Office etiquette: Survey reveals employees' biggest pet peeves

| Print |  Email
Thursday, June 01, 2006

{safe_alt_text}

Ever wonder why Harry hates coworker Sally? A recent survey of 2,318 employees conducted by Randstad USA gives us a few clues as to what really bugs us a work.

A condescending tone was the biggest pet peeve, according to 44% of those surveyed. Who can blame them? What’s more hurtful than dealing with a snotty remark? Well, getting a public reprimand is right up there, too, according to 37% of the respondents. (Hello? What management school are bosses attending these days?)

And close behind are the loud talkers and ringing cell phones in the office, which a third of the respondents said drove them nuts. We know you like death metal music, but in the interest of office harmony, does it really have to be your ring tone? And maybe you could chew out your client where we can’t hear you? Let’s give peace a chance.

For the full survey go to http://us.randstad. com/webapp/internet/servlet/News. Find out how many workers take a lunch break and what they think of profanity. Pay attention, dang it!

Robin Doussard

Comments? E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

More Articles

Getting What You Pay For

September 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY KIM MOORE

A conversation with Chris Maples, president of the Oregon Institute of Technology.


Read more...

Storyteller in Chief: Natural Prophets

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY SAM BLACKMAN

Storyteller-in-chief with the CEO and co-founder of Elemental Technologies.


Read more...

Child care challenge

News
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
0927OHSUhealthystarts-thumbBY KIM MOORE AND LINDA BAKER

Child care in Oregon is expensive and hard to find. We delved into the numbers and talked to a few executives and managers about day care costs, accessibility and work-life balance.


Read more...

Is there life beyond Reed?

September 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY GARY THILL | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

A storied institution climbs down from the ivory tower.


Read more...

Flattery with Numbers

July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT

The false promise of economic impact statements.


Read more...

Quake as metaphor

Linda Baker
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
071515-earthquakia-thumbBY LINDA BAKER

The Big One serves as an allegory for Portland, a city that earns plaudits for lifestyle and amenities but whose infrastructure is, literally, crumbling.


Read more...

The 10 most successful crowdfunding campaigns in Oregon

The Latest
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
081915-crowdfundingmainBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

One of the hottest new investment trends has proven quite lucrative for some companies.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS