Working in a cubicle is a daily reality for millions of people across the U.S., and much of the time, the luck of the draw determines which co-worker will sit on the other side of the divider. That person may have distracting idiosyncrasies, but with a little communication, patience and sound-canceling headphones, peaceful coexistence is possible.
As anyone who's worked in an open-plan office can tell you, it doesn't always work out that way. Many such workplaces are plagued by larger-than-life personalities whose quirks and habits are difficult to work around and impossible to ignore.
CNBC.com asked people from all over the professional world if they had ever had cubicle neighbors fitting this description, and they spat back a hornet's nest. It would seem that when it comes to cubicle neighbors with unbearable behavior, the supply far exceeds the demand.
Here are some cubicle dwellers you hope you'll never have to sit next to.
—By CNBC's Daniel Bukszpan
Posted 11 March. 2014
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