Co-worker doesn't wash dishes before putting them back…

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I would continue to use your own stuff and maybe talk to management? That is super gross though.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

@MsGinkgo:  EWWWW! I’m not sure what would be the most tactful thing to do (probably talk to whoever is in charge of the kitchen?), but that is just disgusting.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MsGinkgo:  yea, regardless of whether or not you’re using your own stuff (good idea), I would talk to someone in charge privately about this. It is completely unacceptable behavior on his part, not to mention disgusting and risking the health of other coworkers. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MsGinkgo:  is there anyway that you (or management) can put up an appropriately worded sign near the dishes/dishwasher that explains that all dishes need to be run through the dishwasher before being put back?  You don’t want to point fingers, that doesn’t make anyone feel good– but if everyone was just expected to do the same thing…..it makes it easier.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@MrsEME:  +1

We had an issue with people leaving stuff in the sink (food, old dishes, etc.) and a nicely worded sign seemed to do the trick!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We have the same guy at our office!! And it is disgusting. I have my own mug, cup and silverware, but if I need to use a communal dish I always wash it before I use it. Super annoying though, because you never know what he has touched! Seriously, how hard is it to stick something in the dishwasher?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

gross. I’m sure my coworkers do the same thing even with the dishwasher because some of the dishes I’ve seen in the cabinet look disgusting. I use my own stuff too.

I’m not sure what I’d do if I saw the culprit….probably say something snide-ish. Like, I’m sure you don’t mine, but do you think anyone wants to drink off a mug you’ve used without washing it? I don’t know if I’d tell though…I still have a no snitching mentality, I grew up with siblings lol it’s not healthy and doesn’t belong in the workplace I know…but I can’t help it!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

That is so gross.  What about splurging a few bucks on distinctive flatware/plate/bowl from the dollar store and leave it on his desk.  Then say something like ….. I know your not the only one that doesn’t use soap after they use their silverware, and it’s flu season I was worried about who else’s spit your injesting with your food. 

 

then i’d go to HR or your supervisor. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

@MsGinkgo:  I would hope the office manager would talk to him about it!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Maybe your manager can talk to him privately or tell him to get his damn ass some own dishes, that’s just gross. 🙁

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Super gross. I never use communal dishes at work because you just never know! Plastic cutlery for me. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

@Pinkmoon:  +1

That is disgusting. I would use your own stuff. 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Ewwww! This is the reason why I always wash the dishes at work before i use them and have my own cup! I would tell management

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