The "Annoying Things Our Coworkers Do" made me think of this, but these aren't really ongoing annoyances. I work a week each summer at Girl Scout Camp as an unpaid Program Aide. It's lots of fun, but some of the other workers are insane. The groupings and personnel are different each year, so I get the full benefit of "interesting" people.
My first year as a Program Aide at camp, the other PAs assigned to my group tried to trade me to another group for someone they liked better. And they got the girls, little six and seven year olds, involved in this attempt. Fortunately, while the counselors were first-timers, they weren't having any of that and put a stop to it.
My second year, the counselor I was working under had no idea what she was doing (Counselors on the day side are just mothers with no real training, whose children attend free if they agree to be counselors.) and told a girl that if she didn't stop crying of homesickness that instant, she would be taken to the lodge. (The equivalent of a time-out, usually reserved for when you've been REALLY bad.) She also let her oldest daughter, who really should have been with an older group, get away with being a total brat. (First thing daughter got away with was being attached to our group instead of one of the Junior groups, which wouldn't have put up with her brattiness.)
My third year, one of the other PAs threw a huge hissy fit on the first day because she was assigned to work with Juniors instead of Brownies. And got changed to Brownies. I like younger girls better too, they have less attitude, but really! That's going to give people a very poor opinion of you...
This summer, I can train to be a counselor for the resident side, and next summer I'll be able to get a paying position at the camp as a counselor's apprentice and avoid the madness. I've actually attended the day side's counselor training, which is one day where they bake bread in a scotchbox and are told that the PAs know the camp rules and to rely on them for knowlege of procedure and discipline. This works in one of two ways: the adults listen to their PAs and things run smoothly; or they think they know everything about camp better than some teenager who has much more camp experience than they do, they get lost trying to take shortcuts, and their girls end up hating camp. Or you have one of the few experienced counselors who just enjoys doing it and knows how to utilize their PAs, and the week is wonderful. Does it strike anyone else as odd that the teenagers are the only ones who are required to undergo real training to work on the day side?