Smelly colleagues are workers’ biggest bugbears

An online survey into work hygiene by jobs website shows that colleagues who smell of sweat are the number one irritant, the Telegraaf reports on Friday.

Second on the list are colleagues who don’t wash their hands after a visit to the toilet, third is bad breath, fourth is making sounds while eating and fifth, sniffing and blowing your nose too loudly.
Office hygiene also leaves much to be desired, the survey showed. More than half the 1,100 people who responded said they never cleaned their desk.
This may explain why four out of 10 have seen a mouse at work and almost one in 10 had witnessed cockroaches, the Telegraaf said.
What’s your biggest bugbear in terms of office hygiene? Share your thoughts using the comment box below.

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