annoying habits of your coworkers

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A woman I work with announced recently that "the internet" has had a huge impact on the way people talk in everyday life. to prove this point, she now says "O-M-G!" in place of "Oh My God!" about 12 times a day. This is an otherwise adult person in her early thirties.

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Friday, 6 May 2005 16:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

You should tell her to "S-T-F-U!"

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 6 May 2005 16:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

spencer OTM.

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Friday, 6 May 2005 16:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

All of them - showing up for work. Cunts.

Danny T, Friday, 6 May 2005 17:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Eating nachos with his mouth open really irritates me.

luna (luna.c), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

My girlfriend wants to murder a co-worker for:

a) dropping into conversations uninvited
b) compulsively biting his nails
c) talking at length about dinosaur history and model trains, topics which are of no interest to anyone else in the workplace
d) cracking the same bad puns every day in hopes of getting a laugh
e) nebbishly and creepily hitting on every new female employee
f) generally acting like a geriatric shut-in despite not yet having hit 40

I'm lucky, in that there's no one in my workplace who's that annoying.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Guy in an office 15 feet from my cubicle whistles the chorus of one or two pop songs over and over for most of the day (often Beatles; still). Worse: he's the CEO. At least he's out about a third of the time.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 6 May 2005 18:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

wait, your girlfriend doesn't like model trains or dinosaurs? what a BORE.

jill schoelen is the queen of my dreams! (Homosexual II), Friday, 6 May 2005 18:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

haha, my co-workers never talk. there is a creeping silence about this place that's both the best and worst part about it.

jaymc (jaymc), Friday, 6 May 2005 18:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i have a co-worker who crunches on potato chips, like,.. no other. I mean, its astounding. She should do sound effects!

Two other co-workers right on the opposite side of my cube have been discussing the movie "Garden State" for WEEKS now, which I find extremely obnoxious.

jill schoelen is the queen of my dreams! (Homosexual II), Friday, 6 May 2005 18:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I had a coworker who called home twice a day TO TALK TO HER CATS OVER THE ANSWERING MACHINE.

Stephen X (Stephen X), Friday, 6 May 2005 18:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I have coworkers who talk to themselves constantly and one of them is certifiable. She screamed "GODDAMN SON OF A BITCH" at some innocent books the other day and then she didn't flush in the bathroom. The random Tourette's like screaming is a daily occurance.

jocelyn (Jocelyn), Friday, 6 May 2005 18:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

wait, your girlfriend doesn't like model trains or dinosaurs? what a BORE.

-- jill schoelen is the queen of my dreams! (mandeewrigh...), May 6th, 2005.

It's more that this guy will just launch into talking about these topics regardless of what others around him are/were talking about. This, combined with his general unawareness of just how lonely he comes, and he still wonders why no one invites him to the after-work get-togethers...

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Friday, 6 May 2005 19:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
THIS WOMAN HAS BEEN LISTENING TO 3, MAYBE 4 KELLY CLARKSON SONGS ON REPEAT SINCE YESTERDAY. AND INSTEAD OF WEARING HER HEADPHONES ON HER EARS, SHE WEARS THEM UP ON HER HEAD AND JUST SETS THE VOLUME REALLY HIGH. THAT VOICE! THAT WRETCHED VOICE! WHY DOES SHE HAVE TO YELL SO MUCH?? :(((

sleep (sleep), Tuesday, 21 June 2005 12:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Who, Kelly or your co-worker? Oh you mean, Kelly. Urgh, why don't you just tell her/him to put the volume down?

The worst: one of our employees talks behind EVERYONE's back. Doesn't she realize it's making me paranoid and that it's really annoying? I'm really tempted to tell the others, but then I realize it would only lead to a tense atmosphere.

nathalie's post modern sleaze fest (stevie nixed), Tuesday, 21 June 2005 12:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

how can there so many people - at least one in most offices i've worked in - whose parents never taught them to eat with their fucking mouths shut?

slb3, Tuesday, 21 June 2005 13:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's the wonders of moving out of your parental house and living on your own. Your eating habits go down the drain after about four meals. ;-)

nathalie's post modern sleaze fest (stevie nixed), Tuesday, 21 June 2005 13:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The woman next to me keeps her desk drawer full of packets of cashew nuts and dried apricots. Whenever someone calls her on the phone she immediately opens one of the packets and eats her way through it while holding the phone conversation at the same time. meanwhile the bloke opposite sucks tomatoes about 5 times a day (he has a special little box containing his tomatoes - he takes one out, slices the top off with a knife, holds the tomato in the centre of a tissue and sucks all the insides out of it!)

slb3, Tuesday, 21 June 2005 13:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

how can there so many people - at least one in most offices i've worked in - whose parents never taught them to eat with their fucking mouths shut?

god i was going to post this. it's astonishing isn't it.

Ste (Fuzzy), Tuesday, 21 June 2005 13:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

that is the posh way to eat tomatoes!!

(i throw mine against the wall and let the remains slide down onto my tongue but i wz brought up by bad wolves)

the face of s (mark s), Tuesday, 21 June 2005 13:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

what happens to the skin?

teeny (teeny), Tuesday, 21 June 2005 13:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it gets the lotion put on it.

Lupton Pitman (Chris V), Tuesday, 21 June 2005 13:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Urgh, why don't you just tell her/him to put the volume down?

I should, and I will if it goes on much longer. But there are one or two people that sit closer to her who usually speak up first, so I was waiting for them to do it! (Actually she turned it off for a meeting we just had and luckily hasn't turned it back on yet...)

My coworkers are pretty nice and non-annoying in general, so I shouldn't whine.

sleep (sleep), Tuesday, 21 June 2005 14:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

so, you're in early so you take the earphones out of your pc and start listening to stuff. you're the only one there, you're not bothering anyone. but then someone else turns up. so you put the earphones back in or turn it off or something. don't you? don't you? apparently not. and the way the speaker is located at the back of the pc means that it's pointing away from him and towards me. argh.

koogs (koogs), Thursday, 23 June 2005 06:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Oh my god, you poor people!

I was going to post about how these two people at work constantly call me "Naomi" (the name of another co-worker) but that just pales in comparison to these stories of horror.

rainy (rainy), Thursday, 23 June 2005 06:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The boss here is constantly singing whenever he's in, thing is he only sings one line of each song OVER AND OVER but changes the words EACH TIME. I think he has some sort of singing tourettes. So anyway the only way I can handle it is by writing down what he's singing. I posted it to some thread about a year ago, but it's grown since then so here it is again. THIS GUY IS THE MOST IRRITATING MAN I HAVE EVER MET.

