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Office Offenses Punishable by Death...

or even worse

     
9:45 pm on Sep 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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...eating the last Krispy Kreme and leaving the empty box on the counter...
9:47 pm on Sept 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Walking out of the kitchen with a full cup of coffee / and leaving 2 empty containers on the counter for the next person to fill up.

Grr...still irritates, twice this week that's happened.

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"Give me my pen back!"
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Breaking my computer. Yes Miles, you know who I'm talking about.
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Passing gas in my cubicle when asking me a question...

"Cleaning" my desk without my permission...

Talking to others when at the urinal...

10:05 pm on Sept 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Jamming the photocopier and *then walking away*.

You know who you are.

TJ

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Not washing hands after using said urinal.
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Ignoring the phone - leaving me to either interrupt my work to answer it, or suffer through the incessant ringing until the offender deems the call worthy of being answered.
10:08 pm on Sept 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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touching the monitor to point at something and leaving a big nasty greasy fingerprint

[edited by: hooloovoo22 at 10:11 pm (utc) on Sep. 11, 2003]

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"Cleaning" my desk without my permission...

That has got to be the worst one. I had a running battle with our office cleaner. I won in the end. I had four piles on my desk for around two weeks because I was too damned busy to file them any other way (completed contracts, signed and pending, waiting to sign and proposals) and the cleaner moved them into one big pile. I sorted them into piles again, and the cleaner moved them. This went on for three days.

After 3 days I left a little note saying "These papers are in different piles for a reason. Please don't move them.". On my desk the next morning (and I kid you not) was a ring binder...

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Putting bugers underneith chair or desk.
10:11 pm on Sept 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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On my desk the next morning (and I kid you not) was a ring binder...

Please sticky me the details of your office cleaner.

I like their attitude.

;)

TJ

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Putting bugers underneith chair or desk.

I was going to ask if you meant "burgers", but thinking about it, either way, I don't think I really want to know.....

TJ

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Putting bugers underneith chair or desk

I was wondering about this one as well. I don't want to "hot desk" in your office... ;)

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Page yourself over the paging system.

Always good for a laugh.

10:17 pm on Sept 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You might hate it when you're there; but "the office environment" - the pranks and the banter, the daily interaction with other humans (assuming you're 30 odd and still single like me ;) is one thing that you really miss when leaving office politics behind to start-up on your own...

[edited by: dmorison at 10:23 pm (utc) on Sep. 11, 2003]

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Ignoring my emails for weeks on end, and then trying to discuss a need for "improved communication" at a meeting a month later.
10:22 pm on Sept 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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touching the monitor to point at something and leaving a big nasty greasy fingerprint

This seems to happen to me a lot after lunch when a co-worker has just eaten a big greasy double cheesburger or a bag of potato chips or something like that. When it happens I always pull out a napkin and wipe the screen down while they are standing there but they never seem to catch on.

10:27 pm on Sept 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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but they never seem to catch on

Buy a box of latex gloves and hand them out asking, "...if they see anything else that interests them on the screen."

10:31 pm on Sept 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I sometimes leave my computer on overnight - letting it work away on different tasks while I'm out of the office. Because the screen would go into sleep mode, the cleaners would come in and try to clean the keyboard, and in the morning my desktop would be a mess of different windows and tasks running. I started leaving them notes taped to my keyboard asking them to not disturb the keyboard - which worked for a while until I got a snarky note that "your precious keyboard will be just fine without the notes every night". Of course, every time they get someone new on staff, things get messed up again, and I have to call and ask them to PLEASE tell everyone on staff that my computer is NOT TO BE TOUCHED! Argh.
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stories about 'cute' children
10:49 pm on Sept 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Making a pot of that sissy coffee in the office machine
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I think I got a bad rap for breaking computers......I mean its not like the lunch hour is used for anything else. BTW I have like 15 servers, the internet, 7 PCs and a other objects that I have no clue how to opperate. I guess if thar aint no instruction manual you should at least work on the destruction manual.

In our office the bathroom door being left open is punishable by evil glares and almost certian flogging.

My personal Peeves is someone fudging around with my keyboard or messing with the crap on my desk.

10:52 pm on Sept 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Opening E-Mail attachments.
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When someone leaves "wet" on the toilet seat. Or worse, absolutely fumigates the tiny room and DOESN'T turn on the fan.....ack!
11:05 pm on Sept 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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People come to their desk after somebody else logged in that call and say my password does not work any more.
11:39 pm on Sept 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Talking to me.

(Ok - maybe I have some issues of my own to resolve here - but you asked, alright! Now leave me alone!)

12:13 am on Sept 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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> my computer is NOT TO BE TOUCHED

uh... password protection on the screen saver might help.

12:15 am on Sept 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Talking to me.

Is it safe to have the dogs relay messages to you?

12:34 am on Sept 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Delegating responsibilities but not the authority to carry out the job.

Seagull management.

Micromanagement.

Giving and revoking ownership of tasks at a whim.

Practical jokes when people have deadlines to meet.

Being late to a meeting because you're too disorganized to keep to a schedule.

Starting meetings late because you're too disorganized to keep to a schedule.

Having meetings run late because you're too disorganized to finish a meeting on time.

Having meetings run late because you're goofing off too much.

Getting too personal ("how's that gallbladder scar healing?").

It goes on and on.

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