I don't have to really worry too much about these since I work by myself at the Undisclosed Location, but I was unnerved (as I reported in my July 30 post) about reports of a 'new workplace etiquette', so I wanted to see if these latest suggestions made any sense.
Having carefully reviewed them now, I believe that, yes, these will push colleagues right off the edge. Some examples:
1. Eat stinky snacks.And one of my favorites:
2. Make endless meeting requests. (Your colleagues need time to blog, too, you know....)
3. "Reply to All" all the time.(Yes, please: We all need to know that you got the same memo we did about the unnecessary meeting at 8:30. Thank you.)
7. "Borrow" magazines or newspapers.This is particularly offensive if you "borrow" it before your colleague has had a chance to read it yet -- particularly if you make it abundantly clear that you and your colleague's magazine are going to the 'library' or heading off for some 'private time' -- if you know what I mean.
Interestingly, backstabbing and glory-hogging did not make this list. Presumably because people who engage in this sort of conduct would have no friends to lose.