07/02/2003 : "And in those angel eyes"
"Gimme gimme gimme"
13/02/2003 : "Now you're giving me the WILL to survive"
17/02/2003 : "Come fly with me lets fly lets fly away, choo choo choo choo"
18/02/2003 : "Lost and lonely"
"Now you call my name umm hmm hmm hmm"
"DA DA DA DA DA DA (REALLY FUCKING LOUDLY) MAAGIIC MOMENTS"
27/02/2003 : "My darkest hour, I just get lost"
28/02/2003 : "You came into my liiiife" (quite tuneful this one).
03/03/2003 : He appears to be humming the theme tune from batman, but I could be wrong.
05/03/2003 : "And then you start to scream 'Give it to me'"
07/03/2003 : "You say it best-ah when you say nothing at all"
"Cos breaking up is so"
"You know that I need your tender touch"
10/03/2003 : "Wish you wanted my..." CLICK CLAP CLAP "dum de dum"
12/03/2003 : That Muppets tune followed by...
"You say that you love you love me but then you say you don't
You say you'll come on over but then you say you won't"
13/03/2003 : "Two hearts living in two separate worlds da dap dadap dap"
14/03/2003 : "That's where I'm gonna go when I die CARDIO-VASCULAR!"
"Mr Saturday Dince (?) da da da da daaaa da da da da da da da da da da"
"Doo doo dooo dooo dooo don't get around much any more"
17/03/2003 : "It's a beautiful day"
19/03/2003 : "Every do do do do do dooo do do la la la la la la"
20/03/2003 : "These are the days of our lives"
21/03/2003 : "Is a name I call myself a long long way to run"
"A DROP of golden sun-ah!"
"Nanananana You win again! Mmmmm-hmmmmm"
27/03/2003 : "Alone to the pyramids at night"
"I don't care what they say.... Tomorrow!"
01/04/2003 : "Love! Lift us up where you belong"
08/04/2003 : "Who knows what tomorrow brings"
"All I know is here and now morning ruth"
"Do you need someone to love, bom bom bom bom"
10/04/2003 : "Devoted to you hooom"
14/04/2003 : "No you can't take that away from me"
15/04/2003 : "And if you should discover that you don't really love her"
"Take good care........ of my baby"
"Be just as kind as you can... veee"
16/04/2003 : "RIIIAG NONA RIIIAGGHHH!"
17/04/2003 : "The lambs of mist"
25/04/2003 : "Got my fingers got mah"
06/05/2003 : "In my hour of darkness"
"There will be an answer, let it be"
07/05/2003 : "I'm just a soul whose intentions are good"
08/05/2003 : "I say yes you are wonderful"
27/05/2003 : "I don't care what they say I'm gonna love you child any old way"
"I'll give you dee dee dee I don't care, Yeah!"
30/05/2003 : "Love the one you're with"
02/06/2003 : "Talkin' about..."
"I can't go on..."
05/06/2003 : "Do the little ordinary things that anyone ought to do ba bom ba bom"
"The very thought of you and I forget you the ordinary things"
"I'm living in a time of day"
"Tell me that you'll come on over"
25/06/2003 : "Women of a certain age"
27/06/2003 : "You don't neaaad me"
"Baby now that I've found you da la dela go"
30/06/2003 : "My love won't ever be the same"
"I sit and watch"
"It's not the way you smile that tears me apart"
01/07/2003 : "Don't break my heart"
"Build me a buttercup"
02/07/2003 : "My cherie amour pretty as a summer's day"
03/07/2003 : "And words are all I ha-ave to take my heart away"
04/07/2003 : "THE RISE AND FAAAHHHL! do do do dodododododo" (v. loud)
07/07/2003 : "My back's turned to the sun"
08/07/2003 : "I hope I die"
"The writing's on the wall dldldldldldlddedld"
09/07/2003 : He is singing the match of the day theme tune.
10/07/2003 : He is muttering "Porche" to himself.
11/07/2003 : "I will never let you see"
"I will never let you go"
"How my broken heart is how many good one's we got Frank?"
"Oooh heartaches and pains"
"I'll do my crying in the rain"
"All my heartache and pain"
15/07/2003 : "Well I know in times of trouble... mothermarycomestome"
22/07/2003 : "I will never ever let you go, oh Nikita I love you so"
23/07/2003 : "You tell me that you'll come on over then you say FRANK!"
"Please don't please da da dada da da"
24/07/2003 : "You know that I need your tender.... touch"
"I'll give her to you one more time..." (farting trumpet noise)
"You're lonely like a hurricane"
"Then you say you don't"
"Galveston oh Galveston"
25/07/2003 : "The way you smile tears me apart... doesn't matter what you say"
"I'm gonna love you girl any old way"
"I don't care what they say about yooou"
"Foulll! Bobby Charlton!"
30/07/2003 : "You got a long long way to go... ah-ha"
"Yes you will pay a price but look how much it changed"
"I can do anything, I am STRONG!"
"I am strong, I am invincible"
01/08/2003 : "Doesn't matter what they say, gonna love you child any old way"
04/08/2003 : "Still crazy after all these years"
"Deee it be nice to hmmm hmmm hmmmm"
05/08/2003 : "Lalalalala it's not the way you smile that.... tears me apart"
"I'll have a little band of gold... that you are mine"
02/09/2003 : "You get a little weary when the sun goes down"
09/09/2003 : "There's a truth in your eyes saying how are you young lady?"
"Say you'll never leave me"
10/09/2003 : "I had the time of my life, and I never felt this way before"
11/09/2003 : "Love is the right thing to DOOOOO! right..."
15/09/2003 : "I'm beginning to see the light"
18/09/2003 : "Start off the day with pie and scar father jones" (?!?)
19/09/2003 : "I don't know why"
23/09/2003 : "Why d'you pass me by-hy"
24/09/2003 : "I'm so happy I almost died"
25/09/2003 : "Stop look and listen, dat-ta-da"
26/09/2003 : "I got my self a da-waag oh woah woah woah"
08/10/2003 : "Little darling... Little darling... ... ... Little darling"
"Little darling"
"Little darling"
"Little darling... It's been a long long"
"Little darling"
10/10/2003 : "Your mod soul... The day the muuuuuuuuuuuuuuusic died"
"The day the music died... Do you believe in god above"
13/10/2003 : "HIYA! Baby I know..."
"Oh how can I"
"and I'll cry if I want to. Cry if I want to. You would cry too if it hap-"
"dedididuedidue" Followed by weird snort noise - what the hell was that??
16/10/2003 : "It's a beautiful day"
"It's not the way you smile that tears me apart"
"What can I do"
