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Annoying Colleagues

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Ok we're probably all annoying to other people but one of the joys of IT is working with some of the least socialized people in the modern workplace. I blame BB Theory to some extent, every geek thinks they are a genious Sheldon Cooper these days despite being barely mediocre in abilities, if not in attitude.

But worse, I've got a borderline Aspergers sitting opposite. He mumbles to himself all day like he is possessed by the devil. I should just threaten to smash his face in but he seems reasonably pleasant apart from his mumbling.

Typically I'll hear some singing breaking into deranged arguments with himself "la la la la li lalalalala no no no you're wrong, yes no it's like that I  tell you no you're wrong la la lalilalalala it's like that. NO no you're wrong. Yes listen to me"

Initially I thought he was a teleconference... but if he is, it is with the devil.

I've had to wear noise cancelling headphones since he started up.

What are your colleagues like?

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I am so annoying, my job fucking went, after I accused my project manager of have having all the foresight of Mr Magoo! That's how annoying I am, and I'm not going to fucking France!o.O

Your "borderline Aspergers" is nothing compared to my gob!

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I had one audit manager of whom I was pre-warned and he didn't disappoint.

The process of audit is the team works for a couple of weeks (say) then the manager comes out to review the files for a few hours and raises review points which the team the follows up for a few days.

People described it but seeing it was something else. Initially it was humming, la la la, then it developed into full blown vocal "fluttering" which was so funny I had to keep leaving the room.

It was one if those cases where I thought people were winding me up but the reality was even more extreme.

1 minute ago, MrPin said:

I am so annoying, my job fucking went, after I accused my project manager of have having all the foresight of Mr Magoo! That's how annoying I am, and I'm not going to fucking France!o.O

Job offer in France?

Just go Mr Pin, what an experience. It'll take you out of yourself.

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2 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

I had one audit manager of whom I was pre-warned and he didn't disappoint.

The process of audit is the team works for a couple of weeks (say) then the manager comes out to review the files for a few hours and raises review points which the team the follows up for a few days.

People described it but seeing it was something else. Initially it was humming, la la la, then it developed into full blown vocal "fluttering" which was so funny I had to keep leaving the room.

It was one if those cases where I thought people were winding me up but the reality was even more extreme.

Job offer in France?

Just go Mr Pin, what an experience. It'll take you out of yourself.

I don't what will come up but there's certainly a hint of porn servers in  Belgium. All proper porn mate. Nothing illegal!

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I have a few colleagues who are in their 60's doing loads of overtime,drawing their pensions grown up kids and no mortgage who constantly try to make out that they haven't got enough money to retire.

They seem to think they are going to live forever.

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2 minutes ago, M S E Refugee said:

I have a few colleagues who are in their 60's doing loads of overtime,drawing their pensions grown up kids and no mortgage who constantly try to make out that they haven't got enough money to retire.

They seem to think they are going to live forever.

Probably keeping up with the "Jones's"!

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2 minutes ago, M S E Refugee said:

I have a few colleagues who are in their 60's doing loads of overtime,drawing their pensions grown up kids and no mortgage constantly try to make out that they haven't got enough money to retire.

They seem to think they are going to live forever.

They do don't they.

Quote

A drug to reverse ageing and treat cancer may be a step closer after a team of scientists identified a critical step in how cells repair damaged DNA.

Key points:

Researchers say mice given a vitamin booster were better at repairing DNA damage
"Many aspects of ageing were reversed"
The discovery could lead to drugs to treat cancer and Alzheimer's, and improve astronauts' health
Their discovery could even help survivors of childhood cancers and help NASA get astronauts to Mars.

"For most of the 20th century we knew that our [cells' ability to repair DNA gets worse over time] and we get old and it's the main reason we get cancer," Harvard and UNSW professor David Sinclair said.

"So what we've discovered is the reason why."

Published in the journal Science, the international team identified how a vitamin called NAD+ was regulating the interactions that control DNA repair.

The scientists said experiments showed that when mice were given an NAD+ booster called NMN, their cells were better at repairing DNA damage caused by radiation exposure and ageing.

"We took old mice that were 20 months old which is [equivalent to] a 60-70-year-old human and we gave them NMN and we found that… many aspects of ageing were reversed," Professor Sinclair said.

"Their DNA repair activities went up to youthful levels and they were more resistant to radiation and should therefore be more protected against cancer and ageing itself.

They won't.... but we will! YAY! 

Source :- http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-24/dna-discovery-could-lead-to-anti-ageing,-cancer-fighting-drugs/8380850

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2 minutes ago, M S E Refugee said:

I have a few colleagues who are in their 60's doing loads of overtime,drawing their pensions grown up kids and no mortgage who constantly try to make out that they haven't got enough money to retire.

They seem to think they are going to live forever.

Fear of losing purpose, thinking you might need a few more quid.

I'm there myself, though I'm in my 40s rather than 60s. If I'm honest I could retire, if I'm brutally honest I'm scared to do so.

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16 minutes ago, MrPin said:

I don't what will come up but there's certainly a hint of porn servers in  Belgium. All proper porn mate. Nothing illegal!

Dive in.

My only red line is vivisection or halal / kosher slaughter.

Everything else is just business.

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We recently merged so our IT office is now split but I had to sit across from some young dev similar to what you describe, not only that but he wanted to make sure everyone knew he was a "geek" and not in some weird post ironic/hipster way either. He would regularly use an excuse of "well I'm a geek arent I " as some get out clause to being a general numpty. 

