Nov 232015

Are there things about your work colleagues that really annoy you? In this week’s 6 Minute English, Rob and Jennifer reveal some of the worst office habits.
A survey of 2,000 managers discovered what irritated their workers about each other. Some habits were trivial or small, others showed bad manners, while some were just disgusting.
In the programme we talk about who should take responsibility for creating a better working environment, and discuss some of the language associated with bad habits.




Vocabulary and definitions

down in the dumps – feeling miserable or unhappy
happy-go-lucky – describes someone who doesn’t worry about the future
satisfaction – the good feeling you get when you get something you want
a state of mind – how someone feels about their life at the present time
content – feel happy or pleased with the situation
materialistic – believing money and possessions are the most important things
goals – things you want to achieve
hectic – busy, lots of things going on
rewarding – a feeling of satisfaction and pleasure
wiser – gained the ability to make good judgements based on life experience
comforting – making you feel less sad or worried

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