I Can't Stand Most of My Coworkers

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    Don't get me wrong, I absolutely adore my

    coworkers. All of them, however, get on my nerves every single shift. For example, I believe it was my second day and my supervisor asked me if I was a virgin. Like really? Out of all things that's what you ask me? I answered her but some things just aren't work appropriate to...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 30, 2015

    that hilarious moment

    when one of your coworkers talks to you like they're your boss. lmao please, you're nothing to me. so just do what you're supposed to be doing and let me do what I have to do.
    BeautifulSoul09 BeautifulSoul09
    18-21, F
    Jul 25, 2015

    Please don't underestimate my quiet demeanor.

    ... If I wasn't such an angel I would love to throat punch some of people I work with in my office.... *Bites tongue, smiles and calmly walks away*
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77
    31-35, F
    Jul 13, 2015

    Im just trying to do my job

    as a receptionist and I get the ignorant treatment by the customer service reps.. the make me feel like im always bothering them. I dont know who the think they are talking to...but some of them are unprofessional.
    jtymez4 jtymez4
    26-30, M
    May 22, 2015

    the person who works my 2 days off only messes

    things up. it takes a slo week for me to fix things... she also works on the shift before me sometimes. I end up having to do her job because nothing done, and people complain. my boss won't fox the problem. no, I'm not lucky to have a job...
    piebackwards piebackwards
    31-35, F
    May 1, 2015

    I really can't stand it anymore.

    It seems like I cringe every time on of my co-workers talks, and these girls love to chit chat, nonstop, till it's time to punch the clock. I can pretty much predict what each one is going to say and how they are going to react (yeah they are THAT predictable). By now I am just...
    BrokeBandit BrokeBandit
    41-45, F
    Apr 10, 2015

    There are three coworkers

    who i find absolutely annoying to the point where I REALLY wish I could say "SHUT THE EFF UP ALREADY". Mrs. "H" is lazy, she doesn't do half the things she is suppose because she is so busy on her smart phone scrolling social media all day. She leaves her post SEVERAL times a...
    BrokeBandit BrokeBandit
    41-45, F
    Apr 7, 2015

    I love how my coworker takes off

    for bronchitis then comes in for 4 hours the next day (10 hr shift) and talks non stop and walks around, able to speak clearly and easily as well as eat normally.
    mawniegirl mawniegirl
    31-35, F
    Jan 27, 2015

    I also cant stand when coworkers try to

    convince me to buy crap from them. Whether its for their kids or things they personally make. If i wanted it, Id tell you. Stop pressuring me. Or they stand by you and talk about it for 30 minutes instead of actually working.
    mawniegirl mawniegirl
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 1, 2014

    I love some of my Co-workers

    but other ones I despise. I will say I am young but the department I work for is brand new and July 2014 and I was one of the 1st employees hired. I have been with it since day one(Actually even before that, but all of that aside I will say I have never seen so much complaining...
    kyla1098 kyla1098
    22-25, F
    Nov 29, 2014

    I love how my coworker,

    who is a senior employee, only 5 years older than me, complains how she never has work, talks all day long and never answers her phone yet makes twice as much as me. Plus the fact she comes in dressed like crap, and talks about being hungover and out of it every day.
    mawniegirl mawniegirl
    31-35, F
    Sep 22, 2014

    When I'm eating lunch with headphones in,

    why do ppl take that as an invitation to talk to me? Then i just look rude when i don't respond.
    mawniegirl mawniegirl
    31-35, F
    Sep 18, 2014

    I have always had this issue

    and maybe its just me cause i get annoyed easily. I think its because i try 200% and expect others to as well but of course they dont. Ex: at this moment half my office is gossiping in the cube next to me while i answer all the phones
    mawniegirl mawniegirl
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2014

    My manager will constantly tell me to do one

    thing, then later say I was supposed to have done the exact opposite. This has happened to me too many times, and it is beyond frustrating.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 15, 2014

    Sometimes it's like I'm babysitting

    while I'm at work. The attitudes and idiocy I deal with from coworkers is worse than what I get from my kids.
    Boo4life Boo4life
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2014

    I work with a bunch of corporate lifer,

    clock-watching Jedi slackers. They fill their days with 60-minute meetings with long attendance lists but no agendas. What little time they spend working is devoted to trying to fix things that aren't broken or otherwise shouldn't be anyone's problem in the first place. It's...
    needlessthings needlessthings
    31-35, M
    Mar 27, 2014

