Five Things You Could Be Doing That Annoy Your Manager

Five Things You Could Be Doing That Annoy Your Manager

There is one very important person that you want to try and impress in the workplace and that’s your manager. When most people start their job they’re on their best behaviour, but with the best will in the world those standards can slip as the months go by. Everyone can get annoyed with their co-workers from time to time, but annoying your boss is a completely different kettle of fish.

At the end of the day, your manager can have a big influence on your career, so you want to avoid annoying them as much as possible. To be fair, you might not be aware of some of the niggling things that are really grating on them – so I’ve come up with five things that you could be doing that annoy your manager.

Not Responding To Emails

The working world is a busy place – especially if you’re working within the digital industry which means that emails can be easily forgotten about. But if your manager has sent you an email, make sure you acknowledge it – otherwise they might think you’re either being rude or you’ve been negligent and forgotten about it.

Your boss will most likely be a busy bee, so they don’t have time to chase up emails that you should have replied to. If you’re rushed off your feet and you’ve been sent a task that you won’t be able to do the next day, just let your manager know. It’s a lot better to let your employer know what the situation is and the time scale that you’ll be able to get the task completed by. This way, everyone knows what is going on and there’ll be no confusion or frustrations on your manager’s part.


Not Pulling Your Weight

There are certain duties that most offices have like washing up or making a round of hot drinks – if you’re always the one who sits there and waits to be served then your manager will probably have taken note of it. No one likes laziness so make sure you get stuck into the daily office routine – you want to show that you don’t mind getting involved.

Being Too Loud

Here in the Bubble office we love a laugh and a giggle – so we’re not saying that you shouldn’t have a chat with your colleagues. But at the end of the day the office is a place of work – so if you keep talking incessantly then you could actually be distracting others from their work, which could really irritate your employer.

If your co-workers have a heavy work-load and need to concentrate or they’ve got a phone conversation, then you need to respect that. Try and make a conscious effort not to be too loud and talkative in the office.That said; don’t be a mute and avoid any interaction – getting on with your colleagues and employer can make your life so much easier.


We understand that some days you wake-up and everything can go wrong – you woke up late, burnt your breakfast and got stuck in a long traffic jam on your way to work (these days do happen). But you need to try to avoid bringing the rest of the office down with you – a manager’s job is to keep team morale up and if you’re putting a dampener on things then you’re going to get on their nerves. So try to remember that this is a place of work, not somewhere to vent on all your frustrations out.

Taking Feedback To Heart

If you’ve got a good manager then they’ll give you regular progress reviews which will be full of constructive criticism. It can be hard to hear at times because all you want to hear about is the good things you’ve done, but in order for you to progress you need to hear the good, the bad and the ugly.

If you give a defensive response to your manager then they’re going to wonder whether you’re the right person for the job. So when you sit down and your boss gives you some improvement points, take them on the chin and turn them into a positive – your manager will be impressed if you turn the negatives into positives.

So there we go; five things you could be doing that annoy your colleagues – if you’ve got any more ideas feel free to comment below.



How are you ?

Hello to you all my name is Willie and I am writing this because it’s time to talk. A lot of time’s we fill bad and need to talk and you will find someone that will see that and will ask are you ok. Well I have the answer for you but I will let you know just how I fell and what I do and you can think on it for a bit.  I won’t spend a lot of time telling you that I have the answer .but I will to tell you how I handle it and how to keep a good friend and stop running them away, because you will run your friend’s and coworkers away from you if you don’t  listen to this I am just going to tell you cause you can get a lot of people that will say this is what you need to do and go on and on till you get bored and stop reading and will never get  to the point. So I will just say it you can take it or not it is all just my take on it so here we go. You have a bad week or a bad day and a friend or family member say are you ok you look sad. Well it is ok to vent to that person but remember this when you open up they will give you a answer on a positive or negative note. you have to remember the personality of that person is if they love you and truly care if not well we will get to that so you say. well I have been sad for the past 3 weeks and I don’t know what to do so now your friend or family member say’s why did some one do something to you and you say no that is not it . They say ok well what do you think it is .I am thinking a bought my job the people at my job don’t like me. You friend say oh well don’t worry a bought that that is every job you just go in and do what you have to do and go home. now that is good advice but if you work in customer service that can be hard but it can be done your friend says  just smile and know that you help someone in that time that needed to and the coworkers are there to do a job as well don’t let them steal your joy you are there to help someone else now that is a positive feedback take that and go with it. Don’t say but I don’t know or well I can just go I don’t have to put up with that or I am going to give them piece of my mind . you are just feeding in to your own negative feedback do this 2 or 3 times and that friend will not want to hear it again they will avoid you . That is what I would do. Now complain every time I see you I am sick I don’t feel good I have migraine this person is always doing this and that. on and on I will avoid you most people will .think a bought it if someone complain every time you see them you will say no way need to talk to them they will just complain and I don’t feel like that today, I am happy it’s my Friday and I am going out with my friends I don’t need a thing to bring me down. Now you are saying they don’t like me so and so must have said something bought me .NO they did not you just pushed that person away. Why don’t they ask me to go out with them .ha ha cause they know you will complain or have a negative statement that is not why they are going out, its not to complain but to have fun that is how they vent and blow off the stress of work and life so the next time you feel like you are all alone stop and think did someone ask me if I was ok and did I miss the feedback and pill on more without saying thanks’ I needed that