solve their problem
I have no idea what to do
Other  
Required 7.
Under what conditions are YOU likely to become a whiner or complainer? Please select your top 3 only.

Job fear and/or pressure to perform
Unclear direction or lack of feedback from leadership
Too much work to do
Deadlines
Reorganization or change in work environment
New boss
Unrealistic demands from clients or customers
Incompetent vendors, suppliers or contractors
Incompetent coworkers or boss
Inadequate pay or benefits
Health issues
Personal or family issues
Not feeling heard or respected at work
Just feels good to vent or let off steam
Being micromanaged
Disagreements with coworkers
Other  
Required 8.

Which would you choose:

A $10,000 annual pay raise that requires you to work daily with a chronic complainer
Work with people who don't complain at your same annual pay
Required 9.

Have you ever left a job because you couldn't stand working with a complainer? 

No
Yes. Please comment below if you told someone in authority about the complainer and what action, if any, was taken.
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10.

Describe the worst complainer or whiner you have ever worked with. When were they at their worst?  Who or what did they remind you of?

 

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11.

Describe your best success story of dealing with a whiner, complainer or energy drainer.

 

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Required 12.
What is your gender?
Male
Female
Required 13.
What is your age range?
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56-65
66+
Required 14.

Please check the professional field that best applies to your occupation:

Attorney / Legal
Accounting / Financial / Banking
Sales / Marketing / Public Relations
Education / Academia
Manufacturing / Construction / Logistics
IT / Technical
Engineering / Science
CEO / Business Owner / Entrepreneur
Healthcare / Medical
Insurance / Underwriting / Financial Services
Nonprofit / Professional Association
Meetings / Hospitality / Restaurant
Organization Development / Training / Speaking
Property Management / Real Estate
Retail
Counseling / Psychology / Social Services
Human Resources / Staffing
Military / Government
Travel / Aviation
Clerical / Administrative
Other  
15.
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