There are so many things that can be found annoying in that one person in office. The top ten of the universally bad behaviours for office work and annoying office habits are:
1. Office drummers
There are lesser annoying office habits than the person who has to tap out a rhythm while waiting for their brain to submerge into the work they are assigned.
2. Foghorn phone voice
The breed of office workers who raise their tone several decibels as soon as they pick up the phone.
3. Pod pong
Well, these are those people who marinate themselves in perfumes overnight.
4. Key smashers
All offices have at least one person who appears to think that to make the little symbols on their keyboard appear on the screen, they need to exert the force of an atomic bomb through the ends of their digits.
5. Paid for nothing
In this case, an employee gets paid for standing out in the sunshine chatting to wheezy and addicted mates while the fresh-lunged members of the workforce are indoors putting their mind to work.
6. Snot funny
What is it with people, who riddled with pleurisy, the bubonic plague or cancer of the entire body; still think it’s a good idea to come in to work? The world really won’t stop if that report doesn’t get finished and the boss more likely regards you as a mug than a martyr. Your work mates, of course, will shower you with love for ruining their plans for the weekend and keeping their kids out of school.
7. Lucifer’s lunch
Egg and mayonnaise sandwiches, tuna fishcakes, blue cheese with crackers, breakfast burritos with extra onion and chips with salt and vinegar– all food items which should be banned from the workplace, thanks to their smell.
8. Ringtone hell
This section includes all those people who play bits of their favourite heavy metal music collection from a speaker on their desk, via their mobile phone.
9. Space invaders
You distinctly remember hearing the boss bring your new work mate over to his or her work area and say, “This is your desk”. The boss did not follow that up with the words, “but feel free to use your colleague’s desk for overspill if there’s not enough room for your inane gossip magazines and pictures of your 17 children”.
10. Eau de underarm
There are fewer things more noxious than a damp-shirted male who, after working up a sweat running for the bus, is left to mature over a keyboard for eight hours.