Do you have a co-worker who is always talking? And not just talking, but talking loudly, often interrupting others and carrying on conversations that no one else seems interested in? Maybe they’re always trying to be the center of attention and are always cracking jokes, even if they’re not funny. Or, maybe they’re always asking personal questions and are always in your business.
Whatever the case may be, we all have that one co-worker who is just plain annoying. And while you may not be able to change them, there are some things you can do to try to deal with the situation.
First, try to have a conversation with your annoying co-worker. Let them know that you find their behavior bothersome and see if they’re willing to make some changes. If they’re not receptive to your suggestions, then you may need to take some additional steps.
One thing you can do is to try to avoid them as much as possible. If you have to work with them on a project, try to do so when no one else is around. And, if you can, take your breaks at different times than they do.
You can also try to talk to your boss about the situation. If your annoying co-worker is really impacting your work, then your boss may need to step in.
Finally, if all else fails, you can always try to find a new job. If your annoying co-worker is making your work life unbearable, then it may be time to move on to a new company.
No matter what you do, try not to let your annoying co-worker get to you. They may be annoying, but they’re not worth losing your job over.