Interesting Fact - Grumbling

According to a study commissioned by the Society For The Protection Of Animals Abroad, the average British worker spends the equivalent of two weeks a year grumbling about work.

(The most common gripes generally take up a total of 20 minutes of the working day, and include the amount of junk mail received, being copied into emails that are not related to their work, and someone stealing a favourite mug.

The top 20 office grumbles were:-

1. Getting a phone call when you're literally about to leave the office
2. Computers being slow
3. IT issues
4. The temperature being too low/high  (See 5 and 10)
5. No air conditioning - I guess that's about the temperature being too high.
6. Computers crashing
7. Printers jamming or breaking down
8. Colleagues who are difficult to work with
9. When someone uses your desk when you're away and leaves it messy
10. Freezing cold air conditioning - That's about the temperature being too low.
11. Being in the office when the weather is lovely
12. Having meetings about meetings
13. People not replying to your emails
14. When someone calls in sick when you know they aren't ill
15. Being copied into emails that are of no concern
16. Colleagues who suck up to the boss
17. Colleagues who talk too much
18. People who loudly complain about how busy they are
19. People not saying thank you when you've helped them out
20. The commute

We will be discussing this in our next "Talk to the Hand" session.)

You can prepare for the session by reading this post and watching this video. See you there.

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