Annoyances at work that make you cranky…

OK… I didn’t get middle-seated today, but having had successive days of dental work, overdoses of Novocaine, followed by blood-work… then slipping on ice and spraining my ankle, I am a leetle beet cranky….. so here we go:

People who NEVER do any work, but always complain how busy they are;

People who pretend to be your best pal to get you to do them something, then you never hear from them again;

People who are constantly "selling", to the point where you have no clue who they are anymore;

Company politics…aargh (what more can I say);

Project managers;

People who hide the fact they have limited knowledge in something by gibbering a load of b******* to the point that everyone in the room switches off;

People who are constantly re-arranging a meeting, when the amount of time they spend re-arranging the damn thing, they could have just called you and had the necessary discussion (besides, how can their schedule be so packed if they are sitting in front of outlook all day);

People who cancel meetings at the last minute – ALL the time;

People who accept meeting invitations and blow you off with no explanation;

People who try to make you look incompetent;

Project managers;

Former colleagues who simply "must get together for a drink" and ALWAYS take a rain check at the last minute;

People who keep changing their mind to the point that you want to throttle them;

People with ADD (I may fall into this one too….);

People who fly somewhere for an internal meeting they could just have easily have had on the phone;

People who fly 1st class for sub- 2hour trips;

People who leave their cellphones on their desks when they wander off somewhere and subject you to a very cheesy ring-tone;

People who eat some stinky microwaved meal at their desk and pollute the entire area;

People who have to run to Starbucks every hour;

People who just aren’t very nice;

Sales people who take credit for anything that got sold, even though all they did was process the PO;

People who start using their Blackberry while you are talking to them;

Europeans who drop everything at 5.00pm… (I’m a Euro, so can get away with saying that…);

Project managers;

People who complain all the time, then claim that YOU complain a lot to someone else…..

OK.. that’s enough!

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5 Comments

  1. Posted December 12, 2007 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Don’t forget people who blog about people who make them cranky! *grin*

  2. Mike Brennan
    Posted December 12, 2007 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    Tell your dentist to forget the novocaine and to turn up the laughing gas!

    Here are a few others that may add fuel to your fire:

    - Brown shoes with black belt.

    - People who can’t make decisions.

    - Black shoes with brown belt.

    - People who refuse to make decisions.

    - People who refuse to exit an airplane in an orderly fashion even when they don’t have another flight to catch. Sorry you got seated behind me, but those are the breaks.

    - People who make up words such as ‘irregardless,’ which to me is like a sibling marriage of ‘irrespective’ and ‘regardless.’

    I can’t blame my being crotchety on an injury or narcotics, but good, old-fashioned lack of sleep. Hope we both feel better tomorrow morning!

  3. Posted December 12, 2007 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    You forgot to add…

    - People who say alot but actually say nothing at all (if you don’t know what I am talking about call someone at Accenture?)

    - People who freak out at the airport terminal or rental car counter

    - People who refuse to pick up the phone and would rather send a 4 page email that no one will read anyways.

  4. Posted December 13, 2007 at 5:52 am | Permalink

    I forgot to add:

    “French people who drop everything at 2.00pm….”
    :)

  5. Prashant Rao
    Posted December 21, 2007 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    * People who don’t say what they mean and don’t mean what they say…

    * Powerpoint

    * Shoddy analytics

    * Restrictive internet policies and wedbite policing/bans (houstonmom.com is a site supporting motherhood, guys, not some boredhousewives.com)

    * Email mailbox limits

    * The cheap coffee

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