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Top 10 Annoying Habits at Work

 
Jesse Torres
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Are you irritating your coworkers without knowing it? Make sure you don't practice these behaviors.

Top 10 Annoying Habits at work.

Enjoy,
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There is a guy in my office who curses at his computer. LOUDLY. "What is this piece of s**t doing!!!"

Then there's the guy who calls me on the phone... from two cubes over. i can hear him about as well in my ear without the phone as the one with.
 
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My personal favorite is when someone comes to my cube when I have headphones on and stands directly behind me, silently watching me type away on my screen. Yes, I need to get one of those tiny fish-eye mirrors for my monitor.

My second favorite is getting an IM like "Hey, can you come over here and look at this?" Then when I get there, they show me a printed piece of paper that they could have brought to my desk.

I'm sorry, but if you are going to interrupt me to get my help, you should do the walking.
 
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1) Picking up nose in a open-office environment.
2) Scratching head in a open-office environment.
 
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lousy head-scratchers
 
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I scratch my head at you.
 
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Remember, you can pick your nose . . . and you can pick your friends . . . but you cannot pick your friend's nose!

(unless you have a private office, apparently)
 
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One word people: Farting
 
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co-worker in the adjacent cubical sending me email for trivial stuff
 
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I have a big problem when people use on-hook features to dial a number then picking up the receiver when the other end answers. I hate it. One of these days I'm going to put sticky tape on their receiver so it doesn't answer when they pick up the phone
 
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Managers who cut productivity by putting developers in cubicles, and then boast about how productive their department is.

And mentioning managers, "the executive laugh", totally insincere, totally annoying.
 
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One annoying habit i have observed is obnosiously loud laughing at 2nd. grade fart and d**k jokes. Also people that have smoked them selves retarded.
 
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there are some pretty funny duck jokes...
 
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a duck walks into a bar, orders a beer, and says "put it on my bill!!!"
 
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People who speak on my voice mail box in the first week at a new customer and expect that I get the call instead of just sending me an email.
All those fancy phone installations have a different user interface and all of them seemed to be designed by usability-haters.
I see the "you got a message" in the display. I don't know how to bring that message to my ears. (currently: Siemens optiset E standard)
 
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Originally posted by David Harkness:
Remember, you can pick your nose . . . and you can pick your friends . . . but you cannot pick your friend's nose!

(unless you have a private office, apparently)


Remember, you can pick your nose . . . and you can pick your friends . . . but you cannot wipe your friends on the sofa!
 
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Open Source Zealots! Not the ones who know their stuff, but the ones who pretend to know everything, and keep whining how unproductive developing in Windows XP is, how his 25 year old laptop running Linux can outperform latest desktop PCs, how we could have avoided all the Oracle/DB2 issues by using this brilliant open source database, how insecure both IE and Firefox is, and how doomed everyone else in the internet is etc!!
 
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1. Stone Wallers
2. Procrastinators
3. Excuses
4. People with absolutely no idea

:-)

O my head is itchy...
 
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Originally posted by Ashok Mash:
... how his 25 year old laptop ..


The only 25 year old laptop was a real notepad, filled with paper, still the best PDA. The IBM PC was very new in 1982 and not very portable.
 
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Originally posted by fred rosenberger:
a duck walks into a bar, orders a beer, and says "put it on my bill!!!"


A duck walks into a store. He walks up to a guy and says "You got any crackers?" The guy says "No, we don't have any crackers." He walks around looking for a while and goes up to the same guy and says "You got any crackers?" The guy says "No, and I've already told you that before. Now, get out of this store before I nail your bill to the floor!" So, the duck goes outside and thinks about this for a while. Then, he marches right back into the store and up to the same guy and says "You got any nails?" The guy says "NO!" The duck says "you got any crackers?"
 
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Originally posted by peter wooster:
The only 25 year old laptop was a real notepad, filled with paper, still the best PDA. The IBM PC was very new in 1982 and not very portable.


Oh come on now, its okay to exaggerate while ranting!!

But I am not kidding about this guy who goes on and on about his old (PII or something, 64MB RAM etc, not sure) laptop is better than new work desktops (3GHz P4s with a gig or RAM etc). Ah well, doesn't matter, I am done ranting!
 
Jesse Torres
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Originally posted by James Carman:


A duck walks into a store. He walks up to a guy and says "You got any crackers?" The guy says "No, we don't have any crackers." He walks around looking for a while and goes up to the same guy and says "You got any crackers?" The guy says "No, and I've already told you that before. Now, get out of this store before I nail your bill to the floor!" So, the duck goes outside and thinks about this for a while. Then, he marches right back into the store and up to the same guy and says "You got any nails?" The guy says "NO!" The duck says "you got any crackers?"


Now that's a good duck joke!
 
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Originally posted by David O'Meara:
I have a big problem when people use on-hook features to dial a number then picking up the receiver when the other end answers. I hate it.

I feel that there is no need to hold reciever while dialing number. Its about laziness.
 
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The number one annoying habit has got to be people who leave their mobile phones, complete with latest dreadful ringtone, on their desks with the volume turned up... and then go into a meeting for a couple of hours, helpfully missing the 512 times their best mate calls them.
 
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one more...when a colleague sends an email and then immediately comes over to tell "I have sent you an email..can u check it and reply back"? Last time I checked..I still do not have Alzheimer's
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when a colleague sends an email

This is a common occurance in my office. the guy in the cube next to me and I have started a little running gag out of it, trying to see how far we can go. it's gotten to the point where i'll say something through the wall, then send him an email, then an instant message telling him about the email, then i'll throw a paper airplane with a note over the wall about the IM, and THEN i'll go over and tell him something.

One of these days i'm gonna get my wife to send him a fax. and if i ever get his CELL phone number...
 
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Originally posted by Ganapathi Raman:
one more...when a colleague sends an email and then immediately comes over to tell "I have sent you an email..can u check it and reply back"? Last time I checked..I still do not have Alzheimer's


sometimes we use email as a written record. emails are searchable, previous conversations are not. I agree it can be annoying when someone sends you an email then asks if you've read it, but those emails form part of our project correspondence.
 
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