"I don't care what they say about you... Cheep... tra la-la la-la
they say you've never ever been true"
17/10/2003 : "I'm sendin' out an SOS"
20/10/2003 : "Pick up the phone"
22/10/2003 : "Happy end of the day. Yes I'm certain that it happens all the ti-i-iime"
24/10/2003 : "Talking 'bout my girl. (Spoken) I got sunshine on a cloudy day"
"I know you'll say"
"In the month of may"
"I've got so much love... hea hea hea hea hea"
31/10/2003 : "It's another lonely daaay"
"I don't care what you say about tomorrow"
03/11/2003 : "Lean on me when I'm not strong, de la la la"
05/11/2003 : "My darkest hour, baby I want you"
"I just can't live without it"
"You're the guiding light and suh-duh-duh my darkest hour"
"I just can't-ah live without... You love-uh and affection"
07/11/2003 : "de-de-da-da-da-da Move ooooooon up"
14/11/2003 : "Back in the USSR, I know how lucky we are"
17/11/2003 : "It's very superstitious, the writing's on the wall"
18/11/2003 : "At the end of the line"
26/11/2003 : "Who's gonna take you home"
27/11/2003 : "I win again"
"'Cos I need you the whole time, yeah!"
28/11/2003 : "Welcome to my world"
02/12/2003 : "I'm gonna make believe it came from you"
"I'm gonna sit right down"
"If a picture paints a thouuuuu-sand words"
"Then why can't I paint you"
"I remember yoooooou"
04/12/2003 : "And the laugh's on you"
"Saga 106.6 fm"
05/12/2003 : "I should have to-ooold you myself"
(Spoken)"Don't you know? That I heard it through the grapevine"
"It takes me by surpriiiiise what you say"
"I took you by surprise"
"Just about to loooose my mind, honey honey"
08/12/2003 : "Time on my hands do do do do do-do"
12/12/2003 : "I'll give it to you one more time"
16/12/2003 : "Lookin' swell"
17/12/2003 : "This gun's for hire, do-do do do do do"
"This is mah song"
"I wonder ... ... I wonder ... ... I wonder"
23/12/2003 : "I'm crazy right now"
24/12/2003 : "I remember all my liiiiife, dal-al-al-al daaaaa daaaa daaaaaa"
"I remember, how you doing Alan?"
"Oh Mandy you came and you-"
05/01/2004 : "I can tell you're gonna cry, is it over me"
"By the look in your eyes, I can tell you're gonna cry"
"Cos I'm the kind of guy who's always on the roo-aaaa-oooo-ddd"
"Wherever I lay my HAT"
06/01/2004 : "RIGHT! Baaaa-aaaayyy-beee!"
09/01/2004 : "Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree, it's been three long years"
12/01/2004 : "In New Yooooork City... Yap"
13/01/2004 : "You took me my surpiiiisee I might say, when I found out"
(spoken)"I bet you're wondering how I knew"
16/01/2004 : "When I've got that feeling"
"There'll be no while flag upon"
"There will be no while flag upon this ship"
"Tell me tell me lies"
"Tell me tell me lies tell me sweet little lies, tell me lies"
19/01/2004 : "I bet you wondered how I knew"
21/01/2004 : "I'm talkin' 'bout my baby"
"I'm not talkin' 'bout my baby"
22/01/2004 : "Gotta get a WITNESS! Especially you girl"
26/01/2004 : "I'm TOO busy thinkin' 'bout my baby"
29/01/2004 : "Aye poy poy riiiaaagh for a while"
"Do you believe in this rock and roll"
"I was a lonely teenage bronkin' buck with pink carnation and a pick-up truck"
"Do you believe in god above"
"The good old boys are drinking whisky and rye"
30/01/2004 : "The day the music died"
02/02/2004 : "Love hurts"
"When I saw you"
"Cry-ay-ay-ay-ing over you"
"It was alright... For a while"
03/02/2004 : "The day the music died"
"Why why miss american"
04/02/2004 : "Love hurts, love dies"
"And even so it takes a..."
05/02/2004 : "It's a hard day"
06/02/2004 : "You're unbelievable!"
10/02/2004 : "Out of my head"
"Here comes the sun I say"
11/02/2004 : "LATIN!"
12/02/2004 : "I'm coming out of the kitchen, rawwr grrr ggrrr rawwr urrr rawwr"
"No I need a place
20/02/2004 : "You gotta take my breath away"
24/02/2004 : "About your plans to make me blue"
"I'll bet you wondered how I knew... Nop shnop nop"
25/02/2004 : "Give me just a little more time and our love will surely grow"
26/02/2004 : "On broadway!"
"The neon lights... On broadway"
He's clapping really loudly whilst singing "On Broaaaaadway!"
"In the air on broadway... aaaaaooooohhhh BUGGER!"
27/02/2004 : "There's a girl I know lala lala dadada"
03/03/2004 : "Holding back the years"
"Sooner or later"
"The revoluuuution's here"
05/03/2004 : "A kiss... Is still a kiss"
08/03/2004 : "This old heart a' mine"
"A hundred times I'll take it out"
"A hundred times I'll take you back"
10/03/2004 : "Diamonds are a girl's best friend"
12/03/2004 : "Loving you is easy 'cos it's beautiful"
15/03/2004 : "Loving you... is easy"
16/03/2004 : "I'm gonna wait 'til the midnight hour"
19/03/2004 : "Bet you're wondering how I knew, about your plans to make me blue"
26/03/2004 : "Here I am stuck in the middle with you"
"I don't know where it is at night"
"Cos it means that much to me, you took me by surprise I must say"
"I bet you wondered how I knew"
"I'm just about to loooose my mind"
"I bet you wondering how I knew 'bout your plans"
30/03/2004 : "Bringing on baaack the good times"
"I wanna spend some time"
"Want somebody who will spend some time"
31/03/2004 : "I'm gonna wait until the midnight hour"
"If a man could be places at one time I'd be with you, woah woah dooo"
07/04/2004 : "Do I love you? Yes I do"
"You took me by surprise I must say"
08/04/2004 : "Night and day... Think it's all over"
"Every night and day"
"I think we're alone now... Ah lehh le lehhh do la bah"
"There'll be night and day"
13/04/2004 : "I think we're alone now"
"Every night and day" CLAP CLAP
"Remind me baby of you"
"On the dancefloor " CLICK "Remind me baby of you"
15/04/2004 : "I took you by surprise I must say"
16/04/2004 : "I die each time... I hear this song... Here he comes"
"That's for sure"
"The only trouble is"
"I can make you mine I can..."
"The only trouble is, gee whiz, I'm dreaming my life away"
"Any time night and day, the only trouble is gee whiz"
"I can taste you lips of white, and (sic) time night and day"
19/04/2004 : "Anyone who ever hurt me"
"I'll never fall from the sky, right into your arms"
