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

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  1. beist

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    I do a ton of work with German clients. Got an OOO once that said : "On summer holiday until September. Email me again when I return."
     
  2. LetItSoak

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    My wife is in the process of hiring someone for her European team and in the middle of the process he took 2 weeks off and completely cut off contact. She just needs him to fill out a form that takes 2 minutes and has gotten radio silence
     
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  3. BayouMafia

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    Yeah I work for a German company. We had an urgent need for a system enhancement in July but work won’t even start until September because that’s when most of the development team is back from holiday. And they can’t understand why we consider that unreasonable
     
  4. mc415

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    If any of my reps are working on vacation and we find out it’s literally a fireable offense, so they need to claim the time they worked on vacation so they get paid for it which is a warning in itself or if they don’t claim the time they worked on vacay we could fire them…….but California labor laws are strict, only state where our reps are hourly and not salary
     
  5. racer

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    My company is German, but we have an American CEO (and various other countries have their own as well) and everything so we’re 100% American practices. Stupid.
     
  6. Snakes

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    They got it figured out. We are the ones with the fucked up priorities.
     
  7. TC

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    God I love Euros
     
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  8. NP13

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    Yo Snakes, can I get some 17-4PH H900, or 440C?
     
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  9. Snakes

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    It's so true though. I used to have a real lazy piece of shit back me up when I was out. He was texting me questions about stuff when i was in the hospital with my newborn kid.
     
  10. Nandor the Relentless

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    I’m not even allowed to access my email outside of work. Literally can’t access it even if I wanted to, don’t have the VPN access.
     
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  11. billdozer

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    Tobias
     
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  12. seanofthedead86

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    We have a "passive" on call rotation for maintenance. Passive meaning we don't get paid extra to be on call, so if you don't pick up the phone on your off time they move to the next person. We've definitely been told, however, it has an impact on our evaluations and bonuses. Phone calls are an automatic minimum of 15 minutes of pay and actually getting called out to the plant is 2 hours. The passive aspect is so shitty because you are "a good employee" you sit around all weekend not getting paid waiting for a phone call but if you decided to go do something and get called out and can't make it as quickly as someone would like it's a mark against you.
     
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  13. billdozer

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    We have on call duty at my work too for a week at a time. Have to be within 45 minutes if work.
     
  14. DriveByBBQ

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    As a fraud and security measure, banking regulations require employee take 5 consecutive days off once a year.
     
  15. DuffandMuff

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    I’ve tried to go to three different restaurants in Italy the past two days that had signs out front indicating they were on holiday for the entire month of august.

    My current OOO message is: Hello, I’m currently out of the office until <insert date>. I plan to return <insert date>.

    Thank you
     
  16. TC

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    Is there no con that last 5 days unattended?
     
  17. DriveByBBQ

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    I think it’s intended as a mitigant, not necessarily a fail safe.
     
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  18. seanofthedead86

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    We don't have a requirement like that. Guys have gone out of town while on call and hope for the best. Apparently an on call pay differential has been proposed in next years budget but I don't have confidence it will get approved.
     
  19. Houndster

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    I don’t set up an out of office message.
     
  20. Phil Brickma

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    Probably already been said, but people pounding on their keyboard. We get it, you're doing work. Also, when people in the accounting department change policies, which affects the whole company.
     
  21. Pasta88

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    The out of office feature is greatly abused. People will throw it on when they’re off for one day, or off for a holiday break that everyone else is off for. I’ve probably wasted a collective ten minutes of my life having to mark as read all of those needless emails.
     
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  22. racer

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    I hate when they are off for a week start it at 4pm Friday and leave it on until like 8AM the following Monday when they actually return. Nobody expects anything on the weekends anyway. Start and end it during your normal work hours.
     
  23. OZ2

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    Our big boss is mad about numbers, I sell wine to grocery stores/box stores and live in Oregon ... where bars were closed for several months last year and restrictions were put in place all last year. We are somehow expected to jump THOSE NUMBERS this year (literally, impossible) because people are obviously not drinking their lives away at home.

