What's your biggest pet peeve?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
What's your biggest pet peeve?
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:38pm

One of my biggest pet peeves about working in an office is when I would be on a phone call,  and someone from corporate would have me paged to answer their call that went to voice mail.  It just aggravated me that they thought their needs were more important than whomever I was on the phone with.  

What's one of yours? 

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Registered: 06-06-2001
Mon, 03-25-2013 - 5:41pm

I currently work in a home based position, but I have to say that I find it much harder than working in an office. I hate that, seemingly, when people don't have to see you in person, they feel much more comfortable complaining about you or talking about you behind your back or making up things, despite you having an email chain to the opposite, that indicate you aren't doing your job when they're actually not doing theirs. It's a lot easier to dishonestly blame others when you don't have to ever look them in the eye after such blame is laid.

Liz


Clinical Research Associate


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Registered: 11-13-2008
Tue, 03-26-2013 - 1:05pm
I'm sorry you have to deal with those type of people, behavior like that drives me up the wall.

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Registered: 09-16-2002
Mon, 04-01-2013 - 2:22pm

Coworkers who constantly bring their personal lives into work.  it drives me nuts when I have to listen to people on the phone dealing with their personal issues (all the time).  I don't understand why they can't handle things at home, in private?  I know way too much about my coworkers (and I don't want to).  What is even more annoying is that they spend so much time on their personal issues, that their work falls behind.  These are people who never take a proactive stance in their job, or want to improve their job skills, it's as if work is just status quo, but in their personal lives they are always trying one thing or another (not that it changes anything, the problems still exist). 

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

.  -Albert Einstein

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Community Leader
Registered: 06-06-2001
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 11:04am

Ugh. I can understand your frustration, ITChick. I will admit, though, that when I was young and "babysitting" (I didn't get paid--it was just a family role) my brothers, I know we called my mom several times a day while she was at work. Looking back, I can't believe how she put up with it, and I wonder how her coworkers felt about it. I guess it was part of the price of not actually paying for childcare, though.

Liz


Clinical Research Associate


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