In most professions, you have to deal with people, and even if you’re working for yourself, you won’t avoid it. And because you are constrained to work with some random people, there will be unexpected situations, misunderstandings or you will simply not understand them at all.
People who have to work with these kinds of coworkers like to vent about it on the internet and for us, it is entertaining to read because maybe we relate or because the stories are so wild they leave us incredulous.
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Bored Panda went on the internet to find some of the pictures people took that prove what terrible or just annoying coworkers they have to work with. Do you have similar experiences? Upvote the photos that resonate with you the most and tell us your stories in the comments!
#1 My Coworker Has A Tendency To Spill His Cereal Walking Out Of The Kitchen In The Morning And Just Leave It There. I Made It Modern Art
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In an ideal world, everyone would have a job they really like, but even if that was the case, the work environment and the people you work with are important too. Most of the time, having contact with the people you work with is inevitable as you share the same space or equipment and some jobs require teamwork.
#2 Coworker Brought His Dog To The Office. Dog Did This, Coworker Says “I’m Real Busy So Can Some Else Get It”
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#3 I Work With An Office Full Of Sadists
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#4 We Have A Serial Pooper At Work
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But as proven by this list, it is not always smooth sailing. Some people have habits that you can’t stand or they are not as tidy as you would wish they were, while some are plain rude and annoying.
So people like to go to the internet to express their frustrations about fellow coworkers they find bothersome or because the stories are too good to not be told. Of course, there are far worse coworkers that can seriously affect others, but in this list, you will find behaviors that are more annoying than damaging.
#5 My Passive Aggressive Coworker Saw Me Shut A Slightly Open Drawer On My Way To The Bathroom…Came Back Out To This
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#6 Coworkers Brought Binoculars To Work To Perv On Young Beach Goers Today
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#7 Feed Me, Seymour! In My Office, A Coworker Has Been Growing This Vine For Years. The Office Manager Wants It Gone. I Like It
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#8 Coworkers Don’t Know How Coolers Work
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However, even if some things that coworkers do aren’t that serious and sometimes they can just be brushed off, that doesn’t mean people should always let them get away with it. Business News Daily pinpointed some tips on how to deal with annoying people at work.
First thing they recommend is to figure out what exactly is annoying you. Maybe it is caused by a miscommunication that is easily fixed and then all the problems would be solved. Another thing to have in mind is to not to react rashly or overreact. It is best to approach the situation calmly and going to HR might also help. It could also be useful to find a common interest or something that you both agree on that would make that person more likeable to you.
#9 Inspired By The Other Cigarette Butt Post. I Give You My Coworkers…
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#10 My Coworker’s Desktop
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#11 The Way My Coworkers Park
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If all else fails, the best policy is always to be diplomatic but direct and speak your mind. Most often, it is possible to find a solution because maybe the person you’re annoyed with doesn’t even know it. If someone is bothering you and is preventing you from doing your job, this is a perfect situation where being upfront pays off. Try to be polite and ask them to let you do your job and to go to you only if they have work-related questions.
The last point Business Daily News discusses is just to stay positive. It’s important to have your boundaries and let others know when their behavior is making you uncomfortable, but there is no use in dwelling on negativity.
#12 My Coworker Yawned While Using My Computer And Left This For Me
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#13 My Coworkers Typhoid Mug
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#14 Had To Use My Coworkers Office Today Who Is On Vacation To Make Some Phone Calls. This Is What His Phone Cord Looks Like
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#15 I Have Evil Coworkers Who Like To Prank Me. Fortunately, I Don’t Look When I Type Anyways
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#16 My Coworker Takes Off His Smelly Shoes And Sleeps In The Break Room While We Eat Lunch
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#17 Coworkers Who Do This To My Dry Erase Markers
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#18 Some Asshole In My Office: “Damn, That Was Close. If I Took That Last Ice Cube I Might Have To Refill The Tray”
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#19 My Hospital Coworker Rests Her Lollipop On Her Phone Screen
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#20 The Way My Coworker Used My Tape
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#21 The Caveman Like Way My Co Worker Has Opened His Bread
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#22 We Have 300+ Employees
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#23 Lazy Coworker Decided He Was Too Good To Help Ring Up A Line Of 5 People. Left Me High And Dry To Deal With Frustrated Customers
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#24 I Bought A Danish For My Coworkers. Someone Cut Out And Ate The Jelly Part, Leaving The Edges
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#25 Someone At Work Asked If They Could Have One Of My Sudafed
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#26 All My Coworkers Do This. Makes Me Want To Quit
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#27 We Had Donuts At Work, And I Watched A Coworker Take Two Bites Out Of This Donut And Put It Back In The Box
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#28 My Coworker Returned The Front Desk Stapler Like This. Told Me It Ran Out Of Staples
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#29 This Guy At My Work Never Drinks The Whole Coca Cola
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#30 My Boss Posted This Email (Which We’d All Seen Already) Up On The Company Notice Board In Full View Of Customers
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#31 My Coworker Parked In The Wrong Lot Near The Building
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#32 How One Of My Coworkers Leaves His Trash After He Is Done Taking His Break
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#33 My Colleague Placed The Server Up There, Alone. They Have The Network Rack There
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#34 I Have The Laziest Co-Workers
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