Pet Peeves at the Office

Who can relate?
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If you work in an office, you might have dealt with a demanding boss, unpaid overtime and a case of the Monday blues. But what riles you up most while you’re trying to earn a living? Five Bergenites sound off:

"When you’re on a personal call at your desk, keep it personal. You shouldn’t be talking so loud that I can hear you from the other side of the office.”
—Dominic Mazzella, River Edge

"Lunch thieves, don’t take my food from the fridge. If you didn’t put the Tupperware or to-go container in the fridge, it doesn’t belong to you.”
—Eric Reyes, River Edge

"People with obnoxious ring tones should switch to silent or at least vibrate, especially if you leave your phone when you walk away from your desk.”
—Pilar Llamas, Elmwood Park

"Co-workers who are all play, no work. When I’m swamped, know that talking about a TV show or showing me cat photos has to wait.”
—Jeff Sheehan, Edgewater

"I’m not a hypochondriac, but it’s super annoying when really sick people come to work. Don’t cough or sneeze on me. You have sick days—use them!”
—Maureen Chambers, Westwood

Categories: Bergen Health & Life