The Most Annoying Things Our Co-Workers Do

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Posted: March 24, 2021 at 7:32 am

A new study from Zippa looked at all 50 states and the top thing that annoys us about our co-workers.  Coming in late, being lazy, and being bad at their job all made the list.  But being too loud is #1.

Some fun facts…Loudness is the most annoying trait in a coworker.  57% of workers have considered leaving a job because of an annoying coworker.  Only 29% of workers have actually left a job due to an annoying coworkers.

Other Interesting Findings

  • After coworkers’ loudness, workers are most annoyed by office gossip and laziness.
  • Over half of workers (56%) have complained to a manager or HR about an annoying coworker.
  • 92% of workers have at least one coworker that annoys them.
  • The most common amount of annoying coworkers is 2-to-5.
  • Most states (an impressive 33!) find coworkers’ loud volume most exasperating.
  • Four states (Maine, Nevada, Nebraska, and Hawaii) are sick of picking up the slack and find laziness to be the most annoying behavior.
  • New Hampshire was the only state to find know-it-all behaviors to be the most aggravating.