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

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  1. Tommy Callahan

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    My department has 300 plus customers and we have an excel file that probably averages 75 kickbacks when we send out industry wide emails
     
  2. racer

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    This is the entire record for everyone. Pricing, inclusions, exclusions, structure, underwriting info, literally everything is one windows 98 crash away from being stuck in a database only like 3 people know how to access otherwise.
     
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    That’s not a valid zip code for Arkansas. May want to tidy that up
     
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  5. Eathan Edwards

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    This isn't my company obviously - but a gf of mine working for another restaurant group:

    She creates a night, brings in the clientele, bartends and serves, increases sales by 30% for 6 weeks consistently on said night, asks for an additional outlay of like $150 to pay the MC girl that has thus far been doing this because my friend was paying her out of her tips because she wanted to build the promotion.

    Wasn't approved - some operators are just complete morons - like she could easily just move the night if she wanted to but has already now built the customer base.
     
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  7. Nandor the Relentless

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    I don't like having my birthday recognized at work. Looks like I got a new grift to try out!

    EDIT: Not saying this guy was grifting, just saying I could use it as motivation for a grift.
     
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  8. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    New girl in her early 20s doesn’t quite realize yet that you shouldn’t reheat things like bacon, salmon, or shrimp in the communal microwave
     
  10. Goose

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    Got sent a meeting invite for 7:30am this morning at 5:11am. Replied back saying I couldn’t make. They rescheduled it for 8:30

    Just not going to respond. This monthly meeting could be 90% email but instead it turns into a 2+ hour ordeal every month because the dumb ass on the other end doesn’t understand or recognize she is support staff.

    There are also notes for every change in the system already. It’s to review a financial forecast
     
  11. CF3234

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    wait, you have one of your support staff requesting to set meetings at 7:30 am?
     
  12. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Getting more and more annoyed by meetings. Some of them are necessary because who wants to send 20+ emails or messages on Teams (fuck Teams) to hash out something that should take less than 30 minutes on video, but holy fuck do some people HAVE to have a meeting to feel like they can get their marching orders. Motherfucker use the god damn chat we talk to you constantly in.
     
  13. Redav

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    I was so glad with covid we dropped all in person meetings. I got so fucking tired of being included in meetings that don't accomplish anything and didn't really require me to be there.
     
  14. Eathan Edwards

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    I have 8 zoom calls today - 2 down, 6 to go
     
  15. racer

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    I’ll go out of my way and make my work more difficult to avoid interactions with certain people because the extra work is less taxing than what would come of having a conversation with these people.
     
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  16. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Since my schedule is flexible, many days I basically do very little actual work other than a lot of unnecessary back-and-forth planning. Then in the evening I can get a good solid hour or two after my kid goes to bed when no one will bother me.
     
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  17. Boo MFer!

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    What kills me the most is the need to make EVERYTHING a Zoom call. If something was a phone chat or email before COVID, we don’t need video now because you have a Zoom account.
     
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  18. Goose

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    Yes. Support staff is probably the wrong word, but she sent me a meeting invite to review something at 7:30am. She sent that request about 2 hours before at 5:11am. When I declined it she sent a follow up for 8:30am. She didn’t catch the hint so I just didn’t show up. She set a meeting for 2pm tomorrow now. Can’t make that time either :smug: Told her that and told her she can review on her own and send an email of any questions she may have.

    Gotta love matrix organizations
     
  19. CF3234

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    Either way, you are higher than her on the corporate ladder right? Requesting a 7:30 meeting is complete bull shit regardless of situation, but trying to do it to someone above you on the chain is absolutely laughable.
     
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  20. Goose

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    Yes. I told my Vice President about it last month and he asked who my assigned person was and his response was just “ohhhh sorry she sucks”

    Like Jesus lol
     
  21. Eathan Edwards

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    :roll::roll:

    Why is she employed?
     
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  22. Goose

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    We got bought by a fairly large conglomerate who has no idea how to fit our business model into their’s so she technically doesn’t even report up through said VP. She, and a lot of others in her group are rejects from our parent company’s oil and gas arm.

    We used to have a group that did the same exact thing as to what she does now except they would actually support our projects on the ground and do what we actually asked them to do, because well they reported up through our VP. They announced this new group a few years back and everyone was confused and basically everyone in that group quit. Getting rid of that group was terrible because the guy that ran the group was awesome and it was an actual OTJ training opportunity for younger/new people.