"I hope you comprehend"
20/04/2004 : "I'm so busy talkin bout my baby"
"Aint got time for something else"
21/04/2004 : "There's a girl I know"
28/04/2004 : "You took me by surprise"
29/04/2004 : "It don't impre-eh-es me"
"That don't impress me much"
"You don't impress me much"
"Talking 'bout my baby, hmmm mnnn mnnn hm hmm hm hm"
"Where the river...."
30/04/2004 : "The tracks of my tears"
"Be so nice to come home to"
06/05/2004 : "Going out for another drink"
"It's a whiter shade of paaale"
"You're simply the best, neh neh neh"
"Simply the best"
"Tell me that you're gonna love me baby, then you say you won't"
"You say you donnnnnnt"
"I love you like a hurricane"
07/05/2004 : "There you were"
"Too busy thinkin' bout my bay-beh-heh"
"Too busy thinkin' about my baby"
"Where the river ends"
11/05/2004 : "Foo once in my life"
12/05/2004 : "I don't know why"
"Too busy thinking bout my baby, I ain't got time for uuuuooooppp"
13/05/2004 : "Ah de doh da, because I'm jive talking"
14/05/2004 : "R.E.S.P.E.C.T."
"R.E.S.P.T."
"Just a little bit"
17/05/2004 : "There'll be no wan"
"There'll be no white flag"
18/05/2004 : "Hello, is it me you're looking for"
"I can see it in your eyes, but I haven't got a clue"
19/05/2004 : "Where I right or wrong" CLAP
"I'll be down on my knees"
"If I were a tower of strength"
27/05/2004 : "I want to break free"
"Love is nature's way of giving UUUAAH reason"
"Love is a many splendoured thing"
"It's the april rose that only grows in the early spring"
28/05/2004 : "In the land of the"
"In the land of the"
"In the land of the" -- I don't think he knows the rest
"I really know"
"I really know" -- he's not doing well with lyrics today
03/06/2004 : "Won't you come home baby... Please come home... You pay the rent"
"And I'm gone pay the rent"
04/06/2004 : "Your candle burned out lo"
"Goodbye Norma Jean"
"Goodbye Norma Jean, we're on the 22nd floor"
"When love comes to town gonna"
07/06/2004 : "Sunshine on a rainy day... yeah"
09/06/2004 : "I need someone"
"I need someone to love. do dodo do do"
10/06/2004 : "It's just an-o manic monday"
"This gun's for hire... do do do do do"
11/06/2004 : "Baby I shouldn't love you"
14/06/2004 : "Two of us guys you know I love you more.... Huhum"
"Took me by surprise.... I must say"
"I bet you're wondering how I knew"
15/06/2004 : "I love you and I love you more"
16/06/2004 : "You took me by surprise I must say"
"I bet you wondered how I knew"
21/06/2004 : "The wedding bell"
23/06/2004 : "It's twelve o'clock in the morning"
24/06/2004 : "Here I am! Signed, sealed... delivered"
"My babe wrote me a letter"
"That's the way it is"
"That's the way it is.... (Spoken, in bad american accent) Bruce Hornsby"
25/06/2004 : "You make me blue"
"Bet you wondered how I knew, about your plans to make me blue
with some other guy you know before"
"I welcome the shelter of someone's arms"
28/06/2004 : "Lay lady lay, lay across my"
"Come come come into my life"
29/06/2004 : "Here comes ah, dah da dah da dadadada"
"But I don't know when"
"A brand-new convertible"
"You've got to look for the hero inside your head"
05/07/2004 : "I get a little weary"
06/07/2004 : "I aint got time"
"I aint got time"
"I aint got time"
"I aint got time" times A FUCKING THOUSAND
"Thinking about my baby"
"Too busy thinking about my baby"
"Thinking 'bout my baby"
09/07/2004 : "You have to wait until the midnight hour, awoop"
"I'm gonna wait until the midni-i-i-ight hour"
"WAIT 'till the midnight hour"
"I'm gonna WAIT... until the fuckin' midnight hour"
"Ginko Biloba"
12/07/2004 : "It has to beeeeeeee-eeeeee-eeeeee"
"It's got to beeeeeeeee... perfect"
"BRAAAH MOCS"
14/07/2004 : "But it's gonna be a long long"
15/07/2004 : "Everywhure I gowww"
"Everywhere I go"
27/07/2004 : "The first cut is the deepest, baby I know"
28/07/2004 : "Hold on tight to your dreams"
"Hold on tight to your dreams... Ginko Biloba"
"Ginko Biloba"
29/07/2004 : "I bet you're wonderin' how I knew"
02/08/2004 : "Oh sit down"
"And our love will shhhh......"
"You gotta give me just a little more time"
"And our love will surely grow, uh"
03/08/2004 : "It's a beautiful day"
04/08/2004 : "You gotta tell your mama"
06/08/2004 : "It's a beautiful day"
"It's such a beautiful day"
12/08/2004 : "And I know we're gonna survive unless we get a little crazy"
"For a girl like you to come into my li-ife"
13/08/2004 : "Beyond these eyes of mmmmhhhmmmhmmmhmm"
"The look of love"
17/08/2004 : "I'm waiting for a girl like you"
"Everyday..."
"I'm irresponsibly mad"
"I've been waiting for a girl like you"
"I've been waiting for a girl like you, to come into my life"
24/08/2004 : "I knooow this"
25/08/2004 : "I feel so fine" CLAP "la... bada"
"Goodbye blackberry way"
27/08/2004 : "There aint no way to hide your lying eyes"
06/09/2004 : "I can make you feel good"
"Outta my league"
07/09/2004 : "Out.. SOS"
"Ahhhhmmm an SOS... In the FBI"
"On the radio"
09/09/2004 : "It's a good idea"
"Fastest thing on two feet"
"Fastest thing on two wheels... Buggydown, buggydown"
10/09/2004 : "I don't want nooobody"
13/09/2004 : "From the very start"
"The very start... I love to love you"
"The air that I breathe into" ... "Times"
14/09/2004 : "All the leaves are brooowwwwn Alan!"
"California dreaming on such a winter's day"
"All the leaves are brown" CLAP "And the sky is grey" CLICK muttering
"California dreaming on such a winter's day"
15/09/2004 : "In paradise"
"I'm change"
"Because I want you to want me"
16/09/2004 : "I still" CLAP "haven't found" CLAP "what I'm looking for"
"I still haven't found"
17/09/2004 : "A beautiful world... Beautiful people"
"It really doesn't matter to you"
20/09/2004 : "Somebody to l-morning Al"
"Thanks alan, much appreciate it, you've got to give me just a little more time"
"And our love will surely grow"
21/09/2004 : "It's a new direction"
22/09/2004 : "And the way you look tonight, you want 82"
23/09/2004 : "I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy"
"Can I get a witness"
27/09/2004 : "I'd like to know if you've got the notion"
