If the words, "Life is too short to work with jerks" have never come out of your mouth, then you either have a very short memory or you're just not being honest with yourself. Nobody likes to work with jerks. I didn't either, until I realized I was one.
Look at it this way: The workplace is a diverse melting pot of personalities, personal baggage, and different perspectives. Besides, everyone reacts differently to the pressures, stresses and uncertainty of modern competitive markets.
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