HR Strange But True!
August 19, 2009

As an HR professional, you probably think you've heard it all when it comes to workers complaining about each other. Well a new survey has some real doozies!

More than 2,600 hiring managers participated in the nationwide survey from CareerBuilder, citing examples of the oddest complaints they received from employees. Here are the top 20.

  • Employee is too suntanned
  • Employee has “big hair.”
  • Employee eats all the good cookies.
  • Employee is so polite, it's infuriating.
  • Employee suspected co-worker was a pimp.
  • Employee is trying to poison me.
  • Employee's body is magnetic and keeps de-activating my magnetic access card.
  • Employee is personally responsible for a federally mandated tax increase.
  • Employee was annoyed the company didn't provide a place for naps during break time.
  • Employee only wears slippers or socks at work.
  • Employee's aura is wrong.
  • Employee smells like road ramps.
  • Employee breathes too loudly.
  • Employee wants to check a co-worker for ticks.
  • 8 o'clock is too early to get up for work.
  • Employee wore pajamas to work.
  • Employee has bells on her shoes, and it's not the holidays.
  • Co-worker reminded the employee too much of Bambi.
  • Employee spends too much time caring for stray cats around the building.
  • A male employee keeps using the ladies' room because the men's room is not as tidy.

Do you have employee complaints that are even stranger than those 20? We are pretty sure you do. Let us hear about them. If we get enough good ones, we'll include them in a future column.

Source: CareerBuilder

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