The 10 most annoying things people do in the office

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Thursday 19 March 2015 18:00
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A new poll has revealed some quite pronounced differences between genders when it comes to finding things annoying in an office.

While messy desks, lateness and eating smelly food annoyed men and women, 56 per cent of respondents said they wouldn't bring up their gripes with colleagues, with most citing "not wanting to upset team dynamics" as their main reason.

Here are the 10 things men hate the most at work:

1. Messy desk (74%)

2. Colleagues spraying perfume/aftershave (66%)

3. Talking on the phone too loud (47%)

4. Being late (40%)

5. Taking too long at lunch (35%)

6. Eating smelly food (29%)

7. Too many cigarette breaks (28%)

8. Colleagues talking too much (22%)

9. Not being organised (11%)

10. Rudeness (9%)

Here are the 10 things women hate the most at work:

1. Eating smelly food (82%)

2. Being late (67%)

3. Too many cigarette breaks (51%)

4. Bad hygiene (34%)

5. Not being organised (33%)

6. Messy desk (29%)

7. Colleagues borrowing stationery and not returning it (25%)

8. Talking on the phone too loud (23%)

9. Taking too long at lunch (17%)

10. Dressing inappropriately (10%)

Source: Nicoccino

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