Have Any Office Pet Peeves?
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.
- 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 talkers/people who take calls on speakerphone
Loud or irritating mobile phone ringtones
Listening to music or videos without headphones
People chatting by your workspace
A pungent-smelling lunch
Taking food from the refrigerator that isn’t yours
Dirty common areas (such as a dirty community microwave or refrigerator)
Not putting things in the office kitchen/pantry back where they belong
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
Eavesdropping and then chiming in
Too much talk about health issues, spouses, children
Colleagues who make too many personal phone calls
Too many meetings
Starting meetings late or going long
Showing up late for meetings
Using phone or laptop during meetings
Hitting “reply all” on mass employee emails
Being CC’d on a long email string that doesn’t pertain to you
People that don’t respond to emails
People who send too many unimportant e-mails
Not filling an empty printer with paper
Overachievers that pander to the boss
Overuse of workplace/industry jargon
People who are first in and last out “just because”
Coming to the office when sick
People not taking ownership for their actions