    Not most....just 1! Where I work there are 3

    departments/areas, so to speak & our admin as well.....my specific area was only me until a few months ago after I came back from maternity leave. I told them I wanted to drop my hours down. They hire this woman who seriously has some issue with control & sharing! We are...
    tessa70 tessa70
    46-50, F
    Jan 23, 2014

    I've become the coworker

    that everyone hates and I just don't low why Can you guys please tell me frankly what I need to do to get them to like me? They all hang out together outside of work and party on the weekends and I'm never invited. Don't just say "be nice"...i AM nice. I smile and greet...
    PrincessCadance PrincessCadance
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2013

    Annoying Girl

    There's this one girl that is always energetic and is always slacking off. If you ask her what she's working on she'll give you the whole story of how she was doing this but then she was helping a customer and on her way back to doing what she was doing she helped another...
    mac2485 mac2485
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 27, 2013

    I Can'T Stand Her

    I'm a temp, the woman who sits next to me at the office is absolutely unbearable. She seems to need to be in control of every situation and every interaction she's in. She's passive aggressive and a bully. I don't have to work directly with her,thankfully, but the...
    rosie0000 rosie0000
    36-40, F
    Oct 10, 2013

    Picking Up People'S Slack.

    Why is it that this generation does not do their job? I clearly do not understand why people call out of work weekly...leaving me with picking up their slack. It is completely uncalled for. I literally work with a bunch of lazy people who just do not care. God Bless America.
    Thelittlethings017 Thelittlethings017
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2013


    In new to my job, just relocated and already I'm feeling some type of way. First let me say I love EP because I can vent freely unlike on FB. So as I stated I'm new and unfortunately, I work with lots of women. Why I'm pissed is because one of the ladies decided to have a...
    kachadam kachadam
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2013

    You Can Change Jobs With This Oppertunity... :-d

    Hi, Im new to the whole work from home online marketing industry and I just got involved with this business that gives you the oppertunity to make $200 in comission and a $100 monthly residual income, per person you get to join.... but the great thing about this one is you dont...
    MattMo86 MattMo86
    31-35, M
    Jul 22, 2013

    This Is The Way It Is

    It's this insane idea that continues to plague my workplace. The idea that, out of all of us, only -one- person is absolutely correct, and -everyone else- must be wrong and out to get them, is like a billboard on my building's floor. It's this paranoia that drives my boss crazy...
    Motherofabigboy Motherofabigboy
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 30, 2013

    Whiny Babies

    If you don't want to work,then quit. Most of the servers at the restaurant where I work are whiners. Always crying because we are sitting them too fast or the tips are bad or they need a break and want to leave early. These are all legitimate complaints but as a hostess I have...
    bri40 bri40
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 23, 2013

    Let Bygones Be Bygones

    Recently many of my coworkers left our hotel for the brand new hotel across the street. They left because our manager was hired at the new hotel, and they like him, but not the manager we got (who was our assistant manager). This would be fine, if their departure were cordial...
    jiggstrixie92 jiggstrixie92
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2013

    She's Repulsive And Makes Me Sick

    For awhile, I worked with a Temperary employee who was the sweetest lady. I loved her and cried a river when her assignment was over. Now, they moved Ms. Premadonna next to me. Her name is Stephanie. And she flirts with all the guys, her boss, all the big wigs. She's another...
    grizzycat grizzycat
    31-35, F
    Jan 8, 2013

    My Cowokers

    I'm working as a personal carer at a nursing home at the moment. One colleague is very flirty and touchy to me and I hate it. I told him about it and we stay friends but it still frightens me. When I first started working, I thought there is no stupid question (better be safe...
    secretseal secretseal
    22-25, F
    Dec 18, 2012

    Change Part 2

    Wow! I cannot believe the childish behavior exhibited by my coworker today. It's Monday, and she was tired today; but, there is no excuse for how she acted.During the month of December we are allowed to play Christmas music 24/7. We did not have a working CD player, and I love...
    jiggstrixie92 jiggstrixie92
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2012


    I've been at my job for 3 months shy of 5 years. For the most part of these 5 years, I've been with the same people. My supervisor trained me, for which I am very thankful. She has taught me everything I know in this job. She's an excellent trainer, and a very good worker.Up to...
    jiggstrixie92 jiggstrixie92
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Dec 7, 2012

    Just There For The Money...

