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How do you deal with chatty co-workers?

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becca.portman
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I'd tell her/him to stay away from when I am working.
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I don't mind unless I am very busy and really racing against time to get my workload done.
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You can take a stab at making inquiries to indicate you're after an association not a communicate, and that can help you additionally set the pace.
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This happens all the time... You are racing against time and trying to finish all the tasks at hand and then suddenly someone starts chitchatting you.... Just tell him straight that you are busy and have no time to talk. Maybe later after office hours you can talk to him.
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I hate people who are so insensitive.
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Ugh, that is irritating specially when you are running late and really need to finish some task.
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I experienced that. I was preparing for my report when my co-worker sat down close to me and started chit chatting. I just let him talk and I continued doing my shit.
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I am very friendly but I don't like being disturbed when I am doing my work. My job is so important to me that I cannot afford to get reprimanded for anything. I do not hesitate sending my chatty co-workers away and tell her that I can only chitchat right after office hours.
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I nicely cut the conversation. Most of the time they can get my signals.
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This is not a common scenario in my workplace. I have my own separate office. That could be irritating though.
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This is not a common scenario in my workplace. I have my own separate office. That could be irritating though.
I have similar situation.
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Good thing that I am working alone most of the time. I have my own office and no one can disturb me while I'm doing my job.
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I always try to focus on my work and put on headphones so nobody bothers me. So far it works. I hate chatty people at work, they're just a distraction.
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Ignore her and she’ll go away doesn't usually work so look busy. She would get the hint and see that you don't have time because all the folders and papers are on your desk.
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When someone stops by, you can smile and say that you are really slammed and don’t have any more time to chat. It's a nice way of telling them to buzz off and it's worked for me.
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I am pretty straightforward and I tell the other person that I need to finish something urgent and we should talk about it next time. I tend to keep my space because some coworkers don't know when to stop bothering you.
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If your co-worker is causing you distress, odds are others find her to be a nuisance as well. Someone should talk to her about reining it in for the sake of her professional development like HR or your supervisor.
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Part of being successful is building relationships, balancing your needs with the needs of others, and navigating different personalities and work styles. You have to deal with all of these issues when working with an extra chatty colleague. So visit on occasion, and draw boundaries the rest of the time.
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I have some chatty coworkers but I always end the conversation with a 'Let's catch up next time. We need to get back to work.'
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I keep my office door closed most of the time. I don't like people popping in my office to chat. Once they start, they don't know when to stop.
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