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HR Firm Says Workers 'Monkey Around'

From cursing to chair-throwing to clipping fingernails while talking to someone, bad behavior abounds in the workplace, according to CareerBuilder.com.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — A new survey from CareerBuilder.com indicates that employees feel their co-workers are unprofessional, obnoxious and a “bunch of monkeys.”

Some 53 percent of workers say they feel like they work with a “bunch of monkeys” and one-in-five say they think their boss is a monkey, according to CareerBuilder.com's recent "Monkey Business" survey of more than 2,050 workers across the country.

"Of those who said their co-workers act like monkeys, 47 percent plan to change jobs in the next two years," said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder.com (Chicago), in a statement. "If your boss acts like Tarzan and your workplace is a zoo, it may be time to join these workers in moving on to a better job opportunity."

When asked to identify examples of what co-workers did that drove them crazy, respondents offered the following: