From the article: Top 10 Ways to Annoy Your Co-Workers
Everyone has a story about a co-worker's bad behavior. My tale is about a co-worker who would steal food from the refrigerator, ask other people to do her work and brag about how Mommy got her the job! Share your story about something one of your co-workers did that really ticked you off. Don't forget to omit the name of the guilty party we don't want to embarrass anyone. Share Your Story
- I have this coworker who swears up and down that she's the most mature, responsible thing walking the earth. She is full of drama but swears it's the rest of our team. We do have our issues BUT this woman has issues. She's always full of negativity. Openly telling people that they start drama when it's her first day working with them is a major issue. She doesn't want to participate, always isolates herself and then gets mad at the team. Although she's antisocial and not working, we apparently isolate her and go chat in a corner although all of our work is done each and every night. She comes in late, leaves early, gives attitude for no reason and then gets upset when her hours are cut... what the *!## do u expect? there is a high turnover rate of new employees at this job, primarily because they try and create turmoil. we have a strong team with a few weak links... those links always break off, but this one is holding on too long. Nobody wants to work with her... but we always maintain professionalism.
- —Guest UH-noyed
Good Ole Boy!
- I just started working in an office where I loved my job. Everything seemed to be going well when I met a one man show of a guy in the office. He's been with the organization for some time, and every time this guy has something to say to me it's negative. I have talked to him three separate times about his negative and belittling attitude twice without avail. Every time I speak to the guy about resolving the issues at hand he'll say, "It's about being professional here and the job you do isn't professional!" Yep, end of that nice conversation right there! I spoke to my supervisor today about it and hopefully it will get resolved.
- —Guest Jacob
The laughing hyena
- I have a co-worker who has an incredibly annoying habit of laughing at EVERYTHING anyone says to him, as well as finishing every verbal thought with the same loud, annoying, high-pitched laugh. It is painful to listen to where within a several-minute span, he can laugh up a dozen-plus times at items that aren't even remotely funny. As a result, I feel he presents himself as someone incapable of basic professional communication.
- —Guest Communicator
Loud, disruptive coworkers
- My team shares a space w/ another team. However, the personalities of the teams are polar opposites. My team is quiet, professional, studious. The other team acts as if they're at Happy Hour (w/o the alcohol). They banter for hours/day, engaging in arguments about (IMO, inappropriate for the workplace) topics like religion and politics. They are completely oblivious to the fact they share a space with others. That team has 1 member in particular who is the ringleader; she has been a distraction on every team she's been on, to the point where our HR dep't had to intervene. The problem in dealing with her is that she has ADHD, but nobody here has been able to put her in an environment where she can be productive. Instead, her teammates often enable her behavior b/c they're easily distracted; the result is that team lacks focus, are often unproductive, and impede my team's ability to be productive. Too bad our building doesn't have enough space to relocate them.
- —Guest Peace Quiet
Co-workers won't train me
- I just came into a new job a week and a half ago and the training I received was spotty and out of order. There was no training manual and the girl who was told to teach me how to do RMAs has not sat with me longer than 5 minutes to tell me how to do RMAs and have only sent me vague emails and instructions in all caps and no punctuation on what I need to do. I also learned step 4 of the process before learning step 1, 2, and 3. No one will clarify to me in what order I need to do everything in. On my second day her whole team was complaining about how I was processing RMAs despite the poor training and the fact I've barely even been there for a week. I have been blamed on my second and third day of work for transactions that has happened 3-5 days before I started working there and the girl before me is constantly covering up her mistakes and blaming it on me because I am "new".
- —Guest new-and-blamed
- I'm in a situation where I posted a frustration on my Fb paige...my page doesn't show where I work and is set to private..the rant was general and had no names with it...my only mistake was allowing an ex coworker be my Fb friend....she thought it would be funny to send my post to a current employee and send a year old post to another....like I said general remarks and no names but these coworkers seem to think all I want to do is talk about them....so now I'm looking at getting transferred just because a seed was planted in everyone's mind.
- —Guest from the bottom up
More Than One Way
- I work with a guy who thinks his way is the only way to do anything! He acts like my superior and he's only been there 6 months longer than me. He's angry because the boss likes me. I recently received a raise and am afraid to tell even my closest friends in fear that it will get back to him. He's a nice guy, but he needs to realize that different people do things differently and that trying to belittle me in front of our boss is counterproductive for him.
- —Guest Morethanone
The Absentee Worker
- Boss with narcissistic personality disorder hires employee who is a personal friend after a tragedy. Only appears in office infrequently and when she does show up to work, she is never prepared or has anything substantial to add. Everyone in office has to arrange their schedules to match hers. Important meetings are rescheduled if she has other personal affairs to attend to. She is either unaware or does not care about the exceptionalism with which she is treated. The boss is either unaware or does not care that such exceptionalism is very bad for office morale. Standards are never even in a workplace, particularly a privately owned company, however, the standards by which she is treated are monumentally different from how the rest of us are treated.
