When work feels more like a zoo

Feb. 5, 2006 at 2:01 PM
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CHICAGO, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Fifty-three percent of U.S. workers say they feel like they work with a bunch of animals from the zoo, a survey finds.

"If your boss acts like Tarzan and your workplace is a zoo, it may be time to join these workers in moving on to a better job opportunity," said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources, CareerBuilder.com.

The survey by CareerBuilder.com of more than 2,050 workers nationwide also revealed some prime examples of what makes work seem more like a zoo including:

-- The co-worker who constantly e-mails the person who is sitting right next to her.

-- The co-worker who sits in a crowded cubicle area and puts every conversation on speaker phone, including his exploits of the night before.

-- The boss who cut his fingernails while standing in his employee's cubicle.

-- The boss who swears at the top of his lungs and occasionally throws his chair or phone down the hall.

-- The co-worker who was caught sleeping on the job more than once and would insist he was praying.

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