The five most annoying co-workers
ON the day it was revealed a quarter of all office workers do not wash their hands after using the loo - a blogger has come up with a list of co-worker moans that will strike a chord with anyone working in an office.
Mary Stringer, a freelance writer and contributor to Metro, has come up with a list of the five most annoying colleagues.
Here’s what she’s come up with, and some added grumbles from us. See if you recognise yourself in any of them.
1. The Sick Colleague
This colleague is consistently sick with something and will always take the opportunity to tell you about it in great detail. You know the conversation that starts, “How are you”, and is expected to end with a reply like “fine” or “not too bad”. It never does with these people.
The person who always seems to arrive in the office with a tray of homemade cakes, making everyone else give in to temptation and become fat. We kind of love these people and hate them in equal measure - with a cherry on top.
3. Noisy eaters
Every office has at least one of these. They spend almost the entire day eating their lunch and spend lots of it crunching and crackling. We would add to this the chefs, who insist on warming up last night’s curry or goulash and making everyone else breathe in their food vapours, mixed in with all the other office aromas.
4. The Stuff Losers
People who can never find things and get everyone else turning the office upside down to find them. They will often cast blame, before suddenly finding lost item - where they left it.
5. The Google Disbelievers
....or simply lazy people who insist on asking you their questions, forcing you to google the answer, something they could have done quite easily from the off. Such questions can also disrupt the office to the point where everyone is proffering opinions, or frantically trying to be the first to find the answer on the internet. We’ve seen questions like this morph into 15 minute discussions on something vaguely related to the original query, although no-one can remember how.