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Whenever I get on the phone, the people here (in production/warehouse) come up with a question and start hovering around me. It drives me absolutely mental, and usually it is stupid questions they SHOULD have been able to figure out themselves. I hate it when people hover around me.

Also, people calling with questions. If you left a message at 1, calling me at 1:30 on the pretext that you didnt know if I got the message is just annoying.

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    People who email me at 10:30 at night and then call me at 8:00am wondering why I have not gotten back to them yet. One person actually asked me why it took me a day to return his phonecall. You know perfectly well why, asshole.

    Gossip. I know for a fact people at work know about my bonus who should not. The only people who should know are those two people who handle payroll and my boss. Confidentiality means nothing to these payroll people. I know my boss would not say anything. I am going to address it with my boss. Hopefully they get a kick out the door as they have done similar things mulitple times to people.(They gossiped about a co-worker who was pregnant and asking about mat leave before the co-worker told our boss - fuuckers).
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    To my CW two offices away:  Do you realize that you yawn (loudly) every ten minutes?  EVERY SINGLE DAY.  Go to bed earlier if you are that tired - your constant gargantuan hippopotamus yawns are driving me up the freaking wall.
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    i HATE HATE HATE one of my coworkers who should just fricken retire has to tell the same story over and over....literally stopping at everyone's desk and telling the same story - so and so called and had to change their order and are mad because they didn't allow enough lead time - blah blah blah....

    same person walks away from her desk so the call rolls and she always runs back saying "sorry sorry i am here send it back" dont fricken be SORRY fricken stay at your damn desk and answer the fricken PHONE!!!!!!!!

    oh another lady despite the conversation some how ties it to her "husband" john - they aren't married, no one cares...someone will talk about something completely random and she will bring it around to her husband john

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    When I leave someone a message and they call me back with out listening to it first and then I have to repeat myself all over again. That bugs the shiit out of me.

    Also, when people are late for meetings. I'm sitting in my office right now waiting for someone who was supposed to be here at 4:00. I even went looking for her and couldn't find her. Lame.
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    oooh Milkduds, I have the same copy machine offender in my office! I was able to just get my own printer to help avoid the nosy nature of some employees around here.

    I also hate people who can not smile and say good morning. You are 50 something years old and you really have not developed enough social skills to do this? I judge this hard and consider you a sucktastic person.
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    At my company I deal with a lot of customer support stuff; I F'ING hate people who open a support ticket in our help system and then call two minutes later.  BUT, I hate it even more when they call two minutes later and make no mention of the ticket, which means two different people might be wasting time working on the same issue not knowing the other is already doing so, wasting our time.

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    The noise, god the noise. I can only drown so much of it out with my headphones. Tensions are running a little high right now (none of my projects) and there's been some yelling and general hoopla.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_work-annoyances?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:17Discussion:8fb4a1a7-5fc3-4945-98d0-a053c5a75491Post:0ea6bef8-a537-4b89-a0ec-127107f85c6a">Re: work annoyances</a>:
    [QUOTE]When I leave someone a message and they call me back with out listening to it first and then I have to repeat myself all over again. That bugs the shiit out of me. Also, when people are late for meetings. I'm sitting in my office right now waiting for someone who was supposed to be here at 4:00. I even went looking for her and couldn't find her. Lame.
    Posted by cew515[/QUOTE]

    omg one of my sellers does this - we leave a message and he calls back saying "hey i know you left a message what's going on"  really?!?!

    same seller will go hey a few weeks ago you sent me an email....READ IT I dunno what I said yesterday you aren't my only priority!
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    megk8ozmegk8oz member
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    edited August 2010

    We went through a bunch of lay-offs recently, and 2 of the "spared" people in our call center are both related to somebody important in the company (One is a manager's mother, the other is another department head's son). They've both been with the company for almost a year, and they still can't do their jobs without somebody holding their hand through the process.

    I'm in Billing, and just this morning, the woman got a call from a customer who wanted to pay their bill, but hadn't received it in the mail yet. Woman doesn't even check the system notes to see if I sent it, she just immediately puts the person on hold, walks over to my desk and asks me to check the system (Which is something that would only take her 5 seconds to do) I check the system, I hadn't sent it out yet, but it was in my rotation to be done today. So I pull everything up and tell her "It's all right here on the invoice, just give her the total and tell her the bill is going out today". She says "ok" and walks away.

