Office workers reveal their biggest bugbears – including colleagues tucking into fish

Office workers have revealed their biggest bugbears – topped by colleagues tucking into whiffy food, like fish, curries and boiled eggs at their desks.

A poll of 2,000 office workers found that the most irritating co-workers not only brought in stinky food, but smacked their lips and ‘made loud noises’ while eating.

The study by business telecoms provider 4Com also found that one of the biggest workplace irritations was when you go to the office fridge only to find someone has swiped your snacks.

Office workers have revealed their biggest bugbears – topped by colleagues tucking into whiffy food, like fish, curries and boiled eggs at their desks. A poll of 2,000 office workers found that the most irritating co-workers not only brought in stinky food, but smacked their lips and ‘made loud noises’ while eating. (File image)

Office workers have revealed their biggest bugbears – topped by colleagues tucking into whiffy food, like fish, curries and boiled eggs at their desks. A poll of 2,000 office workers found that the most irritating co-workers not only brought in stinky food, but smacked their lips and ‘made loud noises’ while eating. (File image)

Office workers have revealed their biggest bugbears – topped by colleagues tucking into whiffy food, like fish, curries and boiled eggs at their desks. A poll of 2,000 office workers found that the most irritating co-workers not only brought in stinky food, but smacked their lips and ‘made loud noises’ while eating. (File image)

And when annoying colleagues aren’t ruining mealtimes, they’re ‘talking too loudly on the phone’.

Mark Pearcy, of 4Com, said: ‘You probably spend more time with your colleagues than anyone else, so it’s no surprise that certain habits can start to rub you up the wrong way. 

‘Who knows, there are probably some things you do that make your co-workers grit their teeth.’

When annoying colleagues aren’t ruining mealtimes, they’re ‘talking too loudly on the phone’. The study by business telecoms provider 4Com also found that one of the biggest workplace irritations was when you go to the office fridge only to find someone has swiped your snacks. (File image)

When annoying colleagues aren’t ruining mealtimes, they’re ‘talking too loudly on the phone’. The study by business telecoms provider 4Com also found that one of the biggest workplace irritations was when you go to the office fridge only to find someone has swiped your snacks. (File image)

When annoying colleagues aren’t ruining mealtimes, they’re ‘talking too loudly on the phone’. The study by business telecoms provider 4Com also found that one of the biggest workplace irritations was when you go to the office fridge only to find someone has swiped your snacks. (File image)

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