(Closed) It's NOT your food to eat!! (Rant)

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

That’s so rude, I don’t understand how anyone can steal another person’s food, I think it’s disgusting as well.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Did you put your name on the container?  If you didn’t the person who ate them probably thought they were community food for everyone.  

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It baffles me why/ how people do this.  Every office seems to have at least one food snatcher!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@antonina:  I’ve never seen community food in a fridge in any of the places I’ve worked (save for milk for coffee).

@MissCountryGirl727:  This is a pet peeve of mine.  It drives me nuts when people eat something knowing it isn’t theirs. Luckily this has only happened once anywhere I’ve worked, but it sure stinks to go to eat your food and find someone else decided to eat your lunch for you…you have to be a real jerk to do that.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@MissCountryGirl727:  I worked at a large office and it didn’t matter if you wrote your name across your stuff in huge letters and had it in a locked box… someone would steal it. I started bringing my lunch in a mini-cooler and keeping it at my desk. I mean, I know a coworker who had left over casserole in a tupperware dish and someone ate THAT. UMMM… That’s just straight up gross. You don’t know whose food that was, what their kitchen is like, if they share their fork with their dog…. WHY would you eat someone else’s leftovers?!?

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Community food?????? I call BS on that one, This problem happens in every workplace and the person who ate them knows darn well  the strawberries didn’t belong to them, nor were they community food. Chances are, there was no sign on them that said “Help Yourself”.

The lowlife who ate them was probably leaning into the fridge with their back to the door. stuffing strawberries down their faceand taking furtive glances to see if anyone was coming into the room.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@MissCountryGirl727:  my coworker had a box of boneless wings from BWW with her name on it in the office fridge.  at the end of the day the box was still there but it only contained the celery.  so rude! and we never did find the culprit.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@thegreeneyedkri:  Oh man… milk for coffee reminded me of a smaller office I worked in. There were maybe 60 employees but my department (the 24 hour emergency desk) was only 5 people. We were pretty tight and often worked 10+ hours a day with odd shifts. So sometimes if one of us saw a sale on fancy creamers, she’d buy it, put it in a brown paper bag, write “For Customer Care Only” on it and hide it in the back corner of the bottom shelf of the fridge in the break room. Within 24 hours, sure enough, it would be totally empty even though there was NO way only our department went through it. People would find it, use it and put it back in the hiding spot! HA! They clearly knew what they were doing was wrong.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MexiPino:  That’s so messed up!  I’ve never understood people who do things like that.  Really, its stealing-plain and simple.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

That sucks. I think this is quite common at alot of work places. I find I have to put my name or a ‘I LICKED ALL OF THIS, SO EAT AT OWN RISK’ sticker on food in my work fridge for it to be safe.

Here’s a story that might make you feel better: I purchased a muffin one morning and didn’t get a chance to eat it that day, and left it on my desk overnight. I went to open the bag it was in the next morning, and discovered that someone had taken ONLY THE MUFFIN TOP, and left me the bottom…. I was completely shocked and appalled LOL, but it is a pretty funny story. Needless to say, I threw it out, because who knows what was done with the bottom before they left it for me.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Baroness_Meg:  OMG! They went TO YOUR DESK and ate the muffin top?! WHO DOES THAT?!?! I swear, this has happened EVERYWHERE I’ve worked that had more than 8 employees, so there must be a LOT of people doing this crap. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?! Is there a way to screen for them? Cause I don’t want to hire them!!!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@julies1949:  hence the lid not being put back.  Someone was probably coming down the hall and they shuved the container back in without putting the lid on properly.

We solved the crime!  But  now…who dunnit?!

 

I’m probably gonna get salmonella (sp) but I never put my food in the fridge at work.  I have an insulated lunch bag and I’m so OCD that I can’t stand anything that’s “mine” not being near me.  I also bring my own stapler and hole punch from home LOL.

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