In most professions, you have to deal with people, and even if you're working for yourself, you won’t avoid it. And because you are constrained to work with some random people, there will be unexpected situations, misunderstandings or you will simply not understand them at all.

People who have to work with these kinds of coworkers like to vent about it on the internet and for us, it is entertaining to read because maybe we relate or because the stories are so wild they leave us incredulous.

Bored Panda went on the internet to find some of the pictures people took that prove what terrible or just annoying coworkers they have to work with. Do you have similar experiences? Upvote the photos that resonate with you the most and tell us your stories in the comments!

#1

My Coworker Has A Tendency To Spill His Cereal Walking Out Of The Kitchen In The Morning And Just Leave It There. I Made It Modern Art

My Coworker Has A Tendency To Spill His Cereal Walking Out Of The Kitchen In The Morning And Just Leave It There. I Made It Modern Art

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Lorrie Rothstein
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2 months ago

Kids do this

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In an ideal world, everyone would have a job they really like, but even if that was the case, the work environment and the people you work with are important too. Most of the time, having contact with the people you work with is inevitable as you share the same space or equipment and some jobs require teamwork.

#2

Coworker Brought His Dog To The Office. Dog Did This, Coworker Says "I'm Real Busy So Can Some Else Get It"

Coworker Brought His Dog To The Office. Dog Did This, Coworker Says "I'm Real Busy So Can Some Else Get It"

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NeonDisco
Community Member
2 months ago

I would have moved the mat right next to his work station and, if one was handy, placed a hot air fan beside it aimed right at his face.

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#3

My Passive Aggressive Coworker Saw Me Shut A Slightly Open Drawer On My Way To The Bathroom...Came Back Out To This

My Passive Aggressive Coworker Saw Me Shut A Slightly Open Drawer On My Way To The Bathroom...Came Back Out To This

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Robert T
Community Member
2 months ago

Animals!

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#4

I Work With An Office Full Of Sadists

I Work With An Office Full Of Sadists

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Lorrie Rothstein
Community Member
2 months ago

Why?

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But as proven by this list, it is not always smooth sailing. Some people have habits that you can’t stand or they are not as tidy as you would wish they were, while some are plain rude and annoying.

So people like to go to the internet to express their frustrations about fellow coworkers they find bothersome or because the stories are too good to not be told. Of course, there are far worse coworkers that can seriously affect others, but in this list, you will find behaviors that are more annoying than damaging.

#5

We Have A Serial Pooper At Work

We Have A Serial Pooper At Work

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Kinslee Hager
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Why? Just, why?

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#6

Feed Me, Seymour! In My Office, A Coworker Has Been Growing This Vine For Years. The Office Manager Wants It Gone. I Like It

Feed Me, Seymour! In My Office, A Coworker Has Been Growing This Vine For Years. The Office Manager Wants It Gone. I Like It

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Cactus McCoy
Community Member
2 months ago

It's not about the plants, it's about the monkeys and parrots.

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#7

Coworkers Don't Know How Coolers Work

Coworkers Don't Know How Coolers Work

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Monic Krugell
Community Member
2 months ago

who brings the big blue bbq cooler for lunch?

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#8

Inspired By The Other Cigarette Butt Post. I Give You My Coworkers...

Inspired By The Other Cigarette Butt Post. I Give You My Coworkers...

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Full Name
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, if only there was some type of receptacle the workplace can provide for proper disposal of those things. And I'm not even a smoker.

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However, even if some things that coworkers do aren’t that serious and sometimes they can just be brushed off, that doesn’t mean people should always let them get away with it. Business News Daily pinpointed some tips on how to deal with annoying people at work.

First thing they recommend is to figure out what exactly is annoying you. Maybe it is caused by a miscommunication that is easily fixed and then all the problems would be solved. Another thing to have in mind is to not to react rashly or overreact. It is best to approach the situation calmly and going to HR might also help. It could also be useful to find a common interest or something that you both agree on that would make that person more likeable to you.

#9

Coworkers Brought Binoculars To Work To Perv On Young Beach Goers Today

Coworkers Brought Binoculars To Work To Perv On Young Beach Goers Today

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Ms.M.
Community Member
2 months ago

Scumbags.

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#10

My Coworker's Desktop

My Coworker's Desktop

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Jessica Rabbit
Community Member
2 months ago

This gives me anxiety...

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#11

My Coworker Yawned While Using My Computer And Left This For Me

My Coworker Yawned While Using My Computer And Left This For Me

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sofacushionfort
Community Member
2 months ago

Welcome to the gleek club

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If all else fails, the best policy is always to be diplomatic but direct and speak your mind. Most often, it is possible to find a solution because maybe the person you’re annoyed with doesn’t even know it. If someone is bothering you and is preventing you from doing your job, this is a perfect situation where being upfront pays off. Try to be polite and ask them to let you do your job and to go to you only if they have work-related questions.

The last point Business Daily News discusses is just to stay positive. It’s important to have your boundaries and let others know when their behavior is making you uncomfortable, but there is no use in dwelling on negativity. 

#12

The Way My Coworkers Park

The Way My Coworkers Park

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Robert T
Community Member
2 months ago

Like a pair of selfish ****s?

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#13

My Coworkers Typhoid Mug

My Coworkers Typhoid Mug

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Is there a way to mention in front of them how well your mug cleans up with a scrub using baking soda?

