2. Youre Constantly on the Phone, for Personal Reasons
We all need to take a little personal time at work, scheduling a doctors office, checking in with the kids, confirming a lunch date with a friend. If your boss needs to put in a separate line to facilitate your personal business, its a little excessive. And trust me, your office co-workers dont want to overhear every detail of you and your lovers big fight, or the make-up session afterwards.
3. Youre Always Late
Your running late on Monday because your keys were lost under a pile of dirty clothes from Saturday night. No big deal, weve all been there. Youre late every morning because you just cant get your lazy butt out of bed. Thats super annoying. Work starts at 8, everyone else has to be there, and youll create some quick resentment if you feel the rules somehow dont apply to you.
4. Youre Smell is Permeating the Office
Someone who smells like they havent showered for a week will bother most anybody, but someone who smells like they bathed in a perfume store bothers people too. Just because you like your perfume choice, doesnt mean the rest of the office will enjoy it as well, in fact, there are many people who are sensitive to smell, and you could be the cause of someone going home for the day because of a massive headache. Save the heavy perfume for the big date night, for work, stick to light floral scents.
5. Youre Loud
Concentration at work is a must. Someone talking loudly, no matter what theyre talking about, is a serious distraction. When you answer the phone, talk to a co-worker, or mumble to yourself about how much you love your job, remember someone next to you may be trying to get something important done, so keep a check on your volume. That goes for noisy equipment like paper shredders and vacuum cleaners fall under the same rule, try to be contentious and NEVER use them when someone is on the phone.
6. Youre Noisy
Tapping fingernails on the desk, smacking food or gum while chewing, slurping drinks, or even moaning and sighing constantly. These are noises that distract, annoy, and completely irritate many people. Especially if you are trying to get something done. Try to find ways to deal with your stress, that dont cause stress in the people working around you.
7. Youre Sick
If you are sick, DO NOT COME TO WORK! It is rude and inconsiderate to come into the office if you have been throwing up all night. Whatever you have may be contagious, and the rest of the office dose not want to get your bug. If the entire business as you know it is going to fall into a black hole of death if you dont get your sick butt out of bed and take care of something, try to be courteous. Dont breathe, cough, or sneeze around anyones desk, and once all world catastrophes are adverted, please go home!
8. Youre a Slob
When you eat at work, clean your dishes. Pick up your desk before leaving for the day. Make sure all garbage makes it into the can. And NEVER leave anything in the bathroom that shouldnt be left there, especially on the toilet seat! If youre using something other people have to use, like a copy machine, office supplies cupboard, of filing cabinet you should always make sure you leave it in the same, if not better, condition than you found it. Unless your office staffs a personal maid, it is rude to expect your coworkers to clean up after you, it wont make for friendly relations.
9. Youre Possessive
This is MY office, these are MY files, this is MY copy machine even though 15 other people use them, they are MINE. That is one fast way to put-off the people around you. Possessive pronouns are demeaning, and childish, and even if you are the owner of the company, you should never refer to anything multiple people use as MINE. It turns people off, and doesnt promote team work, and it will make people not want to be around you, since everything is MINE.
10. Its Impossible to Talk to You
It is important to listen as much as you talk. Wither its about personal life, business life, or just a quick question. Make sure you listen to what the person is saying before you respond, dont cut people off or assume you know what theyre trying to say before they finish. It makes it very hard to talk to you, and people will quit attempting. And remember, someone asking a question is not a reflection of youre work ability it is them trying to figure something out so dont defensive, just answer the best you can and move on.
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