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(Some Guy)   The top ten rudest workplace behaviors. Here's looking at you, smokers, cell phone users, and litterers   (jhu.edu) divider line 956
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2007-10-04 02:36:10 PM  
and I guess someone did bring it up, to open the thread no less. Even though I read it, it just didn't register.

for shame, bad_blood. for shame.
 
2007-10-04 02:36:15 PM  
11. Not turning off your lame cell phone ringtone while you are at work that nobody finds cool.
 
2007-10-04 02:36:21 PM  
Cecilia Ann-12)-You kill the joe, you make some mo'

Are you black?...;)
 
2007-10-04 02:36:46 PM  
whatshisname: Picking your nose and wiping the contents on the walls inside the bathroom stall is #1 on my list.

Solution: put up signs stating "No Booger-Wiping". Booger-wipers will wipe boogers on the signs. Replace the signs every week. Booger-wipers are now paper-trained.
 
2007-10-04 02:36:47 PM  
Forgot: 14) Typing while on speakerphone. I'd like to carry on a conversation with you, but I can't because all I hear is CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICKITY CLICK
 
2007-10-04 02:36:56 PM  
As a co-op, we had Koreans come in from overseas for a 3 month project. They had tupperware full of Kim-chi for every lunch. Now, if you aren't familiar, kim-chi tastes very good, but smells of rotten cabbage (cause that's pretty much what it is). The smell would slowly travel to every office in the joint. Eventually we all just bought candles and (much to HR's anger for fire code violations) we lit them at lunchtime.
Those guys probably went back to Korea to tell all their friends about this crazy american tradition of lighting candles at lunchtime...

g026r: Taking all your phone calls (conference or otherwise) on speaker phone, so that everyone else in the office can hear them.

/Seems like there's one everywhere I've worked.


Ditto. Used to be a contractor, and it was everywhere. Now I'm a fulltimer at a new joint... we just moved our IT to a new building, and they disabled speaker on all desks. The only place speakers are allowed are in offices where the door shuts and meeting rooms (with doors). Its been a freaking dream not hearing every single phone conference going on. It'd get to the point where 3 people were on the same conference and you could hear all three at the same time...
 
2007-10-04 02:37:24 PM  
Once I worked at a small office of 6 people and my desk was only about 6 feet from the restroom. There was a batty old woman working there who probably used the restroom 8 times a day, and I hear every little thing that went on in there. So then, of course, I'd get the pleasant mental imagery. Then for about 20 minutes after the deed was done it smelled like poo and old lady cooch at my desk. Sometimes it was so bad that I would go to another part of the office and pretend to be busy. Every day it was like this. It was torture.
 
2007-10-04 02:37:52 PM  
HunterNIU: tweekster: When people's Limewire downloads interfere with my bittorrent downloads.
Yes my router has bandwidth throttling to favor torrents.
Stupid comcast throttles my home connection to avoid torrents.


Ouch that sucks. The router I was referring to is the one at the office though. It is optimized for my abuse of company resources, not theirs.
 
2007-10-04 02:38:00 PM  
12) Saying negative things about your co-workers work hours. So what if I leave at 4:30? I also get here at 7 a.m. and only take a 1 hour lunch once a week. Your happy ass doesn't get here until 8:30 at the earliest. Want proof I get here at 7? See my car right outside the door in the second-best parking spot? Yeah, let's see YOU do that getting here any later than 7:15.
 
2007-10-04 02:38:01 PM  
Idiots who stop in the middle of a busy hallway\stairs to chat.
 
2007-10-04 02:38:01 PM  
Daffydil: Cecilia Ann-12)-You kill the joe, you make some mo'

Are you black?...;)



No, just a fan of Terry Tate. But I am...not white...does that make you feel better?
 
2007-10-04 02:38:08 PM  
14. TMI

A female co-worker had this plan: Visit her ex in another state, lie that she's on birth control, hook up and get pregnant. Well, she did it and she's preggers.

Knowing this, I can never respect this woman. Hell, I can hardly look at her. Thinking about it now is making me sick to my stomach.
 
2007-10-04 02:38:18 PM  
Lorelle: 16. Selling stuff on behalf of one's kids (candy, magazine subscriptions, calendars, etc.).

WIN.

Your kids are supposed to go door-to-door. Don't want them to? Too bad. Don't drag that shiat into the office, and keep the little bastids at home and buy the crap your-damned-self.

I don't want any motherfarking wrapping paper. I don't give a rat's lily-white ass if your sprog's soccer team is selling "Caramello" bars to raise funds.
 
2007-10-04 02:38:39 PM  
MisterRPG: I hate it when you biatch about me on the Internet instead of confronting me in a clear, polite, and adultlike manner. How the hell do you expect my behavior to change if you never tell me about it? Fail.

This.

If there's one thing I hate about modern corporate culture is that is it tends to breed people who deal with shiat in either a 'zero tolerance' fashion (which is the most preposterous policy ever made and whoever thought it up first should DIAF) or in some mamby pamby passive aggressive fashion while griping to their coworkers in private.
 
