The New Way to Deal with That Annoying Coworker

Is your cubemate constantly shrieking into the phone about her cat's digestive issues?

At nicecritic.com, you can choose a prewritten, anonymous, tactful admonition — from requesting a perfume drawdown to suggesting less time on eBay — then type in the offender's e-mail address and hit send.

Founder Erik Riesenberg, a marketing executive in New York City, had seen sites that let you write your own message create situations that devolved into all-out office wars. "I wanted to keep it positive and constructive," he says.

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Now nicecritic.com is making offices more bearable, one shower-challenged, porn-surfing gum-snapper at a time.

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