Does Your Organization Have That One Annoying Employee? You Make The Call

In any workplace, different personalities and expectations can result in diverse behaviors.

In an office environment, one of the most passive aggressive habits is the employee who insists on leaving a note for each infraction they feel must be dealt with. This can be unwashed dishes, moldy lunches, bathroom habits, copier rules, and a multitude of other sins.

This can lead to a "war" of notes, in which, rather than speaking to one another, employees will often answer one note with an even more aggressive one.

This is often the result of sharing space and our own frustrations. Alison Green, "Almost All Office Drama Can Be Blamed on One Particular Co-Worker Habit", (Jun 19, 2023).

So, the question for our readers is: Does Your Organization Have That One Annoying Employee?

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Here is the opinion of one of the McCalmon editorial staff:

Jack McCalmon, Esq.

I am probably the most annoying coworker, and I don't even leave notes…and I also don't accompany every email title with an exclamation point - another type of annoying behavior.

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