Having a full-time (or part-time) job is great. It keeps us busy, it keeps our minds active and it helps pay our bills! However, working a full-time job would mean seeing the same group of people and sitting at the exact same office desk and chair from 9am to
5pm 8pm every day, five days a week. Zzzz.
If you’ve ever worked – or are currently working – in an office setting, then you’ll definitely know these annoying habits:
1. There’s always that one pemalas who will leave their used cups or utensils in the pantry sink
Don’t pretend you don’t know what we’re talking about. You’ve probably done this once before too! 😛
In fact, most if not all offices in Malaysia would have a pantry sink filled with used and unwashed utensils because of that one or two lazy colleagues.
2. That colleague who does way less work but is always complaining about being stressed out
Source: HR in Asia
You could be working on 10 different projects at once while this colleague only works on two or three and yet they’re the ones complaining about being stressed out and having too much work. Umm, EXCUUUSE YOUUUU?
3. When your colleagues eat at their table and you can smell whatever they’re eating
Source: Fried Chillies
While eating isn’t wrong, the pungent smell can be a problem especially if you’re famished and wish you could have a bite. T_T
4. When there’s always that one person who changes the AC temperature without asking other colleagues about it
Source: Video Blocks
And then it either becomes freezing cold or it feels as if the AC isn’t even switched on.
5. The annoying colleague who suddenly looks over your shoulder to see what you’re doing on your computer
While we’re usually not doing anything incredibly private and confidential on our work computers, it’s still not polite to look at other people’s screens out of the blue. Don’t so kepoh lahhh.
6. When the only time you get to be alone is during toilet breaks
Don’t get me wrong, your colleagues are probably really nice and hardworking people but, no matter how much we love our colleagues, we all need some alone time every once in a while. Being around the same group of people for nine hours straight every single day is no walk in the park.
7. Worrying you might catch a deadly disease every time a sick colleague comes to work coughing or sneezing
It’s worst because you and that sick colleague are both stuck in the same enclosed office space with nowhere to run or hide. It’s every germaphobe’s worst nightmare. And to add salt to injury, the hazy Malaysian weather isn’t really helping either. The insane heatwave during the day and sudden thunderstorms at night are messing with our bodies and causing everyone to fall sick.