Office Annoyances: What’s Your Peeve?

Whether it’s the loud-typing coworker or the person clipping his nails in the next cubicle, we all have something in the office that drives us crazy. In honor of Michael Scott’s departure from The Office, we give you our top 10 office-related pet peeves. Feel free to add your own peeves in the comments section. Don’t worry – you can leave them anonymously!

  1. The smell of burnt coffee.
  2. The smell of popcorn.
  3. Distractions! You try to focus on important tasks with looming deadlines, and a parachute project flies in that robs you of your attention.
  4. People who are disruptively loud.
  5. Ice cold AC! I have a tendency to freeze in the afternoons.
  6. Making weather announcements over the PA system!
  7. Leaving the caps off of pens.
  8. I hate when a third of a cup of coffee is left is the pot. Who does that? Take a minute to restart or set it up for the next person.
  9. Floating heads over cubicle walls…definitely! Everyone needs to come to an agreement to either raise the walls to 8ft. or lower them to 4ft. – either way, the floating heads MUST stop!!!
  10. People clipping their nails at their desk.



  1. Lisa
    Posted June 2, 2011 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    Singing at your desk! I can do it, but I dont want to hear other people! LOL!

  2. Jolene
    Posted June 2, 2011 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    What about people that insist on having a conference call on their speaker phone with their office door wide open? Seriously? Close the door for crying out loud!

  3. Frank Phelps Frank Phelps
    Posted June 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    I actually appreciate #6. It is not fun to go to your car after work only to realize it has rained and you left your windows down.

  4. Wanda Adams Anonymous
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    I hate being hot in the office. If it’s cold, you could put on more layers. If it’s hot, you can’t take off but so many layers.

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