"Goh notion"
"And I'd like to know if you've got the notion"
28/09/2004 : "It's the crystal chandeliers"
30/09/2004 : "You gotta come back where you belong"
"I woke up this mornin'"
04/10/2004 : "Monday, monday, can't help that day"
07/10/2004 : "There's a girl I know, de do do do"
08/10/2004 : "Der-la thirty der-la-la-la thirty"
11/10/2004 : "It really doesn't matter to me, wah wah wah wah"
"Epsilon!"
15/10/2004 : "It's just another manic monday"
"Just another magic monday"
"It's juuuuust another... Magic monday!"
18/10/2004 : "Living in America"
"I'm living in America"
"Ab lihi-ih" CLICK CLICK
"Doob daya da dah, I'm gonna be yowr"
"I'm not the kind of guy who gives up"
19/10/2004 : "Wake me up before I go go"
"Wake me up before you go go"
"I'm not planning on going solo"
"We'll be dancing the night"
20/10/2004 : "You're the most beautiful girl in the world"
"The most do do do dah doo duuuhh, it's multi"
"do duh do do, it's the right one"
22/10/2004 : "Open the door then I know, la da da da"
"Once more, the ohhhh do do do de do do"
"It's just a mah-hatter of time"
25/10/2004 : "It's such a beautiful day... Beautiful day"
26/10/2004 : "Castles in the air"
27/10/2004 : "It's a long long low"
"I've never lost weath on tom, ta ta tata ta. "
28/10/2004 : "In this modern world"
29/10/2004 : "I don't know why"
05/11/2004 : "I built this city on rock and roll"
08/11/2004 : "I'm going to run to you"
11/11/2004 : "A long long way... eeprthaaa"
15/11/2004 : "I just can't help believing"
"Like a llll... huh"
16/11/2004 : "It's a little bit funny"
"I wanna wake up with you"
17/11/2004 : "Something inside so strong"
18/11/2004 : "Za da da da, you're in trouble deep"
19/11/2004 : "And then you'll see the look in your eye"
"And then you'll know the look in your eyes"
"Searching for the secrets of life"
"Deck the halls with boughs of holly la lalala la la la la la"
22/11/2004 : "Ah crazy lover"
"Why did I give my heart so fast"
25/11/2004 : "Aaahhhy is in my ears and in my eyes"
"Bluuue suburban sky"
26/11/2004 : "What a difference"
"24 little hours"
"What a difference a day makes, 24"
02/12/2004 : "The sweetest feeling la da da"
"Lovin' you"
"You get the... Sweetest feeling, la da da duh"
03/12/2004 : "Lovin' you, doo duh do"
"Sail away to paradise, and the lands of mystery"
"Baloo it's lasted so long"
08/12/2004 : "Eeeuuh central motion"
09/12/2004 : "I sit alone alone um-chraah"
10/12/2004 : "Interesting.. dadada.. But I still haven't found what
I'm looking for"
"I still haven't found"
10/01/2005 : "He's a part-time lover"
12/01/2005 : "Aint nobody... Loves me better"
"Everywhere I go"
21/01/2005 : "Showwwrraaz! A many spendoured"
24/01/2005 : "If you see me walking down the street, I start to cry"
"There's not much justice"
25/01/2005 : "There's not much justice ihm"
28/01/2005 : "Dah dah dah.. Alone again"
01/02/2005 : "Abracadabra, I'm gonna reach out and grab yer"
02/02/2005 : "River! ... yeah"
03/02/2005 : "This is it"
08/02/2005 : "I'm never gonna fall in love, doo dah do do"
09/02/2005 : "Yes I'm-a gowning nowhere, ehsa de da"
"It is the way you do it... Right"
"Play the guitar... On the MTV"
"Thiiy IS the way you do it"
11/02/2005 : "To come into my life"
"I've been waaaaiiiittting for a girl like you"
14/02/2005 : "In the middle of the night"
"Now I shout from the highest peak"
"do do do We came impatient to be free"
"Now I shout it from the highest bill"
15/02/2005 : "And I ain't got time. yep"
"Can I get a witness?"
"Can I get a witness?"
"Can I get a witness?"
"Can I get a witness?"
"Can I get a witness?"
21/02/2005 : "Dur-deh get away too soon"
"It's everywhaarrh I gooowwww"
22/02/2005 : "Every now and then we fall apart"
23/02/2005 : "I'm gonna build maaah world around you"
"I'm gonna wrap my world around you"
02/03/2005 : "I'm going to run to you"
"I just don't know what to do with my time -
I'm so lonesome for you it's a crime"
"Like a summer rose"
04/03/2005 : "I'm gonna run my world around you"
"I'm gonna plan my world around you"
17/03/2005 : "The time of my life, I never felt"
21/03/2005 : "Is this the way to ammerville?"
22/03/2005 : "Some-body to love"
23/03/2005 : "Get out my life why don't you babe, cos you keep me"
"Cause you know it's gonna break my heart in two"
24/03/2005 : "I would give anything... I own"
"I've got to give up my life, my heart, my home"
01/04/2005 : "When I go that I'm ready to go"
"So fayantastic"
"A.M.F.M."
06/04/2005 : "Reeeaaah! Doesn't matter to me"
"It really doesn't matter to me"
07/04/2005 : "How deep is, your love I really need to know"
13/04/2005 : "Day after day"
"It's a sweet talking guy"
"Bah bah bah"
14/04/2005 : "You smiled at me a little"
"And our love will surely grow"
15/04/2005 : "There's not much justice in the world"
"Crazy right now"
18/04/2005 : "Last night a DJ"
"Ahh believe in"
"I believe in rainbows"
"Look in my life"
26/04/2005 : "Wherever you go, whatever you do, I will be"
"Black velvet in my little girl's eyes"
He's worldlessly singing the American national anthem.
27/04/2005 : "You break my heart in two"
"Anything you want, you got it"
04/05/2005 : "I go on and on"
05/05/2005 : "Everybody wants to rule the world"
"Black velvet in this little girl's eyes"
"Black bell wuuuch little girl eyes when you saw southern skies"
06/05/2005 : "Dluuu doop doop steady as a rock"
09/05/2005 : "Love hurts"
11/05/2005 : "He's on the RUN ha... caravan"
02/06/2005 : "You gotta give me some kind of sandal"(?)
03/06/2005 : "When LOVE comes to town I'm gonna... Catch that train"
(SHOUTING!)"WHEN LOVE! COMES TO TOWN I'M GONNA" CLAP!
08/06/2005 : "Love lift us up where we belong"
"Sisters are doing it for"
09/06/2005 : "There's not much justice in the world"
14/06/2005 : "Doo da-dodo-doododo January"
"Go settle down"
16/06/2005 : "Goowwna have to face it you're addicted to love"
"You're gonna have to face it you're a-"
"I'm gonna have to face it I'm addicted"
"Woman!"
21/06/2005 : "He's a pinball wizard"

