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Who Irritates You At Work?
ClickonDetroit ^ | November 2, 2007

Posted on 11/02/2007 10:29:11 AM PDT by ShadowDancer

Who Irritates You At Work?

Screamers, Gossipers, Top Most Irritating Co-Worker List

Shirkers, screamers and gossipers are the most irritating co-workers, according to a new survey.

Ceridian, one of the world's largest human resource service providers, identified the top 10 most irritating people at work; the findings arrive ahead of National Stress Awareness Day on Nov. 7.

Shirkers - people who come up with endless excuses to not work - took top honors stressing out the most workers, almost a quarter of the 1,004 surveyed.

Coming in at second place are screamers -- who throw tantrums and arguments in open spaces; The third most irritating co-workers are gossipers who talk behind colleagues' backs and exclude people from conversations.

Also in the top 10 are whiners who never see the positive in any situation; megaphones who talk loudly on the phone; hijackers who hijack meetings by discussing irrelevant topics; wanderers who take long coffee and smoking breaks; slurpers, the noisy beverage drinkers, eaters and gum chewers; sneezers, the people who come to work sick; and swearers.

The survey also found that only eight percent of workers surveyed asked their boss for help with the stress at work, while 58 percent of employees suffered in silence.

Sitcoms such as the "The Office" portray these behaviors as humorous personality quirks, but in a real office situation, it's no laughing matter.

Stressful disruptive behavior can lead to stressed out office workers, which in turn affect morale, productivity and eventually, the bottom line.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: workplace
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1 posted on 11/02/2007 10:29:12 AM PDT by ShadowDancer
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To: ShadowDancer

EVERYBODY——and I’m self-employed


2 posted on 11/02/2007 10:30:14 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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3 posted on 11/02/2007 10:31:30 AM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: BOBTHENAILER

4 posted on 11/02/2007 10:32:22 AM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: ShadowDancer

Who Irritates You At Work?

Human resource chicks!


5 posted on 11/02/2007 10:34:38 AM PDT by donna (We live in this fog of political correctness, where everything is perpetual deception.-John Hagee)
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To: ShadowDancer

Negatroids and alpha-male jerks..fortunately we have only a couple of each. ;)


6 posted on 11/02/2007 10:34:53 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: Red Badger

That’s exactly what I’ll be doing shortly, and my boss doesn’t care.


7 posted on 11/02/2007 10:37:44 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: eyespysomething

LOL ... I’ve got somebody in the office who is a gossiper who takes frequent smoke breaks and looooooong lunch breaks, finds any excuse to avoid work, talks very loudly into the phone, bursts through closed doors and interrupts private, business-related conversations and throws public tantrums from time to time, cussing out her boss.

She’s annoying, but I deal with it by allowing her to be my own private episode of ‘The Office’ each day and get a laugh out of it.

The woman I share an office with, though, scares me. I really think she’s mentally unbalanced.


8 posted on 11/02/2007 10:40:58 AM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic t gehate, t ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille furor gan)
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To: ShadowDancer

The ones who irritate me are the “shouldsters”. Every time you tell them how things are, what can be done, what kind of resources can be assigned to an issue, they always come up with “Well, it should be such & such way”. And when you point out that the boss’s office is right around the corner and he is taking pointers on strategy, they always slunk away.

So, in effect, it’s a whine disguised as a “genuine, helpful suggestion”. That’s one reason why suggestion boxes are empty.


9 posted on 11/02/2007 10:41:51 AM PDT by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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To: ShadowDancer

I’m retired but are the ladies still running things? Oh yes, I forgot about Pelosi and Hillary. I guess they are.


10 posted on 11/02/2007 10:41:55 AM PDT by Muleteam1
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To: ShadowDancer

Customers ;)


11 posted on 11/02/2007 10:42:02 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (When you blame others, you give up your power to change.)
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To: ShadowDancer

“hijackers who hijack meetings by discussing irrelevant topics”

This is true of people everywhere, at or outside of work.

I am so sick of people talking, talking, talking, without stopping for a split second to take a breath!

To megatalkers everywhere, SHUT UP - nobody cares about your trivia and the minute details of your lives!!!!!!!!!!!

And why don’t you ask about how myself or my family are doing, for once?

Sorry - now I have hijacked the topic. But I’ve come in contact with way to many of these loudmouths this week, and enough is enough. And if you’re a megatalker at work, that’s even worse, since you’re not doing your job.


12 posted on 11/02/2007 10:43:21 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: ShadowDancer

Nothing. I am happily retired.


13 posted on 11/02/2007 10:43:53 AM PDT by gpapa
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To: ShadowDancer
Here's my list:

No 1. The chronic bronchitis asthmatic coughers. (please go home!)

No. 2. The managing director who is so important she must listen to all of her voicemail on speakerphone at top volume with her door open.

No. 3. My next door cube dweller who has two long hateful sarcasm-filled telephone conversations with her husband everyday.

14 posted on 11/02/2007 10:46:04 AM PDT by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: donna
I don't like the term "human resources." It sounds like people are like lumps of coal or something.

Carolyn

15 posted on 11/02/2007 10:46:17 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: ShadowDancer

I’ve noticed a sharp uptick in the number of workoholics who really don’t have all that much work to do but keep frenetically running around as if they’re on deadline 24/7/365. They’re usually 20-somethings, and truly irritating.


16 posted on 11/02/2007 10:46:36 AM PDT by JennysCool (Don't taze me, Bro!)
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To: CDHart

All of those 80’s and 90’s buzz words desperately need retired.


17 posted on 11/02/2007 10:47:54 AM PDT by JennysCool (Don't taze me, Bro!)
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To: ShadowDancer

FMLA abusers,whiners and slackers.


18 posted on 11/02/2007 10:48:12 AM PDT by linn37 (phlebotomist on duty,its just a little pinch)
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To: CDHart

Me, too. It used to be called personnel. I don’t know why they thought human resources was better.


19 posted on 11/02/2007 10:49:26 AM PDT by donna (We live in this fog of political correctness, where everything is perpetual deception.-John Hagee)
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To: Joann37
To megatalkers everywhere, SHUT UP

I'll say! And cell phones have made it worse. Chatty Cathy has been cloned and now is taking over the world.

20 posted on 11/02/2007 10:51:03 AM PDT by jwalburg (Knowledge is power. Power corrupts. What does that say about schools?)
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