    When I first started working at my place a few years ago, I wanted to develop friendships with people and getting on with as many people as possible was something I really desired. I think it's because, at the job I had before this one, I was quite lucky: for all their faults...
    bluebell78 bluebell78
    Aug 22, 2012


    Co-workers,Some,They're the pits,Lazy,Do nothin',Carrying 'em,I can't stand,Thank goodness,For hometime!
    startinover1 startinover1
    Aug 4, 2012


    There's this old guy that works in the office next to mine. He keeps passing by my office SLOWLY and just peeking his head in to look at me. It's freakin' giving me the creeps! I tried to ignore him but after the 5th time, I just looked at him and give him my best "WTF?" look. He...
    aggiep2800 aggiep2800
    31-35, F
    Jan 24, 2012

    You Get Paid To Work, Not Just To Show Up....

    I believe I am a fairly tolerate person, but I am annoyed to no end by my one co-worker who spends all day kissing the leaderships butt and none of his time actually doing anything of value. The funny thing is, that on the rare occasion he does venture over to the 'worker bee...
    owl3 owl3
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2012

    I'm Completely Fed Up With My Co-workers

    Politics  ... I work for a fortune 500 company and the office where I work resembles a governmental institution in a developing country. It is beyond imagination what takes place at my office in a daily basis. You name it, they allow it. Politics, politics .... that is what I...
    fedupwithlazylosers fedupwithlazylosers
    3 Responses Dec 19, 2011

    So Ridiculously Lazy...

    These people I work with really are the bottom of the barrel when it comes to our workforce. There are so many unemployed people out there and would KILL for the opportunities my office mates have and yet they come here to work everyday and squander it. Not a one of them, save...
    aggiep2800 aggiep2800
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 15, 2011

    Get Out, Get Out, Get Out!!!!!!!

    WHY do these people I work with insist on coming into my office when they are obviously bored and think I would be interested in starting up a conversation with them? The pain in the butt in the office next door to mine just keeps coming in here to ask me stupid questions like...
    aggiep2800 aggiep2800
    31-35, F
    Sep 8, 2011

    My Lazy Co-worker Is Unbelieveable

    I have 2 years more experience than she does but she gets to go to a conference in Florida when I was told only the boss could go. She has always been very buddy buddy with the boss. I am so frickin' angry.
    Meowderkatze Meowderkatze
    36-40, F
    Aug 24, 2011

    Everything About This Place

    I was so excited at first when I got the job. I thought "oh my God, I'm going to do my best, and work hard" I was so thankful that I was no longer jobless and feeling inadequate since my friends had found great jobs within their fields. Not this job, this job has nothing to do...
    thanatophobic thanatophobic
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Aug 23, 2011

    Venting About My Lazy Coworker

    I am not perfect and don't work every second of the day but my coworker is driving me nuts! She doesn't do her share of work and plays on the internet all day. She goes shopping, hangs out on Facebook and then acts like she does everything. Her constant phone vibe from her...
    Meowderkatze Meowderkatze
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Jun 1, 2011

    Working With Idiots

    I actually like most of my coworkers. There are two that are trying to get me fired. Out of 20 or so, I guess that's not bad. Let's assume they are right and I make too much noise. Given the fact that I have taken GREAT PAINS to be as unobtrusive as possible, only doing what I...
    childofweakness childofweakness
    36-40, F
    4 Responses May 18, 2011

    My Body Image Manifesto

    My body is not the enemy. It has the greatest impact on my happiness and quality of life than anything else. I must love it, imperfections and all. Since we only take care of things we love, it is even more crucial that I quit trying to beat my body into submission. Hating the...
    kristijo2000 kristijo2000
    31-35, F
    Feb 27, 2011

    They're Called "associates"

    and I would rather stab myself in the eyeball than associate with most of them. Shallow, flippant, stinking of perfume, and dimwitted. Not that different from people on the bus, in the grocery store, on the internet..... I have had a couple jobs where real care was taken in...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 29, 2010

    Co Workers/friends Talking About Me Behind My Back. Only I Could Hear Every Word.

