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The jerk at work

From 'please stop ! ' talkers to 'please start!' bathers, here's how to handle the office rank and foul

Characters played by the late Ted Knight (left photo in center, with Mary Tyler Moore and Walter Cronkite) on ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show'' and Rainn Wilson (right photo center, with John Krasinski and Steve Carell) on ''The Office'' illustrate the amusing yet problematic nature of some co-workers.
Characters played by the late Ted Knight (left photo in center, with Mary Tyler Moore and Walter Cronkite) on ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show'' and Rainn Wilson (right photo center, with John Krasinski and Steve Carell) on ''The Office'' illustrate the amusing yet problematic nature of some co-workers. (AP / File 1974; Chris Haston / NBC) AP / File 1974; Chris Haston / NBC
By Bella English
Globe Staff / July 22, 2006

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Imagine taking your Caesar salad wrap with fruit and yogurt to work, placing it in the refrigerator and going to fetch it later, only to find that it's gone, filched by a co - worker. Carol Roht worked with a fellow who did this regularly. He'd peer into the fridge in the teachers' lounge, and if your smoked turkey on ... (Full article: 1368 words)

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