These 23 People Had Coworkers From Hell

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If you’ve ever had a job, then you know the woes and annoyances of having a sh*tty coworker. I’m talking about the mouth breather who sits next to you who thinks it’s okay to clip his toenails at his desk. I’m talking about Brenda, the b*tch from HR, who tries to push “the lord’s prayer” on you everyday at lunch. It’s that crazy guy who’s worked there for all of 4 hours before he offers you meth and a “good time.” That’s gonna be a no from me, dog.

Yes, having coworkers from hell is a terrible grievance that all employed people must go through. And for those of you employ yourself or work from home? WOO-F*CKING-HOO FOR YOU! Must be nice to go about work as you please without a girl named Janet questioning your every move, email, decision, bathroom break. And if you’ve never had a job? Well, you’re either too young to work, or you’re rich enough to not. In which case — I (jealously) hate you. How do I become you?

So, if the going at work really gets tough, I say — quit! Life’s too short to spend months, years, or even decades working with someone who makes you want to gauge your eyes out with takeout chopsticks. Sure, you might end up broke, starving, and homeless, but f*ck — that Brenda was such a b*tch!

These 23 people reveal the most intolerable, annoying people they’ve ever had to work with:


Currently working with a person who has had a sinus infection since November 2016. That’s right: wet, chunky coughs, 9 hours a day, 5 days a week, for going on 10 months. No she does not leave the team area for coughing attacks, she just retches up whatever it is and gulps it back down. 10 months of that in a quiet office.


The day she got fired, she texted the manager that she needed to come in late. And leave early. And she wanted her old shift back (she’d been switched to a later time because she was constantly calling off or coming in late.) Also, she needed a raise. We found out that she had been posting shit about employees and the business on Facebook. Where she was friends with half of the staff at aforementioned business. Pretty sure she was stealing too.


I have a co worker who insists on talking to me like I have 0 knowledge in my field despite me actually having more experience and a higher job title than him. He also lectures people like he is their manager even if they have been there longer than him. I even listened to him “reprimand” his own supervisor! He just gave me a lecture the other day on how to install a network printer. I’ve been in IT for 8 years now and in a hell of a lot more industries than he has.


I work in a dog grooming salon. My coworker “A” is a self-professed “cat person”. She doesn’t like our customers, she doesn’t like most dogs. She complains if she’s booked dogs, she complains if she isn’t booked dogs. She somehow never managed to commission, and complains about that too. She never helps clean, and when I close with her she will disappear because at 8:30pm apparently she has to take a twenty minute poop in the bathroom. She claims to be allergic to most foods but still eats McDonalds and Burger King. She allegedly has Celiac’s disease but has never been tested. She also is allergic to cats, flowers, latex, almost anything. Despite claiming to be an avid Gardner the one time a coworker got flowers she insisted they be removed from our work area because she was allergic. Same when another coworker received balloons.

Written by Laura McNairy

Laura is a freelance writer for TFLN. She likes to write about what she knows best — dating, sex, and being awkward, but usually in the opposite order. She is the Assistant Editor and videographer for Peach Fuzz, a sex-positive nudie magazine in ATX.