(Closed) Do you get grossed out by…..

posted 8 years ago in Career
  • poll: Eating While You Work?
    I eat at my desk if/when I need to. : (100 votes)
    40 %
    I don't ever eat at my desk. : (4 votes)
    2 %
    I don't care- People can do what they want at their desk : (71 votes)
    28 %
    I don't mind it as long as the food smell doesn't bother me : (75 votes)
    30 %
    I hate it when people eat at their desk : (3 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Pretty much everyone at every office I’ve worked at has eaten at their desk the vast majority of the time.

    There’s an occasional issue of someone heating up nasty fish or burning their popcorn in the microwave, but I’ve eaten at my desk at every job I’ve had and so has everyone else in the cube farm.

    Post # 4
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    2829 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    it might be unsanitary (touching mousekeyboard while eating) but at the same time, if she is not the one doing then why the big deal?

    Offensive smelling foods would bother me, but otherwise, meh.

    Post # 5
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    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We don’t have a lunch/break room, so I’m forced to eat at my desk in my office with no windows. I hate it, but I refuse to go out to eat everyday and it’s too cold to go outside.

    Post # 6
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    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I work in a cube farm, too!  A lot of people choose to work through their lunches quite often around here.  As long as the food doesn’t smell horribly, it doesn’t usually bother me too much.  I’d rather have people eating at their desks than cutting their finger (or WORSE! toe) nails at their desks 😉

    Post # 7
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    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We have offices so its really not a big deal.  I usually close my door so no one walks in when I have a mouth full of food. 

     

    Post # 8
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    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I eat at my desk most every day and the majority of people working in the cubicles around me do too.  Doesn’t bother me one bit!

    Post # 9
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    1267 posts
    Bumble bee

    I am very, very sensitive to the sounds of people chewing, smacking and slurping their food.  It makes me physically ill, seriously.  Of course, I’m nuts like that so whatever.  But at work I remove myself from that type of situation because I find it so distasteful. 

    Post # 10
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    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i always eat at my desk, and so do most of my coworkers. it’s not like anyone else is in my cube or uses my mouse, so i’m not sure why anyone would be grossed out!

    Post # 11
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    2321 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    This is such a non issue that your coworker is making a big deal out of. Surprised If someone’s eating with one hand and holding the mouse with the other, CLEARLY that means that the hand they are holding the mouse with is CLEAN. Also people do use cutlery! And there are a lot of people who have finger foods etc., who tend to wipe their hands before touching the mouse or keyboard. Just on rare occasions you will find people who are total slobs and eat disrespectfully at work. But for her to paint everyone with that same brush is ridiculous!

    Post # 12
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    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I eat at my desk every day..I think it’s gross if I can smell people’s food or if they eat really loudlly and make noises. But otherwise i zone out, lol.

    Post # 13
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    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    She would hate to work in my office! We all eat at our desks mostly every day. I find that I’m more productive and can multitask fairly well…so I do it. I don’t hate on anyone who doesn’t though. Your lunch is what you choose to do with it!

    Post # 14
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    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I eat at my desk all the time since I bring in my own lunch to work and it’s been really busy. The only thing that grosses me out is other people who eat at their desk and constantly blow their noses all throughout the meal. I have no idea what they’re eating that’s making them have to blow their nose, but the constant sound of it is just so disgusting. It’s actually made me want to go join friends in teh cafeteria!

    Post # 15
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    1553 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I always eat at my desk.  We don’t really have any other place in the office to eat.  But I have my own office, so I always close my door during lunch.  I don’t see how that can be offensive.

    Post # 16
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    1235 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I really don’t care. I have done it and there isn’t anything unsanitary or gross about it IMO.

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