Managers’ actions top list of employee pet peeves

Ringing cell phones can be annoying, but people responding to a new Randstad survey say their biggest workplace frustrations relate to the way that they’re managed.

Topping the list: being spoken to in condescending tones (44 percent of survey respondents); public reprimands from supervisors (37 percent); and micromanaging (34 percent).

Co-workers’ behaviors also rank high. Thirty-two percent cited loud-talking co-workers, followed by ringing cell phones (30 percent), speaker phones used in public areas (22 percent) and personal conversations in public areas (11 percent).