Office life, it's full of ups and downs. Especially when it comes to using the lift. A survey of 400 office workers has found a whole smorgasbord of petty annoyances that rub us up the wrong way when travelling from floor to floor.
The premier pet peeve is people standing too close to you in the lift when there's plenty of room, followed closely by people squeezing in when there's no space. Ironically, given people's penchant for closing the doors on their colleagues, over a third of workers were annoyed when other people did that to them.
Some 29% of respondents reported elevator enmity for those who used the lift to go up or down one floor. They should take the stairs, they posit. Those who remain stubbornly in the way when you are trying to exit the lift are also on the hitlist, as well as people who talk on their mobile or hold the doors too long.
So, if you want to avoid the opprobrium of your colleagues when moving around your office building today, MT's advice is this: give your legs a stretch and take the stairs.