Lifestyle Worst things about co-workers: Gossip, messes, smelly lunches and more By amNY.com staff Updated September 6, 2016 1:30 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email 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. Personal calls aren’t so private Photo Credit: iStock Some co-workers make private calls at their desks and speak just a bit too loud, letting everyone in the office know about their spreading rashes or arguments with their boyfriends. Their laziness isn’t just their own problem Photo Credit: iStock If they're having a lazy day (or month), that means you'll be twice as busy picking up the slack. Their stinky lunches can ruin your appetite Photo Credit: iStock A cubicle is no place for fish or hard-boiled eggs. You’re all too familiar with their hygiene habits Photo Credit: iStock There's no need for anyone to excessively file or clip their nails in the office. Ever. They gossip like your office is a high school Photo Credit: iStock There's always that one co-worker who knows what everyone is up to and why. You have to deal with their messes Photo Credit: Getty Images Asking a co-worker to tidy up might be just as difficult as asking a roommate to do the dishes. They may have bad manners Photo Credit: iStock It's hard to get any work done while a rude co-worker chomps down on lunch in your ear. You have to cover shifts for them Photo Credit: iStock So while they're off relaxing by the beach or de-stressing in a yoga class, you're working overtime. They leave random messes at your desk Photo Credit: Meghan Giannotta There's nothing like returning from a day off to find trash left behind on your desk. By amNY.com staff Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Why having a roommate can be the absolute worstRoommates can be fun, when they're not driving you crazy. Tourists are the worst: Here's whyWe love them, we hate them-- here are a few of our least favorite things about these travelers. The worst things about NYC busesTaking the bus in NYC will keep you on your toes, and probably make you late. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.