For Fun – Pet Peeves Related to Your Line of Work

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Post # 16
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Bumble bee

I work in Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals and, in the US, insurance is like an absolute necessity!!! If you don’t have it or don’t understand it and choose a bad plan, you’re basically signing yourself up for bankruptcy.  It really peeves me that generally people are really unknowledgable about insurance and then wind up with huge bills and then take it out on the practice when it isn’t the practice’s fault that they chose a shitty policy or didn’t know they needed a referral or whatever.  So Annoying!

Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

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knotyet :  Ironically, my biggest annoyance at work is dealing with IT. 

I’m a researcher at a hospital. I do basic molecular biology research, so not clinical trials or anything with patients. My needs are much different than that of most of the hospital who only need their computers for email, internet, and accessing the patient record system. I need very specialized software to analyze data. I also need computers dedicated solely to running laboratory equipment. I’m constantly dealing with IT, having to justify why I need certain programs and why they can’t just push random updates to computers running equipment that is sensitive to updates. They also have a habit of coming and taking computers if they haven’t been logged into in a while or if they need some sort of security update. Then they take forever to replace said computer and meanwhile I can’t do my work. Ugh. I could go on and on. Luckily, it was escalated to the higher ups and has gotten better recently. 

 

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Orange County, CA

I am a high school teacher and my biggest pet peeve is OTHER TEACHERS!

We are a gossipy, complaining bunch who are all used to being right, haha!  But the worst is when teachers will sit around and complain about processes or procedures, but no do anything to help or change.  Or when they complain about things that are a part of thier job duties!

Super frustrating, just be an adult and suck it up! Our students have more grit and resilience than some of my collegues!

Whew! Thank felt good! Thanks for this thread!!

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I work in HR and my biggest peeve is having to listen to supervisors complain about the workers. I really wish they would do some problem solving and deal with the issues they have on their own. 90% of the things I hear complaints about should not be eacalated to HR. I’m starting a new job in two weeks and from what I’ve heard they do a much better job at managing their employees, so I’m excited for the change!

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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knotyet :  mine isn’t necessarily at work, but I’m a litigation paralegal and I read EVERYTHING completely before I sign it. No exceptions. I’ve had people say “why are you reading that, just sign it?” and then when they learn what I do for a living they say something stupid like “so you must be really smart and good with details”. Yes I am, because it’s my job, but also I’m not smart for reading things before I sign them – everyone else is stupid if they don’t! 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I work with Nursing students so everyone assumes I have a Nursing degree. I have a BA in Psych and know nothing about Nursing except what I need to know in order to do my job well lol.

Being at a college, I get mistaken for a student a lot. I’ve even had people question my competence because of it.

And I hate pot lucks!! 

Post # 22
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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SithLady :  Yes! Mine is pretty good if I tell them to leave my stuff alone, but I have far more programs than my coworkers and need a lot more computing power to do my job. I have spent most of my day today frustrated that I don’t have two desktop computers! 

Post # 23
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I’m an attorney and I have a couple: (1) Busting my ass to get things to senior associates/partners days in advance only to have them sit on it until the very last minute, making me work until the wee hours on deadline day to get it out the door. (2) Clients and their absolutely unreasonable deadlines/expectations. Yes, I get that this is a service industry, but we can’t pull rabbits out of hats.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

I am a social worker and work in the medical field. I absolutely hate that social services becomes the catch all department. “Oh, we don’t know what to do with this, give it to the social worker.” I am all for teamwork, but, seriously, all things billing should go to the billing department. 

Post # 26
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Helper bee

I am an attorney. I rarely get to answer “So what do you do?” without follow up questions about a legal issue the person/their friend/relative/etc. is dealing with. There is nothing more irritating than being somewhere enjoying my evening/day off when someone thinks that this is a great time for me to start doing free work for them. And yes, me going through the mental gymnastics of any legal issue is work. If it was “a quick, easy question,” like they all say, then my law degree would have been a lot cheaper.

In the company of strangers, I just say I’m a hair stylist.

Post # 27
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443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I write for a magazine, and I feel bad because I know they’re just trying to do their jobs, but PR reps incessantly following up on pitches is so annoying. If I was interested in featuring your product, I would reply. Once someone emailed me and only an hour later they CALLED to follow up! Have some chill, Karen. 

Post # 28
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1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

I’m a social worker and my biggest pet peeve is when people ask me if I don’t feel guilty taking children from their families. What people don’t understand is that that is a last resort. There’s a lot of family counseling and therapy before

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I’m a copywriter and I work for a web design/online marketing company. Specifically related to my position, clients who never return emails on content are my biggest pet peeve as well as people who reply to say it’s all fine but then complain 6 months down the track (proving they never read the content in the first place). I feel like it’s a complete waste of my time when I write content and the client just doesn’t care enough to respond – which means it sits around in limbo because we can’t upload it to a client website without their approval.

As our office is quite small, I also spend a lot of time answering the phone (we don’t have a receptionist, so 2 of us tackle most calls). My biggest pet peeve with this is people calling us for issues that aren’t actually our problem (as in “my emails aren’t working” but we don’t host their emails so there’s literally nothing we can do). Whilst most people are understanding when we explain that we don’t look after that particular service for them, others refuse to listen and keep insisting that we do something to fix the issue.

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I multitask a self published indie author/ graphic designer for a small publishing company and my ultimate pet peeve: when clients just assume they know better than I do in regards to the design aspect. 

No, comic sans will not work for this, you hired me for a reason, let me do my job, and don’t blame me when x, y, or z doesn’t sell because you took control of your packaging. 

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