Oh No You Just Didn’t Do That!

We have all been there at one time or another, and have had to deal with co-workers who do things that you just can’t believe.  Day after day we witness them doing things and it makes us wonder where their scruples are, not to mention, we wonder that if they do these unbelievable things at the office, what is their home life like.  We wonder and question how they were raised, and what possesses them to do these things at the office.  Is it because they know that they can get away with these things at the office?  No matter what the reason is that they do these unbelievable things, it needs to be corrected and nipped in the bud.  Being a co-worker has responsibilities, not only do you have responsibilities in your position, but you have responsibilites of being respectful of others and your co-workers, as many people have to share office space with many people, we all have to do our part in the upkeep at the office. 

Over the years, I have witnessed many work place pet peeves, that over time it has made me spin my head around and say “Oh no you just didn’t do that!”  I was usually the one in my office to clean up after everyone, then one day I thought to myself “why was I doing this?”   I need to make others responsible for their own messes, make them responsible for re-stocking paper in the copier tray, and the simple task of even starting the dishwasher at the office when needed.  Sometimes it worked, other times not, but my goal of getting the message to others continued.

So here’s a list of things that I have witnessed over the years of my Top Work Place Pet Peeves:

  • Your food & pop stolen out of fridge (Go buy your own!)
  • Blowing up lunches in microwave & not cleaning it up
  • Co-Workers with body odors (there is this great thing called a shower!)
  • Co-Workers who wear too much cologne/perfume (A little goes a long way)
  • Co-Workers texting while at work or always talking to their spouse (Talk to them at lunch!)
  • Co-Workers who don’t wash their hands after using the facilities, then stick their hands in shared food containers in the kitchen (Ewwww!)
  • Women co-workers who always wear low cut tops to show off their stuff
  • Co-Workers who leave dirty dishes in the sink (You know who you are!)
  • People who abuse the lunch hour & always take more than the alloted time
  • People who come into work late, but leave early
  • People who jam up the printer or copier and just leave it for someone else to fix it
  • People who take the last bit of coffee and don’t make another pot
  • Men co-workers who adjust themselves in front of you
  • The office drama queen that’s into everyone’s business
  • Micro-Management (Most of us know how to do our job, we just don’t need someone leaning over our shoulders all day)
  • Co-Workers who listen to your personal conversations then have to put in their two cents worth
  • Co-Worker who steals your “ideas” and passes them off as theirs (Not cool!)
  • Co-Workers who purposely do things to annoy you (Revenge is sweet)
  • Co-Workers who constantly pop their gum over and over
  • Co-Workers who interrupt you when you are on the phone
  • Brown-nosers – People who want to move up the corporate ladder without actually having to do any real work
  • Co-Workers who take “breaks” all day long
  • Co-Workers who surf the internet all day when they should be working
  • Management that can’t seem to see when an employee is slacking off, while the rest of the office can see it
  • No raises – Definitely the biggest pet peeve for those who actually work hard and receive no compensation for their efforts

We all head into work, to work.  We work to pay our bills and hope that the bacon we bring home is enough.  We don’t head off to work everyday to have to deal with things like this, but we do and it’s unfortunate.  We do what we do everyday because we like it, but dealing with pet peeves takes time away from our real job and in the end, that is all we want to do – have a job and enjoy going to work every day.  So, for those of you who are on the “list” of pet peeves (and you know who you are), please stop distracting the rest of us and start doing things for yourself, make that pot of coffee, stop eating my food, clean up your messes in the microwave, and stop interrupting me while I am on the phone with a client and go sit at your own desk and do your job, that is what you are getting paid to do.

Scotch “Off the Roll” Tape Sculpture Contest

I just ran into something really unique & had to share it with all of you!  Scotch is having a contest in which you create items out of their shipping tape and enter them into their contest.  Entry Deadline:  March 24, 2012  Check out their website for more details & see some of last year’s winners:  http://www.offtherollcontest.com/tipsandtechniques.html

Get your creativity going and enter, what do you have to lose?  The prizes are amazing – Grand prize $5,000, First prize $1,000 and Second prize $500

After seeing this, it gives me some good ideas for Halloween props!

How Am I Doing?

It’s really amazing how time flies, and I can’t believe that March is almost over, but I heard that April brings showers and I don’t like rain much.  Every time I head outside when it’s raining, I run out quickly for some quick business, then back in before I get too wet.  Stepping in squishy grass is not for me. 

Anyhow, I have been blogging now since September 2010, have over 3,600 views and over 85+ posts and I have had so much fun sharing my life as a puppy with all of you!  I hope that I bring a smile to your face and you will continue to follow me as I grow up!  I always reflect back  and realize just how lucky I am.  I have a great home, a great Daddy & Mommy, always good & healthy food to eat, tons & tons of toys to play with, and all the love & hugs I want (not to mention all the puppy treats too!)  Not all puppies are this fortunate, but I am.  Anyhow, I wanted to check in with all of you, my faithful followers, and ask “How Am I Doing“?  What do you want to see more of on Nikitaland?  I don’t bite, so feel free to “bark” back at me! 

Have a great “Hump” Day!
Wet puppy kisses to you – Nikita

Bandana’s, Bunnies & Bling Bling

Daddy & Me in my new pink bandana

What a great week I am having…as you can see from my photo, I got a new Pink Bandana and I love it!  Don’t I look just adorable?  Daddy and I posed for the camera real nice!  (I love my Daddy so much – I hope he knows that)  I also got a new toy today, a Pink Bunny for Easter!  My new bunny has “Milkbone” stitched on the front and it has great ears to chew on and the neatest squeaker in his belly.  (Gotta love those squeakers

I also got a surprise visit today from my Grandma & Grandpa.  I was jumping all over when I saw Grandma and also could not control myself because I was so happy to see her and she even gave me two treats!  (Yum

I woofed at Grandpa a little, but he knows that I love him.  Grandpa came over today to replace our sensor on our light post so I could have light when I go outside at night.  (Thanks Grandpa – You’re the best!) 

When I run around the house, you can always hear me coming.  It’s because of all of my tags that cling together, and the all important id tag that tells everyone where I live in case I get out by accident, but one of the neatest things that I wear is an open silver heart that Mommy gave me when I was first adopted.  She wanted me to have this special piece of Bling Bling of hers because she said I was special.  (Thanks Mommy)  And now, I wear my new pink bandana too because I just LOVE the color Pink, and girls go ga-ga over cute stuff like this. 

Those stupid squawking geese came back again today across the road, but this time, I caught them walking down my neighbors driveway.  They slowly walked across the street and cars even had to stop for them because they walk so slow (stupid geese), and then they just seemed to just stand there in the grass looking at me – laughing.  If only I could jump through the window to get them, I would.  Man, I think that this is not going to the be the last time I see these stupid birds either. 

Have a great Pink day – Nikita 

In Loving Memory

You will forever be in our hearts

We had a very sad day today, my step sister, Misty passed away today.  Although I just met Misty not too long ago, I am told by my Daddy & Mommy that Misty was a very loving cat.  She was cared for by Daddy for many years and Misty was always ready to greet Daddy when he came home every night with her friendly and cheerful meow’s of hello!  Misty always stayed by Daddy when he was under the weather and made him feel better and always loved it when Daddy gave her treats.  Misty was diagnosed with cancer in June and although we got her all the medical treatment she needed, she just could not fight it any longer.  Misty will forever be in our hearts and will be sincerely missed.