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Lowjack
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- Any speakerphone conversation where the person doesn't close their office door.
- Long, loud personal calls
- Asking questions when I'm trying to work
- Asking questions when I'm trying to take a break
- Attempting to communicate with me by any means
- Hot chicks - not dressing quite as hot as you could
- People who are antisocial

[Edited on June 6, 2007 at 11:23 PM. Reason : sdf]

6/6/2007 11:22:08 PM

Skallah
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People that bring in food from home, microwave it, then stink up the entire office.

6/6/2007 11:22:53 PM

StarGazer19
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But I have this awesome Kung Pao chicken - I put my name on it

6/6/2007 11:23:30 PM

Skallah
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ESPECIALLY Kung Pao chicken.

6/6/2007 11:24:47 PM

TroopofEchos
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yeah we were making fun of our boss today because whatever the fuck she heated up smelled like burnt turd hair....
"did you vomit in the microwave???? my god!"

the lady diagonal from me everytime she gets up slams her chair into the guy sitting next to me - drives him batshit insane. She also has this weird sniffing thing that sounds like she's blowing a snot rocket. She has this really irritating voice that makes me naseous in the morning . . you know that little lady from Poultergeist? "carol ann! carol ann!" she sounds just like that all. day. long. And she thinks I'm hilarious so she keeps talking to me

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"or those who feel the need to copy your boss on everything they send you.
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YES... they copy SOMEONE to every e-mail i get. hate that shit.

6/6/2007 11:33:17 PM

LimpyNuts
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I am the #1 workplace annoyance

6/6/2007 11:39:24 PM

EMCE
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I pee in the morning coffee

6/6/2007 11:40:02 PM

PackMan03
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How about the fellow airhead worker you're training to take over some of your responsibilities only to have them tell you how stupid you've been doing the job while you're still training them?

So this is how you do this.
"There's no other way to do this?"
No.
"Well, who came up with this stupid stuff?"
That would be me.
"Oh, could you show me again?"
This is the fifth time.
"But I still don't get it, that's why I said it was stupid."

NO, YOU DON'T GET IT BECAUSE YOU'RE STUPID!

6/6/2007 11:41:56 PM

StarGazer19
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"ESPECIALLY Kung Pao chicken."


haha I was just quoting that new Maytag commercial - dude was obsessing over the Kung Pao chicken he had in the office fridge

I just cook oatmeal in our break room microwave - not stinky

6/6/2007 11:44:16 PM

CharlesHF
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Woman who worked at my dad's office would cough like she was hacking up a hairball.

6/6/2007 11:45:04 PM

statered
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someone who'll find something they think is funny, and because they think you want to know, they'll laugh long enough and loud enough so it's only polite that you ask what they're laughing at

of course after the first couple of times that happened, I said fuck that, but that shit is still annoying

6/6/2007 11:48:46 PM

jbtilley
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"1) people who check their voicemail on speakerphone."


Just wait until they leave the office for the day and leave a message on their voice mail that starts off...

"Yes, Mr. Smith? We have the lab results for your herpes test. You may want to book an appointment with our receptionist."

etc.

6/7/2007 7:56:15 AM

gts92483
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^^Perfect example of the lady next to me here. Yesterday she laughs and keeps saying "oh, thats hilarious... oh, wow thats crazy" until someone asks her so she can talk for fucking 30 minutes. She also does the same thing when something goes wrong, and starts with "oh my god I can't believe this... Are you serious?... I am going to kill this computer..."

Same lady: leans over her cubicle every morning when im havin my bagel and says "good morning greg! what are you doing?" Eating my breakfast and trying not to talk until 10am, thank you.

6/7/2007 8:03:08 AM

NCSUStinger
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i hate it when i call the office and they answer on speakerphone
when i call to talk to one person, i really get pissed when i say something
to the VP and suddenly the Sales Manager feels the need to chime in

6/7/2007 8:03:13 AM

bubbevan
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from coworkers:
- not completely filling out forms
- incorrectly filling out forms
- not answering the phone, when you're sitting right next to it
- talking on your cell phone when we clearly have customers who need help
- lying to customers/making false promises just to sell a treadmill

from customers (this could probably be its own thread):
- not listening/reading. 90% of all issues could probably be resolved from this one.
- not disciplining your kids
- leaving trash on the floor
- not putting things back where you got it. DISCS DON'T MAGICALLY GO BACK ON THE RACK!