Since the merger however we have merged offices with accounts while our office gets redone, and I thought IT was deranged... 

We have a new starter 3 weeks in, first couple of days she pretty much told everyone how she was going through marriage problems and mental health issues, all well and good empathy given etc, 2nd week in she went to lunch and was found asleep in her car 3 hours later 2 days running, then we had a week of her being fine and jolly in the morning and making sure everyone knew she was crying by lunchtime, empathy wearing thin... it took for a women from her team to basically tell her to put whatever shit your going through in a box and keep it to yourself as no one knew her, since then she has been a totally different person. 

She also isn't aware as network admin that we have been notified of her sending dodgy emails to male collegues and CCing a partner in another office that she has never met.... she is going to be trouble... 

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2 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

Fear of losing purpose, thinking you might need a few more quid.

I'm there myself, though I'm in my 40s rather than 60s. If I'm honest I could retire, if I'm brutally honest I'm scared to do so.

The trick to a successful retirement is having plenty to occupy yourself with. Having read other posts of yours it's winter that's the problem.

It is a worry in the short dark days.

I know a single fella age 61 who has been struggling with enforced early retirement which will happen this summer. He is quite lucky because he is a snooker player and the league is most active in the winter months. Yet still he worries! Not financially though because that isn't a problem for him.

Finding a hobby for winter months seems to be your challenge. All you can do is try stuff and see if anything gets you hooked.

 

 

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1 hour ago, davidg said:

Ok we're probably all annoying to other people but one of the joys of IT is working with some of the least socialized people in the modern workplace. I blame BB Theory to some extent, every geek thinks they are a genious Sheldon Cooper these days despite being barely mediocre in abilities, if not in attitude.

But worse, I've got a borderline Aspergers sitting opposite. He mumbles to himself all day like he is possessed by the devil. I should just threaten to smash his face in but he seems reasonably pleasant apart from his mumbling.

Typically I'll hear some singing breaking into deranged arguments with himself "la la la la li lalalalala no no no you're wrong, yes no it's like that I  tell you no you're wrong la la lalilalalala it's like that. NO no you're wrong. Yes listen to me"

Initially I thought he was a teleconference... but if he is, it is with the devil.

I've had to wear noise cancelling headphones since he started up.

What are your colleagues like?

Oops.

I tend to not sit still at my desk - I stretch, pull faces, go "arumph!". I display some autistic traits although I'm not on the spectrum.

You are on the other side of France from me aren't you? Just checking that I'm not the colleague that you're talking about!

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I have a new PM too. He's only a few years older than me but seems a generation apart. He seems to be suffering from early onset Alzheimers or some other problem. He has a lot of trouble using his PC (which he told me runs "Windows 9"). Anyway I can understand Windows being a bit of  PITA.

However he regularly asks the same questions during the day but excelled himself the other day.

Dave are you going to that meeting on Friday, I have to know to book transport

Me: No

By the way are you going to that meeting on Friday?

Me: erm, no I'm not I've got a clash

And on Friday are you going to the meeting

Me: still not going

3 minutes ago, DeepLurker said:

Oops.

I tend to not sit still at my desk - I stretch, pull faces, go "arumph!". I display some autistic traits although I'm not on the spectrum.

You are on the other side of France from me aren't you? Just checking that I'm not the colleague that you're talking about!

Now that would be awkward, but as I said in my post "he seems reasonably pleasant" apart from the mumbling.

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I'm a data scientist so would be classified as a geek although I am pretty much high-functioning Autistic I don't present that way and can be very personable, chatty etc, except quite a few times when I'll just say something socially out of the ordinary. Most of the times I'm just doing my computer stuff with the earphones on, I'll occasionally mutter to myself whilst programming and/or laugh if I'm listening to a funny podcast.

This is nothing compared to the wittering crap that goes on now that there are 3 women sat next to each other.

The conversation from one is all about her kids. All the time. I don't fucking care what your youngest has done (I've got kids I just don't go on about it all the time), how she went swimming, how her husband does this that the other. I. Just. Don't. Give. A. Rat's. Ass.

The other two are postgrad students so one goes on about her cat(s), the other on about her relationship (which appears to be going down the pan).

I have a totally sardonic scottish woman sat opposite me who has the driest sense of humor and cracks some great one liners. Me and her get on pretty well

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I'm self employed. In my job, I don't have to mingle with what Basil Fawlty would label the 'riffraff' in Fawlty Towers. This pleases me immensely...

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I'm an annoying colleague. I'm an annoying bastard in general. I'll sit and whistle, slap my cheeks to make a tune, sing annoying 70s songs for no reason.

I take great pride in it. Almost as much as waiting until i get to work on a morning before emptying my bowels in order to get paid for the privilege.


Yet, I'm generally well liked. (Apparently anyway)

 

Yes i work in I.T ;-)

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3 minutes ago, Cunning Plan said:

My colleague is a bit of a sort. We have quite a lot in common and even get the odd romantic fumble every now and again. Happy days.

Phhhwoooaarrrr..!!!

It must get pretty steamy in your friggin' office Cunny....!

 

XYY

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1 minute ago, Cunning Plan said:

I have the only office I know of with an en-suite Jacuzzi bath.

Work should be fun 😃

Fuck me - it's the Wolf of friggin' Wall Street...!

 

Mrs XYY

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