2007-10-04 02:38:46 PM  
"5. Jokes or remarks that mock another's race/gender/age/disability/sexual preference or religion."

Taking all the fun...out of the job...
 
2007-10-04 02:38:50 PM  
Cecilia Ann: Asking for anything at 5:55pm

You would think people would learn but they don't. Also don't call the help desk at 4:59 and expect a thorough answer. Your computer has been f'ed up all afternoon and now the report is due guess what you are screwed. We come in at 7:00 and work until 5:00 we are not sticking around til 6 because of your dumb ass.
 
2007-10-04 02:38:56 PM  
FTA, 1,2,7,8, and sometimes 9 are all illegal, which seems a bit beyond "rude". And, seriously, the number one "rude" behavior is "discrimination in an employment situation"? Wrong, sure. "Rude"? WTF?
 
2007-10-04 02:38:57 PM  
g026r
Taking all your phone calls (conference or otherwise) on speaker phone, so that everyone else in the office can hear them.

/Seems like there's one everywhere I've worked.


I will one up you.

Taking all your phone *messages* on the speakerphone.

I mean, really, is this required?
 
2007-10-04 02:39:10 PM  
hugram: A smelly Indian programmer sitting next to your cubicle.

this.
 
2007-10-04 02:39:19 PM  
Someone hanging out at my desk saying he is waiting for someone while staring at me the entire time trying to make small talk...get out of my space! Get OUT of my space!!! ;) Okay, I'm better now.
 
2007-10-04 02:39:33 PM  
How about beatboxing loudly for half the god-damned day? That shiat is DEAD! For the love of dear, sweet, little, tiny baby Jeebus just let it go, DJ Pop 'N' Fresh. You could also lump humming or singing in with this, but for some reason I just find the beatbox thing much more aggravating.
 
2007-10-04 02:39:41 PM  
They could also add:

surfing fark on your boss's dime
surfing foobies on your boss's dime
emailing 'One of the finest Asian chicks, period' to everyone in your office
 
2007-10-04 02:39:45 PM  
Daffydil: Cecilia Ann-12)-You kill the joe, you make some mo'

Are you black?...;)


No, cause then it woulda been: "You kill Joe and run from the cops."

/i kid
//i kid
 
2007-10-04 02:39:46 PM  
I was told I could play the radio at a reasonable volume.
 
2007-10-04 02:39:48 PM  
No booger pickin' n' flickin'?????
 
2007-10-04 02:40:09 PM  
spinnum: Idiots who stop in the middle of a busy hallway\stairs to chat.

THIS!! FARKING THIS!!!

I was going to put this as my number one. I will never understand why people think the MIDDLE of the farking hallway is the best place to stop and chat.
 
2007-10-04 02:40:11 PM  
13. keeping strict and extremely unreasonable tabs on all office supplies including individual post-its, paper clips and coffee filters
 
2007-10-04 02:40:19 PM  
Cecilia Ann-No, just a fan of Terry Tate. But I am...not white...does that make you feel better?

was really joking, but...yes, I'm better...thanks
 
2007-10-04 02:40:22 PM  
I'd say it is confirmed. I can still shiat on co-workers desks.

/Thanks for filling out the survey folks.
 
2007-10-04 02:40:35 PM  
42. if you are going to eat at your desk (or more importantly next to my desk) DONT EAT FISH.
 
2007-10-04 02:40:38 PM  
Another one: cell phones in a meeting. Especially when you are the meeting organizer.

If you are going to make me come to yet another farking meeting you better damn well turn off your farking cell phone. I had one meeting where the organizer's phone rang 4-5 times. Nobody said anything, oddly enough. I've resolved that next time I will either say something or just kill the guy with my laptop.
 
2007-10-04 02:40:42 PM  
Tat'dGreaser I work with one of those dudes too. Runs into the john and takes a shiat, makes noises like he's having an orgasm or something. WTF?
 
2007-10-04 02:40:44 PM  
tweekster: Ouch that sucks. The router I was referring to is the one at the office though. It is optimized for my abuse of company resources, not theirs.

Nice. Nothing wrong with that.
 
2007-10-04 02:40:49 PM  
My boss talks to clients all the time in the pooper. It drives me insane.
 
2007-10-04 02:40:52 PM  
Let me add the following:

Hovering, waving, attempting to make eye contact with someone who is cuttently having a work related conversation with someone else (either in person or on the phone). Distracting and disrespectful.

I want to slice the persons neck open with an ice skate when this happens to me.
 
2007-10-04 02:41:08 PM  
On days I couldn't get out for lunch, I always loved the ignorant asshats who would stand in my cube doorway and bug me with endless questions/additional work as I had just bitten into my sandwich.

they then would say (10 minutes later) 'Oh, are you having lunch?".

My reply - "No, I was practicing chewing..."
 
2007-10-04 02:41:08 PM  
hugram: A smelly Indian programmer sitting next to your cubicle.

A sucky little racist sitting next to your cubicle.
 
2007-10-04 02:41:08 PM  
Cecilia Ann: 11) Eating food that is not yours. Did you bring in those leftovers? No? Then WHY ARE YOU TAKING THEM?