- —Guest What's next?
- I was shocked at this one job I had when I saw the behavior that went on. I wish I saw these people during my interview because I never would have taken the job...it was a little fishy because he handed it to me on the spot. Most companies do not do that. My first day I knew I made a mistake taking this job. Every word out of their mouth was f*** this, f*** that. There were no rules, no dress code, nothing! Then they're hiding behind their desks flinging rubber bands at each other, I felt like I was back in elementary school. Then I get the pleasure of having to listen to them talk about sex. They were so loud and obnoxious I couldn't take it. I ended up leaving. What bothers me the most is no one says anything. I told my boss and he was just like is it that bad? lol! I'm the type of person that needs to be in more of a professional environment. I want to be comfortable going to work everyday lol!
- —Guest Danielle
interrupting, and selfish
- My co-worker always interrupts conversations and turns them around to "her". She has to "one-up" everything I say. When I try to talk to her, she interrupts and just talks about herself. She is now bad-mouthing me behind my back, and she blabs things people have told her in confidence. She is a phoney, liar, and a kiss-b*** also. I think her constant rudeness is a form of jealously towards me, and she also feels she is in competition with me, but I don't feel any competition towards her. Is she nuts?
- —Guest lisa
snakes in the mouths of co-workers
- There's only 5 women in my dept. and being the new girl I learned very quickly who's on who's team. I've heard my dept. had alot of turn over and I know every reason why. Each chick has their own way of doing things and when working with each of them say " oh you're doing that wrong, so in so showed you the wrong way". everybody's way is different. I can't win with these women, now my name is being thrown about and I just don't, can't, shouldn't have to deal with it. Nobody even works a 40 hour week!!!! All they do is talk badly about each other.I mean if we have to work together why not work together?! Its not even worth the money. thanks for letting me vent. I am probably going to quit. I've already started going home early and think of many things to call off with. No good.
- —Guest other girl
- I am passionate about my work and get very involved. I notice that when someone approaches me , i am not responsive in a non verbal way, because of being involved in the work. While i make friends in my office breaks, i loose them at my desk, since they think i am rude and unappreciative of their presence. They think I am not approachable, how do i solve this problem?
- —Guest AK
Full time pay for half a** work
- I have worked in my present company for two years and, unfortunately, my coworker is awful. He has been here much longer but doesn’t know a thing. He sits at his computer all day, shopping for anything and everything under the sun, checking personal emails and making personal phone calls. Next comes the 2+ hour lunch break (even though we are allotted an hour). After lunch it’s more personal business on company time, that is only if he hasn’t had too much to drink during lunch or smoked too many greens (which happens quite frequently). He is rude to our clients, rude to our vendors and like I mentioned before, doesn’t know a thing. Meanwhile, I’m stuck doing all of his work in addition to mine. Yet, when the boss asks him how he’s doing on all his work, he answers as if he’s on top of it and it’s getting done. Then when the boss leaves, he turns to me and says “Are you almost done with that work?!” Are you kidding me??? Our boss is the president of the company.
- —Guest fed up
- I just started a new job and the guy I have to work with all day hates me and doesn't try to hide it unless someone is around, normally. Yesterday, during a meeting, I spoke up, and another coworker actually noticed the eye rolling. He nearly winces whenever i speak. Every time I ask a question he LAUGHS at me in a mocking way. I just started this job and am new to the business for god's sake. Today, i got into work, sat down, he sits literally two feet away from me, and ran into the ladies room to cry my eyes out. My boss walked in after me to ask what was wrong. I just told her I just received bad news and she kindly sent me home, I hope she doesn't think I'm a nutcase, but I just don't think she'd understand how badly this guy treats me, cause he sucks up to her big time and she needs him cause she's also new. I thought I could shrug this off but now I don't know. I need this job, so I guess I'll just have to tolerate the cruelty, but I am furiously looking for something else.
- —Guest fedup
Fraud, Waste, and Many Forms of Abuse
- I work for a manager at an Idaho agency who thinks it is OK to not do his job, be boorish and disgusting, and bully employees. This man makes humiliating and hurtful comments to me and others in meetings. He surfs the Web, reads library books, and takes hour-long walks during work hours, yet he claims an 8-hour day on his time sheet. Under his so-called leadership, our agency has failed to meet federal requirements we must adhere to for funding, such as 70% data capture from monitoring equipment, annual reporting, and equipment precision. He's also disgusting to be around with his perverted comments about female coworkers' bodies, sharing of inappropriate email images and humor, and not washing his hands after his daily constitution. Unprofessional P-I-G, in every sense of the word. It has been torture watching him take taxpayer money when he does nearly zero, being on the receiving end of his status-slap comments, and having the energy sucked out of us by this sociopath.
- —Guest Bullied
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