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

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  1. IV

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    Working from home without kids and/or dedicated space at home is way different than just working from home

    in general I’d prefer flexibility more than anything

    You definitely have to have self discipline to work from home

    I’ve enjoyed both in the past 3 years

    if your going to work in a office they have to pay well and actually give a shit about you
     
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  2. wes tegg

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    What are the chances his wife still doesn't know he's retired?
     
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  3. Nandor the Relentless

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    I didn't particularly enjoy working from home for like the month i was doing it during the pandemic for that job I ended up getting laid off from. I'm an introvert and a bit of a homebody that lives alone, just made me start associating work with home, and then I never had any human interaction with anyone because I mostly stay home in my free time. I don't like a lot of interaction by any means, but I do like some.
     
  4. wes tegg

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  5. seanofthedead86

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    I got sent a Zero hedge article today from a coworker. It was about European soccer players having heart issues and linking it to the COVID vax.
     
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  6. Tommy Jefferson

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    On a monthly meeting with about 20 colleagues and our supervisor. One person joins late and instead of just getting caught up offline, interrupts and asks the supervisor to cover the first portion of the meeting again.
     
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  7. fattus

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    This is what I do with shitheads like that:

    “What? You didn’t get the invite? That’s weird.”
     
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  8. WhiskeyDelta

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    My line manager has weekly updates, always Wednesday and always at 4pm and will publicly shame latecomers
     
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  9. fattus

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    Had a training session set up with new guy for the whole afternoon. I spent the morning prepping everything.

    Fucker ghosted me. No message or anything.
     
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  10. TC

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    Power move
     
  11. mc415

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    i had an internal candidate ghost me for an interview for a promotion was so odd never had that happen before
     
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  12. Jimmy the Saint

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    That's a bold strategy.
     
  13. Nandor the Relentless

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    So my now previous medical practice, as of 5 pm today, had planned to have their Christmas party this Tuesday from 11-1 and had announced they would be closing the practice during that time. They decided to not close for the party now. Normally, 11:30-1 is for walk-ins only. Not only did they decide to not close it, they elected to open up the entire walk-in period for scheduled appointments as an extra fuck you to the rank and file.
     
  14. OHW

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    i got a call today from one of my direct reports just out and out asking me to fire someone. that was new, never had that before.
     
  15. racer

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    Been there. Investigated. Fired. She was openly using racial slurs in an office that was predominantly black, and also bragging around the office about dudes she fucked while at the home office on company travel for training. I did not work physically in the office she was in, so I had to hear about it second hand.
     
  16. OHW

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    jesus

    these two just don’t get along
     
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  17. racer

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    Be a fucking adult was pretty much my advice for that
     
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  18. bigred77

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    So, you just quit your job over a Christmas party?
     
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  19. racer

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    This whole thing did not go the way that Shawn told us it was going to go. Imagine that.
     
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  20. Nandor the Relentless

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    No. I quit my job a month before one was even scheduled.
     
  21. Willpépé

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    Okay, so explain why you give even 1/100000000000 of a fuck about their Xmas party.
     
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  22. Nandor the Relentless

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    I have friends there.
     
  23. WhiskeyDelta

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    My favorite coworker is leaving after Christmas :tebow::tebow::tebow:
     
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  24. bertwing

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    A director in my office who was a miserable bitch did something similar. Each year she’d talk about how she was going to retire after getting our annual bonus, but never did. After like 4 straight years of doing this and being a gigantic pile of shit to everyone, one of our new VP’s took her up on it and said we are accepting your notice and have begun interviewing your replacement.
     
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  25. bertwing

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    lol good one shawn
     
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  26. Snakes

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    We have like a half dozen boomers that won't retire. They all make a shitload of money and have already been replaced. But ownership has a lot of loyalty to them and isn't forcing their hand, despite them announcing they were going to retire soon. 2 of them sold their homes during Covid and moved down to the beach full time, despite the rest of the office being forced to come back in full time. They are basically going to ride the gravy train out until ownership fires them.
     
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  27. The Blackfish

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    Seems like an easy excuse. Huge moral issue to everyone else.
     
  28. hood b. goode

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    Hell yeah
     
  29. Nandor the Relentless

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    That’s always rough. At a previous job, I became really good friends (suck my dick bertwing lol) with one of my coworkers. Then he left for another school to be a head coach and it just was never the same around there.
     
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  30. WhiskeyDelta

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    She’s the only other person on my team over 30 (hooray career changes) and it’s a total nerd. Gunna miss bullshitting with her about the Youths
     
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  31. Tommy Callahan

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    Our parents generation are working a lot longer than their parents did. And situations that you described it’s like why would they not?
     
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  32. The Blackfish

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    I need some of yalls cushy ass jobs. No one makes it to 60 where I work.
     
  33. bigred77

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    I just wanna jump straight to living at the beach and still getting full pay while other people do my job gor me
     
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  34. Willpépé

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    My eyes occasionally hurt from looking at screens.
     
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  35. Snakes

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    Exactly. For the record, I don't blame these guys at all for doing this. I would too if I were them. My mom is doing the exact same thing with her employer.
     
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  36. racer

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    I’m sick of sitting at a desk and I’m looking for something potentially more physical. Hard to match the pay grade in that scenario, tho.
     
  37. DollarBillHokie

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    Have you thought about standing at your desk?
     
  38. racer

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    That encompasses all forms of being tied to a computer 9-10 hours a day.
     
  39. racer

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    A person for a client’s IT vendor just responded to an email with “50 POINTS TO GRYFFINDOR (our company name)”in response to someone on my team identifying the cause of an issue they were having.
     
  40. Eathan Edwards

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    This is one of the more mind blowing things in this thread to me - that person would be absolutely eviscerated for being late, then to tack on a request for a pause to the meeting so they could get a recap.

    :yaoface:
     
  41. DollarBillHokie

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    Seriously. Only our CEO could do that.
     
  42. Tommy Jefferson

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    I contemplated not sharing considering the tall tales of our girl, Izzy. I didn’t think this was in the same stratosphere but glad I’m not the only one that thought this was preposterous.

    The icing on the cake was the supervisor did in fact pause and repeat the first agenda items. Holding the rest of us captive for an extra 10 minutes.
     
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  43. fattus

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    So you didn’t get ten minutes of your day back?
     
  44. Tommy Jefferson

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    *poof* gone forever
     
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  45. bertwing

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    I just woke up from a nap
     
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  46. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    I almost took a nap the other day while working but decided against it.
     
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  47. racer

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    Oh yes time in your day back is the worst.
     
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  48. Baron

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    work wife huh? lol
     
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  49. bertwing

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    I love taking one around 11-1 now
     
  50. Snakes

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    during lunch yesterday i closed my door and slept on the floor behind my desk for half an hour.