Annoying things colleagues say in the office
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13 annoying things you’ll hear someone say in the office

7 Jul 2017

How many of these comments have you heard? If the answer is none, you’re probably the annoying person in the office.

We all love a bit of banter in the office. Sometimes it can be the only thing to get us through a Monday or it can be the best way to kick off the Friday feeling.

But, while we all love the chats, we also all know those certain colleagues that say really annoying things on a regular basis.

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From business buzzwords and corporate jargon to the overdramatic folk who just love to make big announcements about how snowed under they are.

When you come across these colleagues, the key is to not let it get the better of you. It can be really difficult to not let business jargon and nonsensical words grind your gears, but most of the time, you’ll just have to let it slide.

On the flip side, how do you know you’re not one of those people?

Have you ever been one of those people who staggers into work with a stuffy nose? Do you then proceed to moan throughout the day about being sick but talk about how you are willing to ‘soldier through’?

Just so you know, you’re not doing anyone any favours, and no one wants to catch your germs.

The infographic below explores 13 possible annoying things that colleagues might find annoying, from the understandable to the extreme.

Not everyone is bothered by all of these things of course, but it’s worth being mindful of them, whether you’re the annoying one or the one being annoyed.

If you think you might be annoying people unnecessarily with certain things, think about checking it. If you’re easily annoyed by everything on the list below, that’s fine.

However, if that includes being annoyed by the person who brings in cake, maybe you should work on being a little less grumpy and enjoy some cake.

Infographic: Noticeboards Online

Jenny Darmody
By Jenny Darmody

Jenny Darmody became the deputy editor of Silicon Republic in 2020, having worked as the careers editor until June 2019. When she’s not writing about the science and tech industry, she’s writing short stories and attempting novels. She continuously buys more books than she can read in a lifetime and pretty stationery is her kryptonite. She also believes seagulls to be the root of all evil and her baking is the stuff of legends.

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