There is no shortage of pet peeves. We all have them. And as managers we have a list (or perhaps a staff full) of them.
Yes, these are irritating employee types. These are employees who have done nothing egregious enough to get fired. They just make your days seem just a bit longer, and your job just that much harder.
Got any of these in the office?
- The Timekeeper. She knows what time everyone arrives and when they start work in earnest. She knows when they leave at the end of the day, when they scoot out for lunch and return. She knows how many times Eddie steps out for a smoke (six; 10 when the weather’s nice) and how long they last (nine minutes). That’s nearly an hour’s worth of breaks on the foul-weather days; an hour and a half when the days are pleasant. You can be sure she shares the data with her co-workers, but when she lets you know about it, she’s crossed the “annoying” line.
- Mr. Motormouth. He spots you walkin...(register to read more)