Topic: dealing with coworkers

‘My Co-Worker’s Most Annoying Habit’: 9 Incredibly Aggravating True Stories

'My Co-Workerâs Most Annoying Habit': 9 Incredibly Aggravating True Stories

It’s Friday afternoon: Are your co-workers driving you crazy yet? Take comfort in the fact that there’s no way your grating cubicle neighbor can possibly be as annoying as the co-workers you’re about to read about. Read on for horror stories including the assistant who secretly kept a pet bird in her office, the guy who responded to each email verbally, the woman who started each morning with a “private” call to her boyfriend, and more than a few knuckle-crackers and throat-clearers.
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Warren Buffett Announces He Has Cancer, Assures Shareholders It Won’t Impact His Work

Warren Buffett Announces He Has Cancer, Assures Shareholders It Won't Impact His Work

Business titan Warren Buffett released a statement today to the shareholders of his company announcing he has Stage 1 Prostate Cancer. Buffett, the chairman, CEO and primary shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, said he will begin a two-month radiation program in mid-July, and that though his travel schedule may be restricted his usual routine should be otherwise unaffected. More »

10 Things You Should Not Do On The First Day Of A New Job

10 Things You Should Not Do On The First Day Of A New Job

You did it. You got the job. But now comes the hard part. You actually have to go to work. Those first few weeks at a new job can be the toughest. You may not actually have a ton of work but you are so busy trying to pin down your role, understand the office politics and impress everyone. But just like in high school, what you do on your first day can set the tone for how your coworkers and boss see you for some time. We asked some experts what you absolutely shouldn’t do on your first day at a new job. More »

Bullish: Getting Bullish on Bullies

Bullish: Getting Bullish on Bullies

I know that a lot of us like to pretend to be too cool for mainstream things – for instance, I took a good swipe at Coors Light recently – but it’s hard to deny that Friends was a pretty good show.

I remember seeing the episode, “The One with the Bullies” (Googling “Friends Ross hat bully” totally worked), in which bullies demand that Ross and Chandler give up the good couch at Central Perk, take Chandler’s hat, and order Ross and Chandler never to return.

Sure, the episode was funny, but I remember it out of hundreds of episodes I must have seen because it really hit on something – as adults, we don’t necessarily have better responses to bullying. It just happens less often and it’s easier to get away. More »

He Shed, She Shed: True Stories From A Successful Office Diet Rivalry

He Shed, She Shed: True Stories From A Successful Office Diet Rivalry

Last week on The Grindstone, Meredith Lepore asked, “Can nothing good come out of coworkers dieting together?” Office-wide diets are on the rise, she wrote, inspired in part by the Biggest Loser. But “this can be dangerous,” one expert told her, “as I’ve seen people lose way too much weight too fast or injure themselves trying to keep up with a more experienced person.” But office diet competitions can also lead to health, happiness, and collegial closeness, according to two coworkers in Texas who lost a combined 56 pounds in an intra-office weight loss competition. Here, they share their insights into trash-talking, sabotage-by-cookie, and the weight-loss strategies that worked for them. More »

Can Nothing Good Come Out Of Coworkers Dieting Together?

Can Nothing Good Come Out Of Coworkers Dieting Together?

Now it makes for great television but should an entire office of people go on a diet together or a cleanse? Though Kelly Kapoor is a fictional character her addictive personality exists in real life. Plus people who are very professionally competitive can be competitive about other things as well, such as weight loss. Since it is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week we wanted to know if dieting with coworkers ever a good idea? More »

Are Your Coworkers Secretly Judging Your Decision To Keep Your Last Name After Marriage?

Are Your Coworkers Secretly Judging Your Decision To Keep Your Last Name After Marriage?

Does a woman’s decision to keep her last name after marriage mean she’s less than committed to her husband? As a woman who kept my last name after my wedding, I hope not, geez. But a new study finds that young Midwesterners have become more conservative about that question since 1990. How does this new attitude affect name-keepers who work with more conservative types, or who are planning to move to a more strait-laced part of the country? Could a decision that was totally unremarkable to, say, your New York City coworkers, make you stand out like a sore thumb in a suburban Chicago office?
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10 Valentines To Send To Your Coworkers

10 Valentines To Send To Your Coworkers

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. Though according to a new Valentine’s Day survey commissioned by CareerBuilder.com, 38% of workers admitted they have dated a co-worker at least once over the course of their career.  So though there is obviously a lot of romance happening in the office, there is also just good old-fashioned platonic love happening between coworkers. And just like kids send Valentine’s Day to their classmates we came up with some Valentines you may want to send to your coworkers. More »