    Today I was a little late for work. Another coworker showed up about the same time I did. I was feeling pretty sick today and I'm a horrible morning person, so I will totally admit I was not as productive as I normally am in setting up the candy stand. I was talking to my...
    southerndreamsxx southerndreamsxx
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2010

    Self Proclaimed Doctors

    I have a coworker that annoys me on a daily basis. Everytime I get sick, she goes into how she had EXACTLY the same flu/cold.... Except that she hasn't been sick for a month. I'm not kidding, she does it every single time. And once she said she got what I had just gotten over...
    kristijo2000 kristijo2000
    31-35, F
    Dec 2, 2010

    By The Way, You Weren't Invited

    I am the administrative assistant at my office and I work with all men and one other chick. There are only 6 of us in our small office. Well today, as everyone was walking into the office I noticed everyone was dressed very well. I thought our district manager was coming into the...
    megan545 megan545
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 21, 2010

    Axe Them

    A job is a job and one which in an office is the daily motions of work. However colleagues are forever attacking one another or searching for some dumb juicy piece of gossip ....I tolerate my job and continue to cover for workshy malingerers...maybe one day I'll walk.
    scarecrowe scarecrowe
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2010

    A Coworker Drinking Game

    I'm assuming my office wouldn't be too cheery with the idea of me bringing booze in (maybe when I quit I'll do that on my last day), but I'm working on an office drinking game that is based on the annoying, grating, and occasionally outlandish proclivities of my coworkers. ...
    kiuz645 kiuz645
    31-35, M
    3 Responses May 21, 2010

    So True

    there are some of my co workers i can't stand . for instance kim our new office worker . says i didn't show her something when i have .  also i have cashiers that will shut off their light and go to there lunches w/o the approval  of a blue shirt ( blue shirt is the...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 25, 2010

    They're Just.. Dumb.

    They're all too stupid to do their damb jobs. And believe me, this is a ******* easy job. Anyone can do it. Unforunately, no one has common sense anymore. No one. I honestly cannot believe how... sdkjfhsdkjhsd. I can't keep picking up everyone else's slack forever. It's not like...
    cookiecakes cookiecakes
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Sep 29, 2009

    BACK Stabbing Coworkers

    I worked at a large hotel chain that fired me for a very stupid reason. Well I did get my unemployment but after it started the ex employer tried to stop my benefits, unemployment disagreed. I am a hard worker and have been all of my life. What I wanted to say is that the GM...
    Karino Karino
    1 Response Aug 16, 2009


    the majority of the people i see throughout the day annoy the hell out of me. stop gossiping. stop being two faced. try doing some work for a change. there's a reason all the sups like me. i do my work. oh hey, i do your work too. guess what? i really dont want to do your...
    gypsysoul gypsysoul
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 23, 2009


    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 23, 2009

    Learning to Ignore Insults

    I suppose feeling aliented is inevitable when I am a young male working in a building of old women. It used to infuriate me on a daily basis how disrespectful some of my coworkers are to me. I keep to myself and don't bother anyone. Most of them refuse to be polite to me and seem...
    divineandrogyne divineandrogyne
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2009

    So Different From My Old Job

    On my old job i loved my boss he was a great friend, a great spirit. helped me in so many ways. i am where i am today because of him. i made so many life long friends at my old job. now where i am at, i work with a bunch of old miserable hags. they all are having hot flashes...
    goldie25 goldie25
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Dec 8, 2008

    They Are Noisy.

    I can't stand most of them because they are very loud most of the time. It's hard enough to concentrate on the job and then they laugh out loud, shriek, shout, talk a lot, and do other annoying things. It's just hard for me to work around them.  
    anschel anschel
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2008

    Unreliable Coworkers

    I had been working for three years but sometimes it can be three years too long.  Why?  I had to cover my co-worker's shifts all the time.  Several times, I had to get called to work because a fellow co-worker didn't show up for work.  It makes...
    Marie1979 Marie1979
    Nov 7, 2008

    The Yearbook.

    Me and two of my best friends are on the yearbook staff this year, go us. Anywho. Most of the people do a while lot of nothing. It just makes me mad because then they want to get all bossy when "supposidy" were wrong about something. Blah, ****. I don't know whats up...
    L0vetheway L0vetheway
    18-21, F
    Aug 28, 2008

    My Lovely Co-workers Part 2

    Here's something funny about my retarded co-workers and employees: Yesterday I went into my store to finish the schedule for next week.  I was on my own time and I told them from the get-go not to bother me with work-related stuff. So one of my "managers"...
    QueenD QueenD
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Aug 7, 2008

    My Lovely Co-workers

    I have nicknamed a lot of them for my own amusement simply because if I don't laugh at them, they will definitely drive me crazy. First there is "Ralphie".  I call her Ralphie because she reminds me of the Ralphie-character on The Simpsons, the one that says...
    QueenD QueenD
    31-35, F
    38 Responses Jun 21, 2008
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