Why They Don't Like You at Work

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    Top 10 Reasons They Don't Like You at WorkBy Kate Lorenz, CareerBuilder.com Editor
    April 6, 2005

    When you walk into the breakroom, do the lively conversations stop? Do the groups quickly disband as everyone scrambles to head back to their offices? Do you think to yourself, "Was everybody's break really over or were they just trying to avoid me?"

    If any of the following situations describe you, these might be the reason you feel left out:

    1. "The sky isn't really blue -- it's actually cyan" Do you incessantly spout unnecessary or obscure information that would make Cliff Clavin from the TV show "Cheers" jealous? Lose the "know-it-all" attitude or you'll make a career of lunching alone.

    2. Chains of Love
    Are you never around because you're always out on a "smoking break?" Limit your puffs to standard break times.

    3. Workaholic Wannabe
    Do you mosey in late, take extra long lunches, and don't really start to roll-up your sleeves and dig into some serious work until about 2 p.m.? Then, do you make sure everyone sees you working past 5 p.m.? Well you're not impressing anyone; rather you're annoying those who already have put in a full day before you even get warmed up.

    4. People Magazine Office Edition
    You're very good at filing away information about everyone in the office! If you want to keep friends, learn to keep a secret.

    5. Devil's Advocate
    Do you feel compelled to take the other side of every argument just to make a point? Well stop it! Nothing is more exhausting for your co-workers than knowing you're always ready to challenge them no matter what they say.

    6. Yadda-yadda-yadda
    Do you barge into cube after cube forcing one-way conversations on your innocent victims? If the only response you receive is, "Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh," then they're not interested in your blather. Now get back to work!

    7. You gotta see the ba-a-aby!
    Related to the yadda-yadda-yadda talker is the baby babbler who incessantly gushes about her children. Only family and close friends should be privy to details about every syllable uttered, step taken or diaper dirtied. It's wonderful that you love your baby, but just don't make it your only topic of conversation.

    8. Mr. Un-Clean
    Leaving dishes in the sink, old food in the fridge, food splattered inside the microwave and crumbs on the break table is a sure-fire way to annoy fellow workers. Clean up your act.

    9. What's that on your nose?
    Do you constantly follow your boss around, laugh at all her jokes and drop her name in countless conversations? If so, then you are a suck-up. Working in an office does require a certain amount of "schmoozing" the boss, but you don't have to tie yourself up in a pretzel to impress her while alienating everyone else in the office.

    10. Big Mouth
    Are your phone conversations loud enough to be from the speakerphone even though they're not? Dial down the volume to keep the peace.

    If you recognize yourself in any of these scenarios, be warned: It's time to change your ways. Of course you can never please everyone, but healthy work relationships are necessary to properly perform your duties and for future advancement in the company. So get rid of some of your annoying habits and you're sure to gain some new friends.
     
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    They forgot one....

    11. "You're the boss" :laugh:
     
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    12. Are you the Unashamed?

    This person consistently talks about their bodily functions and every time they threw up in College. They are also often prone to bragging about the amount of spew that might at any time erupt from an orifice. They also announce when the bodily functions are about to take place and inform you what color it might be when they are done. Often they are also one of the Unsocially Aware.

    13. The Unsocially Aware:

    This person was never taught to put themselves in another's position, you will find them talking about inappropriate subjects. They are unable to see the look of disgust and wonder about it's cause.
     
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    #2 is half my department. they are actually good at limiting themselves, but i almost want to take up smoking so i have an excuse to take breaks as often as they do.
     
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    As a stay-at-home mom, I'd be in pretty sad shape if they didn't like me at work!
     
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    Is this you?? :thup:
     
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    What if instead, co-workers barge in on you to ask your opinion on things/people/policies when it is not appropriate? How do you get rid of them, politely? (I get rid of them, though not politely, I just stare at them for a few seconds, then say, "Let's discuss this later..."
     
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    I'm gonna go ahead and assign all 13 of the aforemention disgusting, annoying and maddening habits to the great majority of the people on my ship.

    My response to any and all of this is to turn up the Lil Jon or the Mozart (depends on my mood) and watch them grimace and head for the hills.
     
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    Hey! :mad:


    :tng:

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