For Fun! What are your work pet peeves?

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I agree with other people being dirty but I just try to avoid their office.

I hate it when people come into my office and use my stuff, especially if they don’t put it back where they found it.

Post # 4
4315 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

When grown adults are in their cubes whispering.  For fucks sake go in the conference room & shut the door at least.  Or text your gossip like normal damn people!

Post # 5
258 posts
Helper bee

People standing by my desk to talk to a coworker about non-work related things for extenned periods of time…People who talk very loudly when I am on the phone with clients. Or the ones that whistle or make fart/ poop jokes ALL DAMN DAY 

Post # 6
7506 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

We have to wear walkie talkies with war pieces at my work, and it is really irritating when people have pointless/long conversations over them. I just pull the ear piece out ASAP.

Post # 7
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I hate when coworkers take LOTS of personal phone calls. The occasional call from a husband is fine, but one takes at least 4 personal calls a day, many of which last over 5 mins. I work in an open area with this woman and it drives me nuts to hear her on these phone calls.

Post # 8
5983 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

….my co-workers…oh…AND my clients

Post # 9
9696 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I hate when I just walk into the office and I already have people waiting for me. I get that you have something to tell me (though usually they don’t), but can it at least wait until I’ve put my stuff down and checked my email?

Fridge thieves – if you didn’t bring it, don’t eat it!

Gossiping at work (well, I hate gossip in general)

Being constantly solicited for money/attending social events

Our new “open concept” work environment that is supposed to foster collaboration or something. All it does it ensure I can hear other people talking  

Inapproporiate office flirtation

Post # 10
917 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012


  • When people have giggle fits that lost for more than a minute
  • The elderly lady who talks so loud. I know that you can’t hear well but she talks so loud and it’s like I’m working with my mom or grandma.
  • When people are loudly having personal calls during hours.

Post # 11
2905 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

People walking up to my desk and launching into a converstion without saying ‘do you have a sec’


Post # 12
7084 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

When people walk around talking about how much they have to do and how they are going to have to stay late (we get paid overtime. I’ve noticed that they spend more time walking around complaining than actually working.

And when someone doesn’t wait until my computer is even on before firing questions at be.

Post # 13
5209 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

General laziness. When I’m overworked and running behind schedule and other people refuse to step in because they’re too involved in their Candy Crush games. It makes our department look bad. Also sloppiness. 

Post # 14
5508 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@deetroitwhat:  haha! Laughed out loud at this!

Post # 15
5508 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@figgnewton:  I have a candy bowl on my desk. I had one former coworker who would take HANDFULS every sinlge day. Do you ever contribute to replacing it, yo?? Then how about one or two pieces at a time! Argh! #firstworldproblems

Post # 16
3786 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We offer free, no-obligation consultations so that potential clients can have all of their questions about laser procedures answered by the laser tech/owner. It drives me crazy when people try to get me to give them a consultation over the phone, especially when it’s regarding tattoo removal. I might lose my mind next time. 

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