(Closed) Coworker is driving me CRAZY

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1583 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ewwww….that would really gross me out….sorry you are having to deal with that….don’t have any advice, just wanted to give you my sympathy!

Post # 5
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

@Legallyblondiebride:  ick! i have to admit though, i DID have a similar issue last winter with just a dry, persistent cough! maybe suggest she get a humidifier for her cubicle as a friendly-i’m-concerned-about-your-wellbeing-and-not-about-your-infectious-phlegm type of way? :p it fixed me up, so it certainly couldn’t hurt!

Post # 6
46382 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If she has had a cough for 3 months, has seen her doctor, and he has told her she is not contagious, what else would you have her do? She has to make a living too.

Perhaps she has asthma? That could be the cause of her cough. Asthma is not contagious.

Post # 7
8329 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Even if it’s not contagious she should still be covering her mouth – gross!

Post # 8
4416 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve developed some kind of allergy that makes me cough productively for like half an hour after eating really spicy things … I had to stop putting jalapenos on my salads at work so I wouldn’t be that annoying person hacking up a lung after lunch every day Frown  Because yes, listening to someone cough and cough and cough is pretty annoying!

Post # 9
5479 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

She should definitely be covering her mouth, but could you possibly imagine how irritating this must be for HER?  SHE is the one who probably has a sore throat from coughing, as well as sore ribs or abs too 🙁  She probably doesn’t feel all that well either.  But yes, cover your cough regardless of the cause.

Post # 10
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

Not covering her mouth? Coughing and hacking all over the office equipment? Doesn’t matter what the doctor says, it’s unsanitary and she has to get a hold of the cause and try to solve the issue. If not, cover your mouth, or cough in your own sleeve.

I don’t have a cold but if I cough, some spit does come out, and lands on whatever… so that’s disgusting, especially if she does it on every piece on office equipment used by others.

Post # 11
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

yuck, that IS really annoying!

I had a neighbor who developed a cough bad enough I could hear it through the walls. I felt bad about being annoyed by it, but I totally was!

Post # 12
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Legallyblondiebride:  OMG! I have a hacker at my job too! although she has been doing it since she started (9 months ago!!). Its literally every day although some are worse than others. She is loud anyway and her coughs are extreme. She is hacking like she has something seriously wrong with her but she says “its the air in here”. um, I am pretty sure its the 40 years of chain smoking….

Post # 13
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Eww, I had the same problem with someone last year. She said the same thing about not covering her mouth. “It’s just smoker’s cough” Oh well in that case, it’s still just as disgusting and rude to cough all over everything…

Post # 15
2009 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Tell her to cover her mouth!!!!!!

Post # 16
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Our building tends to work up people’s allergies and we have a guy who sneezes and blows his nose like a horn whenever the air comes on. Certain co-workers started to clap once loudly when he did this until they were told to stop. His horn blowing even caused one guy to fall out of his chair because he startled. We also have a lady that hacks every now and then again too.

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