Petty work annoyances, anyone?

posted 2 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

Yikes. Thank God I work in a small office where no one annoys me… Whenever this one coworker of mine sneezes in his office–he always says excuse me–even though there’s no one in there with him and I’m across the hall from him. I think the worst thing anyone has done here is not refill the Keurig water when it gets low.

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

I have many haha. But similar to yours – yesterday I was leaving work, and had gone to tidy up something. I come back to 3 people having a meeting in my office (none have their own office). I’m packing up, putting my laptop away, grabbing my keys…still there. I put on my jacket, still there. Like WTF I’m obviously leaving, GTFO of my office! 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’m by myself most of the time so I don’t have to hear people or smell their food, but the thing that I can’t stand is when people only answer part of an email. Like here’s a whole paragraph with several points to address and you respond as if you only read the first sentence. There’s one guy that’s particularly bad about this. We sent him a bulleted list of several questions recently that needed to be answered and he responds with one sentence addressing none of them. Grrr.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

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annabeth929 :  This happened to me yesterday! Normally I just deal with it, but I happened to be on the phone with a student yesterday and I could not hear him AT ALL. I put him on hold and slammed my door. Not my most poised moment lol but damn, be quiet.

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Buzzing bee

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annabeth929 :  the lady sitting on the other side of my cube constantly has loud, obnoxious outbursts. Sometimes it’s burping, other times it’s loud farting, but most times it’s loud ass bursts of laughter and it makes me grind my teeth. 

 

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I have a coworker who is so loud when blowing their nose. HONK! HONK! HONK! Drives me nuts. 

I hate it when I email for information and then instantly get a call back. Yes it might be quicker or easier for you to call, but I often want to save the response for reference later.

Don’t get me started on people’s bathroom behavior.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

My office is pretty chill, theres 13 of us in our location and most everyone is on the main sales floor and I’m tucked away in my own office, if the guys are being too loud or whatever I usually just shut my door, it mostly doesn’t bother me but sometimes I cant pay attention when they’re having a bunch of different conversations. 

One thing that does bother me is that when I’m out of the office people think they can go in and use my office for whatever they want. This pisses me off because we have a conference room for meetings/private calls/whatever, sometimes I leave somewhat confidential paperwork out, nothing too serious with anyones personal info on it but meeting notes from discussions with upper management that the sales guys should not see. If I get a heads up I don’t mind and I’ll make sure there’s nothing private out, but I find it disrespectful to think you can just go into someones office and do as you please.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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annabeth929 :  we have one person that uses everyone else’s offices for private phone calls (she doesn’t have an office) and I hate knowing I need to put shit away when I’m not in my office because she’ll be in here. Also the office next to mine is currently vacant and she is in there ALL the damn time and I can hear everything because she talks super loudly. I have no idea what she ever actually gets done workwise. Although compared to not having an office it’s a minor annoyance. I have no idea how people in cubicles don’t turn homicidal daily. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

There was a girl who used to sit in the cubicle over from me who would constantly snort and clear her throat. It was super gross and super distracting and drove everyone crazy. It was so loud you could hear it halfway down to the other end of the office.

Thankfully, she was there on a contract position so when the time came to renew (which the company had intended to do when they hired her), she was let go. It was 100% because everyone in the office complained about her grossness. HR had spoken to her about it at least twice, so it’s not like she didn’t know it bothered people. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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SithLady :  So many people in my office have absolutely no reading comprehension skills.

There are various instances I could cite (like one a day), so I’ll just stick to today’s. I’m going through the process of changing my work email to my married name, and IT hasn’t yet finished setting the account up but the office manager sent an email to some primary staff members letting them know my email will be changing soon. Literally, she said, “Her email will be _____.” To me, that implies a time in the future, not the present. Not even 10 minutes later we get an email back from one of the staff members, “FYI, this email doesn’t work yet. It just bounced back when we tried to use it.” No shit!

Maybe it’s my English and Journalism backgrounds but word choice is super important to me and it really changes the meaning of things in my mind.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I work in a small office, and there’s really only one person who annoys me. She constantly talks out loud to herself, so half the time I’m thinking she’s talking to me and answer/ask “what?”, and the other half of the time, I think that she must just be talking to herself again, so I don’t reply and it turns out she was talking to me. She can also be very condescending when explaining how to do something, which I think is just how she comes off because she does it to everybody, but it’s still annoying! She will also be taking to you and just end in mid-sentence and walk away without ever finishing what she was talking about. So weird!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

Hahahaha 

The woman in the cubicle next to me is always talking to herself. In her tiny worldview everyday is the worst day, and the customers are always insane. It gets old fast and I constantly have to remind myself that this is her baseline. We are traveling together next week and I am pretty anxious about it but nothing a little booze can’t fix, ha! 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

My boss. To name a few: pulls/wiggles his pants up really high, exposing his underwear trying to adjust himself, contanstly burps under his breath while talking to you, plucking nose hairs and saying “got it” under his breath. Those were things just this week. And he always does them when you’re talking with him, these things are not done at his desk when he thinks no one is looking.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’ll also add another one because it just happened, lol. 

I have a co-worker that always replies to “all-out” emails with information that no one asked for or cares about. One of our staff members just sent an email to the whole office about volunteering for a Halloween event we are participating in as a business. Said co-worker responds that she can’t come because she’ll “be at a children’s hospital gala.” Seriously, we get a lot of these emails on a weekly basis and she never replies with just, “Sorry I have other plans” or just doesn’t respond at all (because tbh, no one asked if anyone couldn’t come, and no one really cares what she’s busy doing anyway). Last week someone sent out an email asking if someone could run a work-related errand for them and she responded in a similar fashion. It’s like a weird form of bragging that I haven’t seen anyone else do. 

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