13 Most Annoying Office Habits

13 Most Annoying Office Habits

10 February 2017

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If you work in an office, chances are you don’t get on perfectly with everyone around you. Workplaces can often throw together a cross-section of people that you wouldn’t necessarily choose to spend the bulk of your week with.

You might sit next to the guy who always brings in stinky lunches or the girl who spends all her time taking personal calls.

Maybe there’s a lunch thief or someone who doesn’t take their turn at the washing up.

We take a look at thirteen of the most annoying office habits … in the world!

Talking too loudly on the phone

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WE GET IT. You’re busy. Look how busy you are taking all these business calls l o u d l y so everyone in the office can hear.

Leaving dirty dishes around

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No need. If you used it, wash it. We dread to think what your kitchen looks like at home, given that your mug is sprouting its own species.

Whistling or singing at their desk

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It’s always people who can’t hold a tune that feel the need to fill the office with their voice. No, we wouldn’t care for another verse of Life of Mars.

Telling inappropriate jokes

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There’s always one particularly seedy individual who likes to see how far they can push the office ‘banter’. We are not amused.

Opening windows / adjusting temperature to suit themselves

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An office consists of more than one person. Just because you’re roasting / freezing, doesn’t mean we all are. Bring a jumper in!

Spraying deodorant at their desk

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Thanks for the mouthful of Right Guard. It’s really inappropriate to start skooshing your oakies in the middle of the office. At least go the bathroom.

Spreading sickness

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Don’t be a martyr. If you’re ill (particularly if your eyes or nose are leaking) please stay in bed. We don’t want to feel your sneezes land on the back of our head.

Leaving a collection of shoes under their desk

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We understand you might need to pop a pair of trainers on for the commute and change once you get in to work. But PLEASE take your stinky shoes home.

Spending too much time on social media

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Not to be a grump, but we’re all taking home the same wages so we don’t want to catch you updating your Facebook or Tinder everytime we turn round while we’re all working.

Bringing in smelly lunches

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Whoever thought an egg sarnie and pickled onion crisps was an acceptable lunch for an enclosed space was wrong. Please bring in odour neutral packed lunches.

Sending passive aggressive emails

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Okay so we made a teeny, weeny mistake in a work project. But did you have to copy in the MD to let him know how rubbish we are? Cheers.

Having bad personal hygiene

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While we don’t want you spraying deodorant at your desk, a wee check for coffee breath and showering every morning are absolutely essential.

Stealing lunches from the fridge

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We don’t want to have to take to labelling our food. If you didn’t bring it in, don’t eat it. It’s that simple. Especially when it was something we were really looking forward to. 

Written By Mary Palmer

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