Working the night shift is hard enough as it is. The life in a call center in a BPO company, the clients that you constantly need to please, and the virtual boss whose products you need to cover are all part of your daily routine. But nothing ever gets as irritating as when the person next to you begins to act unpleasantly. It’s tough to tolerate people who get your goat, so make sure you don’t fall prey to being everyone’s major irritation.

At the top of your head, what’s the one thing that annoys you? Here are the top five habits that irritate:

Gossip. It’s no nail clipping, you can get rid of that. But the noise that gossip makes festers and becomes unruly. Those who come to work for work couldn’t care less about who did what and when. So don’t be the employee who likes to start things. In the end, nothing good is going to come out of it, and it will find its way back to you.

Micro-management. Yup, even managers can be irritating. So don’t make too much of a fuss as a manager. Trust that when you delegate, the work will be done. You can only stifle so much. And they will grow fangs towards you in the end.

Not cleaning up after yourself. You know that one person who just gets up and leaves without packing away? Or caring to throw out his/her trash? That’s annoying. And everybody will have something to say about it. Do your colleagues a favor and pick up after yourself. It will be a good way to show them the respect that they deserve. This goes for toilet etiquette as well.

Taking credit for someone else’s hard work. We all put in the hours, and we all fumble once in our lives, but taking credit for someone else’s work is just plain disrespect. This goes for every single kind of position there is possible. If the idea came from the Janitor and you happen to be the manager, credit them. So fine, maybe not the janitor, but you know what I mean.

Walk around with an unpleasant attitude. Our eyes are telling, and no matter how calmly you say things to people, they can read all your non-verbals. Smile a little bit, lest you become the butt of all jokes. Nobody wants a frowny. Lighten up, and share good energy with the rest of your team. God knows, they will need it.

Author's Bio: 

Matt Hallaran is the founder of Sidekiiks Incorporated a BPO Company. Sidekiiks is an offshore outsourcing company that specializes in providing a wide range of business solutions such as Call Center Services, Executive Virtual Assistant & Online Marketing Management for lead generation to entrepreneurs and SME’s.