5 things that annoy Ukrainians at work.

5 things that annoy Ukrainians at work. People who are employed spend one third of their life at work. Mondays are traditionally the days when people feel the least enthusiastic about life as compared to Fridays when things are looking up. So, what are the reasons that make going to the office more challenging for Ukrainian employees?

Things that annoy Ukrainians at work

The ideal job would be the one that pays a lot of money while offering an amazing environment and a company of enjoyable colleagues. Unfortunately, the expectations often don’t meet the reality. In fact, it’s quite unlikely that a Ukrainian worker gets a job that 100% satisfies him or her. Why? Read the list below.

These are the things that top the list of irritating issues at work, according to KP.ua.

1. Salary

Ukrainians aren’t happy with how much — or let’s rather say how little — they earn. Employees believe they deserve a lot more and such injustice makes them feel frustrated. However, workers prefer not to ask their bosses for a salary raise because it may look like begging.

“I don’t understand why the only incentive is our salary. I feel the need to be well-motivated,” one of the respondents said.

“It makes me angry when I’m urged to almost blackmail my boss to get a salary raise.”

The latest data on wages in Ukraine from April 2018: On average, locals are only getting a salary of USD 323 a month, which is only $75 a week. Yes, this is something they are right to complain about!

2. Co-workers

Self-absorbed colleagues irritate Ukrainians even more than low wages. The problems that co-workers create for their colleagues vary. They range from loud fake laughing to stealing food from a shared fridge.

“Can my colleagues just stop talking to their clients so loudly as if they were trying to show off that they’re having very important things to discuss?”

“Somebody stole my mug at work. That was one of two reasons I quit my job. ”

Yes, we can’t pick our co-workers but we can choose where we work. Maybe for those who are unhappy it would be worth trying to work remotely from home?

Stealing food, joke.

Co-workers stealing food is one of the things that annoy Ukrainians at work.

3. The Boss

While dealing with coworkers may be annoying but still doable, arguing with your employer could be fraught with perils. There are basically only 2 options: Either you try to put up with his behavior or look for another job. Seeing a peevish, arrogant and pretentious boss day by day may be extremely stressful.

“My boss becomes infuriated when someone is asking to leave the office earlier. He looks like he could kill that person.”

The remedy might be the same: Be your own boss. Why not?

4. Wasted time

Ukrainians hate to waste time. They also feel deeply unhappy when this happens at work. Senseless tasks discourage workers from doing their best.

“We don’t need that many meetings in a week. People don’t treat meetings seriously anymore because of their frequency.”

“I can’t stand when our multiple bosses are unable to reach an agreement on a task for workers.”

Paperwork is one thing that we can’t get away from. Remember the times before computers and Internet? And we thought that computers will make it simpler. Simpler to give us more senseless tasks, it seems.

5. Working conditions

Many people in Ukraine are not happy with their working hours. They are obliged to stay at work when there are no tasks for them. Or the boss doesn’t allow to leave 5 minutes earlier. Moreover, Ukrainians are outraged about things they feel they need to work comfortably.

“We have neither a kitchen nor a café at our office building. We have to eat at our working tables.”

“How can we work well if there’s no coffee machine at the office?”

Do you think these complaints are valid? What are the issues that annoy you at work? Comment below!

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Looks like our neighbor have very similar problems in this category. East block, yes. Except the article suggests Ukrainians fear more “bosses” . Well at Hungary the most is the same, but if you behave (as a worker) as a submissive dependent who not ready for a confrontation you will end up like the article suggests. In East Europe the lines and borders of power and authority are not clear in practice, depends much of the very persons. Dear contributor (who write this article)! Could you write about please (in an article) some basics about how to start businesses in… Read more »


Robert, business in Ukraine? This will be fun 😉
Probably, step #1 will be learning the language — Ukrainian or at least Russian.


Probably. 🙂

Or hire two translators who will check each other along with a lawyer, and two mercenaries who take care in the case of any sign when the others try to stiff me. 😉


Try?!! 😀 😀 😀
They don’t try… they just do it!