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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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To: ShadowDancer

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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To: ShadowDancer
Who irritates me at work?

Clueless executives (Director level and above) who don't know anything, or have any experience with, the department they are the executive over.

They pontificate, kiss the hiney of their immediate superior, threaten consequences if unrealistic demands of every type are not met ON time, WITH every bell and whistle, and UNDER budget.

I have tried again and again to get these types to recognise the three affecting things for any type of activity - You can do it fast, you can do it cheap, you can do it right - pick any two of those and we can do it.
It never seems to sink in.

21 posted on 11/02/2007 10:51:46 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: ShadowDancer

The most irritating are the slackers, followed by the smokers who take several breaks every shift while on the clock.


22 posted on 11/02/2007 10:52:26 AM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: ShadowDancer
I teach. The most annoying people at MY place of employment are the a$$hats in our state and federal gubermint who a) either haven't done my job in 2,000 years or not at all; b) tell us how to do our jobs even though they don't have a $%^$#@# CLUE; and c) create more problems for us with their ineptitude. My boss is great, my cohorts are great, my kids are dynamite. But these bozos in Sacramento, yeesh. Not ten brain cells to rub among them.....
23 posted on 11/02/2007 10:52:31 AM PDT by Othniel (Mohammad: False Prophet and Smeghead Deluxe....)
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To: linn37

Whiners,bitchers,intellectual midgets,race card players,repeaters of stories over and over,people who loudly laugh at their own jokes.
And whats really bad is that when all of the above defects are found in ONE person.


24 posted on 11/02/2007 10:53:00 AM PDT by Riverman94610
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To: ShadowDancer

I’m retired now but I was always annoyed at the corporate-speak people; “getting grounded”, “deliverables”, using architect as a verb - “I will architect a plan”, “buy-in”, “paradigm shift”. I could just puke when an empty-suit corporate person used those kinds of terms.


25 posted on 11/02/2007 10:55:28 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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...The third most irritating co-workers are gossipers who talk behind colleagues' backs and exclude people from conversations.

These are always a problem for the other five percent.

26 posted on 11/02/2007 10:56:32 AM PDT by decimon
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To: ShadowDancer
Mines easy...

These are types, who at meeting, spout out nonsensical "great" ideas to the unknowing, and nontechnical boss, but when the meetings over are nowhere to be found when the work must be done.

This is closely followed by the person who commits to everything in front of the boss....but never follows through afterwards....

Both of these types need to be managed carefully via CYA e-mails to prove ones innocence when their house of cards comes crumbling down upon them....without the CYA's, their demise can sometimes turn into yours...
27 posted on 11/02/2007 10:59:25 AM PDT by PigRigger (Donate to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org - The Troops have our front covered, let's guard their backs!)
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To: ShadowDancer

Work irritates me!


28 posted on 11/02/2007 11:00:29 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: ShadowDancer

“Who Irritates You At Work? “

Being there.


29 posted on 11/02/2007 11:00:35 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (The WOT will end when pork products are weaponized)
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To: donna
Human resource chicks!

Huge bump to that.

30 posted on 11/02/2007 11:00:44 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70 (Go Packers!)
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To: Proud2BeRight
I was always annoyed at the corporate-speak people; “getting grounded”, “deliverables”, using architect as a verb - “I will architect a plan”, “buy-in”, “paradigm shift”. I could just puke when an empty-suit corporate person used those kinds of terms.

We should go ahead and dialog on that to see if we can solution it in a pareto-optimal fashion. The specifics aren't cast in concrete but we can do a plan for a plan interim to closing it out.

31 posted on 11/02/2007 11:01:14 AM PDT by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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To: BOBTHENAILER
2nd that!

LOL!!

32 posted on 11/02/2007 11:01:17 AM PDT by Osage Orange (The old/liberal/socialist media is the most ruthless and destructive enemy of this country.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0; MotleyGirl70; Cagey; Mr. Brightside

I don’t know, but I always try to look annoyed. Makes me look busy.


