(Closed) Coworker's annoying habit driving me CRAZY!

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Put the headphones in and just say you dont want to disturb others.

Post # 4
390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

As someone who’s been the victum of “you chew too loudly” comment by a co-worker, I don’t really think you can say much.  I think if you try and say something you run the risk of looking like the office complainer and it would reflect badly on you.  (And just to clarify, I don’t think I really chew loudly because I’ve never been told that by anyone even in my own family, all I am is annoyed with said person now).

Post # 5
7651 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Lol! I shouldn’t laugh because it isn’t funny. I would HATE that. You have it worse than me because it’s constant, but we take phone calls from clients. There is a guy whose desk is in front of mine and he has a huge ego. He will be talking to a client and no more than a minute later he will slam his fist down on the desk, then throw a pad of paper across his keyboard–just thrown tiny 2 minute temper tantrums. It makes me so anxious and annoyed that a grown man acts like that becuase he fels the customer is so stupid and wants to explain their issue.

This is the first time I’ve worked in a cubicle, so I haven’t had to deal with it until this summer. You get to know someone’s annoying habits well. If I were you, I’d use those head phone no matter how ridiculous you think you look. Beats wanting to beat your face into the wall.

Post # 7
3182 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Ugh I hate any kind of mouth noises.  That would drive me crazy too!

Post # 9
5662 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Ms Bookworm:  OMG I can see myself totally writing this exact post about someone, these would be very similar reactions to ine if this was happening to me! I typically go the headphone route. If you say something to him it’ll make your relationship tense most likely. I’d still wear the headphones and tell him it helps you focus and drown out other noise, zone out and do work, whtaever excuse you can come up with! 

Or, wear those clear swimming ear plugs.. HAHA

Post # 10
191 posts
Blushing bee

I feel you. I share a cube with THREE other people.  One pops her gum 8 hours a day. VERY LOUDLY. The other chews his gum like a freeking cow. I don’t know how someone produces that much saliva to make that smacking noise so much! I wish they would have a gum ban since grown ass people don’t know how to chew gum properly.  Then this old 75 year old man stands by the printer by my desk and smacks his lips.  Seriously people?!?!?! I FEEL YOUR PAIN!

Post # 11
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

How annoying!! Use your headphones and just tell him it helps you focus and drown out other people. I used my headphones all the time at work because when people talked on the phone they were LOUD and it made me lose concentration.

Post # 13
9687 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Ms Bookworm:   Ahh, the days of cubicle working, thank God they’re now behind me.  Our boss is one of those loud temper-tantrum types, too.  He huffs, puffs and stomps up and down the hall when he’s pissed off.  But what’s worse is when he’s in a good mood he whistles all the freaking time.  I can’t stand it.  At least now I can shut my door.

Post # 14
5662 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Ms Bookworm:  HAHA! Yeah I have to use headphones to “concentrate” on not beating you over the head with my computer!

But really I use headphones to drown noise out and focus when I have something I need to get done.

Post # 15
4432 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My cubicle neighbor coworker is more annoying than that!

  • He recites his whole e-mail (outloud proof reading).
  • He talks about what he is going to do next outloud like we care
  • He bangs on the desk really hard if he screwed up or something isn’t working
  • He blows his nose and it sounds like an air horn/cruise ship (no joke)
  • He asks me every time at 10:30 whats for lunch…(me, and 4 other guys go to lunch together)
  • His phone voice is 100x louder than his already loud bronx accent obnoxious voice (no offense to anyone with NYC accents his is worse than you can imagine)
  • He comes into my cubicle without even asking and pulls off a report for expenditures for the year because he can’t print his own (i’ve yelled at him a million times)
  • He acts sooo fake infront of my boss! but she caught on!
  • He slurps his iced coffee when theres nothing left and swirls it around when there is clearly only melted ice
  • When he is overly excited (he has ADHD) he squirts his water bottle into his mouth really fast and makes a loud noise with it, then pops the cap back on and slams it on his desk


I could really go on and on..


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