    Outside of the forecasting, I have no idea what this group even does 3 weeks out of the month
     
  23. Baron

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    Sounds awful. Where do you work? I want to make sure I never take a job there lol
     
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  24. racer

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    1 like and I put in my notice - let’s see if the universe wills it
     
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  25. Goose

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    Bet you won’t pussy
     
  26. TC

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    You work?
     
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  27. racer

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    We did it fam. Nervous about stepping out without an offer, but once I get rid of the anxiety in a day or two the relief will set in.
    Gave two weeks, waiting to see how they respond.
     
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  28. Doc Louis

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    Asking that about some of our off shore contractors. Maybe she's just really good on paper but terrible at actual independent thought and work.
     
  29. hood b. goode

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    Resigning without something lined up?

    respect the backbone
     
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  30. Boo MFer!

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    Screenshot of the resignation or it didn’t happen!
     
  31. TC

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    "25 likes and I'll kms" energy
     
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  32. Marbles

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    I’m sitting in a lounge chair in my office watching tv because I don’t feel like working.
     
  33. Bruce Wayne

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    Meetings as a whole suck and are generally worthless. I have to fly to St Louis in 2 weeks for a Tuesday-Wednesday trip for an only 2 fucking hour meeting. That can't be done via Zoom?
     
  34. Bruce Wayne

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    Went with bacon today
     
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  35. BayouMafia

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    we've started using Teams for all sorts of things including the tracking of projects, which generally works well. However, there's a new guy in our strategy department running a waste of time project that's going to go nowhere that communicates everything via Teams, including assignments.

    He has assigned me a few very labor intensive tasks with no other communication but in an "Am I The Asshole (of course I am) Moment" I've just not acknowledged them. I'm normally not like this but today I'm thinking that I'm a department head and who is he to give me assignments with no discussion over scope or timeline? Status call in a few minutes should be fun.
     
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  36. Eathan Edwards

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    I dabble - but being serious yea I'm still working like 80-90 hr weeks unfortunately
     
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  37. CF3234

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    I'm team co-worker here. Not much better than the smell of bacon.
     
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  38. SugarShaun

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    I think about this post just about every time the thread is bumped and chuckle
     
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  39. beist

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    I had a college kid reach out to me to ask to network and talk about a job posting we had. This is common and I'm happy to have those conversations, so I asked him to send me some times that work for him the next week. He offered like 9:30pm on a wednesday, and when I said no he came back with some insanely early morning time. I asked him for some times during normal business hours and he said oh I'm sorry my schedule is crazy and I thought people in your industry worked late.

    I did not hire him.
     
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  40. racer

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    Bruh he was 100% willing to work Eathan Edwards schedule what are you doing?
     
  41. beist

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    yeah but he was annoying so...
     
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  42. Boo MFer!

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    How did the call go?
     
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  43. BayouMafia

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    He asked me for status and I explained that it wasn’t feasible or possible to complete these tasks with my department’s other workload, I told him what we could do as a much easier alternative.
    He replied that he agreed with me 100% about workload and that my alternative was great. So no real drama just a guy acknowledging my greatness as posters on this site have known for more than 12 years.
     
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  44. EagleDuck

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    Had a coworker that regularly reheated Brussels sprouts in the microwave. That was not a pleasant smell.
     
  45. Goose

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    So she ended up begging me to have a call with her to discuss this. I’m talking 4 teams chats in about 2.5 hours so I caved and agreed to do one with her this morning. She sets it for fucking 7:30 and I didn’t notice until late last night at 1am after I got back from the airport. Whatever, I hop online this morning at 7:30 and she’s fucking offline. Never caving again
     
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  46. racer

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    Maybe her time zone settings are messed up
     
  47. TC

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    This woman is off the chain.
     
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  48. Goose

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    She ended up getting on at 8 and we only spoke for a half hour so I’ll take it as a win.

    She left the call in a rush and said “I have to go because if I don’t catch ABC right now I never will” which sent me into an uncontrollable laughter because employee ABC is a mid-50s disgruntled navy vet who almost got fired once for asking a customers VP if he was an idiot. I can’t imagine what their calls are like together
     
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  49. racer

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    Probably lots of fun and flirty sexual harassment play
     
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