Yes, yes, and yes! I honestly cannot even begin to understand what must be running through the minds of people who do that. I work with seemingly intelligent, sensible people, and yet I've taken to bringing my lunch in one of those insulated lunch bags and stashing it with my gear.

Not as evil, but just as inexplicable to me, are the people who pull the well-labled containers out of the fridge and open them to see what they contain, before closing them back up and sticking them back in the fridge. Why!? What crazed compulsion is this?
 
2007-10-04 02:41:23 PM  
Ceph:

12) Saying negative things about your co-workers work hours. So what if I leave at 4:30? I also get here at 7 a.m. and only take a 1 hour lunch once a week. Your happy ass doesn't get here until 8:30 at the earliest. Want proof I get here at 7? See my car right outside the door in the second-best parking spot? Yeah, let's see YOU do that getting here any later than 7:15.

This...

/ 6:30 - 3:30
// hate getting up at 5:00 in the morning
/// love getting home at 4:00
 
2007-10-04 02:41:23 PM  
No, Mr Smokerman, I do NOT want to hold the elevator for you after your smoke break. The stink doesn't magically stay outside just because you were soiling the fresh air right in front of the door with your foul stench.
 
2007-10-04 02:41:32 PM  
DisplacedTexan: 547. Not saying "thank you" when I hold the door or elevator...

If I get stiffed on the "thank you" for doors or elevators, I stare at them and say "Youre welcome". Every time they sort of look at their shoes and mumble to themselves.
 
2007-10-04 02:41:35 PM  
My old job would have us using rented, time share office space a day or two a week. Whenever this other firm used the space before us I'd usually notice dried boogers on the wall. Once there was even a circle drawn around it, an arrow and it was neatly labeled as "booger." I never met the offending dude but I wouldn't mind beating him with a box of kleenex.
 
2007-10-04 02:41:47 PM  
Speaking of elevators.

How about the cliche' guy?

Is is 5 oclock yet?
Is is Friday yet? (on Monday)
Workin' Hard or Hardly Workin'?
Do they let us go home around here?
 
2007-10-04 02:41:48 PM  
I have vowed to put the following passage on my next review/resume:

My current aspiration is to strategically leverage a position in a turn-key and future-proof global marketplace, thereby utilizing the synergistic funtionalities inherent to a skills ecosystem that orchestrates and proceduralizes mission-critical marketecture. By incentivizing team players during deep dive endeavors and pathfinder projects, I frequently invoke a tactical paradigm shift that focuses on promulgating leading-edge methodologies. Although rallying the troops is often outsourced, a strong disintermediator can empower such a matrixed skill set, and can ramp-up the human capital, allowing the team to catch the moving train as it traverses the value stream. By garnering low-hanging fruit, I will ultimately break through the glass ceiling, and capitalize on recontextualization of robust enterprise key reinforcement areas such as recognizing the criticality of monetizing scalable fiscal metrics. Also, by mitigating show-stoppers, and focusing on the long pole in the tent, I will keep from getting behind the 8 ball. Finally, I plan to hypertask, rack and stack responsibilities, and propagate enablers who can drill down into core competencies and bird dog soft money opportunities; all while simultaneously weaving myself a golden parachute and avoiding being surplussed.

I can't wait...
 
2007-10-04 02:41:53 PM  
Darth_Beavis: surfing foobies on your boss's dime
emailing 'One of the finest Asian chicks, period' to everyone in your office


Okay, seriously - who looks at porn at work? There's nothing I want less than a monster stiffie when I know I still have three more hours in the clink before I get home.
 
2007-10-04 02:41:54 PM  
Lorelle: 11. Not washing your hands after using the toilet.

Screw that, I say something. "Umm... you gonna wash up, dude?" I can follow it up with the joke about the accountant, lawyer, and engineer in the bathroom if they get into a huff.

How about:
sending out an email for every wedding, funeral, and birth from ANYONE in a 1,000+ person company?
 
P0e
2007-10-04 02:41:58 PM  
MogKupo: Pocket Ninja: I'd like to add:

3) attempting to make conversation on the elevator.


I'd like to throw out trying to make conversation while at the urinals in the bathroom.


2 highups in my relatively small company will try to talk to you in the 2 stalls in the mens room on my floor if you're unlucky enough to squat in the one next to them. I use a different floor's mens room now.
 
2007-10-04 02:42:13 PM  
What about "Take a giant stanky shiat and not courtesy flush after morning coffee / lunch break" guy...
 
2007-10-04 02:42:21 PM  
nastro: 11. Clipping your farking fingenails STAB STAB STABBITY!!!111eleven

Haha! My boss does that. I always thought it was a little odd. Nothing to get all stabby about, though...
 
2007-10-04 02:42:37 PM  
oldfarthenry: Whew, flatulence is not on the list.

There's a guy in my calculus class that seems to think it's really farking funny to let 'er rip during class. They're not even quiet and he laughs a little bit every time. I changed my seating arrangement so that I'd be on the other side of the room, preferably near an open door.

I wish someone else would take offense and teach said student that it's not okay to let 'er rip in class.

What a douche.
 
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