Workplace Stress From Your Co-workers?

It seems like every office has at least one jerk, loudmouth, or snooping pest that drives everyone crazy. Even if they are only mildly annoying, interacting with them on a daily basis can be incredibly stressful.

What are some of the things that co-workers rate as the most annoying? Loud cell-phone talkers, habitual space-invaders, and general rudeness and inconsiderate behavior towards others.

According to one ABCNEWS.com story titled, “Trapped in co-worker hell,” co-workers’ annoying habits are the #1 source of workplace stress (survey by www.truejobs.com).

Nearly 60% of the 2,200 who responded said bad habits and manners of co-workers as the cause of stress that negatively impacts their work life, and 40% said that annoying co-workers have led them to seek new
jobs.