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To want to complain about colleagues?

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1wokeuplikethis Thu 13-Nov-14 10:06:38

Three separate instances in recent weeks that have made me want to complain to the higher uppers:
1) colleague talking obnoxiously loudly about personal stuff on phone while wandering around my desk (I didn't complain, just asked him to be quieter)
2) colleague using very offensive word in earshot of others, but he was told at the time it wasn't acceptable and he's alreDy been told twice, so I didnt.
3) colleague bunked off for the afternoon - told another to cover for her.

Am I turning into a complete miser or are these things 'wrong' enough to warrant a complaint? I'm worried I'm turning into a miserable old bag.

However I'm far from perfect and dislike snitches. Would you complain about any of the above or keep schtum for an easy life?

allypally999 Thu 13-Nov-14 13:06:05

I think YABU sorry .. my colleagues do much more and even when I do complain I always regret it

Just ignore them!

MelanieCheeks Thu 13-Nov-14 13:09:30

The first 2 are the perils of an open-plan office, sadly. You copuld say something to the individuals concerned, but not an issue for the higher uppers.

Taking time off - well, depends what is accepted as normal practice. That will differ from one place to another, and on what it was for (hospital appointment? Sick grandmother? Christmas shopping? Plumbing emergency?)

LadyLuck10 Thu 13-Nov-14 13:13:34

I think it's best you mind your own business. You will have to put up with all sorts of situations in an office and tbh you sound like a whiny child if you go complaining to your managers. If someone is bunking they will get caught out, the colleague was dealt with over the offensive word and people might have loud conversations confused

asmallandnoisymonkey Thu 13-Nov-14 13:14:09

Keep schtum - unless you've got serious worries or it's affecting your work in a noticeable way I wouldn't say anything. These things have a habit of biting you in the bum

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