You know who I’m talking about. The cool coworker who totally gets it — but she’s at your cube at the wrong moments when you are trying to get something done. Or the awesome guy who hates your boss as much as you do. He wants to gripe but you need to meet a deadline. How about the really great receptionist who has free time on her hands when you don’t?
It’s okay to tell people to bug off at work. It’s okay to to put on headphones, post a sign at your cubicle, or work from home to get stuff done.
Colleagues are nice and well-intentioned…
but work pays the bills.