6/7/2007 8:53:14 AM

teh_toch
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"Same lady: leans over her cubicle every morning when im havin my bagel and says "good morning greg! what are you doing?" Eating my breakfast and trying not to talk until 10am, thank you."


bhaahhhah

6/7/2007 8:55:07 AM

gunzz
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"People that bring in food from home, microwave it, then stink up the entire office.

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that would be our new guy who just fucking loves to warm up fish in the microwave.

i swear...about one more time of that im going to the president to ask him to put his foot down about warming up fish...

it really stinks up the whole side of the office

6/7/2007 9:03:17 AM

HockeyRoman
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None because I work in a office/building all by myself for 8 hours.

6/7/2007 9:30:31 AM

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^ night janitor?

6/7/2007 9:35:04 AM

nothing22
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story time

6/7/2007 9:36:20 AM

HockeyRoman
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Weather Observer. Right now we have the building to ourselves but they have been talking about renting out the other offices for like two years now. The only time I have to talk to anyone is NWS (National Weather Service) in Raleigh or Raleigh Fight Services if the observations aren't getting out or to the tower if they have some kind of low visibility that isn't at the surface.

Could be worse. At RDU they work in the tower and have to be all dress casual and junk.

6/7/2007 9:41:29 AM

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"my biggest one is when someone wants to ask you a question over sametime and have to prelude it with pleasantries"


having to log into sametime at all, when im completely convinced it's nothing more than a check system for the boss to tell when you got in... in 12 months ive gotten all of 4 sametime messages, 3 from the admin. assistant reminding me about a meeting with my manager, and one from my office neighber making a joke about how ridiculous sametime is.

i mean, if anyone else used it, it'd be ok, but everyone at every plant site i work with uses aim, so having 2 messaging programs running is just silly and overkill.

and on that note, having aim blocked when 90% of IT, corp. engineering, and most technical site people use it all day long, everyone in north america filtering through the same euro proxy where it's not blocked.

on antoher related note, peopel who use their personal aim name for business.

make a new one for work folks, noone wants to see "SexyGarth" when it's work related.

guys who sit on conf. calls who i can hear from 8 offices down

LOTUS NOTES.

tons of cluttering software on a corp. image that you must retain, just milking system power

umm




oh yeah my biggest one is people not properly logging out of RDC and leaving sessions open, clogging up the number of licensed connections

6/7/2007 9:45:48 AM

elkaybie
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"the lady diagonal from me everytime she gets up slams her chair into the guy sitting next to me - drives him batshit insane. She also has this weird sniffing thing that sounds like she's blowing a snot rocket. She has this really irritating voice that makes me naseous in the morning . . you know that little lady from Poultergeist? "carol ann! carol ann!" she sounds just like that all. day. long. And she thinks I'm hilarious so she keeps talking to me
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uhh, is her name Lynn by any chance? lady in her late 50s? b/c this sounds just like a former co worker of mine.

6/7/2007 9:46:52 AM

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oh yeah

and the guy that seems to have a deviated septum or something, snorting, grunting, hawkin' all day long

6/7/2007 9:48:12 AM

eltownse
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Yea the talking through the walls drives me crazy. We have individual offices, so if you want to talk at length with me come into my office and stand in the door frame like everyone else does.

Also people who don't adhere to the dress code. Not that we have one a definite one per say, but don't wear golf shirts when everyone else has long sleeved shirts on.

Well those are the only ones I notice this morning.

6/7/2007 10:03:53 AM

David0603
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I used to work next to a coop who would not only check his vmail on speakerphone but he would use speakerphone for every conversation he had. 90% of the calls he made were to his friend who worked 5 cubes down. They would frequently watch dvds with the sound turned up.

Aside from him...

