, Posted on 7/26/2012 by
While doing our usual morning perusal of favorite blogs, this article at Lifehacker caught our eye: The Worst Coworkers and Workplace Annoyances and How To Deal With Them.
It describes 5 archetypal annoying workplace characters such as "The Lunch Thief" and "The Hoverer." The solutions Lifehacker offers are pragmatic and creative: "put your sandwich in one of those plastic sandwich bags that have fake mold spots on them" or "start humming The Police's 'Don't Stand So Close To Me' and maybe The Hoverer will get the hint."
While all of their suggestions to temper workplace anxiety are perfectly acceptable and probably won't get you into too much trouble with HR, for the more adventurous lot of you we recommend taking tips from this Workless video because we're pretty sure no one will miss your point:
1. Call your annoying coworker names. Preferably ones not fit for a family publication.
2. Suckerpunch your annoying coworker. Or slap him/her. Whatever's easier for YOU.
3. Challenge your annoying coworker to an Ultimate Fighting match. This is usually the best option, since you can settle your differences, exhaust yourself working out your frustrations and provide the rest of the office with lunchtime entertainment.
If YOU have any other workplace tips, let us know in the comments!