The Apprentice star Nick Hewer shares his top 5 annoying office habits
Lord Sugar's adviser gave a rundown of the corporate behaviour that gets on his nerves, including stealing office stationery and ignoring printer jams
Thursday 23 January 2014
Ever had a case of ‘Déjà Brew’? You know, when a colleague offers to make you a cup of tea knowing full well you've just had one?
Or perhaps you know that person who continually steals office stationery, otherwise known as 'Stock Home Syndrome'? Well, you're not alone, ‘ Déjà Brew’ and 'Stock Home Syndrome' have made it into the list of the most irritating office behaviour in Britain, according to a poll by television channel Dave.
However, the thing that irked the nation the most was those who waste time on Twitter and Facebook to avoid doing work, with 26 per cent of people naming it as the most annoying office habit.
In a hilarious video The Apprentice star Nick Hewer shares his top five pet office hates in typical no nonsense style.
One of Nick's bones of corporate contention was the "Shout-of-office", where a colleague announces to everyone that they will be imminently going on holiday - whether or not anyone is listening. Another of Nick's pet office hates was "Jambivalence", where a person ignores a printer jam in the hopes that someone else will fix it.
Known for his priceless expressions and his straight-talking style, Nick has been an adviser to Lord Sugar on The Apprentice since the UK version of the show first started in 2004. He has met a fair few corporate characters in his time, from the formidable Katie Hopkins to Stuart Baggs "The Brand", all of whom have a few foibles of their own.
The list was compiled by Dave ahead of the start of the new series of Suits while The Apprentice will be returning for its tenth series this autumn.
Here is the full list of the most annoying office behaviour in Britain:
1. Social Notworking – messing around on Facebook and Twitter to avoid doing work – 26%
2. Déjà Brew – offering to make someone a cup of tea when you know for a fact they’ve just had one in the hope they will decline - 21%
3. Blue sky drinking – an unlimited free bar at a work party – 18%
4. Drainstorm – a poorly organised workshop, where everyone leaves feeling deflated – 15%
5. Human Desourcing – sacking people – 12%
6. Jambivalence – ignoring a printer blockage in the hope that someone else will fix it 12%
7. Google Naps – using Google to work out what time colleagues in the US will be sleeping, to avoid them replying to emails – 11%
8. W.T.F?! – the realisation that it is only Tuesday, and you have ‘Wednesday, Thursday, Friday?!’ still to do - 9%
9. Stock Home Syndrome – pinching stuff from the office - 7%
10. Shout-of-office – Someone who wants every single person in the building to know they are off on holiday – 6%
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