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10 Ways You're Annoying Your Coworkers

Steve Berman | Excelle

Annoyed Coworker

Everyone has something (or someone) that annoys him or her at work. It could be faulty equipment or coworkers who don’t pull their own weight. But nobody’s complaining about you, right?

Not so fast. Even though your mom, friends, or significant other may worship the ground you walk on, there could be some people you work with who are far from your biggest fans. Your dirty jokes may be a hit at home, but that doesn’t mean they sit well with Nancy in accounting.

Here are 10 things that you might be doing to annoy your coworkers — consider changing your ways before it’s too late!

Annoyance No. 1: (Loud) Personal Calls

It might sound insensitive, but nobody wants to hear about your kids getting sick or how angry you are with your husband. Nor do they want to be in on your weekend ski trip plans or that embarrassing thing your friend did at the bar last night.

Even innocuous subjects should rarely be discussed at length on the phone within earshot of coworkers. Personal information can make others feel uncomfortable, and constant chatting on the phone about non-work subjects can make you look like someone who isn’t getting their work done. If you must make a personal call, it’s best to leave your desk and make the call in a closed conference room, take it outside, or wait until your shift is over. Leave the work phone for work conversations only.

Next: No. 2: A Messy Workspace >>

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    over 2 years ago


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  • -pix_503_max50


    about 4 years ago


    very informative article...

  • Icon_max50


    about 4 years ago


    I've only been working at this firm for the past 4 days and all of these bad habits have summed up my experience with those from other departments.

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Account Removed

    about 4 years ago

    I agree with TaniaK. I HATE that.

  • Profilepic2_max50


    about 4 years ago


    #11: Coming to work when you're sick. You think you're being helpful by not being out of the office, but you're really just making everyone uncomfortable and/or infecting them.

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