Picking up a very annoying habit
Published 11/03/2012 | 09:24
Picking noses has been voted the most annoying office habit, according to a poll.
A total of 28% of workers who were questioned voted nose picking as the most anti-social habit among their colleagues.
Biting nails came second, with 21% of the vote, followed by body odour with 17% in the poll by DealJungle.com, which helps small and medium enterprises.
Colleagues who clear their throats at their desks received 10% of the vote. The same percentage of people objected to workers who bring smelly food into the office.
Annoying laughs and slurping tea and coffee both polled 4%, followed by breaking wind (3%), colleagues staring at your chest (2%) and applying make-up at desks (1%).
A spokesman for DealJungle.com said: "Picking your nose and biting your nails are common habits, but it's surprising that workers are so blatant in carrying these habits into the workplace.
"Body odour isn't so much a habit as something offensive, especially if you're in close proximity to colleagues or sat in a stuffy meeting room all day."