Co-workers you try to avoid

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  1. whizkid

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    Do you have certain co-workers that annoy you to the high heavens until you do your level best to avoid them?
     
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    Yes, and I'm sure there are some who feel like that about me. We can't all like each other, but we are able to work effectively together.
     
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    They pay us the big bucks to act like the grown ups that we are. That means setting aside many personal feelings, for the most part.
     
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    I jokingly pretend to avoid some of my colleagues, but they know I love them. For instance, there have been instances where I was asked to volunteer and I have an already full schedule and so I was tip-toeing around corners and playfully trying to lose them. It was all in good fun.

    The atmosphere at my school is amazing and I enjoy speaking to every single one of my coworkers. They’re my good friends.
     
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    Yes, some annoy me but I can't really avoid them too much. The things that annoy me are laziness, not doing their jobs properly, or just plain rudeness. Today, for instance. I was not told something pretty important about one of my students so I sent an email to some people with a question. I got answers back that were sort of rude. One person stated that I should have KNOWN the answer because an email was sent out. And this person also said people don't have time to tell me things. UMMM, what? A few minutes later I got an apology since the person realized I never got the supposed email. I'm tired of doing other peoples' jobs for them. That's the most annoying thing.
    Unfortunately, I work with people who are supposed to be adults but act like snotty teenagers. Bad example for the students.
     
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    I don’t understand why coworkers think it is okay to talk to each other like that. Shouldn’t they be written up or something?
     
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    Eh, there are some people I like more than others, but nobody I purposefully avoid.
     
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    Not to mention people who like volunteering your services!
     
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    In my previous career I could not stand talking to people who annoyed you with their politics or religion.

    Staff at my school never talks about either. Even after-hours socializing, the subjects are never brought up.
     
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    I don't know. I just carry on and do what I'm supposed to do. Eventually, their crap catches up with them and they get called out on it.
    Another bunch of annoying people at work are the ones who think their department is more important. Sorry, snowflakes, you're not that important. The well being of my students is more important.
     
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