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What are the annoying things your coworkers do while you are working?

Srikanth Raghavan
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What are the annoying things your coworkers do while you are working or trying to solve a problem?

Currently, someone is constantly giggling and laughing on telephone and I just can't concentrate.
Joe Ess
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Use the speakerphone.
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Deepak Bala
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What is this 'work' ?


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Akhilesh Trivedi
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Originally posted by John Meyers:
What is this 'work' ?


i think,

work = force x distance

:roll:


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dhwani mathur
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Hi All


The most annoying thing my co workers do is
they speak a lot and i am unable to concentrate
on my work..........i feel like


uffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu


dhwani:>Its always too soon to quit.
ankur rathi
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Originally posted by dhwani mathur:
Hi All


The most annoying thing my co workers do is
they speak a lot and i am unable to concentrate
on my work..........i feel like


uffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu


dhwani:>Its always too soon to quit.


Use headphones.
Marc Wentink
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Hi, I can understand you. But the worst thing is not what co workers do, it's what managers do. We used to have our own office space. But nowadays it's all one big room because managers think we then communicate better. But the fact is that in the big open office space, there is always that one co worker that doesnt go to his job to earn money, pay mortgage and support his familly, but goes to the office to get attention.

The most irritating person I ever, ever met was a German unmarried woman of say 300 kilograms. She went to the office to upgrade her social contacts or something. Now with 300 kilograms, you have a large, say body volume to encrease your voice volume. Then also, for getting attention, she would giggle like she was acting or something. Just like, if I giggle I get attention, and they all like me or so. Like being exageratedly happy, happy, happy.

And with the open office room our manager arranged for us, she got an audience of 40 people she could draw attention from and suck energy from. Blas, it was the worst person I ever had to work with. And no dear manager I did not communicate better since at the moment she entered the room I put wax plugs into my ears!!!


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Marc Wentink
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Use headphones.


You can do that, but at the end of the year, you will have this manager that is going to explain to you, you do not have social skills since you shut yourself off from your coworkers, and that all projects that had impossible plannings, were late for your lack of communication. This while you used the bleeding headphones in the first place, to concentrate and get the job done on time.


Been there, seen that......

Srikanth Raghavan
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Hi Marc, I am very sorry for your experience, mine is not THAT bad though. I told my manager about this and it seems he is facing the same problem and he is more frustrated with his people who irritate him during working than I get frustrated with my irritators. He just went ahead and ordered noise cancellation head phones which not many of us would like to spend out of our pocket.

-- Srikanth
[ December 28, 2007: Message edited by: Srikanth Raghavan ]
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I really shouldn't say anything, because I might be the most annoying person on this floor.


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Listen to Music aloud
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dhwani mathur
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hi all!!!


Great Idea Rathiji



but i dont have head phones in my office
atleast with me......



any other idea.........?

Dhwani:>Life is like a roller coaster....zuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmm
zuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Mark Spritzler
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I find, when my co-worker posts all the annoying things I do at work on JavaRanch, as really annoying.

Wait, I work from home, so I guess it must be my cat making all those posts.

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Sunny Malik
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nothing,,, they are all very good.
because manager sits very near


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Doug Slattery
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For me, it's pretty much just the yappers. The ones that like to talk and socialize when there's work to be done. I do have my own retaliatory measures though. Usually, I just ignore them and they go away. If that doesn't work a shameless dose of flatulence clears them out .

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Jesper de Jong
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We now have a guy on the team who sings the ringtones of mobile phones. So when a mobile phone goes off, he starts to sing the ringtone... :roll:

That's annoying!


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Raghavan Muthu
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Not just work, at times when you really serious on a telephone conversation, just by taking for granted the co-workers-and-colleagues-and-friends shout intentionally and they tend to utter some controversial statements of yours!

Though at times enjoyable, sometimes it IS irritating!

Only way possible is you take a revenge whenever possible But somehow we don't feel that is good!


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There was a guy who used to sit next to me. He spends his time visting orkut,youtube and replying chain emails all day. I am working so hard.


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Raghavan Muthu
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Originally posted by Prad Bhat:
There was a guy who used to sit next to me. He spends his time visting orkut,youtube and replying chain emails all day. I am working so hard.


What way does that annoy you Prad Bhat? I am wondering!
Devesh H Rao
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Originally posted by Srikanth Raghavan:
What are the annoying things your coworkers do


Work.


Ohh... sorry didn't read the question completely before I posted, nevermind, carry on.
Marc Wentink
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There was a guy who used to sit next to me. He spends his time visting orkut,youtube and replying chain emails all day. I am working so hard


And that why you read this thread right
Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Prad Bhat:
There was a guy who used to sit next to me. He spends his time visting orkut,youtube and replying chain emails all day. I am working so hard.


He may be a smart worker and takes very less time to finish-off his task.
[ January 02, 2008: Message edited by: Chetan Parekh ]

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Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:


He may be a smart worker and takes very less time to finish-off his task.

[ January 02, 2008: Message edited by: Chetan Parekh ]


He did not have any work to do. Anyway he left the company.
Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Marc Wentink:


And that why you read this thread right


I read this thread from home dear.
Marc Wentink
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I read this thread from home dear


:roll:

Seriously: At home you should dedicate your time to your family and help your children with their home work or something. Not read threads about computer science!
Joe Harry
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Originally posted by dhwani mathur:
hi all!!!


Great Idea Rathiji



but i dont have head phones in my office
atleast with me......



any other idea.........?

Dhwani:>Life is like a roller coaster....zuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmm
zuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


Buy your colleague a Head Phone



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