Published August 13, 2012
Even though the average elevator ride is less than two minutes, new research shows there are some strange things going on during that time.
While most people follow standard elevator etiquette of facing forward and generally keeping to themselves, a CareerBuilder survey has uncovered some odd, and highly questionable, behavior witnessed by employees while riding up and down, including:
Overall, the study found that employees are most annoyed by those who talk on their cellphone while riding in an elevator. Some of other elevator habits workers find annoying include:
Other key findings of the survey were that 16 percent of workers admitted to purposely closing the elevator door when they saw someone approaching, while another 16 percent are afraid of getting stuck in an elevator due to a malfunction.
The study was based on surveys of 3,892 full-time U.S. employees.
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