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#14

Had To Use My Coworkers Office Today Who Is On Vacation To Make Some Phone Calls. This Is What His Phone Cord Looks Like

Had To Use My Coworkers Office Today Who Is On Vacation To Make Some Phone Calls. This Is What His Phone Cord Looks Like

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Where answering the phone drags it off the table, over and over.

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#15

I Have Evil Coworkers Who Like To Prank Me. Fortunately, I Don't Look When I Type Anyways

I Have Evil Coworkers Who Like To Prank Me. Fortunately, I Don't Look When I Type Anyways

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heystobit1231
Community Member
2 months ago

THEY MIXED UP THE KEYS???????

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#16

Some Asshole In My Office: “Damn, That Was Close. If I Took That Last Ice Cube I Might Have To Refill The Tray”

Some Asshole In My Office: “Damn, That Was Close. If I Took That Last Ice Cube I Might Have To Refill The Tray”

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R Carson
Community Member
2 months ago

Such effort involved-or not.

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#17

Coworkers Who Do This To My Dry Erase Markers

Coworkers Who Do This To My Dry Erase Markers

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Jomo
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful writing either way

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#18

The Way My Coworker Used My Tape

The Way My Coworker Used My Tape

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Cactus McCoy
Community Member
2 months ago

Beat him up with it.

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#19

My Coworker Takes Off His Smelly Shoes And Sleeps In The Break Room While We Eat Lunch

My Coworker Takes Off His Smelly Shoes And Sleeps In The Break Room While We Eat Lunch

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Pumpkin Spice
Community Member
2 months ago

*takes shoes and runs away screaming and laughing*

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#20

My Hospital Coworker Rests Her Lollipop On Her Phone Screen

My Hospital Coworker Rests Her Lollipop On Her Phone Screen

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Pennywise
Community Member
2 months ago

i can almost feel the stickiness of the screen

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#21

We Have 300+ Employees

We Have 300+ Employees

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh, the generosity is underwhelming. I may cry.

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#22

The Caveman Like Way My Co Worker Has Opened His Bread

The Caveman Like Way My Co Worker Has Opened His Bread

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Robert T
Community Member
2 months ago

If it's his bread, then that's his problem. If other people are expected to share it, he can expect to find mouldy bread in unusual places. ;-)

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#23

I Bought A Danish For My Coworkers. Someone Cut Out And Ate The Jelly Part, Leaving The Edges

I Bought A Danish For My Coworkers. Someone Cut Out And Ate The Jelly Part, Leaving The Edges

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R Carson
Community Member
2 months ago

Just like the ones who don't like crust on the bread maybe but still rude.

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#24

Someone At Work Asked If They Could Have One Of My Sudafed

Someone At Work Asked If They Could Have One Of My Sudafed

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Ms.M.
Community Member
2 months ago

I FEEL ENRAGED

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#25

Lazy Coworker Decided He Was Too Good To Help Ring Up A Line Of 5 People. Left Me High And Dry To Deal With Frustrated Customers

Lazy Coworker Decided He Was Too Good To Help Ring Up A Line Of 5 People. Left Me High And Dry To Deal With Frustrated Customers

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R Carson
Community Member
2 months ago

Chicken sh*t.

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#26

All My Coworkers Do This. Makes Me Want To Quit

All My Coworkers Do This. Makes Me Want To Quit

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R Carson
Community Member
2 months ago

Amazing they can dress themselves-that's so much harder.

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#27

My Coworker Returned The Front Desk Stapler Like This. Told Me It Ran Out Of Staples

My Coworker Returned The Front Desk Stapler Like This. Told Me It Ran Out Of Staples

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Cactus McCoy
Community Member
2 months ago

How? Just.....how?

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#28

We Had Donuts At Work, And I Watched A Coworker Take Two Bites Out Of This Donut And Put It Back In The Box

We Had Donuts At Work, And I Watched A Coworker Take Two Bites Out Of This Donut And Put It Back In The Box

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Cutting off a piece - fine. Breaking one off using a napkin - fine. This - childish and not fine.

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#29

My Coworker Parked In The Wrong Lot Near The Building

My Coworker Parked In The Wrong Lot Near The Building

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Nikki Sevven
Community Member
2 months ago

Honestly, I would have just called a tow truck.

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#30

This Guy At My Work Never Drinks The Whole Coca Cola

This Guy At My Work Never Drinks The Whole Coca Cola

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R Carson
Community Member
2 months ago

C'mon man.

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#31

My Boss Posted This Email (Which We’d All Seen Already) Up On The Company Notice Board In Full View Of Customers

My Boss Posted This Email (Which We’d All Seen Already) Up On The Company Notice Board In Full View Of Customers

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NsG
Community Member
2 months ago

Who WROTE that stroke-inducing typo-filled gibberish?

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#32

How One Of My Coworkers Leaves His Trash After He Is Done Taking His Break

How One Of My Coworkers Leaves His Trash After He Is Done Taking His Break

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Cactus McCoy
Community Member
2 months ago

Put it on his desk with a note "You forgot this in the break room."

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#33

My Colleague Placed The Server Up There, Alone. They Have The Network Rack There

My Colleague Placed The Server Up There, Alone. They Have The Network Rack There

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Terry Tobias
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2 months ago

That looks safe.

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#34

I Have The Laziest Co-Workers

I Have The Laziest Co-Workers

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Tim leonard
Community Member
2 months ago

I am sorry but I have to. Too many years cleaning bathrooms. That empty roll doesn't go into the dispenser. That dispenser is for jumbo rolls. However the person who brought their own paper should throw the tube in the trash

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