The things that make us grumble in work

The average worker spends the equivalent of two weeks a year GRUMBLING - with the top gripes about IT, air con and printers, a study has found. Researchers say the typical employee will also find time to whine about unnecessary staff-all emails - and uncomfortable chairs. Other problems which drive staff mad are the temperature of the office, commuting, people pulling sickies and a phone call just as you're about to leave. Common gripes, which generally take up a total of 20 minutes of the working day, include the amount of junk mail received, being copied into emails that are of no concern and someone stealing a favourite mug.

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