There's more than one way to deal with negative work mates and it depends very much on whether they are a chronic whinger or just going through a bad patch.
I've always had a very 'black and white' approach with chronic whingers: Resign and get a job that makes you happy! It's that simple.
You wouldn't eat food you don't like, nor flat with people you detest so why put yourself through a job you hate?
On the other hand, occasionally negative people need a different approach that includes listening, empathy and guidance.
This article gives you some useful tips on how to deal with both chronic and occasional negativity in the workplace.
Some people exude negativity. They don’t like their jobs or they don’t like their company. Their bosses are always jerks and they are