It goes without saying, when you work at an office you meet a variety of people with different quirks. While sometimes, a little quirk and humor here and there does not really hurt, other times dealing with a few colleagues can be plain annoying. So, take a look and try to personify these characters or maybe who knows you might just be one of them!
The gossip monger – The credibility of every story they weave is questionable; they are basically the walking-talking version of BBC or CNN, you name it!
Beware of what you choose to divulge to this person since you never know what amazing concoctions they will come up with at your expense.
Sleepy sally – Needless to say, you will find this person drifting off into their la- la land during intense meetings. It’s incredulous how blissfully they can fall asleep amidst anywhere and everywhere. The only way they can be jerked off from this peaceful slumber and brought back to reality is by a well deserved yelling from the boss!
The know-it-all – This particular person is under the delusion that they are the epitome of knowledge. Their “insightful comments” about every project will be dreaded by the whole team. Never doubt their knack for disproving your capability or intelligence with their biting words of wisdom. Just remember to keep your cool, the next time you are shot by their unwarranted advises and suggestions.
The Office Romeo – The sight of this person casually strolling in the office with absolutely no care of the universe is a constant reason of annoyance. Just when it cannot get any worse, they come up to random colleagues and flirt shamelessly. Honestly, workplace etiquette is an alien concept to this person.
The Grumpy Grandma – So you are minding your own business and meeting crazy deadlines when this person shows out of nowhere with a baggage of complaints. Even minute inconveniences will be blown out of proportion, when this person is involved. A word of advice, filter out the negativity this person is spewing if you want to maintain a positive attitude at workplace.
Lastly, as bleak as it seems right now I can assure amongst all these people you will also find an office buddy, who will be your unflinching cheerleader and make Monday coffee runs a bit better. So hang on! It’s not all bad.