"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives," wrote author Annie Dillard. For most people, a huge chunk of our day is spent at work. It adds up to more than 13 years over a lifetime (even more if you put in overtime), which is the equivalent of around 90,000 hours.
It’s a sobering thought if you don’t enjoy your job — which is the majority of people, if a 2013 Gallup study of 142 countries is to be believed. Researchers concluded that only 13 percent of global workers felt engaged and committed to their work.
That’s a lot of miserable employees. So what’s the answer? More money? A longer lunch break? Free snacks? All those things would probably make most people’s working day a little more bearable. But according to several studies, a friendly dynamic among coworkers is one of the most important factors for workplace satisfaction.
One survey found that a good relationship with colleagues is the No. 1 reason people stay in their jobs. If you don’t have a great relationship with your coworkers, take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone. If Twitter is anything to go by, the working world is full of people who can’t stand — or understand — their coworkers.
These tweets about coworkers range from the raging to the ridiculous. There’s something for everyone.