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Ever had a case of 'Déjà Brew'? You know, when a colleague offers to make you a cup of tea knowing full well you've just had one?

Or perhaps you know that person who continually steals office stationery, otherwise known as 'Stock Home Syndrome'? Well, you're not alone, Déjà Brew and Stock Home Syndrome have made it into the list of the most irritating office behaviour in Britain, according to a poll by television channel Dave.

 

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However, the thing that irked the nation the most was those who waste time on Twitter and Facebook to avoid doing work, with 26pc of people naming it as the most annoying office habit.

In a hilarious video The Apprentice star Nick Hewer shares his top five pet office hates in typical no-nonsense style. One of Nick's bones of corporate contention was the "Shout-of-office", where a colleague announces to everyone that they will be imminently going on holiday. Another of Nick's pet office hates was "Jambivalence", where a person ignores a printer jam in the hopes that someone else will fix it.

 

THE TOP 10 MOST ANNOYING HABITS

1. Social Notworking – messing around on Facebook and Twitter to avoid doing work – 26%

2. Déjà Brew – offering to make someone a cup of tea when you know they've just had one in the hope they will decline - 21%

3. Blue sky drinking – an unlimited free bar at a work party – 18%

4. Drainstorm – a poorly organised workshop, where everyone leaves feeling deflated – 15%

5. Human Desourcing – sacking people – 12%

6. Jambivalence – ignoring a printer blockage in the hope that someone else will fix it – 12%

7. Google Naps – using Google to work out what time colleagues in the US will be sleeping, to avoid them replying to emails – 11%

8. WTF?! – the realisation that it is only Tuesday, and you have 'Wednesday, Thursday, Friday?!' still to do - 9%

9. Stock Home Syndrome – pinching stuff from the office - 7%

10. Shout-of-office – Someone who wants everyone to know they are off on holiday – 6%

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