33 posted on 11/02/2007 11:02:33 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Dilbert56

Can we workshop that? Let’s take a meeting, maybe do lunch.


34 posted on 11/02/2007 11:03:34 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Othniel
>>But these bozos in Sacramento, yeesh.<<

Be warned. They don't get smarter when you retire and they are still there. My bozos are in Austin.

35 posted on 11/02/2007 11:03:34 AM PDT by Muleteam1
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To: ShadowDancer

No one!....that’s how I get to spend all day at Free Republic!


36 posted on 11/02/2007 11:04:11 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: ShadowDancer

Sometimes the cat gets in front of the monitor or a client phones me while i’m freeping. Sometimes a client will call and wants to get in a late ad after deadline so after the pleading stops I sacrifice and take the money. It’s a jungle in here. ;o)


37 posted on 11/02/2007 11:04:20 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Muleteam1
All of your bozos are belong to us!!
38 posted on 11/02/2007 11:05:06 AM PDT by Othniel (Mohammad: False Prophet and Smeghead Deluxe....)
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To: jwalburg
And cell phones have made it worse

I used to have that problem, until I got one of these: http://www.globalgadgetuk.com/rx9000.htm . I secretly turn it on just before the meetings and turn it off when the meeting is over. There's a rumor that our conference/meeting room is a cell phone dead spot, and I let that rumor keep going. I also use the RX9000 in my car for those drivers that won't hang up and drive.

-Traveler

39 posted on 11/02/2007 11:05:35 AM PDT by Traveler59 (Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: ShadowDancer
smoking breaks

Ever notice that all the smokers hang outside too long. Slackers and they smell nasty when they comes back inside.

Loud talkers get on my nerves. Short men are the loudest. It's like they need to talk extra loud to make up for being so short.

40 posted on 11/02/2007 11:05:40 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70 (Go Packers!)
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To: ShadowDancer

People who talk on their cellphones in the bathroom. I always try to be as noisy as possible when this happens.

The people who can’t seem to do anything unless they make it a crisis.


41 posted on 11/02/2007 11:07:41 AM PDT by IamConservative (Only two have offered to die for a stranger; Jesus Christ and the American Soldier)
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To: Larry Lucido

Hi George :)


42 posted on 11/02/2007 11:07:51 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70 (Go Packers!)
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To: ShadowDancer

After serving in the military, government civil service and private corporate, there is not enough time in a day to list them all.


43 posted on 11/02/2007 11:11:08 AM PDT by Americanexpat (A strong democracy through citizen oversight.)
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To: ShadowDancer
...sneezers...

What!?

44 posted on 11/02/2007 11:11:33 AM PDT by TankerKC (You don't have to believe everything you think.)
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To: IamConservative; MotleyGirl70; Cagey; Mr. Brightside
People who talk on their cellphones in the bathroom

Bosses who step into a bathroom stall mid-conversation and keep talking, expecting you to stand by and listen.

45 posted on 11/02/2007 11:11:39 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Riverman94610
Co-workers who bring in those catalogs for their kids and ask you to buy crap.

Unless it's Girl Scout cookies, don't ask me again to buy stupid trinkets for your kid's school.

46 posted on 11/02/2007 11:12:01 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70 (Go Packers!)
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To: Traveler59

cool


47 posted on 11/02/2007 11:12:09 AM PDT by petercooper ("Daisy-cutters trump a wiretap anytime." - Nicole Gelinas - 02-10-04)
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To: ShadowDancer
Also in the top 10 are whiners who never see the positive in any situation;

There are several of those folks visiting FR daily too. LOL
48 posted on 11/02/2007 11:13:35 AM PDT by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Visit for lastest on DPRK/Russia/China/Etc --Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: ShadowDancer

People who plot to get other people fired. They are usually the pets of psycho bosses.


49 posted on 11/02/2007 11:14:16 AM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah (Romney Republican)
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To: Dilbert56

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhgggggggggggggg.
lol


50 posted on 11/02/2007 11:14:28 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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