Things That Make You Go "Grrrrrr": What Not to Do at the Office - Part II
I have a few more suggestions for keeping the peace at work...
That’s just plain annoying!
- After a point, removing all the staples from the intern’s stapler just isn’t that funny
- Detailed discussion of medical problems should take place in your doctor’s office not by the water cooler
- No one appreciates your David-Copperfield-like talent of mysteriously disappearing for large chunks of the day
- Even if you overhear parts of a conversation, your input may not be welcome
- Hovering is for helicopters, and unless you’re doing a traffic report, you should respect your colleague’s personal space
- Political debates are not conducive to a peaceful, cooperative work environment
- Gum snapping – this one can be cross-listed in the Eeeeeww! category
- If a co-worker is kind enough to explain how to do something, try really hard to remember it for next time – take notes if you have to!
- Though it may seem convenient, yelling across the hall is not as well-received as walking over or using the intercom
- With all due respect to your daughter’s girl scout troupe, the economy is tough and those cookies are getting kind of expensive
- Flickering fluorescent lights can cause seizures, so don’t wait six months to have them replaced
- Follow-up is good practice, but it might be overkill to call the addressee 5 seconds after hitting send to see if he got it
- Use the cc and reply-all functions sparingly
- We know that forward you got from your college buddy was really funny, but it is ill-advised to pass it on to your entire contact list
If you missed Part I, take a look!
Are any of these behaviors a problem at your office? Maybe you can drop a hint to a guilty party by sending them the link to this post.
Are you a culprit of such misdeeds? Take a couple of minutes to think about how the things you do affect your co-workers.
Are there other offenses you think we should beware of? Post them in the discussion area.