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is this weird??

October 11th, 2019 at 01:23 pm

so the place i work is very casual they often cater and any leftovers brought to break room in a help yourself manner.
they also have a company that brings in a lot of fruit twice a week as a snack or pick me up in afternoon according to their sign.

We have people who seem to feel this is a grocery store I went to rest room and when came back all items gone in 3 minutes. I see people with bags with 4 bananas and some other items pears/ oranges / apples on their desk. they also have tea bags that some pack into their purse or pockets.

I feel grateful if I get one banana if I crave a afternoon snack but think it is odd and bad taste to pack this up like we are in a scene from walking dead.

granted I do not know how much everyone makes I only assume at least what I do as I am a temp.

is this normal or tacky like I think it is?

another question as I know many people have a side gig nowdays for many reasons does the fact many here have other jobs etc that it tells me this place must not pay the regulars as well as i assumed even though frankly they are grossly overpaying me for what they have me do.

8 Responses to “is this weird?? ”

  1. Butterscotch Says:

    It is rude of people to hoard like that. Being as who I am, I would just walk up to someone who has a bag of fruit on their desk and ask (loudly) “Can I have one of those apples? I didn’t make it to the lunchroom before everyone swarmed.”

    Or you could be leave a sign in the break room about it being the season of sharing so please don’t take more than you need.

    I’m pretty direct when I think people are being rude/selfish.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    It's a little weird. Sometimes I've taken a bunch of stuff if there's still a lot left over Friday afternoon, but that's after people have had ample time to get stuff. I figure it reduces waste vs. leaving stuff to get old over the weekend. But like you say, maybe people aren't getting paid much and are struggling.

  3. lurker Says:

    They are greedy, selfish pigs. It won't be long before those perks disappear.

  4. Petunia 100 Says:

    It's fine to take what is left at the end of the workday. But a few minutes after it is put out, when it is clearly for everyone? Not cool at all. I think it would not be out of line to call this problem to the attention of the office manager.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    It's greedy and selfish to take it before everyone has a go. We had a problem at one of my schools...we would have a potluck and before the third lunch period, some of the folks had helped themselves and then taken extra to take home. Then the third lunch didn't have anything to eat!

  6. mumof2 Says:

    Im a bit like butterscotch and speak up and maybe talk to the manager and ask what are the rules for taking the fruit...maybe they just need to put out a memo stating that the fruit is to be consumed at the premises during the day not to be taken home etc...many will take what they want not what they really need...I think i t is rude to be taking so much when it is for everyone

  7. Amber Says:

    I think it’s rude, people should be considerate to ensure everyone at least get one item

  8. Smallsteps Says:

    i honestly think the rudeness is everywhere. It it CLEARLY stated that that is provided as an extra for a healthful snack. I causally mentioned it but no one else seems bothered by the packing up of all fruit by people.

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