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Thursday, 23 June 2005 07:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

sweet zombie jesus

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Thursday, 23 June 2005 07:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Heh.

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 23 June 2005 07:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

haha best post eva!

Ste (Fuzzy), Thursday, 23 June 2005 08:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

We have a guy almost exactly like that, except he doesn't attempt to sing the tune of whatever his Song Line Of The Day is - he just does this lilting almost spoken word thing that's perilously close to being The William Shatner Treatment.

"We could... be heroes... just ... for one day"

Onimo (GerryNemo), Thursday, 23 June 2005 08:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Yeah Onimo, that's what the boss here does a lot of the time. Other times he sings it AT THE TOP OF HIS VOICE and claps along. It's quite a small building and normally very quiet so you can almost hear a collective groan when he arrives around lunchtime.

He also makes strange noises in his throat and if he's not singing walking around muttering "yep.. yep.. yep.. yep.."

I could go on.

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Thursday, 23 June 2005 09:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one of my co-workers spent an entire evening telling the whole staff about how chucky "beats off" in the movie SEED OF CHUCKY. Complete with HAND MOTIONS! She even started telling the 70 year old volunteer about it. Definitely reminded me of a 12 year old who just discovers something NAUGHTY AND NEW, as opposed to a 49 year old woman. It was sort of more amusing than annoying though.

gunther heartymeal (keckles), Thursday, 23 June 2005 11:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Steve.n, you crazy crazy man.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 23 June 2005 13:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

roffles at steve.n

yeah, i have it pretty good, comparitively speaking. (this woman here has finally ditched the kelly clarkson, 3 days later).

sleep (sleep), Thursday, 23 June 2005 14:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i'm loving the CLAP and CLICK parts of that script

Ste (Fuzzy), Thursday, 23 June 2005 14:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

haha, someone was just like "hey [lady's name]. CHANGE THE TRACK. thanks." and she apologized and turned it right off. hooray!

sleep (sleep), Thursday, 23 June 2005 14:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

26/11/2003 : "Who's gonna take you home"

THE NAME OF THE SONG IS NOT "TAKE", IS IT? IT'S "DRIVE"! "DRIVE"! "DRIVE"!

http://www.sexgoremutants.f9.co.uk/images/head.jpg

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Thursday, 23 June 2005 15:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I especially love the recent May 5th medley/mangle.

sgs (sgs), Thursday, 23 June 2005 16:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It seems like this guy is slowly losinghis mind.

Also: 02/06/2005 : "You gotta give me some kind of sandal"(?)

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Thursday, 23 June 2005 16:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

My favourite was the "In the air on broadway... aaaaaooooohhhh BUGGER!" one. It started quite quiet but by the end of BUGGER, it was a shout.

Also the time he was wandering round for days saying "Ginko Biloba" was bizarre.

I think he lost his mind some time ago. God knows how the company keeps going.

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Thursday, 23 June 2005 17:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Ha! I'm laughing to myself reading it. It's often not so funny at the time. I love the bit where he mis-spells "R.E.S.P.E.C.T"

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Thursday, 23 June 2005 17:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

ugh

Surmounter, Thursday, 9 August 2007 14:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

My usually okay co-worker has turned into a raging ass over the past couple of weeks. Everytime you tell him the phone is for him he slams whatever happens to be in his hand at the time (pencil, pen, mouse, whatever) and starts cursing. This is when he's not just randomly throwing things around his desk in frustration.

We get it dude, we're all fucking busy. Deal.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 9 August 2007 14:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

my (female) co-worker stares at my chest indiscreetly when she's talking to me. totally weirds me out.

Rubyredd, Thursday, 9 August 2007 14:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

and annoys me. obv.

Rubyredd, Thursday, 9 August 2007 14:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

ppl exist and i just wanna exist by myself 2day.

aggressive self-importance in the workplace is the worst. well, either that or staring at someone's chest? geez!

Surmounter, Thursday, 9 August 2007 14:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

This same co-worked also constantly bitches about how he has "too much work to do", yet leaves at 5:00 on the button every single day. Which, whatever, but its annoying when everyone else in the office is routinely pulling 10-12 hour days.

He also shuts down all his programs at 4:50 and sits there with the Windows log off dialog box up on his screen for ten minutes, waiting for 5:00 so he can click 'Log Off'.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 9 August 2007 14:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

"co-worker"

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 9 August 2007 14:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

staring at someone's chest? geez!

I often catch our intern looking at my cleavage. But when he sees I notice he quickly looks away. He's 20. I feel bad for his lack of impulse control.

Ms Misery, Thursday, 9 August 2007 14:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

um he needs a punch in the face? the co-worker, not the intern. the intern just needs a girlfriend.

Surmounter, Thursday, 9 August 2007 14:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

same here but it's Jethro Tull all day every day

carne asada, Thursday, 17 January 2008 20:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm the annoying coworker today. Can't get rid of hiccups.

Pleasant Plains, Thursday, 17 January 2008 20:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Roxanne" for 4th time today

nabisco, Thursday, 17 January 2008 22:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

I don't understand how they can justify playing music you have to listen to...? I wd like nothing more than to subject all my colleagues to like garage rock or Postcard or Flying Nun back catalogs all day but I wd be in big trouble!!

