Worst things about co-workers: Gossip, messes, smelly lunches and more

Co-workers: You spend a minimum of 40 hours per week with them. It’s more time than you probably spend with your best friend in an entire month.

Sure, they share common interests with you (your career), but they aren’t always super-easy to get along with.

There are many different types of co-workers you’ll encounter in the workplace — the complainer, the gossip and the know-it-all, to name a few. Every office has them.

Here are a few common occurrences that can make co-workers the absolute worst.