People who work in HR really do have to be strong-minded, empathetic and professional.
They also need to know how to keep a straight face when approached by ludicrous complaints and requests.
I mean seriously, what would YOU say if someone approached you with one of the following…
Complaint #1: Julian works too hard.
Complaint #2: I hate that Jeff’s better than me at my job.
Complaint #3: I think my client is in love with Jenna.
Complaint #4: She has the same name as me.
Complaint #5: I’m friends with her brother.
Complaint #6: I brought in some homemade brownies and Jake took 2.
Complaint #7: Someone stole a doughnut from my desk. I demand that you look at the CCTV to find out who it was.
Complaint #8: I’m pretty sure Jackson is trying to poison me.
Complaint #9: Jaden made everyone tea but he never put sugar in mine and I’ve reminded him loads of times.
Complaint #10: She doesn’t even drink alcohol, what’s that about?
Complaint #11: Jacob keeps mimicking the Count from Sesame Street as he counts the inventory.
Complaint #12: I can’t stand sitting next to Jan. She isn’t a vegetarian and she literally smells like meat.
Complaint #13: Josh isn’t accepting my Facebook friendship request.
Complaint #14: Josephine keeps changing my profile picture to Macaulay Culkin and telling everyone that I love him.
Complaint #15: She’s just the most boring person I’ve ever met, it’s ruining the mood in the office.
Complaint #16: I think Jason might be a pimp.
Complaint #17: Julie’s aura is wrong.
Complaint #18: I keep hearing scratching noises from Joel’s booth.
Complaint #19: Jasper’s body is magnetic and keeps de-activating my magnetic access card.
Complaint #20: Jemima spends too much time caring for stray cats around the building.
Hygiene and General Appearance
Complaint #21: Jed is too sun-tanned.
Complaint #22: James smells like road ramps.
Complaint #23: Jess is just too attractive. It’s distracting.
Complaint #24: John breathes too loudly. It makes me feel like I’m suffocating.
Complaint #25: Jane keeps scratching her head all day. I’m pretty sure she has nits or rabies or something.
Do you see what I mean now? I can’t even begin to imagine complaining because someone has the same name as me!
Unfortunately, there are people out there that are just a bit too picky, and those people are probably best taken with a pinch of salt… (They could make things difficult!)
Fancy reading some more blog posts? Well then check these out:
- 7 Tips For Dealing With Chronic Complainers
- 8 Great Christmas Team Building Ideas!
- Should you really be friends with your employees? 5 Management Tips
- 5 Ways to Encourage Goodwill (and Boost Happiness) Across Your Team
- 10 Essential Rules for Creating More Productive Employees
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(P.S. Merry belated Christmas!)