Laurel, Thursday, 17 January 2008 22:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

It is barely audible. Almost like headphone leak. I'm probably the only one who can even hear it. A normal person would probably tune it out, but if you happen to pay attention to music, it's in that range of softness where your ears keep pricking up and trying to detect whether that's really Billy Idol or not.

nabisco, Thursday, 17 January 2008 22:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

OMG "Roxanne" was followed by "Been Caught Stealing" and now it's "Roxanne" AGAIN

nabisco, Thursday, 17 January 2008 22:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

Is this a radio station?!

Rock Hardy, Thursday, 17 January 2008 22:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

I assume some kind of streaming thing, but I guess one that lets you navigate through songs you like? Please god let it provide her with some kind of "if you like Oasis and the Police, you may also enjoy ANYTHING ELSE PLEASE, THERE ARE MORE THAN 50 SONGS IN THE WORLD" button

nabisco, Thursday, 17 January 2008 22:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah, most people don't know the difference between open and closed headphones.

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 17 January 2008 23:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

This isn't headphones, it's just that quiet.

From now I'm going to pretend that she's listening to mixes given to her in college by a husband she recently left, and the ongoing repetition is part of a healing process

nabisco, Thursday, 17 January 2008 23:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

My biggest pet peeve is the co-worker who asks random questions to the office at large? "What's the date today? .... ..... Anyone know?"

"Anyone see 'Lost' last night?"

calls for post-it note action! You put a post it note on her screen before she gets in of a morning that says TO FIND OUT WHAT THE DATE IS HOVER YOUR CURSOR* OVER THE TIME AT THE RIGHT HAND CORNER OF THE SCREEN and another which says NO-ONE IN THE OFFICE WATCHES LOST EXCEPT YOU COZ WE ALL THINK IT'S CRAP.

* actually, better add: * NB the cursor is the little arrow that you can move around the screen using your mouse.

Grandpont Genie, Friday, 18 January 2008 10:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

> There is this girl who runs the (short) length of our office hallway. Why?

otm

> Is this it, forever? The same 50 songs, every day, until one of us changes jobs?

sat in office where the testers at the other end have mobile phones playing a small set of test tracks at not quite audible levels day in and day out. 'tisk tisk tisk...'. and they've just bought a hifi and table football table for the games room, which doesn't have a door, and lunchtimes and evenings are now like working in a youth club.

need noise cancelling earphones... (am fine listening to stuff, mostly ambient and without vocals, but the meerest hint of bob marley (this morning), or anything else, as background noise drives me batty)

koogs, Friday, 18 January 2008 12:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

Noise canceling headphones = the shit! Truly magical!

kate78, Saturday, 19 January 2008 05:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

Several:

--The people who stop the elevator at the 2nd floor to take it to the 1st, or the people who get on at the 1st floor to go to the 2nd. IT'S ONE FLOOR, TAKE THE DAMN STAIRS! it's no wonder that most of the people that do that resemble "Refrigerator" Perry (both males AND females).

--The people in the parking lot, who, instead of using the lanes designated for driving, drive THROUGH the parking spaces to save 20 seconds. During early morning, this is pretty dangerous.

--To piggyback on that, the people who want to back into a space but don't know how, so they drive through the space on the other side. Someone almost hit me doing this once because I had the audacity to try and park in a space properly and they tried to come through the other side.

--PEOPLE WHO PRINT MULTIPLE VERSIONS OF 100 PAGE DOCUMENTS AT THE PRINTER. ya know what, print it once, and photocopy it, and WHY THE HELL DO YOU NEED MULTIPLE COPIES?

--Lack of class. My friend told me once that she was in the ladies room and heard a lady in the john scolding her child on the phone while she was (audibly) dropping anchor. I swear to God...that kid will be messed up.

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Saturday, 19 January 2008 15:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

constant corny as fuck "jokes"

girl: hi this is avi, hes new and he'll be working in john's group.
annoying guy: Avi...... like an AVI! heheh
avi: yeah, A-v-i.
annoying guy: no see like an AVI file! like a dot-AVI! so just click on him and youll be watching a movie! heheh
all: uhh heh. yyyeah.

REALLY?? GOD SHUT UP YOU ARE SO LAME

sleep, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 20:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ahahahah! No srsly all I care about is will Avi be taking some of that 75-hr workweek?

Laurel, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 20:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

ha, no, i'm not in john's group :p
ive been doing fewer hours but still need a vacation obvs ^^^

sleep, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 20:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

lets drink beer tomorrow

sleep, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 20:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

that's a great idea!

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 20:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

dude in the cubicle next to me has to sneeze like 18 times in a row but he always holds it in and just makes a "hut-NNN" noise instead of just sneezing. its so gross and makes me stressed out. let that shit fly dude

deej, Monday, 23 June 2008 15:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Dudes, the "secretary" in my office is flat fucking crazy.

Now, true - she lost her only daughter a few years ago to an unforeseen brain hemmorage, her older son is in jail, and her younger son (our file clerk) is an ex-tweaker who is a good guy, but is 25 with no high school diploma, a 3 year old son and another kid on the way, and she's in her second emotionally abusive marriage.

So, she's got a lot on her plate.

But, sweet Jeebus - she can't stop fucking talking to herself, whether its narrating what she types or finds out the internet (entirely unregulated); she never fesses to ANYTHING that she fucks up, but instead acts like this giant Telfon lump in the middle (literally) of the room that causes everything to careen out of control; and she's a total alcoholic. ALSO - she speaks like seven languages, and argues with people in all of them LOUDLY on the phone. Especially Farsi.

I had to leave or I would have strangled her yesterday.

BUT my boss loves her, so she's got a certain level of job security.

B.L.A.M., Wednesday, 24 September 2008 17:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

ALSO - her son takes it from her ALL day long. Like ALL DAY.

If I were him, I would have flipped out and killed someone by now.

Matter of fact - I'll try and keep a running log of what she does throughout the day... might be kind of tragicomdeic.

B.L.A.M., Wednesday, 24 September 2008 17:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hilarious until the gunfire.

Radiant Flowering Crab (Rock Hardy), Wednesday, 24 September 2008 17:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

People who make personal calls that are really intended for private quarters. I once was forced to listen (since the guy was sitting behind me and we were taking inbound calls at a work station) to a dude talking to his soon to be ex-wife, talking about how useless she was and informing her what his legal strategy would be to annihilate her in court. And it went on for an hour, audible to everybody within a 3 row radius.

III IV V (Bo Jackson Overdrive), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 23:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh, and managers who don't have the cojones to be a manager. If your idea of managing is just maintaining the status quo and not causing a stir, then GO BACK to being a worker bee.

When I report employees who make personal outbound calls WHILE THEY HAVE CUSTOMERS ON THE PHONE ON THE OTHER LINE, they should be a step away from termination or worse...not kept on for several more months.

