Post # 1
A few things at work that bug me:
Upper management asking me to “get so and so on the phone” and patch them through. UM…WTF … I am not a secretary. Why can’t YOU dial the #? LAZY! Jeez
People asking me to do stuff while I am on my lunch break. Anyone else have this problem? I want to say something….am I wrong? I usually stay at my desk during lunch. Maybe I should hide in the bathroom lol
The guy that has a huge mouth, brags about BS (for sure know all the crap coming out of his mouth is NOT true) and thinks he is in charge because he has been here longer than anyone else next to the owner.
Anyone else have any issues?
Post # 3
@realtreegal: At our workplace people who take lunchbreak at their desk have a sign they put up that lets people know they are on break.Otherwise they have no way of knowing you are on your break.
You can always tell people you will attend to their requests after you have finished your break.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
@realtreegal: I also have the lunch issue. I almost always end up doing some work during the time I am supposed to be “at lunch”. Even if people see me eating, they just keep talking and expect me to get right on whatever it is they want me to do.
I also get annoyed by office mates who talk to themselves too much. Sometimes I respond, and they’re like “oh, nevermind..I was just talking to myself about how my e-mail wasn’t working..”
Post # 5
Oooh the lunch thing! I hate that! Fiance and I work together, so I’m usually having lunch with him in his area, and people keep coming by to chat with us/ask us work questions. We’re generally trying to discuss something personal, that they’re interrupting.
I switched departments at my company (Accounts Payables to Receivables), and everyone knows it. It doesn’t stop them from bugging me with AP questions, since they seem to view me as ‘one stop shopping’. No matter how many times I shut them down, they keep trying 🙁
I’m also annoyed the the girl I share a cubicle wall with is so useless, and her supervisor is blind to it. She’s on personal calls off and on all day, while she lets the main work phone ring. When she’s not on personal calls, she’s clearly IMing. *little bit of typing* *pause* *giggle attack* Rinse. Repeat.
Post # 6
@julies1949: We have a small office and I am the only one who takes lunch after everyone else and they all know when I take my lunch because they cover my calls for me. But I am seriously thinking of putting up a sign.
Post # 7
Among my coworkers and clients, there seems to be a misunderstanding of the phrase “as soon as possible” when asking me to do something. I always thought this phrase meant “as soon as I am able to do it as my top priority”. But, others seem to think it means as soon as they want it, which is usually in about 3 milliseconds.
Post # 8
@realtreegal: My entire office needs a tutorial on the difference between “reply” and “reply all” …………
Post # 9
@wrkbrk: oh. my. Why is that such an issue for people? When I send out company-wide emails, I put everyone in the BCC line, that way, if someone hits “reply all” the entire company doesn’t get it.
My personal pet peeve is a new part time worker we hired. Her husband is super rich, so she rolls in with designer bags and shoes, and will be the first to show them off. I avoid eye contact at all costs.
She’s also terribly clueless, and NEVER thinks before she speaks.
Exhibit A: This morning, I am at my desk, heating pad on (hurt my back) and wearing glasses (my eyes were angry) – overall, not feeling so awesome.
Her: Oh my gosh, you’re wearing glasses!!!!!!!
Me: Yeah, my eyes weren’t tolerating contacts this morning.
Her: Well, you are one of those girls who couldn’t look any uglier, so it doesn’t matter.
I KNOW what she meant to say was that they looked nice, but GOSH have some friggin tact and think before you open your mouth!
Post # 10
People who are asking you to do things before you’re even in the door long enough to put your things down and get settled!
I’m always here about 15-20 minutes early so that I have time to put my things away and get ready for the day… but you can bet the moment I open the door to the office someone has something for me to do! I usually fire back with, “I’m not here yet!”
Post # 12
Yup, I get that a lot too. I will say, I will as soon as I start my day. I am always kind about it but if they give me grief about waiting I remind them I am NOT salary and my day does not start until 8. I have offered to go salary several times but to no avail.
Post # 13
@BlondeBee: Hey — that’s pretty smart! NO ONE has though of that here!! 😉