5 Worst Office Habits

If you want to please your co-workers, stop complaining
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2011 3:15 PM CDT
Bad office etiquette can be a real pain in the neck.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) LinkedIn asked more than 17,000 professionals around the globe to name their biggest workplace pet peeve—and, surprisingly, the top spot went to something a bit more serious than leaving your smelly food in the office fridge. The top five:

  1. Those who don’t take ownership of their actions.
  2. Co-workers who complain too much.

  1. Gross common areas (see stinky food reference above).
  2. Meetings that start late or go long.
  3. Colleagues who never respond to email.
Click for more, including a breakdown of country-specific complaints (employees in the US really, really don’t like their food to be stolen from the office fridge).

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