"Whatever it is, I'm against it" — Groucho Marx, "Horse Feathers" They're everywhere — the ones denying vacation days, nixing reimbursement receipts, hoarding office supplies and ignoring your requests.
They are the “no” people, those who love to turn down requests whenever possible. They’re goalkeepers who stop everything coming their way, while inflicting mammoth bruises on the competition. If they’re not ruining your day, they’re sticking on a Grinch Santa cap to ruin someone else’s. There’s a "no" person in every office, especially on Capitol Hill, where members of Congress say "yes" to every constituent and press request and then leave it up to the staffers to sort it out. But some "no" people take their jobs more seriously than others. And in offices with blended hierarchical layers, a "no" person can threaten to veto a project or request at any time.