3.21.2011

Take the Poll Please

There’s just a little something that has been bugging me at work lately and I need your opinion.

We have a large office consisting of three nice sized rooms with only two people currently occupying them. The back room has our main printer in it. The printer is right by the door so we never even turn the light on in there. For years now I have had a dorm size refrigerator and a microwave “tucked away” in there (as most offices do). I purchased these with my own money. They are mine, not company property. Any time we had a new worker in the office they would ask about it and I would gladly tell them they could use it.

For a few months now I’ve been occasionally seeing someone else’s food/drink in my refrigerator. I’ve also noticed unused minutes on the microwave. I am OCD and unused minutes drive me crazy. I almost always go out for lunch so I thought maybe it was my boss using it. One rare occasion I brought my lunch and stayed at my desk to eat. So I was very surprised to see who came in and got their lunch out of MY fridge and heated it in MY microwave. This person didn’t even work in my office. This person is the most disliked person in the company…and I’m trying to be nice here. They are the kind that sits around and looks for ways to get others in trouble. They are not a supervisor, manager, or leadperson. Just an office worker. If it had been anyone else in the company using my things without asking it would not bother me. But the idea that it is the self proclaimed company chief of police really irks me.

So, please look to the right and take the poll I have set up. I couldn’t change the font color so it is rather hard to read. You can highlight it with your cursor and read it better.

Feel free to leave your comments/suggestions too. Thanks.

8 comments:

Ann Onimous said...

Absolutely confront him. It is your personal property, and is not open for everyone else to use. I have a fridge in my office, and would do the same thing.

tank said...

Thanks Ann!

Ann Onimous said...

Another option: if you have a company fridge, take his stuff out and move it. :D

~Brenda~ said...

Well, I used to work there so I know exactly who you are talking about! lol... I would post a sign & eat their food... and it that didnt work, I'd take their food out & drop it in the trash can! What a jerk that person is!!! So sorry Im not there to help you fight the evil that lurks there! lol... The nerve of some people. They probably already know that it is your personal property... UGH!!!

Barb said...

I actually voted to confront the person, but maybe try the sign first. If that does not work, then confront him.

tank said...

Brenda, I wish you were still here too!
Thanks Barb!

Jessica Bradshaw said...

Just wandered onto your blog, but this totally made me laugh. Aaaaah, the things I DON'T miss about the working world! :) GOOD LUCK!

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