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9 annoying co-worker habits that drive everyone crazy

9 annoying co-worker habits that drive everyone crazy iMedia Editors


The workplace isn't a concert hall. If your lips are constantly belting out show tunes, theme songs, or pop melodies, there are sure to be more than a few annoyed people around you. Lauren Zarzour, senior digital strategist for Vert explains why.

The great email chain snowball

Have you ever received a single one-off email that quickly evolved into an inclusionary monster? Wayne Duan, director of digitial commerce retail products for Walgreens.com and Drugstore.com speaks about when the CC turns ugly.

Using the word 'like'

Like, are you ever stuck in an important conversation with like a person who can't like stop saying "like?" Damon Davoudpour, director of marketing at Shoney's Restaurants can relate. Here's like, his take on it.

Not cleaning your kitchen mess

The office kitchen is not your bachelor pad kitchen. Denise Zimmerman, president and chief strategy officer at Netplus explains why a kitchen culprit is the ultimate pet peeve.

Not respecting the headphone rule

Many workplace environments today are open creative workspaces. Fortunately, headphones exist. Unfortunately, not everyone got the memo. Dustin Engel, head of analytics and data activation at PMG Advertising Agency doesn't want to hear your music. Here's why.

Unnecessary conference calls

Email exists because we're all busy and need to concentrate. Scheduling too many calls (and then shooting the breeze when you're on them) is a sin that occurs far too often. Leading media strategist and writer Ryan Holiday explains why this must stop.

Not hitting deadlines

People like promises to be kept. If you miss a deadline, you're proving that you can't keep a promise, especially if you're not upfront about it. Erik Huberman, CEO of Hawke Media, speaks about why this is a huge annoyance.

Overuse of corporate clichés

Let's offline this, table that, run this up the flagpole…it seems that corporate language has grasped the tongues of many workers to an insane degree. Tara Vollmert leads shopper and predictive insights for The Clorox Company, and she explains why the excessive, cliché mumbo jumbo must end.

Too much internal lingo

Everyone loves a good buzzword, but when otherwise straightforward conversation is peppered with unnecessary lingo, it becomes a bore. Kimberly Ruthenbeck, director of web customer experience for Room & Board speaks with iMedia about this pet peeve.

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Article written by media production manager David Zaleski and videos edited by associate media producer Brian Waters.

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