reasons why your awful coworker still has a job by Alison Green on September 19, 2011 It’s the great workplace mystery: How does your slacker coworker who does almost nothing at the office still have a job when you know tons of great people who are out of work? I answer this mystery over at U.S. News & World Report today. Check it out here. (And see if you can guess the answer before you click.) You may also like:why employers won’t name a salary range firstthe word men don’t hear in performance reviews, the 40-hour work week is dead, and moreshould you tell your boss about a slacker coworker?