Entries Tagged as 'office'
Shar is a receptionist — and self-described germaphobe — working at a financial corporation in Toronto. The coworker who covers for her during lunch was sick this week, Shar says, and must have noticed that “when I return, I take it upon myself to Purell the crap out of my mouse, keyboard, desk surface and even pens. (I cannot afford to get sick.)”
Adds Shar: “In my defense…I did think she was gone.”
related: My secretary, Sybil
Tags: illness · office · Oops?
“Apparently someone at my office thinks cracking the ice cube trays with your hands is a mortal sin,” writes Natalie in Washington, D.C. “My question: Would it really be better if we used other body parts?”
Honestly, when I first read the words “ice gobblers,” I thought this note was going in a different direction. Because not refilling the empty ice-cube tray? Now that’s a crime.
related: Four approaches to ice-cube maintenance
Tags: ice · office · that's unsanitary
…because if there’s one thing you can do to help the starving children of Africa, it’s to eat a cupcake. (Sigh.)
That said, nobody wants the damn thing after you’ve taken a bite out of it. Don’t try to assuage your guilt/food issues by telling yourself that someone else will eat it.
related: The Nibbler — the plague of office breakrooms everywhere
extra credit: Charity Navigator’s top-rated charities providing aid to victims of famine and drought in Africa
Tags: Arizona · cake · guilt trip · office · sad face · Tucson
One of the employees at Rebecca’s workplace in Toronto is unfortunately prone to surprise sneezing fits…much to the chagrin of a certain co-worker. After one too many gesundheits, this coworker apparently decided to go public with her message, posting this note where the sneezer — god bless her — would be sure to see it.
related: You’re not wrong, Walter…
Tags: CAPS LOCK · heartwarming compassion · hygiene · office · Toronto
Debbie, Debbie, Debbie…what are we going to do with you? Your coworkers seem a bit incensed.
Don’t worry, Deb — this one’s all yours…
related: Especially Deborah
Tags: blitzkrieg approach · food · Hawaii · most popular notes of 2012 · office fridge
Our submitter in Ohio came into work recently to find this disturbing notice on the door of the women’s restroom. Even more disturbing? This apparently wasn’t the first time this type of incident has occurred.
Our submitter says a group of coworkers spend all morning trying to figure out the logistics of how this shit went down. “The stall is really not that big,” she says, “and in order to miss the toilet, one would have to be standing, practically leaning on the wall, rotated 90 degrees from the usual use of a toilet…and then somehow not see what happened or subsequently decide not to clean it up.”
Sadly, I think Drew of Toothpaste for Dinner has a point:
related: THE MAD BOMBER: Never Forget!
Tags: bathroom · bold-underlined-caps · Cleveland · office · shit · that's disgusting · WTF?
Putting decaf in the regular coffee pot? Now that’s just evil taken a step too far.
The decaf’s response:
recent: The British version of the above note
Tags: coffee · Michigan · most popular notes of 2012 · not-so-veiled threats · office
If only there were a simple solution to this problem…
related: PC Load Letter?!
Tags: Houston · most popular notes of 2012 · office · the printer
Thanks to Kenny from San Francisco for introducing me to the work of my new favorite doorman.
related: “Church Sign Writer” is a real job
Tags: actually totally reasonable · office
…because if you are saving the contents of your nose for an afternoon snack, feel free to use to office walls for that purpose!
related: The bathroom-stall booger epidemic
Tags: Canada · hygiene · nose-picking · office