Employers Share Top 20 Strangest Complaints They Received from Employees in New CareerBuilder...

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Employers Share Top 20 Strangest Complaints They Received from Employees in
New CareerBuilder Survey

CHICAGO, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In the midst of a stressful employment
environment, hiring managers took some time to bring a little levity to the
workplace.  More than 2,600 hiring managers participated in a nationwide
survey from CareerBuilder, citing examples of the oddest complaints they
received from employees.  Highlights include:

    --  Employee is too sun-tanned.
    --  Employee has big hair.
    --  Employee eats all the good cookies.
    --  Employee is so polite, it's infuriating.
    --  Employee suspected co-worker was a pimp.
    --  Employee is trying to poison me.
    --  Employee's body is magnetic and keeps de-activating my magnetic
        access card.
    --  Employee is personally responsible for a federally-mandated tax
    --  Employee was annoyed the company didn't provide a place for naps
        during break time.
    --  Employee only wears slippers or socks at work.
    --  Employee's aura is wrong.
    --  Employee smells like road ramps.
    --  Employee breathes too loudly.
    --  Employee wants to check a co-worker for ticks.
    --  8:00 a.m. is too early to get up for work.
    --  Employee wore pajamas to work.
    --  Employee has bells on her shoes and it's not the holidays.
    --  Co-worker reminded the employee too much of Bambi.
    --  Employee spends too much time caring for stray cats around the

    --  A male employee keeps using the ladies' room because the men's
        room is not as tidy.

Survey Methodology
This survey was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive((C)) on
behalf of CareerBuilder.com between May 22 and June 10, 2009 among 2,667
hiring managers and human resource professionals (employed full-time; not
self-employed; with at least significant involvement in hiring decisions; non-
government) ages 18 and over. With a pure probability sample of 2,667 one
could say with a 95 percent probability that the overall results have a
sampling error of +/- 1.9 percentage points. Sampling error for data from
sub-samples is higher and varies.

About CareerBuilder 
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping
companies target and attract their most important asset - their people.  Its
online career site, CareerBuilder.com, is the largest in the U.S. with more
than 23 million unique visitors, 1 million jobs and 32 million resumes. 
CareerBuilder works with the world's top employers, providing resources for
everything from employment branding and data analysis to talent acquisition. 
More than 9,000 Web sites, including 140 newspapers and broadband portals such
as MSN and AOL, feature CareerBuilder's proprietary job search technology on
their career sites.  Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), Tribune Company,
The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT),
CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the U.S., Europe, Canada and
Asia.  For more information, visit www.careerbuilder.com

    Media Contact:
    Jennifer Grasz

SOURCE  CareerBuilder.com

Jennifer Grasz of CareerBuilder, +1-773-527-1164,
Jennifer.Grasz@careerbuilder.com, http://www.twitter.com/CareerBuilderPR
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