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22 Ways to Be an Annoying Coworker

22 Ways to Be an Annoying Coworker

Nicole Crimaldi | Excelle

We all have that one really annoying coworker who drives us nuts. I’ve been hearing a lot of funny stories from my friends about this topic lately and wanted to share some notable grievances.

If you want to be the annoying one in the office, you will probably …






1. Tell a story every time you get into the office, and re-cap the details of every phone call you make or receive to the people sitting around you.

2. Assume that your co-workers and subordinates can read your mind. In other words, just don’t bother communicating at all. You tend to just stay silent until you get frustrated when your coworker didn’t do what you wanted.

3. Talk about your husband or significant other non-stop.

Please note: We do not care what your husband did at the gym, what he ate for dinner, and what he said to the cat last night. Sorry!

4. Come in late and leave early … every day.

5. Take personal calls all day long and whisper. (Or worse, talk loudly, as if you’re trying to brag!)

6. Give other girls in your office “the elevator” — judgmentally eying them up and down — because you dislike ther hair, outfits and/or their accessories. Since when are you the fashion police?

7. Don’t let your coworkers do their jobs. You email and call them after every single thing they do. Don’t bother just doing it yourself or anything…

8. Be the leader who doesn’t lead: you don’t check in, don’t hold meetings, don’t have any interest in your subordinates’ personal or career development, and don’t provide any benchmarks for your team to follow.

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