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

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  1. Redav

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    My work tried to adopt a social media platform like facebook for work. I guess the idea was you'd spend more time talking about work there. No one ever used it and there's no telling how much they spent on it.
     
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  2. Hoss Bonaventure

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    My old job had jabber. It was hilarious to see all the thirsty ass dudes comment on female employees posts. “Oh wow, that’s really clever. You look great btw”. Constantly and it was always the same guys.
     
  3. ono

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    Dunder Mifflin Infinity?
     
  4. BellottiBold

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    When the superior's superior (who you know is an obstacle to more comprehensive WFH adoption) drops by your desk to "say hi" and/or "see how you're doing"
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  5. racer

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    My company sent out a message called “Returning to the ‘Company’ building” and it started out but stating they they told us they could change their return plans at any time.

    Well after I, and probably like everyone, got instantly mad as shit it turned out to say they were rolling back their plan to start requiring days per month based on feedback.
     
  6. WhiskeyDelta

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    I am kinda the go-to guy for a software called QGIS. I have never used it prior to this job that I started 6 months ago; I took a self familiarization course on it out of boredom during the 2020 lock down and briefly used its name-brand cousin ArcGIS in the Air Force. Literally everything I know how to do on it I learn on YouTube 5 minutes before I do it.
     
  7. Pasta88

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  8. racer

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    We have a 4-hour team meeting tomorrow to review 4th quarter for what worked and what to change. Just got the schedule/agenda from my boss.
    1. Taco Bar
    2. Ground rules and behavior expectations for the meeting
    3-10, items.

    Note below is that we’re “Using Vegas rules. What happens in the meeting stays in the meeting. I want everyone to speak freely about what worked and did not. We will agree not to leave the room without coming to an agreement as a team on everything.”


    Fuck that. This is ridiculous. They made it toxic in advance.
     
  9. TC

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    Post up to the side of everyone else on a couch like this
     
  10. El Tiburon

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    But there’s a taco bar!
     
  11. fattus

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    Almost all of my “knowledge” comes from knowing how to do an online search.
     
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  12. spagett

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    This asshole lives in an alternate reality
     
  13. racer

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    Virtual office super bowl party.

    Up first, favorite commercial. Almost exclusively God made a farmer, Clydesdales, and E*trade baby. Boomer city.
    Up next, themed drink recipes.
     
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  14. racer

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    The bengals drink was something with lime juice and modelo that turns orange.
    Ram punch is Malibu, blue curacao, OJ, sprite.

    wat
     
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  15. Jimmy the Saint

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    This sounds lame as fuck.
     
  16. Willpépé

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    No one leaves until we all agree.
     
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  17. racer

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    We can leave
     
  18. racer

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    Last up was breakout room half time show trivia. We did not win. Scoring system was flawed.
    Who “reinvented” the halftime show?
    Name the 7 artists who have performed twice (past tense) - gave points to Mary J Blige.
    How long did Michael Jackson moonwalk? - didn’t have a plan on how to score it and only gave a point to the closest.
    How many viewers did Katy perry have? - see moonwalk
    Who introduced Travis Scott?
    Which Figure Skaters have performed?
    How did Diana Ross leave the stage?
     
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  19. Redav

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    Most everything at work is
     
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  20. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Someone “replied all” to an email sent out about the company goals that we had to put in. It’s now not only people reply alling people not to reply all but getting some real doozies in there. One person asked what everyone’s weekends plans are and people are responding. Another asked what people think of the convoy in Canada, again with people reply all responding.
     
  21. Tommy Jefferson

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    This happens about once a year and is honestly my favorite day of the year! The second half of the day when everyone is responding “STOP REPLYING ALL!!!!!” as they reply all is magnificent.
     
  22. Hoss Bonaventure

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    It happened awhile back but this one is legit getting people asking and replying to those questions which I’ve never seen before. Some production manager legit asked what people think about the Canadian convoy and people are reply all “Trump 2024” and “The truckers are idiots” like it’s Facebook or some shit.
     
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  23. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Our head of HR sent an email out saying IT is working on removing the email from the distribution list for all employees
     
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  24. Hoss Bonaventure

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    A lady replied “My goals were shot once they sold me to another company”. She still works for the same company just under a different name.
     
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  25. racer

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    I’m 99% sure I got ghosted in our team secret Santa. They went to a brewery and a few of us were just like nah not jamming into a crowded place packed full of the Iowa unvaxxed for this. So we dropped off our people’s gifts and everyone agreed yeah sure just leave it on their desk if they’re not coming to the thing. Haven’t seen shit when I’ve gone in since.
     
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  26. Pasta88

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    How about not exist? Wild story

     
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  27. racer

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    It’s all company meeting day once again.
    First up, an old white dude said someone was ‘balling’ and pronounced it fully with the g.
    Now up, guest speaker, this guy:



     
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  28. racer

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    Oh I just had a good laugh.
    Boomer lady coworker to group chat:
    I’m going to run and get my passport photo over lunch
    Some other person:
    Where are you going that you are getting your passport?

    Boomer lady:
    County treasurer’s office and Walgreens for the photo.
     
  29. racer

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    Poll:
    Is it good and transparent or stupid and dumb to tell a high-value client that we have the capabilities to do the thing they asked for, but our focus is elsewhere so we’re probably not gonna.
     
  30. Hoss Bonaventure

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    What percentage of business do you get from them? Is it worth taking focus off of some smaller projects to try and focus on one or so of theirs? We no bid stuff all the time but when we get a bid request we compare it to the amount of work we actually get from the customer awarded as to the value of a single project. If you don’t get much business from them then I’d let them know. We get RFQ’s from high value customers but if we never get short listed or ever get the bid award then they get placed on the back burner for projects we are more likely to win even if they’re much smaller/less value.
     
  31. beerme

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    If you really value them and you can do it why wouldn’t you? Or how much do you really value them if you wont?
     
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  32. racer

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    It’s a top-5 revenue and fairly new account. I felt like an idiot by proxy listening to it. The way this person was so dismissive of the request for no good reason just felt gross. It also wasn’t something super resource-intensive, just an API.

    I’m so sick of existing in a company that is so far behind the times and has these embarrassing issues.
     
  33. CF3234

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    Izzy is currently walking around the office in yoga pants and a tank top. No bra. It's cold in the office. She does not pull this look off at all.
     
  34. bigred77

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    God dammit are we ever gunna get pics of izzy or not?
     
  35. racer

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    We need them.
     
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  36. CF3234

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    You dont
     
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  37. racer

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    Let us be the judge
     
  38. Eathan Edwards

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    Did you name her Izzy because it's the name of her office chair - be honest here
     
  39. CF3234

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    Uhhh what?
     
  40. Eathan Edwards

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    It's a common office chair design - I figured you didn't want to use her name and probably just saw it on the back of her chair
     
  41. CF3234

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    Oh. Lol no. I honestly used that name because it was the nickname of another coworker who was actually fired because all she did all day was shop online.
     
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  42. Eathan Edwards

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    Isn't this what Izzy does also? What type of shop are y'all running over there? lol
     
  43. CF3234

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    Yes. The irony wasn’t lost on me.
     
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  45. bigred77

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    Mouse keeps moving
     
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  46. ono

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  47. CF3234

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    trust me, even in my happily married state, I'm not gonna complain about a female in the office wanting to show off, but Izzy falls into the "no thanks" category.
     
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  48. Jimmy the Saint

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    Better or worse than Lena Dunham?
     
  49. TC

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    I'm picturing "fat Amy" from Pitch Perfect
     
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  50. CF3234

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    it's not that bad. She was described by my wife as a short and pudgy garden gnome