Annoying/Cringeworthy things your co-workers do....

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  1. BamaNug

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    I fucking hate our IT guy. He is fucking worthless and takes about 20 cig breaks a day.

    Over New Year, I was out of the country. I put on my out-of-office, but instead of "out until January 5, 2020," it was an old one, so said "out until September 15, 2019." I email my secretary, copying tech, asking if they can make this simple change -- seeing as I'm out of the fucking country without my work computer.

    Rather than log in and make this simple change, he sends me a 11 page attachment about how I can accidentally change outlook from my iphone -- it involves connecting to the firm via a VPN, from my cell phone, in a foreign country, bypassing some firewall, and then I'm set! Then I have to double-check the firewall and make sure to log out.

    "Chau, I'm out of the country, this seems like a lot, could you please just make the simple change in the date?"
    "No, you need to know how to do this. Not my job."

    Fuck you.
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    I am changing offices, and weeks ago informed staff/everyone that everything could be moved January 21-22 because I'll be out of the office for meetings. I come in on Monday (holiday) to move all of my personal stuff and some heavy stuff; basically just leave my phone and computer set-up. Leave notes in my old office on what I do not need, leave notes in my new office on where I want things.

    Come in this morning, and other than the pictures on my wall, nothing has been moved. Keyboard, phone, computer set-up all in my old office; while all my file materials, notes, necessary non-computer items are in my new office. IT guy is not here, office admin has no idea and doesn't want to move computer stuff -- so now I'm shuffling between two offices for the foreseeable future.
     
  2. racer

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    Can you not move it yourself?
     
  3. BamaNug

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    I moved most of it. I dont want to move all the wires, phone chords, stand-up desk, etc.

    I have also been out 2 days and have about 1000 emails to catch up on
     
  4. racer

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    Sounds like you better get it moved ASAP so you can get to work
     
  5. BamaNug

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    I am in an empty office on my laptop, because my work phone is still in here, and because he was able to disconnect the ports/etc. where I plug my laptop into the system, but couldn't go so far as to move it.
     
  6. Whammy Business

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    We have an agency policy that no one other than IT is allowed to move computer equipment. I’m a system administrator, and I had to send a request to move my monitors one cubicle back because I’m not “IT.”
     
  7. Snakes

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    Okay the same guy does a few more things I thought I would add. He is big into really juvenile practical jokes. Things like blocking someone else in their parking spot for no reason. He literally sent me a bag of gummie candy shaped liked dicks with a note that said "eat a dick." He makes a lot of fart jokes. Really hilarious stuff like that.

    One thing he does though that just irritates the shit out of me is that he pours old black coffee into the urinals. He does this several times a week. So when you walk in your first thought is someone is deathly ill with some kind of urine issue. It's fucking gross.
     
  8. Nandor the Relentless

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    Found out today the class I was supposed to attend to get my next promotion was two weeks ago, and I’d been waiting since November for them to schedule it. Management never bothered to tell me or anyone else in my store that it was scheduled.

    Now the next one is this Sunday evening, partially during the Super Bowl, and is 2 hours away on one of my days off when I have to be there at 7 am the next day. And they pay less than what the federal government says a business should pay for mileage.

    Nope, I’m good, thanks for nothing.
     
    #2858 Nandor the Relentless, Jan 27, 2020
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  9. Houndster

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    Your line of work sounds absolutely miserable, Shawn. Hope things turn around in that respect.
     
  10. Nandor the Relentless

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    It’s tolerable for the time being, but the new general manager is a complete moron who has no idea how to communicate with anyone.

    I had an interview recently that I think is going to work out, eventually. It has gotten a bit complicated because an urgent vacancy for an upper level position just happened due to an unexpected death. So what I interviewed has been put on hold for now, but they asked if I could do some contract work for them until they could get back to the position I interviewed for.
     
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  11. racer

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    Who knew mini golf was so highly regulated.
     
  12. TDCD

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    Sorry to hear Shawn
     
  13. Dirt Dirt McGirt

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    can you not just get him fired if he sucks this much?
     
  14. The Blackfish

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    Wow does he not know about the unfortunate encounter you had with a pasta maker that mutilated your penis into a fusilli noodle? That is very insensitive.
     
  15. Snakes

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    I mean he did it in a "bro playful" kind of way. He's a child. Not a bully.

    He's 10 years older than me and has been with the company 17+ years. He is one of the top earners in the company and is really good at his job. So nah that ain't happening. Nor would I want him fired. I just like to occasionally bitch about him on the internet.
     
  16. TDCD

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    Michael Scott?
     
  17. Imurhuckleberry

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    These Graphic design sweatshops can be intense I've heard.
     
