9 habits that drive your co-workers crazy

Do you pepper conversations with clichés, turn simple emails into never-ending email chains or schedule unnecessary conference calls? If so, you’re probably irritating your co-workers.

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1. Whistling

The workplace isn’t a concert hall. If your lips are constantly piping out show tunes, theme songs or pop melodies, you’re sure to annoy more than a few people. Lauren Zarzour, senior digital strategist for Vert, explains why:

2. Turning one message into a never-ending email chain

Have you ever received an email that quickly evolved into an inclusionary monster? Wayne Duan, director of digital commerce retail products for Walgreens.com and Drugstore.com, discusses when the CC button turns ugly:

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3. Using the word “like”

Like, are you ever stuck in an important conversation with, like, a person who can’t, like, stop saying “like?” Damon Davoudpour, director of marketing at Shoney’s Restaurants, can relate. Here’s, like, his take on it:

4. Not cleaning up your messes

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