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:should you tell your boss about a slacker coworker?when you don’t click with your interviewerhow much money do you make?