Annoying office habits (including those of lawyers)
Here are some of my favourites (with their catchy names):
Social Notworking – playing around on Facebook and Twitter to avoid doing work.
Déjà Brew – offering to make someone a cup of tea when you know for a fact they’ve just had one in the hope they will decline.
Lawyers tend to be very guilty of this in my opinion.
Drainstorm – a poorly organised workshop, where everyone leaves feeling deflated. Doesn’t that describe virtually every office meeting?
Procaffeinating – making coffee or tea to delay getting on with real work.
Tupperwarfare – fighting for space in the office fridge.
Given the state of most workplace fridges, this ventures dangerously close to germ warfare!
Human Desourcing – sacking people.
Hah fricking hah.
Jambivalence – ignoring a printer blockage in the hope that someone else will fix it. Isn’t that what IT are there for?
Google Naps – using Google to work out what time colleagues in the US will be sleeping, to avoid them replying to emails.
Stock Home Syndrome – pinching stuff from the office.
Nicking paper doesn’t count of course!
Shout-of-office – Someone who wants every single person in the building to know they are off on holiday.
All those guilty of this should be shot on sight!