July 04, 2003
Workmates' habits 'drive us mad'
One colleague always leaves his mobile on his desk . It's uncanny - it never rings when he's there, and always rings as soon as he steps out of the room.
Another has a mouse which doesn't work smoothly. Every hour or so he'll slam it down on the desk and make everyone jump.
There are, uh, disagreements about whether the window should be open or not. Me, I'm fresh-air boy. People who like to be warmer can wear a bloody jumper! If I'm too hot, there's nothing I can do.
We also get the coffee slurping thing, too.
Me, I'm perfect, naturally. No irritating habits at all. ;-)
Posted to Apropos of nothing by Simon Brunning at July 04, 2003 09:38 AM
RIGHT dude- you'za askin for it. What about people who type so hard all you can hear is "thud thud thud" all day, or people who whinge if they are asked to do something that's not in Python, or people who use acid-crazed screen savers that we all have to look at all day?
Or there's always the nudie S&M hat-wearing screensavers, too...
Let's face it guys, what a sad plain world it would be if we were all the same.
Or, someone who has the luck to be sent to _Amsterdam_ every week for a few days, gets lent the brand spanking new _Company_ laptop, and treats it like their own *personal* toy? And *reminds* us about it *all* the time?
*My* laptop. *Mine*.
(Cor, Mark's venting some spleen here, isn't he?)
I did at one point have a screensaver which showed a selection of tasteful portraits of young ladies, but AFAIK there were no 'nudie S&M' ones, hat wearing or otherwise.
And believe me, I looked. ;-)
I used to have a really annoying colleague who would insist that I went to the pub every lunctime and drink three pints of Hoegarden whilst oggling the barmaids. He would then go back to the office and tell eveyone where he had been, what he had drank and with whom.
The bastard! Who was that? ;-)
(This is why I *never* go to the pub at lunchtime these days. I'm just not to be trusted.)
Mark's bloody phone is going off again...
Well I never... and I was only chatting to The Silverback for 5 mins. Uncanny.
"One colleague always leaves his mobile on his desk . It's uncanny - it never rings when he's there, and always rings as soon as he steps out of the room."
It's not uncanny at all. He's got two mobiles, he steps out the office to phone himself so that he looks popular :)
slurping tea, sucking on a water bottle
hammering away on the keyboard;
shouting over the phone;
talking about personal problems all day long!
temps taking the piss!
My colleague is a tell-tale. That is the most irritatting type of colleague by far. To advance themselves they do no better than sley those around them.
i have a colleague who has occasional breathing spasms and hums (and sometimes sings) along to his songs during work. his phone rings he never picks it up, he yawns like a hippo and he comes over to teach a friend and i things we never asked or bothered about.