Post # 1
Seriously, I work with quite possibly the most annoying person on the planet. You send him an email, and he runs over to your desk to talk about it. Dude…if I wanted to chat about it, I would’ve called you. But the reason I put 4 other people on the email is because they ALSO need to hear your answer. So reply to all and STOP coming to my desk! He just sneaks right on up…like the Sidler. Suddenly, you turn around and he’s THERE.
He is also incredibly socially awkward, so after he’s beaten the dead horse talking to you about the issue, he lingers. And you just don’t know what to say to him anymore. You don’t want to be rude, but go away already!
Sorry…I so needed to let that out! Anyone super annoying that you bees work with?
Post # 3
Oh no! That sounds SUPER awkward. You should always have some work laying out that you “really need to get started on”.
I have a super annoying coworker, too. I think she has Tourettes. She literally is not quiet from the second she gets here until she leaves. She makes unintelligble noises all day long, shouts “This is my JAM!” during every other song that comes on the radio, and talks outloud to herself all day long. I either get the rundown of last night’s reality shows or get to listen to her yell over and over “Lemme get that BACON!” When she’s on the phone with a customer and they aren’t understanding each other, she puts the phone on mute and pounds it on her desk. She’s really special. A minute ago she was shouting dates to herself and yelling to another coworker about how she wanted to eat a banana.
Post # 4
@2PeasinaPod: yes. the chattiest cathy you will ever meet. it’s not as bad now because we both work from home most of the time. i have on more than one occasion hung up my phone and blamed it on a dropped call. its not like she’s talking about work stuff. she just talks. for hours. when we were still working from our office, it was known amongst our coworkers that if you got a text message with this coworker’s name, you had to go save the person she was talking to. i happened to be in my office the week after i got engaged and she walked in, and i desperately tried to hide my ring but she caught a glimpse of it–well there went the next THREE HOURS of my life. no kidding. i now know all about her first engagement that she called off, her failed marriage…..all things you really want to hear about right after you get engaged, right? omg she drives me crazzzzzzzy. ok that felt great getting that out. i’m done now.
Post # 5
@Chillmer: Wow…that one is special. It might be entertaining for the first few days, but after that, definitely annoying!
@pb and j: LOL 3 HOURS?? Wow…your gal might take the cake! We also have people save us from this coworker. Another coworker of mine has it worse than I do, he thinks they’re friends. So I’ll call her from my cell phone so that he can’t see that it’s me when it pops up on her caller ID.
Do you think these people KNOW that they’re the annoying coworker?
Post # 6
I work with one guy who is SO annoying. I can totally relate. We work in an open office layout, so everyone can hear everything. He takes so many personal calls at his work phone, so we know all about his doctor’s visits and social circle. And he needs to explain every single business call he gets (as in, as soon as his phone goes down, he’s like, “Hey, John, so this customer …” UGH! DO NOT CARE! ALL the calls are the same. And it’s always a five-minute story. He just never shuts up.
Plus, he’s just really bad at his job, but he’s been here the longest so he’ll never get fired.
Post # 7
There is a guy that works with me (mind you, I’m 22 and he’s in his early 60s) that takes too much interest in my life. I think he’s not all there, I’m not sure what he has but I can tell. His position doesn’t really exist, it’s one that they made for him a long time ago b/c I think he has a handicap. Word got around my office that I’m engaged, which is fine b/c my Fiance works for the same place. Anyways, this guy constantly asks when our wedding is, where I live, what kind of car I drive, and if my Fiance and I are going to break up or get cold feet!? Sometimes I’ll be speaking to another coworker and I’ll look over and he’ll be looking at me, smiling. Definitely creepy but I don’t know if he knows he’s creepy. He does the same things with some of the other females my age. It just makes the office uncomfortable sometimes and I have told him in the past “this is not appropriate for the office,________, I will not be discussing these things with you.” Luckily, I think my coworkers and bosses have noticed and try to keep him occupied and also remind him that certain discussions shouldn’t be discussed. He also tells us when he’s using the restroom, which is every 25-45 minutes..it gets old quickly.
There’s another coworker who has a habit of overtalking about things. I’ll ask about a report and he’ll go into a 15 minute talk about it, when I needed a yes or no answer.
Post # 8
There is a guy who works in the claims department who LOVES to sneak up behind people quietly, look at their computer screen then comment on it loudly. Once I was paying my Jcrew bill and of course there were pictures of models in clothes, so he was like “SUURRREE that’s work related!” I was like “Get the fuc* out of here, a$$hole!” But his whole reason for coming over is to talk about a claim that he should have responded to an email about, so I can totally relate.
There are other people who walk up behind me quietly and scare the $hit out of me which really annoys me.
Post # 9
WE have crazy people too – a guy who constantly talks – to himself, to other people, calls people up on the phone, checks on his mom every 30 minutes, calls friends, announces the weather & news throughout the day to anyone who’s within ear shot, checks and announces sports scores, celebrity gossip etc.
a lady who “excuses” herself after each cough… um that is not necessary!
Post # 10
@moderndaisy: I hate that. Some people at work come up behind me while I’m on weddingbee (I’m allowed to as long as I have my other screen up on work related material) and are like “hm…what do we have here?!”
Post # 11
Oh I’m so glad I’m not alone! There’s always one in every office, right?
I have to add that this guy leaves his office every 3 minutes. No lie! Another co-worker counted the number of times he left his office in one day and it was over 85 times! She lost track after that. Who DOES that?
@beekiss2: that guy definitely sounds a little creepy! It’s good that you shut him down and let him know that asking those types of things isn’t really appropriate for the workplace!
@moderndaisy: Why would they do that? Are they saying that they’ve never paid a bill online at work or snuck scores off of yahoo? I mean come on. You need a little bit of a break at some point!
Post # 12
Omgggg. I work with a LOUD TALKER. You can hear her from the other side of the planet. I share a cube with her, and my co-workers often stop by when she’s not around and tell me that they feel bad for me haha.
Post # 13
aww poor guy. He sounds cute and annoying. At least he seems harmless. He probably thinks he is being helpful so when he comes over to talk to you just say “Thanks wanting to talk about but I would prefer an email because I am really busy at the moment.” When ever you want to end the convo and have him leave just say “Thanks for your input I will let you know how it goes/ I will talk to you later/ I need to get back to work now/ you should probably get back to work.”
I think you should also talk to him about coming up behind you. Just tell him that it scares you when he comes up behind you like that without annoucing himself.
Post # 14
haha, these stories are pretty funny! there’s a lady next to me who is selectively nice to me and sneaks in backhanded compliments from time to time. i.e.:
“Your life is so on-track. You’re getting married, looking at houses, have a good job. I could never do that. I’m too spontaneous and adventurous.” Thanks for calling me boring, lady.
Post # 15
@2PeasinaPod: I have to tell you that after reading this post I actually had to check your locaton. I was thinking we work in the same placce. We don’t, so clearly that guy gets around. He’s over here too.
I mean, our cties are reasonably clsoe. He could be commuting…
Post # 16
ooh there is totally one in every office! I have a lady who is maybe 20 years older so in her mind, that makes her my boss. Despite the head of our organisation telling her multiple times she is not my boss and we are actually equals on the corporate ladder. She calls up and yells at me if she thinks I haven’t done something, so often to the point where I hang up on her now (boss sanctioned too!)
Most recently she had to be told that if I leave it will be her fault and the company will hold her responsible! She has actually been nice to me after that, but let’s see how long it lasts!