Ill-tempered colleagues. Are we totally strangers to them?
Thread poster: Yasutomo Kanazawa

Yasutomo Kanazawa  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:35
English to Japanese
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Feb 14, 2010

I'm not sure if I categorized my topic in the right forum, so if it's in the wrong forum, please correct me.

Today, I found a survey on the MSN Japanese page regarding a poll done by a British company on what makes people irrritating at office.

The question was asked to 1836 people, and 37% of the pollee answered ill-tempered colleagues. Also 1 out of 3 had the experience of one's stress increasing, and 1 out of 10 quit their job because of this.

Other factors of feeling irritated were slow computers (36%), rumors and talking behind others (19%), usage of specific jargons within the company and how their bosses talk (18%), talking with a loud voice on the phone (18%), safety and hygenic matters are too strict (16%), bad manners when using bathrooms (16%), workers who come late or never show up at meetings (16%), people who don't clean up after using the kitchen (15%), and the air-conditioning is not adequate (too cold) (15%).

The most hated phrase used within the office is "Thinking outside the box" (21%).

Rings a bell?


 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 10:35
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Yes, it does ring a bell! Feb 14, 2010

Not having to deal with all that is part of the joy of beeing a freelancer, though from time to time I do miss the camaraderie with my co-workers. From that list I still have, obviously, computer problems and... no one to turn to for an immediate solution!

 

Krzysztof Kajetanowicz (X)  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 11:35
English to Polish
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yes Feb 14, 2010

It rings a huge, annoying 6:00 a.m. bell.

It's good to know it's not only some of my former colleagues who would leave the bathroom decorated with things that belonged in the sewer systemicon_smile.gif

And the entire list is spot-on. If corporations had out-of-the-box thinkers, they'd put an end to open space offices, which contribute to most of the problems in the list.


 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 02:35
English to German
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How true, Krzysztof! Feb 14, 2010

Krzysztof Kajetanowicz wrote:

If corporations had out-of-the-box thinkers, they'd put an end to open space offices, which contribute to most of the problems in the list.



I second that.


 


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