Of the things in the game that bug me, that is by far the least. Theres a lot of places to go and things to do, so I don't expect everything to run smooth. The issues that bother me are missions where there's no enemies, bad attitudes in PVP and when I get booted from the game.
Are you using the lifers career badge? I think that is what is causing it, also have you noticed if the area around the badge glitches (turns black) when you beam out?
I do use the lifer badge, but he wasn't tapping it before I equipped it either (that might be when he was doing the wrist tap). I haven't paid attention to the glitches. I'll check it out next time I play.