Weird, Loud and Toxic: Deal With Your Co-Workers’ Annoying Quirks

What’s acceptable at the office seems to have shifted for some people. Here are ways to reset boundaries and maintain your sanity.

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They’re taking Zoom calls without headphones. They’re strolling over to your desk in sweaty gym clothes. And, yup, they’re microwaving fish again.

Were our co-workers always this annoying?

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