    #2867 Imurhuckleberry, Jan 27, 2020
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  18. Doc Louis

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    The gummy candy thing could be seen as sexual harassment...
     
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  19. One Two

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    Snakes appreciated the free candy
     
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  20. Nandor the Relentless

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    Send me a bag of gummy dicks and I will gladly swallow them.
     
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  21. Capstone 88

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    I’ve found a new “reply all” hell.......a baby announcement
     
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  22. thunderstruck

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    A baby announcement via work email? Feel like you have to acknowledge it at the least, obviously without the reply all
     
  23. racer

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    Unless it’s somebody I know well, delete. If I know them well enough to want to respond we’ve already talked about that baby. So, also delete.
     
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  24. Imurhuckleberry

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    My biggest complaint about my coworkers is that they aren't native english speakers. On top of that though they can be extremely rude when I'm on phone calls and expect me to pay for their lunch every day. If I leave any snacks out they will take them and never apologize or replace them. When I ask them about it they just look at me with zero comprehension because their english is shit. They also frequently gnaw on each other and shed all over the place. Jerks. Cute though.
     
    #2874 Imurhuckleberry, Jan 27, 2020
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  25. TC

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    It’s a delete for me
     
  26. The Blackfish

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    This is speciesist and I won’t stand for it.
     
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  27. The Milkman

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    On the bright side, I guess it’s nice to know your standing on the totem pole
     
  28. Capstone 88

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    A girl in our department had her son yesterday so her counterpart sent out a dept wide email saying she had it. I just responded to the woman saying congrats but ~15 people replied “beautiful! Congrats to you and your family!”
     
  29. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    I love this guy
     
  30. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Guys I work with hide these little candy dicks in everyone’s stuff. They put them in places to try and see how long they can go without being found. They will also put these dick shaped tire valve stem caps on each other’s vehicles. One guy had to go get his tires rotated and didn’t realize they had got him until afterwards. There’s also a giant suction cup dildo that will make an appearance on people’s trailer hitches and tailgates.
     
  31. Nandor the Relentless

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    I and several others, it appears.
     
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  32. The Blackfish

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    I was the reply all bad guy not too long ago. A lady that had worked at our company for 30 years and who worked closely with me for the last two retired while I was overseas. Her last day was the day I was leaving Japan to come back to America. She sent out an email to a lot of people, probably 200+ and I decided to respond. I did this after staying up all night the previous night trying to force myself back onto CST. Also drinking. The email was fine, but full of inside jokes that would seem silly to other people.

    13 hours later I land in Chicago and see I have 70 missed emails and then to my horror realize I hit reply all.

    Got made fun of a lot. Fucking sucked.
     
  33. mangler

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    I'm the engineering manager for a custom retail display company, this is the correspondence I had with one of my drafters last week after checking one of his drawings.

    WTF.png
     
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  34. Capt Wigs

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    He really mangled the English language there.
     
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  35. racer

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    Dollar sign after the number people are the trashiest.
     
  36. BigReff73

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    You may be a manager but you are not an engineering manager because that’s not engineering.
     
  37. racer

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    I think he was just nitpicking the label.
    Sometimes jobs require admin functions outside the scope of the specialty. Like proofing things that go in front of a client.
     
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  38. Simon Templar

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    I think the most annoying thing that happens for me is that we have another Sales Director that vacations with out boss (both ladies, not lesbians). My boss has such a blind spot due to her personal relationship and it is causing a ton of issues. The most frustrating piece is that we have to tip toe around issues that her friend has caused and it’s effecting a large portion of business and our sales force.
     
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  39. Whammy Business

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    Need to draw straws and send some poor bastard in there to tell her.
     
  40. Simon Templar

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    I may have overstepped on Friday but I’ve got the ability to do so. Just not frequently.
     
  41. racer

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    Did I tell you guys about the time my boss’s boss’s wife who also worked there was dying of cancer and he hired his mistress and placed her on my team and I had to deal with my underperforming employee being untouchable because she was fucking the SVP. CEO (whose wife is some other made up C. They met at this comkk OK any while both married and had an affair before getting married to each other) rubber stamped this.
     
  42. NP13

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    I check more drawings than our engineering manager does
     
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  43. mangler

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    Checking the title block on an engineering drawing is not a function of engineering? Who fucking knew?
     
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  44. Crepeswithasmile

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    ..
     
    #2894 Crepeswithasmile, Jan 28, 2020
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  45. NP13

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    Wrong thread bud
     
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  47. racer

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    MAYBE HE WORKS AT CONGRESS OK?
     
  48. Whammy Business

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    Just out of curiosity, does the 1$ guy speak English as a second language?
     
  49. mangler

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    Nope.
     
  50. TDCD

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    I’d say %25 of the people I work with do this, it’s the worst!