For Fun – Pet Peeves Related to Your Line of Work

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Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - City, State

I’m a litigation paralegal at a PI firm. My biggest pet peeve is when the same clients call EVERY SINGLE DAY for a case updateundecided

Post # 32
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Bumble bee

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LilliV :  haha this made me laugh. I’m a lawyer and do the same thing. When Fiance and I closed on our house, I read every line of those documents. Our mortgage lender made a comment like “oh most people just breeze through them.” Oh well then I guess most people wouldn’t have noticed a pretty material mistake that had been made on one of those forms! Public Service Announcement for the other bees reading this–please read carefully important legal documents like wedding vendor contracts and mortgages.

Post # 33
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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soon2bmrsruiz :  LOL I used to work as a paralegal for a PI firm too! It was HELL. It was 6 years ago, but I still remember the client’s name who called me every week wanting advice about her marriage, her retirement, her job, her health…let’s not even get into the hassle of trying to get clients to sign anything in a timely fashion. 

It doesn’t matter what job I’m in, my pet peeve is always micro managers. 

Post # 34
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Helper bee

I have to call people a lot because I deal with sensitive info and can’t email/text most things. But because no one ever answers calls or returns voicemails, I inevitably have to email them saying “Call me please. Do not respond via email”. And 98% of the time, they respond via email. 

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee

The biggest pet peeve about my job is my boss. He sucks.

As far a generalities goes– I work in HQ for a major retailer, and retail never sleeps. Therefore; YOU never sleep!

Post # 37
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I work in the ER. Failure to plan on your part, does not constitute an Emergency on our part.

No, the doctor is not going to do the complete physical you need to submit to your employer.

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Mine is when clients call instead of email haha, I just hate talking on the phone! I work with photos (VISUAL) so trying to explain how something looks over the phone is 10x harder than simply emailing an image. The calls usually go along the lines of the clients saying “you know that photo… that has the bit like this… scroll down halfway through the folder….” like just send it as an attachment!

Post # 39
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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soon2bmrsruiz :  
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lucky13th :  oh heyyy! hahaha, I also used to do PI – primarily on the defense side but we’d sometimes do med mal or wrongful death cases on the plaintiffs side too. My boss was really good about only taking awesome clients who had legit cases and so it was really hard not to get emotionally involved and take your work home with you. Now all my clients are business fighting about money – it’s interesting and more complex but at the end of the day doesn’t pull on the heartstrings lol. 

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper

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futuremrsmmm :  I can definitely relate to this! It’s a widespread problem and a few of the professors seem to think they’re demi-gods who need not respond to their underlings or students in a timely or professional manner. 

Also, the allotted time we’re given to mark essays/ plan lessons when calculating our per-course salary is wholly inadequate. I do take my job seriously- I care about my students, they’ve put a lot of hard work into their essays and projects, they deserve someone to go over it carefully and offer constructive criticism and encouraging feedback and occasionally extra help, not just the slap-dash method our time constraints allow for. So I end up putting in a lot of extra unpaid hours. I feel better about myself knowing I’m giving my students my ‘A game’ but it’s frustrating as hell the trickle-down stinginess of the uni for those of us not at the top of the food chain. 

Post # 41
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I work in public assistance and I think my biggest pet peeve are clients that are asked to provide verification of their income, household, etc. but then fail to do so by the deadline. They will always wait until the day/week AFTER their documents are due and then it is somehow my fault that they did not receive their benefits for the month. I also deal with a lot of smelly/bug infested clientele. There really is nothing like opening an envelope to copy their documents and having a cockroach crawl out of it 😭

Post # 43
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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npoliver :  yes, you are speaking to my SOUL. I see you checking your iPhone, you got parental controls on that blocking the mail app? smh.

Post # 44
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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wineosaur :  I’ve gotten mistaken for a student worker before, and it depends on the day if I get annoyed or flattered. lol

 

also potlucks can go die. 

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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npoliver :  LOL This is all so true. I work in marketing  and PR for a moderately sized hospital, and we constantly have departments and physicians trying to tell us how best to promote them when they don’t have a clue. Most of them scream that they need a billboard when in fact it will be ineffective and a huge waste of money. I don’t tell a physician how to treat their patients, so they shouldn’t be telling me how best to advertise and market services at a hospital when I have been doing this in this particular market for a very long time. 

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