Irritating co-worker habits that keep us up at night

What drives you up a wall? In a recent CFO survey conducted by Accountemps, 41 percent of respondents said sloppy work and lacking attention to detail is the most annoying co-worker trait. The second most distasteful behavior, weighing in at 22 percent, is gossiping and engaging in office politics.
 
Other co-worker annoyances, according to the Accountemps survey:
 
  • Missing deadlines: 18%
  • Being perpetually late: 12%
  • Presenting other's ideas as one's own: 5%
  • Not knowing or not giving an answer: 1%
These issues might seem tame compared to some of the office hijinks we've reported about on our sister sites, AccountingWEB.co.uk and Going Concern, where certain co-worker actions make it really difficult to concentrate on the job at hand.
 
How do these actions fly at your office? Does it make a difference if you work in house or out in the field? What about annoying traits of virtual workers? Post a comment below to share your favorite co-worker peeves, and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a stylish AccountingWEB snuggie.

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