I know you don't have any evil intent, but please understand that we could get hurt if you say something like that.
I didn't do it out of malice, but I'm really sorry that I made you feel that way.
By the way, how did you get the job without any experience in the first place? No offense, of course.
Someone with bad energy is someone who has evil intent, malice, or ill will. Hopefully you don't have too much 悪気.
The reading itself has a lot of 悪気 with all the exceptions it has. The 悪 part is read like 悪い. Then, 気 is rendaku'd. What an evil reading. Just think "what's the most evil reading I can come up with?" when you see this word. Then you should hopefully be able to read it.