Contact Us

What Annoys You at Work?

English 106, Flickr
Do you keep to yourself at work and try to ignore all those annoying things your co-workers do?
Linkedin did a survey, and that revealed quite a few things that upset co-workers. Surely YOU don’t do any of these things.  It’s just those dang colleagues of yours.
Top Five Pet Peeves in the U.S.:

1. People who don’t take ownership of their actions.
2. Constant complainers.
3. People who don’t clean up after themselves when using the fridge, the microwave or other common areas.
4. Boring meetings that start late or go way too long.
5. People who consistently seem to miss your email.

Brazil hates gossiping.  Germany is upset with dirty common areas like fridges and microwaves, and India could do without loud and annoying ringtones.  We all have the same problems, in other words.

We could go on and on.  

  • In the U.S., 62 percent of female workers said they were bothered by fellow employee clothing that’s too revealing for the workplace.  Just 29 percent of men were bothered by that.  Hmm.
  • American workers are more upset than employees in other countries when it comes to taking food that isn’t yours from the office refrigerator.

Those who took the survey had to select the most annoying office behavior from the following list.  Maybe you’ll see some that stand out.  Feel free to vent on our Facebook page!

Loud typing
Loud talkers/people who take calls on speakerphone
Loud or irritating mobile phone ringtones
People chatting by your workspace
Chewing gum
A pungent-smelling lunch
Taking food from the refrigerator that isn’t yours
Dirty common areas (such as a dirty community microwave or refrigerator)
People throwing things in your garbage
People borrowing and not returning items from your desk
Too much perfume
Grooming (filing/clipping/polishing nails, tweezing, etc.)
Clothing that’s too revealing for the workplace
Constant complainers
Eavesdropping and then chiming in
Too much talk about health issues, spouses, children
Colleagues who make too many personal phone calls
Office pranks
Too many meetings
Starting meetings late or going long
Hitting “reply all” on mass employee emails
People that don’t respond to emails
People who send too many unimportant e-mails
Not filling an empty printer with paper

My goodness, how do we survive every day?  Just crank up the Aerosmith and that will help ya not stress.  Oh, and don’t “reply all” unless you really mean it!

Best of Q1077

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Q107 VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Q107 VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.