31 unprofessional habits that make everyone at work hate you

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  • Everyone has bad workplace habits.
  • Whether you realize it or not, they could be driving your coworkers nuts.
  • You’re best avoiding certain habits at work, like eating smelly food at your desk or talking politics.


It’s understandable that, in all the time we spend with coworkers and bosses, we might have let a bad habit or two slip.

Many of these office faux pas, however, may be avoided — you just need to know what it is that drives everyone around you nuts.

For the sake of your office companions, take a moment to remind yourself what behavior at work may be getting on someone’s last nerve.

Showing up late to work

“Punctuality is critical,” said Rosalinda Oropeza Randall, an etiquette and civility expert and author of “Don’t Burp in the Boardroom.

“The professional thing to do is to arrive on time, ready to do what is expected. It’s not like they just sprung this job on you,” she said.

Rolling in 10 minutes late to every meeting

Similarly, arriving late to meetings shows that you neither respect your coworkers — who showed up on time, by the way — nor the meeting organizer, Vicky Oliver, author of “301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions,” told Business Insider.

“Keeping people waiting can be construed as inconsiderate, rude, or arrogant,” Randall said.

Calling in sick when you aren’t

“Remember the adage that half of life is showing up,” Oliver said.

You won’t prove you deserve the promotion if you fake sick every few weeks.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

Read the full article from it’s original source: http://uk.businessinsider.com/ways-youre-annoying-coworkers-2017-11

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