Working with idiots can kill you

Posted: 05/04/2011 in Just for fun
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Idiots in the office are just as hazardous to your health as cigarettes, caffeine or greasy food, an eye-opening new study reveals. In fact, those dopes can kill you!

Stress is one of the top causes of heart attacks — and working with stupid people on a daily basis is one of the deadliest forms of stress, according to researchers at Sweden’s Lindbergh University Medical Center.  (Btw check the wiki page of stupidity)The author of the study, Dr. Dagmar Andersson, says her team studied 500 heart attack patients, and were puzzled to find 62 percent had relatively few of the physical risk factors commonly blamed for heart attacks.

“Then we questioned them about lifestyle habits, and almost all of these low-risk patients told us they worked with people so stupid they can barely find their way from the parking lot to their office. And their heart attack came less than 12 hours after having a major confrontation with one of these oafs.

“One woman had to be rushed to the hospital after her assistant shredded important company tax documents instead of copying them. A man told us he collapsed right at his desk because the woman at the next cubicle kept asking him for correction fluid — for her computer monitor.

“You can cut back on smoking or improve your diet,” Dr. Andersson says, “but most people have very poor coping skills when it comes to stupidity — they feel there’s nothing they can do about it, so they just internalize their frustration until they finally explode.”

Stupid co-workers can also double or triple someone’s work load, she explains. “Many of our subjects feel sorry for the drooling idiots they work with, so they try to cover for them by fixing their mistakes. One poor woman spent a week rebuilding client records because a clerk put them all in the ‘recycle bin’ of her computer and then emptied it — she thought it meant the records would be recycled and used again.”

Working with idiots can kill you

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Comments
  1. LOL I think I am tweeting, FBing and sharing this one everywhere I can! Awesome Read! LOVE IT!

  2. Dany Moussa says:

    I worked for several years for a news website, beside several stupid developers i had to deal with on daily basis which most thought they were brilliant and i personally didn’t want to hurt their stupid ego lol.

    However, there’s that incident i can’t forget about when a new editor reported me a serious bug that could slow down his work; he was unable to edit the news and he turned out right; The only problem is that he was trying to do it from the front-end of the website!!!
    He was selecting the sentence he wanted to remove and press backspace, but it was simply not working!!

    I didn’t know whether i had to kick the guy’s ass, cry or laugh. I cried laughed and no one got hurt. I wish stupidity was curable or at least hurts when it occurs.

  3. Medamatic says:

    Everyone has to deal with an idiot or two at work, and if you are a person who doesn’t then perhaps you should take a moment and reflect on that thought for a second.

    Nice Post, funny and interesting read.

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  5. Sura says:

    I totally agree, I was to have a heart attack many times while dealing with idiots in the office, nice one, will try to calm one next time 🙂

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