Unless you work alone, you spend more time with colleagues than your own family.
What does this mean? Well, there are the upsides; enjoying witty banter that breaks up the day, having an ally to compare notes about the boss with or being able to share a high-five for a job well done.
There are, of course, downsides to spending so much time with people at work. You know, the co-worker who likes to share EVERY detail of their life, when you ask a simple "how are you doing?" Or how about the person a couple of cubicles down who monopolizes meetings? And can we talk about the colleague who just hangs out next to you while you're trying to work?
Ask A Manager's Alison Green is back with the Marketplace Weekend team to answer your questions about dealing with annoying co-workers, and what to do if you suspect you're the one getting on everyone's nerves. Oops.
You can leave your story on the voicemail line 1-800-648-5114 or add a comment in the box below, and one of the Marketplace Weekend team will be in touch.
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