E-mail chains between two people who keep ccing a dozen other groups.
People who cc our boss on everything.
People who never take their printouts from the printer.
People who never change their sametime status to away.
People who ignore my sametimes.
People who make jokes, then laugh at them, and sometimes beat the table with their hands because they think they are so fucking funny.
People who steal my yogurt.
People who want me to do their jobs for them.
People who want me to do stuff not even remotely related to my jobs duties.
4 foot cubicles
People who schedule meetings 1 hour in advance.
People who schedule meetings during lunchtime.
People who turn the TV to Fox News
People who turn the TV to the country music channel
People who clip their nails
People who clear their throats every 10 minutes
People who talk at 150 decibles
People who page me at midnight
1024X768 resolution
People who steal the fooseballs
People who unplug the airhockey table
People who break the pool cues

6/7/2007 10:26:20 AM

Skwinkle
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^ You forgot "guy who brings in his own, chipped pool ball and swaps it for the nice office one"

6/7/2007 10:30:09 AM

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what kind of workplace are yall talking about?

6/7/2007 10:32:00 AM

David0603
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The place where I work.

6/7/2007 10:32:48 AM

drunknloaded
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i guess :S

6/7/2007 10:34:01 AM

Skwinkle
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Stupid cushy jobs that try to keep morale high rabble rabble...

6/7/2007 10:35:36 AM

BobbyDigital
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"i mean, if anyone else used it, it'd be ok, but everyone at every plant site i work with uses aim, so having 2 messaging programs running is just silly and overkill.

and on that note, having aim blocked when 90% of IT, corp. engineering, and most technical site people use it all day long, everyone in north america filtering through the same euro proxy where it's not blocked."


heh, sounds like your network folks have a little security hole.

but sametime is much better in a corporate environment if implemented correctly -- i.e. using ldap. rather than having separate accounts for email and sametime (believe it or not, some companies do this), and not everyone has AIM, and even so, if you need to contact someone that you don't personally know, you are you going to get their screen name? That and AIM is inherently insecure since data has to leave the corporate network, so any information sharing that's company confidential is at risk over AIM.

but certainly it all goes back to how deeply electronic collaboration is entrenched into a corporate culture....

6/7/2007 10:35:43 AM

jackleg
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for all you sametime/mobile people

i apologize

so much

6/7/2007 10:38:21 AM

jackleg
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or you could just copy TOC/OSCAR protocol in stupid ass VB and emulate this on teh INTRANAT like [they know my real name]. INSTANT MESSAGING ON A COMPANY-WIDE LEVEL WITH NO PACKETS HOPPING OFF THE INTERNAL NETWORK!@@@@1

[Edited on June 7, 2007 at 10:42 AM. Reason : information should be free. BUT NOT SOFTWARE I WRITE@@@@@@@@@@]

6/7/2007 10:41:14 AM

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we have this dude who thinks every commercial, tv show, stand up bit, every thing that was intended to be funny is basically THE MOST funny thing he's even seen/heard in his life. so he talks about it for a couple of hours, laughs, tries to entice someone to come look at it but everybody ignores him. finally he sends an email out with a link to the commercial or whatever on youtube. then he walks to your desk, makes you open it and watch it.

and it's not funny

in the least

then he proceeds to do impressions of it for the rest of they day and cracks up about it everytime.

this guy forwards basically every false/fake email on snopes to everyone and swears on his life that it's real. then when you show him that it's not he claims it's a liberal conspiracy cover-up thing...no matter what the topic was.

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we also have the chick that forwards all of the "if you don't send this to 7 people incl the person who sent it to you, god doesn't love you" emails. everyday.

6/7/2007 10:45:44 AM

David0603
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Why do you guys start quality threads like this in chit chat? I usually avoid chit chat like the plague, but every now and then I find a decent thread.

6/7/2007 10:52:14 AM

jackleg
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who works at IBM?

tell me about the codestation labyrinth beta

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"we also have the chick that forwards all of the "if you don't send this to 7 people incl the person who sent it to you, god doesn't love you" emails. everyday."


ha ha we dont get email from secretaries

[Edited on June 7, 2007 at 10:57 AM. Reason : /]

6/7/2007 10:56:11 AM

K-Tea
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There is a girl in my office who keeps like 2-3 vacuums in her office at all times, and uses them frequently. And by "office" I mean an 8x8 cubicle. She also has this "room freshening spray" that she likes to use a lot. Problem is, it doesn't just stay in her cubicle, obviously, and stinks up the entire room. When confronted about it, she just says that no one ever complains about it and then continues using it. GRRRRR

6/7/2007 11:02:29 AM

jackleg
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it seems like youd be able to document that it bothers you and you said something to her...

