From biscuit etiquette to dust on computer monitors: Workers reveal their office gripes – and the smallest issues are often the most annoying
- Kyle Sandilands complained on Monday about the state of the office off-air
- He was whinging about the amount of dust that was on the computers
- On the show, Jackie O asked callers what annoyed them most about work
- Many listed ‘pension day’, tangled hairdryers and office sunshine as issues
Kyle Sandilands unleashed a shocking off-air tirade about the the amount of dust in his ‘filthy’ recording studio before demanding an underling tidy the place up on Monday.
His radio partner, Jackie ‘O’ Henderson, played his rant back to him before asking callers on their radio station KIIS 1065 what their main office gripes where.
Turns out the smallest things have been annoying co-workers for awhile now.
His radio partner, Jackie ‘O’ Henderson, (pictured) played his rant back to him before asking callers on their radio station KIIS 104.1 what their main office gripes where
Lauren, who is a manager at a pharmacy, spoke about her frustration surrounding ‘pension day’.
‘They’re waiting at the door at 7.59am with their walking frames and list of medications they need. They’re so persistent saying they can’t have generic brands because they’re ‘allergic’ to it. But when the meds are $2 cheaper suddenly it’s fine,’ she explained to the shock jock.
Meanwhile Kelsey, who is a hairdresser, said each time she reached for the hairdryer to style her client’s hair the cord was always tangled.
Kyle Sandilands unleashed a shocking off-air tirade about the the amount of dust in his ‘filthy’ recording studio before demanding an underling tidy the place up on Monday
While this may seem like a ‘first world problem’ of sorts, the young woman admitted it looked quite unprofessional in front of their paying customers.
The correct technique for tying up the cord is around the heaviest part of the dryer, she told Kyle and Jackie.
Mel was in a food-related predicament at her law firm, with the overlords cracking down on what could and couldn’t be eaten out of the biscuit jar.
‘They buy a packet of those assorted biscuits that everyone likes. So I was always putting the Monte Carlo’s and chocolate chip cookies out first – because everyone likes them the best,’ she said.
Mel was in a food-related predicament at her law firm, with the overlords cracking down on what could and couldn’t be eaten out of the biscuit jar
Most annoying office habits revealed
* Talking loudly on the phone or using speaker phone to the annoyance of everyone else.
* Sharing TMI (too much information) about personal things.
* Asking for help with the same tech problems again and again, instead of simply taking the time to learn to do it properly.
* Walking into meetings late, so that things have to be repeated.
* Leaving messes in the break room or other common areas and not cleaning them up.
* Writing passive-aggressive signs or post-its and leaving them around the office, instead of just speaking to someone to address an issue.
‘But our bosses where sick of all the other ones going to waste so they said we have to eat all the biscuits out of the packet before opening a new one.’
There was a brief debate about what quantified as the ‘worst’ biscuits – arrowroots and shortbread – before everyone in the studio admitted they liked Iced Vovo’s the best.
For receptionist Sarah it’s her seat in the office building that’s the problem.
After 2pm and the sun falls, it streams directly into her eyes at the desk – partially blinding her every day.
She cheekily said she uses patients that come into what could presumably be some kind of dental surgery to block the sun.
For Anna, who works in a corporate building in an agile working environment, the two lifts she has to take to get down to her locker every time she needs something are becoming unbearable.
For receptionist Sarah it’s her seat in the office building that’s the problem
But because she doesn’t technically ‘own’ a desk on her floor, this is the only area she can store her things.
And finally, Jodie told the radio hosts every clock in her office and on the computers is a different time, making it very difficult to schedule meeting rooms.
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