10 Work Habits That Can Get You Canned

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Bad Habit #1: You dial from speakerphone.-
Why it's annoying: Are you intentionally trying to drive your coworkers crazy? Because the whining dial tone, followed by your ... more 
Photo by: Veer / The Nest
Bad Habit #1: You dial from speakerphone.-
Why it's annoying: Are you intentionally trying to drive your coworkers crazy? Because the whining dial tone, followed by your aggressive button-pressing, followed then by the rhythmic ringing -- and maybe even ending with the harmonious sounds of someone else's voice-mail message picking up? Yeah, that's totally unpleasant and super-disruptive. How to fix it: Unless you're in a private room on a group call, there's no reason to use speakerphone ever, whether you're just leaving a message or calling the local Chinese food place to put in an order. Please, just pick up the receiver to make your call. less 
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Tue, Nov 8, 2011 7:19 PM EST
By Jennifer Benjamin for TheNest.com © 2011 The Knot Inc. All rights reserved.