First story: I have found a coworker to be very inconsistent. I mentioned him in a blog back on November 15th. In that blog, he phoned and carried on a conversation with another employee not more than 15 feet away. He recently beat this feat of laziness by calling me on the phone a few weeks ago…he sits directly on the other side of the cubicle wall from me! I don’t think he knew what my last name when he called. However, one would think that he could have learned my last name sometime during the last two years I have been sitting on the opposite side of the cube wall.
That anecdote is consistent with his previous behavior, however, him initiating and conversing with another employee that was 10 cubicles away is not consistent with his previous behavior. In case you were curious, he was well heard by all during that conversation. I’m not sure which of these communication methods I dislike most, but both are agitating. Another possibility of his most annoying communication methods could be his insistence on using his speakerphone to review his voicemail. What do you think? Which would annoy you most?