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There really is a better way to earn a living.

One with no commutes, no quick lunches, no directives … and no being paid virtual peanuts for the time you spend.

It’s the Dot Com lifestyle. The 21st-century way of doing things.

Yes, it can be difficult to change a daily routine and take action, but the benefits so outweigh the effort.

And frankly, they’re also much, much better than the mundane and often ridiculous situations typified by these 25 exasperating office occurrences:

1. Noisy typers

The 26 Most Annoying Things About Working In An Office

2. Noisy eaters

The 26 Most Annoying Things About Working In An Office

3. Lift awkwardness

The 26 Most Annoying Things About Working In An Office

4. People who leave the kitchen looking like this:

People who leave the kitchen looking like this.

5. And allow their desks to devolve into this:

And allow their desks to become like this.

6. Having to spend the first half of every Monday answering the exact same question.

Having to spend the first half of every Monday answering the exact same question.

Would it be so wrong to just hand these out instead?

Would it be so wrong to just hand these out instead?

7. Martyrs who insist on hauling themselves into work despite being infectiously ill.

Martyrs who insist on hauling themselves into work despite being infectiously ill.

8. Endless birthday whip-’rounds

Endless birthday whip-rounds.

9. And office politics

And leaving dos.

10. Both of which always involve debilitating amounts of cake

Both of which always involve debilitating amounts of cake.

11. And then, once a year, it’s your turn — which means sitting there while people sing Happy Birthday to you … because that’s not awkward at all

The 26 Most Annoying Things About Working In An Office

12. People who don’t get back to you

People who don't get back to you.

13. Though at least that’s preferable to receiving emails that make no sense whatsoever

Though at least that's preferable to receiving emails that make no sense whatsoever.

14. Meetings that drag on forever and make you daydream about doing this

The 26 Most Annoying Things About Working In An Office

15. People who make unnecessary noise

The 26 Most Annoying Things About Working In An Office

 16. People who bring their babies into work

People who bring their babies into work.

Nothing against babies. Babies are lovely. Just not in the workplace. It’s always a bit weird.

17. Pranks

Pranks.

18. Corporate jargon

Corporate jargon.

19. Stupid buzzwords

Stupid buzzwords.

20. Workmates who are clueless about technology

Workmates who are clueless about technology.

21. Touchy-feely company slogans

Touchy-feely company slogans.

This isn’t fake, by the way. It’s taken from an actual ad agency website.

22. Colleagues who send emails, despite sitting right next to you

Colleagues who send emails, despite sitting right next to you .

23. Colleagues who don’t pull their weight in key areas and therefore deserve to be shamed

Colleagues who don't pull their weight in key areas and therefore deserve to be shamed.

24. Appraisals

Appraisals.

25. And co-workers who are permanently stressed

The 26 Most Annoying Things About Working In An Office

Still, you’ve got to look on the bright side. Only another few hours to go, and then …

The 26 Most Annoying Things About Working In An Office

Which is where you could have been all along if you took action and made a commitment to achieve the Dot Com lifestyle!

Which, in turn, means you can work anywhere you feel like

typing in a tree

And that’s much more rewarding than climbing a corporate ladder!

Inspired by: http://buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/most-annoying-things-about-working-in-an-office

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