    5 minutes later, she comes back. The customer is on hold again. She asks me for the total. Again, she's been here a year, she knows to just add everything together and that's the total. There's no "trick math". So I kind of told her just that and pointed out that it's no different than any other time she asks me this question every other day (Only nicer). She then asks me to do the math for her.

    Seriously? You're a grown woman, you have an actual calculator at your desk (As well as the function on your computer), and your job is to answer questions like this all day long, and you're going put somebody on hold to have me do basic addition for you?!?!?!?! Yargh!!!!

    Sorry. I've been seething about that pretty much all day.


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    I hate people who never know the answer to straight forward questions and feel the need to look it up every time. For example, "what is your extension?" Answer: "Oh, I ever call myself, hold on let me check!"
    Or how about, "What is the address of X company you order from every day." Answer: "I can't find my phonebook right now." Really a phone book? You should jsut know this info and if not, google the effing thing. Come on people, smarten up. People really are dumb.
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    The lady who trained me 2 years ago ( I love her but.....) she tells me every time we get a check, and she sees it, "just make sure I get a copy and one for Acct. Duh, I've been doing this for 2 years now, and I manage to make copies of the other checks that pass across my desk without you telling me.
    I finally told her the other day, you mean like I always do?

    Or when she comes out of her office talking loudly to tell me something, and I'm obviously on the phone.
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    There is a man in the warehouse who is old so I dont say anything but he wears WAY too much cologne, like if you use his phone, you end up smelling like him the rest of the day. If he spends even a minute in my office, it stinks in here for hours. The worst part, if he gets bored he just comes in here to talk, and I dont know how to get him out other than going about my work and eventually making a phone call. I dont know how to say "please leave me alone, you may not have work to do but I DO!" without coming off as a biitch.

    Oh, theres also a woman who wears flipflops to work and not only do they flip flop, but she scuffs her feet. She comes to me atleast 30 times a day with non issues and things she could solve herself if she read the paperwork. Every time I hear the scuff/flop, my patience wears away a little bit.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_work-annoyances?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:17Discussion:8fb4a1a7-5fc3-4945-98d0-a053c5a75491Post:a2515061-b18f-4858-9b71-ddc2d1734ff8">Re: work annoyances</a>:
    [QUOTE]Meg, I have a printer in my office for regular stuff.  The copy machine can print the legal size pieces of paper (usually financially related) so I hate when people grab those.
    Posted by ILoveMilkDuds[/QUOTE]

    Ugh so annoying!! I hate when some one leaves colored paper in there too like they own the machine.
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    I might hate the, "It's not my fault" person more than the dumb people. The dumb people you can jsut do their job for them real quick. The, "It's not my fault" people love to spend tons of time telling you why whatever screw up you are trying to fix is not their fault because they are SO busy or didn't get a chance to check their email/mailbox with the correct info. Jesum crow.Sometimes I spend more time a day listening to why some one didn't do something than seeing them actually correct their own mistakes.
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    People who take the elevator when they work on the 2nd or 3rd floor.  Walking up the stairs won't kill you.  Also, we have escalators in the building so if you're too lazy to walk, you can just ride up. 

    I work on the 6th floor (also the top) so it annoys me when I have to stop on every single floor each morning. 
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    megk8ozmegk8oz member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_work-annoyances?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:17Discussion:8fb4a1a7-5fc3-4945-98d0-a053c5a75491Post:3a1ab386-33ec-42e0-a4f2-ffd88ee0fb9f">Re: work annoyances</a>:
    [QUOTE]I might hate the, "It's not my fault" person more than the dumb people. The dumb people you can jsut do their job for them real quick.<strong> The, "It's not my fault" people love to spend tons of time telling you why whatever screw up you are trying to fix is not their fault because they are SO busy or didn't get a chance to check their email/mailbox with the correct info.</strong> Jesum crow.Sometimes I spend more time a day listening to why some one didn't do something than seeing them actually correct their own mistakes.
    Posted by MeaghanandMichael[/QUOTE]

    Oh holy crap, this is the totally the "guy" I briefly mentioned. He spends more time during the day discussing in great detail how "it's not his fault" than he does doing actual work. I'm still not sure how he has time to screw up so much in the first place for all the time he spends talking about how he didn't.

