They throw temper tantrums.
When things don’t go their way, many of your co-workers don’t hesitate to freak out. You’d think Jeff would be more careful now that he’s on his “third strike” with the boss, but that doesn’t seem to stop him much.
They can’t function on their own.
Whether they're faking it or they're actually just that dense, you constantly have to answer their endless questions and help them with their work - all while worrying about your projects and assignments at the same time. Shouldn’t you be getting paid double for this?
They put everything in their mouths.
As if it wasn’t enough for Michelle in accounting to constantly screw up the forms that you will have to fix later, you have to watch her put pens, paper clips, and whatever else she can get her hands on in her mouth. If you have to chew on something, why not buy a pack of gum, Michelle?
They whine all the time.
Even though you're the one who does all the work, your co-workers have the gall to complain to you about how much work they have to do. It’s not like you don’t have enough on your plate.
They 're temperamental.
Many of your co-workers aren’t as flexible as you need them to be. When they're having a bad day, they bring it to work. I’m sorry that you're hangry, Karen, but you really don’t need to take it out on me (and my Little Debbie brownie).
You get blamed for their failures.
It never fails. Somehow, no matter who made the mistake in your department, you're the one who gets chewed out for it. Perhaps you're the older sibling in this scenario and you're “old enough to know better” in the eyes of your boss.
They just don't get it.
You can explain how to create columns in Microsoft Excel to Craig 14 times, but the 15th time he tries to do it, he will still ask you to show him again. You're better off just writing it down on a sticky note and attaching it to the side of his computer.
Don’t give me that “a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind” crap. Your “system” makes it so much easier for you to lose things, and you know it. That's why you constantly have to get your colleagues to resend you forms.
They have yet to develop empathy.
It’s surprising how few people understand that their actions affect other people. Many of your co-workers live in their own bubble, failing to see that when they mess up, the whole department falls behind.
You love them unconditionally.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how much your co-workers get on your nerves. You still care about them and want to help them improve. It’s just a little straining sometimes.