6/7/2007 11:06:57 AM

K-Tea
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^That's a lot of beaurocracy to get through though and I would feel like kind of a douche filing a formal complaint about some room spray. Our company is totally laid back.

Things are looking up though, I haven't smelled that shitty scent in a few weeks so either she ran out, or came to her senses.

6/7/2007 11:12:42 AM

pocketduces
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my boss is great at getting people to buy, because he lies out his ass, and then the next day I have deal with his fucking customers and most likely returns. Some times I wonder if any human on the face of the planet could fuck up so much (and still be a manager), unless he's just doing it to torment me

6/7/2007 11:17:34 AM

jchill2
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You are all a bunch of pussies. Instead of writing this on here, write this on their fucking foreheads.

6/7/2007 11:17:49 AM

jackleg
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eh, we're laid back too. but to me, laid back means we'd all appreciate the humor in turning in spray lady. i dunno, just a suggestion. adapt, eat, and advance.

6/7/2007 11:18:52 AM

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"heh, sounds like your network folks have a little security hole.

but sametime is much better in a corporate environment if implemented correctly -- i.e. using ldap. rather than having separate accounts for email and sametime (believe it or not, some companies do this), and not everyone has AIM, and even so, if you need to contact someone that you don't personally know, you are you going to get their screen name? That and AIM is inherently insecure since data has to leave the corporate network, so any information sharing that's company confidential is at risk over AIM.

but certainly it all goes back to how deeply electronic collaboration is entrenched into a corporate culture....
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yeah it actually could be quite a problem...

hopefully people realize this, but I doubt it....

and yes, we have the completely asanine setup where sametime ISN'T incorporated to the email account..

so,

every monring

open lotus.
open ie to a secure portal, with token codes
log into sametime.

which, you know is great when you disconnect from your dock to take the laptop to a meeting, and lose connection to the portal, and instead of being able to directly RC to sametime, you have to get compeltely out and reopen a portal instance.

however, sametime meetings are associated through email addresses, just not the messenger.. which doesn't make any sense

only people with access tot he process control firewalls get the secure tokens, and hence, sametime messenger access, so number of users is looowww

and then no directory visibility.

our setup is pretty dumb.

it's my major annoyance.

6/7/2007 11:30:21 AM

David0603
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"open lotus.
open ie to a secure portal, with token codes
log into sametime."


I rarely shut down lotus/sametime/portal. It would be lunchtime by the time I started up all three of those.

6/7/2007 11:36:08 AM

gunzz
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"i work in a smaller office but we still have 4 restrooms and it really pisses me off when no one refills the toilet paper or hand towels

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from page one...

well, the Toilet Paper Bandit struck again...went in to take a dump
had my pants around my ankles and right as im about to drop a bomb...i look over at the empty roll....

so happy that i noticed before the shitting started

6/7/2007 11:52:05 AM

pocketduces
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"You are all a bunch of pussies. Instead of writing this on here, write this on their fucking foreheads."


yea well I got a co-worker fired last week, and now I get to work 15 extra hrs a week untill we get a replacement, if I get my boss fired I'll work every day of the week, and won't have time to do anything but work and sleep

6/7/2007 12:46:53 PM

blah
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"People that bring in food from home, microwave it, then stink up the entire office."


this is why i'm glad i sit on the opposite side of the building from the break room

6/7/2007 12:47:27 PM

gunzz
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me tooooo

6/7/2007 12:48:40 PM

TroopofEchos
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"uhh, is her name Lynn by any chance? lady in her late 50s? b/c this sounds just like a former co worker of mine.
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nah, her name is Toni.

The new chick is getting on my nerves. I cannot help someone that cannot grasp the concept of how to sqeegie a floor. I just can't.

6/7/2007 1:00:56 PM

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