    Since the lay-offs, it's been getting increasingly harder not to just say to him "If your Daddy wasn't who he is, you would have been sh!tcanned with everybody else". It's the truth, everybody in our department (Including my superiors) wants the guy gone so badly.

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    Since I work at a publishing company as a copy editor, we have a certain style we follow. We are supposed to follow it consistently and not waiver, so why thefuck don't the goddamn editors understand that? No we can't just go lower and uppercasing whatever you feel like. There's a reason we have a style guide. If we are going to deviate from it all the time, why am I even bothering to show up to work?
    Also, our main office is in IN, but we have a company in TX as well. Why is it that the people in the TX office can't seem to understand what communication means? If you go changing dates, titles, editors, etc., without telling anyone else, how are we supposed to know?! Fuuckers.
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    NebbNebb member
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    People here have a tendancy of repeating themselves 3 times. They tell me an issue, reiterate the issue and why it is an issue, and then when I say that I will handle it they want to discuss the issue over again for some strange reason.

    Is it obvious I hate it when people waste my time? I really hate that. Im cool with wasting my own time, I just dont like it when others do it.
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    The negativity. All people do here is bitch. If you hate it that much, then leave. Leave or STFU.

    Along those lines, the constant bickering between 2 departments. Yes, we get it, our department is the dumping grounds for the company while the other department is constantly hiring new people because they can't handle a workload that's half our own. But that doesn't mean you should yell for them to shut up when they're talking and laughing amongst themselves.

    Bitching about our sales department. You've been here over 6 months, you should know by now that the sales people can't spell, verify addresses, or do their job right in general. Slamming your mouse and saying "fuuck" over and over again isn't going to change that.
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    People that clear their throat/cough/sniff/insert any other annoying noise every other second.  I have 3 chronic throat clearers within 10 feet of me and they drive me absolutely crazy. 

    Also, people who cuss non stop.  That's fine if you get really mad at something and you let one word slip, but when you're sitting in a conference room spewing every cuss word, it gets really old.  Especially since I work for a really well known, respected company and I'd like to think the people that work here are better than that. 
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    It's not really about my co-workers, more like the people who call.  People:  I cannot force my coworkers to pick up their phones.  I do not know if they are in the bathroom, in their office, on the phone, or just plain hate you.  Leave a voicemail like you were taught in elementary school. 
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    steph, I'm an elevator person, but unless I'm wearing a shorter skirt, you wouldn't see my orthopedic brace :) I work on the 2nd floor. And I don't even go down to the 1st floor by stairs, because that's even harder. I do the stairs at home, but they're half-flights.

    Mine's the same as usual. Cubicle sharer who talks loud enough for me to hear ALL her family drama. And today was a doozy. I almost felt sorry for her (and I did), if it didn't make me feel so uncomfortable.

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    At my full-time job-my coworker and I share the same office space he has to come in and stand up to drink his coffee and it's always this long slurp. The manager who feels to need to blow his nose anywhere. While you are talking to him, while you are eating lunch at a restuarant with him. I mean get up and excuse yourself because now I have lost my appetite. The guy who is 7 feet tall and feels the need to look over the cubicle everytime he passes.

    At my part-time job-rude customers! First of all when someone is standing at a register checking out or doing anything else don't walk up next to them and throw your stuff on the counter and then huff and puff until they are finish. Or stand over their shoulder where they have to put in their pin number! I love the one's who get an attitude with you because they want you to acknowledge them now, NO I have a customer in front of me, when I finish with them I will pay attention to you until then wait your turn. Those who ask you to hold items they know darn well they will not be back to get and who has to put it up me! Those who come in at 8:55 and want to purchase, return, and speak to a manager and they know we close at 9:00pm. Just like you want to go home when it's time for you to go so do I even more so because 9 times out of 10 I have worked 8 hours before I got here and am working another 4.
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