Thursday, November 8, 2007

Bad work habits?

I always thought nothing was as delicious as a little office gossip, but apparently two-thirds of my co-workers would disagree.

An article in attempts to rank office distractions, from teeth-grinding transgressions to two-weeks-notice-worthy wrongdoings.

The top prize went to office gossip, with "poor time management" trailing close behind.

Now, I can't speak for all of corporate America, but my co-workers' poor time management skills seem like small potatoes in comparison to a stinky, dirty microwave or constant cell phone communication with the S.O.

Nevertheless, the time management skills were mostly likely to get the polled to trek into their boss's office.

Not to sound sanctimonious, but in our newsroom, we have a Thanksgiving gift chain making the rounds that leaves each recipient with a holiday treat, courtesy of a colleague.

What gets your goat? Potent scents (42 percent)? Loud noises (41 percent)? Misuse of email (22 percent)?

(Thanks to LI Biz Blog for the tip.)

-JACKIE SAUTER, Multimedia Editor

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What bothers me? Complainers in general. If you dislike your job so much that you have to complain about it all the time, get another job!