    Anyway, our direct boss is on her fucking honeymoon and he was annoyed enough he had her get in contact with each of us and call our temporary lead to discuss stuff. ON HER HONEYMOON

    The day I can leave the corporate world will be the drunkest day of my life.
     
  24. Redav

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    I turn out of office on as soon as I leave until I get back because I could get an email at any time and I'm letting them know I'm not there working on it
     
  25. Skiddly

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    Classic reply-all to every single US employee to say "Ok"

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  26. Super Vegeta

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    if only.
     
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  27. Name P. Redacted

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    Insurances companies have been nailed with big lawsuits for unpaid overtime so they get very strict with working hours.
     
  28. Born Again Lefty

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    If I receive an email late Friday or on the weekend I don’t want the expectation to be that I will get to it on Monday.
     
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  29. ClemPson

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    I hate the out of office emails that just say “Due to Covid I am teleworking”. It’s been over a year and literally every employee is still teleworking. I don’t need a reminder every time I email you.
     
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  30. BellottiBold

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    also the implication that you'll actually be slower to respond because you are... at a computer elsewhere lol
     
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  31. racer

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    Tell me you screw around while you work from home without telling me you screw around when you work from home. We’ll all go first.
     
  32. Cooler

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    I’m on week 4 of my paternity leave and forgot to put an out of office email like I usually will do if I’m gone for a week or so. Has not affected me or work at all since I did that and I have looked at my email maybe three times. Probably won’t do it ever again.
     
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  33. TC

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    I got put on a performance plan the first month
     
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  34. Nandor the Relentless

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    I always put it up, a lot of our clients are open 365 or only close for like Christmas or Thanksgiving. Or they will only email me despite being told repeatedly to email the general inbox that will go to the four of us that have it. If they email me when I'm out, then at least they will get the away message telling them to email someone else.
     
  35. Nandor the Relentless

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    I got laid off (from a previous job)

    :ded:
     
  36. Simon Templar

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    I don’t even know where to start. I’m surprised every week I’m still employed and it’s been 11 years
     
  37. DuffandMuff

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    I don’t agree with this. You send me an email 430pm Friday afternoon when I’ve already began my vacation, my OOO message would let you know not to expect anything for a week. I also occasionally receive the random email request over the weekend.
     
  38. Oranjello

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    Agreed. I used to use OOO but no longer do so. I’ve found that it doesn’t really matter and either way people understand you’ll get to it when you get to it. I also try to set the expectation that rarely and unless necessary do I reply to your email immediately.
     
  39. bertwing

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    That’s because you’re hourly Shawn
     
  40. Nandor the Relentless

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    No, they only give people access to the VPN to use company resources offsite if they have to work away from the office any. My job can’t be done off-site.
     
  41. seanofthedead86

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    Fuck email read receipts.
     
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  42. TC

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    I hate OOOs that are needlessly self important and passive aggressive.

    “Please understand I will be out of the office with VERY limited access to email.”
     
  43. WhiskeyDelta

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    Wife is getting a new job! An old friend of hers is the hiring manager for a company looking to expand their footprint and offered her £3k over her asking salary based on her friends recommendation. Fully remote, with occasional (maybe twice a month) in-office check ins. Apparently the company is poaching a lot of good people my wife has worked with before so she’s pretty blitzed right now.
     
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  44. Bishop

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    Wife is also getting a new job. Finally got tell her idiot CEO she's leaving. Can't have record sales then tell everyone they are not getting a pay increase or bonus while the CEO got both and expect people to stick around.

    She will be WFH 3 days a week so that will be a big change in my world.
     
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  45. DuffandMuff

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    Years ago I couldn’t get a second monitor, but our ceo received $3M in stock options bonus. Sick. Glad we saved $79 in expenses for my monitor to boost that stock price.
     
  46. Bishop

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    The balls he had to explain to her why no one in the company was getting a standard pay raise while she handled payroll and knew his bonus check amazed me.
     
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  47. bertwing

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    Because you’re hourly
     
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  48. racer

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    And they don’t trust him
     
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  49. Nandor the Relentless

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    We have hourly people that work off site.