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No. I'm that person that comes in, does her job, and goes home. My mom used to tell me, "You work to pay the bills, not make friends." So yes, I'll speak... if spoken to. Otherwise, I mostly keep to myself at work. I've noticed the "talkers" at work mostly have or cause drama, stir up mess, or are the types other people avoid being around.
... yeah I don't want to be in that category, lol.21
Used to be. Then #metoo and cancel culture hit. I keep my mouth shut, now. I don't trust anybody. All I talk about at work is work. Besides, co-workers are people you have to deal with, not people you want to deal with. Conversation can make work more pleasant, but it's not worth the risk of getting canned because people get offended. And work doesn't pay me to chit-chat, they pay me to work. It took the rise of the nanny state and postmodernism to shut me up, but it work.
I let others talk. I'll even ask questions if they bring it up, but I am a mystery otherwise to my co-workers. They don't know anything about me and I don't care to enlighten them.114
I can be kind of a talker. I've had jobs where chatting didn't distract from our mindless work. Some people are fun to talk to and it can take your mind off of what you're doing to make the time pass more quickly. But I don't just yak for the sake of hearing myself talk. And people who do are often annoying.
But I'm also one who likes to focus when I need to get something done. I can also be ok with thinking instead of jabbering. I'm okay with being alone.11
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When I work, I tend to not react to others or just somehow survive the onslaught and visibly give them a clue that I don't want to be disturbed, since it might be destructive. However, if they need help, that's a whole different story and I would provide all that I can.21
I spent many years in the Air Force performing an intense and crucial job that required my utmost attention most of the time. I found that too much talking gave me too much distraction and I could become susceptible to mistakes, or just taking too long on a task. I won’t get into the old time honoured debate about men or women cannot do two tasks at the one time. That is not applicable to this. For practical reasons, it is better for all people to concentrate on their work and talk at a minimal level, I feel. There are some jobs out there, however, that allows for all the talk in the world ie: Politicians. They are full of talk. Hairdressers tend to be able to talk and cut at the same time. 🙏🏻11
Only when I get to work,, I might say Good Morning, and when I'm leaving work I say Have A nice night , and sometimes fuck you lmao,, see you tomorrow ,😊 I do more talking on here than I do in real life, so sad,, not unless I have to be really serious about something. And then whoever is going to hear me. And whatever I have to say it's going to be pretty deep13
I think they might lock me considering there's no one to talk to, but I do have my momentshttps://images.app.goo.gl/nGg37Tiw67fxMYos9
I talk if I have to, but other than that keep my mouth shut.
I have one manager.. the stupid shit he asks me drives me insane, and then he'll ask me the same thing reworded multiple times. He won't even leave a good amount of time between the questions. It'll be like 5 mins that I'm repeating the same thing to this man. Everyday he's like this. And he only does this to me... fml11
Nope , say very words , I dislike inane " small talk " , but do like a " banter break " with an exchange of insults and Your Mum jokes , away from oversensitive wussies. I just get on with it , praise be for Spotify , phone & in ear bass buds !!11
A housewife should only talk about muffins when she's making muffins 😁
Do you know why miss brain's vintage radio is off while she's on?
It's because the radio doesn't have enough channels as spongy forehead and cannot sustain a 24/7 talking nonstop like her without running out of battery 🤣🤣
Lol I hate it when anyone talks while I am working
When I am working I want to be fully focused on my work, bcoz I dont want to get an error or do something that will screw up my performance or reputation.
Hence prefer to ignore my office colleagues at times just that they get a hint its time to stfu and concentrate on our work :P23
For many years of my life I worked with high voltage wirings and machines. Most of the repairs would be done with the power or movement off. But some would be done with them on so that we could finally check our work. So there was a work culture of absolute silence and concentration, as one mistake can main, disfigure, disable but most likely kill you instantly. We had an attitude of work hard and party hard. As soon as our shift was over, we signed off, we enjoyed.10
No i dont really talk much. I also dont know a lot of the people well and im not really that social so I mean i only really talk to the customers a lot since i want our store to look good and they get that service.11
Considering thats all i do at my job (restaurant server/bartender) is talk to people, there's nothing like getting off shift, going to a bar & enjoying my beer in self imposed silence.11
Well I talk sometimes, w certain people I'm in good relations with :D
But ofc, I don't talk too much, nor do I stop doing work21
Early in my career I did a lot of talking; primarily because junior engineers (I always hated that job title) shared workspace. As the years- and promotions, rolled by I eventually got my own office and I actually felt isolated.20
Depends on who I'm working with.
I'm quiet, but once I get comfortable ith you I can be annoying.0
Heh not really. I can hardly talk and work at the same time or I'll lose track of what I'm doing. Then again I don't talk much to begin with, or at least I usually don't start any conversation.20
I prefer to not talk, other than what is necessary to get the work done.21
If I am focused on something hard, quiet.
If I am doing something easy and repetitive (folding laundry, etc) I can talk too.12
I am a talker but 99% of the time it is work related. I do b. s. with the other people on the job but I do it while I'm working.24
I do not talk much on the job. I am very quiet on the job. Some people call me a 8 ball. I has make a lot of mistake cooking. Some was to much lettuce or to many onions. When a beautiful person said hi that is the only time everything come out perfect. Do not ask me why. My manager can ‘t Understand why I been there 6 years.10
I am the 'Talk when Talked To unless there's a problem' one11
I personally don't talk much even in my personal life but I had a coworker in retail I had that did and he mostly brought up really racist stuff with customers. Customers complained about him a lot, yet the boss still kept him.
Basically to this guy, your nationality described you. For example, my ancestors come from Germany. So when he found out I'm German he thought I loved Nazi's and hated Jews and constantly talked about it like I enjoyed it. I would tell him what I like and what interests me and he would tell me Germans don't like that stuff.
He did the same with customers, labeling them by the origin of their first or last name. He just said way too much. He got a lecture from the manager many times for telling people everything bad about our products and not actually trying to sell anything or mentioning the good aspects of the products he was selling.
Yikes.. Yeah that's not good