Seven annoying habits you should break right now.
If you work in an office then you know the feeling well: you slip into work, move silently and stealthily, slide around corners and crawl across open spaces unnoticed, but that annoying colleague still finds you before you reach your desk. You feel icy pins in your back as they pull out their newest batch of photographs depicting their dogs dressed as circus clowns.
Yes, we all have that annoying co-worker. But, thanks to DocX’s copier rentals, your work flows smoothly and all you have to worry about is making it out to lunch without getting roped into yet another conversation about the lives of the circus dogs.
Fortunately, there are always the water-cooler conversations that you have with the cool people in which you can vent about the annoying ones. However, when there is a little group huddled around the water-cooler and snickering while glancing at you, you have to ask yourself, “Am I the annoying person?”
There’s a chance that you just mistook Sam-from-accounts’ lazy eye for a snarky glance, and you’re just being paranoid. However, to be sure, here is a list of annoying office traits to avoid at all costs:
- Closeness and coffee breath: There’s no shame in it; we all need our morning coffee. But, when you get too close to someone while wishing them a good morning, you’re just asking to be the topic of the daily water-cooler vent fest.
- Too much talking: Here’s a tip: if your colleague is typing frantically and smiling politely here and there at your endless word-stream, you need to stop talking… like, now. Even worse is if you shout across the office to your colleague on the other side of it. Seriously, stand up and walk the seven steps to his or her desk.
- Making it awkward: Even though you spend more time with your work colleagues than you do with your friends, you shouldn’t talk to your co-workers like you’re out on the town. Getting too personal or casual can make it really, really awkward.
- Being non-responsive: Nothing drives people up the wall faster than failing to respond to emails, with the possible exception of showing them daily doggie pics.
- Keeping your phone on: It’s great that you have three thousand Facebook friends, but the beeping that goes off every 0.7 seconds when you get a notification can become like Chinese water torture to the people around you.
- Hogging the fridge: Taking up the entire fridge with a container the size of a small car (that contains just a sliver of last night’s steak) is a big no-no. This is made monumentally worse if you forget it and leave it in the fridge for a few months.
- Looking at co-worker’s screens: Leaning forward on someone’s desk while talking to them is annoying enough, but peering at their screen while you’re doing it will definitely make you the hot topic come water break time.
Fortunately, the ease of your office’s copier rentals is covered by DocX. Now just make sure that you avoid doing any of the above and your work day is bound to be smooth sailing.
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This printer’s hard-drive, RAM, Ethernet and USB ports, as well as its impressive output of 35 black and white or colour pages per minute earns Ricoh’s Aficio CL7300DT a price tag of roughly R68,500.
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This printer’s exceptional UltraChrome ink technology is what drives its price up. With excellent pigment density and water-resistant finish, this wide-format printer is ideal for printing banners. But, unless you are in the banner business, the R78 000 price tag is a little steep.
Number 5: Canon image PRORAF W8200
Also a wide-format printer, Canon’s W8200 is a great wallpaper and banner printer. One of these will set you back around R86 500.
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While not all Xerox phaser printers are expensive, this particular model has a higher price tag. This is because it puts out a massive 40 pages per minute and has excessive paper storage space. On top of this, the 7400DXF has 512 MB RAM and a 20GB hard-drive. These features put this printer’s value at around R91 000.
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This printer prints 55 pages per minute and, like the Xerox phaser printers, has a great deal of paper storage space. But it is this printer’s specialised security software that puts its price around R204 000.
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In order to celebrate 4 million units being sold in the Middle East, HP launched a special edition of this printer, which was plated with 24-carat gold. Because of its expensive skin, this printer sold for about R240 000.
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This printer can print 85 high resolution pages per minute, and has optimum paper storage space. With countless features, this is the most expansive printer on the list (despite being discontinued) with a value of R370 000.
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