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Alison Doyle

Top Office Pet Peeves

By October 1, 2011

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nullSometimes what our co-workers do in the office can be annoying. In other cases, it can be enough to make you want to quit your job.

The dirty microwave (been there) pet peeve on LinkedIn's list of office pet peeves isn't terrible, but it garnered the number 3 spot on the list. People who don't respond to email or complain all the time, can be even more annoying.  I've worked with a chronic complainer and it made me wonder why he didn't start a job search since he obviously wasn't happy working for the company.

Those aren't the only complaints. Here's the top five office pet peeves from LinkedIn's survey:

  1. People not taking ownership for their actions
  2. Constant complainers
  3. Dirty common areas
  4. Meetings starting late or running over
  5. People not responding to email

I actually know at least one person who quit because she couldn't deal with the constant complaints from her colleagues.  What do you think?  Is anything on the list reason enough to quit a job?  Or can you live with your pet peeves?

While we're on the topic, I'd love to hear what bothers you  most about working at your job.  Here's how to add your office pet peeves to our list.    Also, take a look a the list of office pet peeves shared by other About.com readers.

Related: Reasons to Quit | Dealing With Difficult People | Office Etiquette

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