III IV V (Bo Jackson Overdrive), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 23:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

you have a future in management

ramón gastro (omar little), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 23:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

No I don't. I'm a terrible leader.

III IV V (Bo Jackson Overdrive), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 23:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

Middle management, then.

bad hijab (suzy), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 23:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'm sort of already there.

III IV V (Bo Jackson Overdrive), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 23:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh, I've been searching for this thread for ages for the tomato story!

rainy, Thursday, 18 June 2009 09:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

That story has a way of lingering in the mind.

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 18 June 2009 10:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah, with sound effects!

rainy, Friday, 19 June 2009 00:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

Coworker who always ALWAYS sucks air through his teeth after he does his "polite to customer" laugh - which he does very frequently as some kind of reflex thing - please, just stop. You sound like you stubbed your toe every 5 minutes. And stop saying "more than welcome" all the time! WTF.

I'm Rick Wakeman, bitch! (Trayce), Friday, 19 June 2009 00:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

OK, the only other person in the building at the moment has been chattering away for constantly for half an hour in the next office. I know he's alone. I know he doesn't have a mobile phone. I know he's not on the landline because all our phones have indicators to show which lines are in use. But he really sounds as though he's having a conversation. WTF?

James Morrison, Friday, 19 June 2009 02:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

maybe he's got a tin-can/string phone connection to the building opposite?

rainy, Friday, 19 June 2009 03:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

Maybe he's watching a video thing?

I'm Rick Wakeman, bitch! (Trayce), Friday, 19 June 2009 04:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

I have avoided posting on this thread, but can't stand it anymore.

Dude in my office is a trainwreck of a coworker.

We are attorneys. Ergo, our job includes some petty annoyances which you really just need to get over. These can include demolition of your social plans on a semi-regular basis, lack of regard for your social life by coworkers or superiors, long hours, lack of predictability of schedule.

In other words, you need to be flexible and willing to work to make things work.

All I hear is constant bitching about "I was planning on doing this, and this motherfucker gave me an assignment to do that! Fuck him!" or "Damnit, I had to work this weekend." or "Man, I work too hard."

And its always someone else's fault that these things have happened to him. Its never his fault at all.

All this in an office of 10 total people. Dude. People will hear you, whether they want to or not.

SHUT UP!!!!

Now, if this was his only annoying habit, it would be easier to deal with. Some people deal with things by complaining about them. But it isn't. The other stuff:

- He's an only child, and acts like it around the office by assuming that you want to hear every minute detail about whatever he has done or will be doing. In the course of discussing things at the office, I have heard about the following: his girlfriend's repeated urinary tract infections, his dog's incontinence, his mom's overuse of medical marijuana, and several other strains of conversation which are not worth going into.

- Along those same lines, he always assumes that we're going to eat lunch together. Bro, its not elementary school. Sometimes, I just want to eat in silence and stare at the wall. And not have to hear about any of the above-mentioned items.

- He constantly...CONSTANTLY...fiddles with his crotch. Dude.

- His bad breath is overwhelming. Like, by the end of the day, the hallway outside of his office smells like his halitosis.

- In general, he has this overblown sense of entitlement which I just don't get. He is rude to people, short-tempered, and treats subordinates like shit, which they hold against him. All of this seems to stem from the fact that he's an attorney.

Oh, and he overquotes movies incorrectly. All the time.

Clerk all KNOWIN (B.L.A.M.), Friday, 5 March 2010 19:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

Along those same lines, he always assumes that we're going to eat lunch together. Bro, its not elementary school. Sometimes, I just want to eat in silence and stare at the wall.

Oh this. It really bugs me when people get all offended when you tell them you just want to eat alone sometimes.

you gone float up with it (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 5 March 2010 23:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

officemate talks constantly on the phone, mostly making plans with family and friends or talking to the fucking CONCIERGE service in her building. I know she's busy and she just moved and all, but fuck. Often I turn around thinking of asking her nicely to go outside and realize she's on the office phone.

surfer blood for oil (Hurting 2), Thursday, 15 July 2010 15:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

Most of these calls have the running theme of "Oh god, I can't be there at that time, I have to work. I work in a law office" etc. YOU COME IN AT 11AM EVERY FUCKING MORNING. YOU CAN WAKE UP EARLY AND LET THE SUPER IN BEFORE YOU LEAVE.

surfer blood for oil (Hurting 2), Thursday, 15 July 2010 16:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Okay, I don't know if this is a "habit", but this really nice guy moved to the desk behind me and I have discovered that he makes this loud sharp throat-clearing noise every few minutes. It's worst than fingernails on a chalk board. He doesn't smoke or anything. Nervous tic maybe? Hopefully he is getting over illness or something. </vent>

get off my lawn (rockapads), Friday, 1 October 2010 16:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

I got headphones in and my coworker always bothers me. Appears behind me randomly. Talks about every call he gets. I've had to tell him to essentially fuck off.

Ross, Sunday, 9 October 2016 19:42 (one year ago) Permalink

clipping their nails and letting them fly everywhere in this office space

F♯ A♯ (∞), Tuesday, 11 October 2016 18:10 (one year ago) Permalink

^ this

PappaWheelie V, Tuesday, 11 October 2016 18:13 (one year ago) Permalink

Co-worker is always late (sometimes massively late).

Ross, Sunday, 16 October 2016 20:37 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Well. Couldn't find the other thread but wanted to say the bullying has stopped after I approached her weeks back. She's not nice per se but better. Anyways my manager told me today there's been a culture of toxicity for years and they're trying to fix it. Good news

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 9 February 2018 20:23 (one week ago) Permalink

get rid of the toxic people? what's so confusing

clouds, Sunday, 11 February 2018 16:18 (one week ago) Permalink

usually the issue isn't recognizing it as much as realizing there's just *so many* toxic people that if you sacked them all at once, the company would have to close for a month

Hi diddley dee, hen fapper's life for me (Neanderthal), Sunday, 11 February 2018 16:22 (one week ago) Permalink

the one thing I always found about toxic people is they rarely expect people to parry, and the few times I have they actually recoiled in shock.

no prouder moment than when I fuckin' faced down one of the top execs in our company after he was being a prick and he just let me.

Hi diddley dee, hen fapper's life for me (Neanderthal), Sunday, 11 February 2018 16:23 (one week ago) Permalink

(not that I recommend that approach, I was v much in dngaf mode)

Hi diddley dee, hen fapper's life for me (Neanderthal), Sunday, 11 February 2018 16:23 (one week ago) Permalink


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