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post #1 of 13
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I work in a hospital and I've seen some lazy people working there in the years I've been employed there. I've also seen some taking really disgusting short cuts.

The cafeteria closed for service at 7pm. Right at 7pm they would pull out the vacuum cleaner to vacuum the rugs in the seating area, and they would bang around your feet and under the table you were eating at or tell you to move to another table, even if you were in the middle of eating. I wasn't thrilled about having someone vacuuming when I was eating, because not only is it noisey and I want to relax, but it's bad enough I have to walk through all of those germs, I sure didn't want to be eating or inhaling them.

They also had some guy on the cleaning staff that would mop the floor around midnight or so and then use the water fountain to rinse his floor mop, and he would also use that same mop to wash the area above the salad bar.

I was so disgusted by all of these things that I reported each incident to the supervisors for the area.

The guy who was using the water fountain to rinse his mop was fired in time because many complained about his work ethic. The cleaning ritual of the rugs in the cafeteria was also changed. The rugs were vacuumed during the night, and not while people were sitting there eating their dinner at 7pm.

So what disgusting things have you seen at your work place and what did you do about it?
post #2 of 13
Believe me, I have seen my share of disgusting stuff! I work for the postal service and people are mean enough to put horrible stuff in the mailboxes.

Once, someone put a condom full of suspicious stuff - turned out to be chicken soup but one of my workmates got that stuff all over her hands. It was bloody disgusting! We get a lot of fart bombs, food scraps - I guess people are too lazy to throw stuff in the rubbish bins. Condoms are not a rarity in the mailbags. It just gets really old. The list is endless - I could go on forever!
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Believe me, I have seen my share of disgusting stuff! I work for the postal service and people are mean enough to put horrible stuff in the mailboxes.

Once, someone put a condom full of suspicious stuff - turned out to be chicken soup but one of my workmates got that stuff all over her hands. It was bloody disgusting! We get a lot of fart bombs, food scraps - I guess people are too lazy to throw stuff in the rubbish bins. Condoms are not a rarity in the mailbags. It just gets really old. The list is endless - I could go on forever!

I worked in the mail order biz so ,what the lads were putting in were going to the
customers and believe me some of them deserved it the state they sent returns
back in
post #4 of 13
Saw an old lady take out her dentures and scrub them in the water fountain once, that was pretty awful.
post #5 of 13
Our cleaning people like to ignore the piles of dead bugs that collect in corners. Among other things. One day my mother (who I work with) emptied the paper shredder bin all over the whole office floor. Monday morning there wasn't a dead bug in sight.
post #6 of 13
Ahhhhh Beware!!!! Anyone that likes Ruby Tuesday...I just quit there about a month ago and I will NEVER eat there EVER!!!! Our kitchen and the kitchen in Bloom where I have worked are some of the grossest places Ive seen. The cooks dont bother using measuring spoons or anything just their hands for the condiments...Mind you not wearing gloves. Since they dont have camaras in the restaurant if something was dropped on the floor they would just pick it right back up and throw in it on the plate. If there were people that sent food back because it was bad or anything they would spit in it or purposely make it gross and disgusting. I personally did not accept this type of behavior while I was back there waiting for food or working the expo line(the person in charge of checking food before it goes to tables) Most of the people including the managers and district managers didnt even care. They would laugh like it was one big joke. What if something would have happened to someone like they got sick or something!!!!!! Its gross disgusting raunchy...I will not go out to eat anywhere where I dont know someone that works there. And that person MUST be a close friend that I trust. Because Im anal about my food, its not hard to take an order and care for your tables to make sure they have the best eating experiance possible. If I EVER found out that someone did that to my food I would probably flip out and be ready to kick someones butt! After I quit at Rubys I emailed coporate and told them about what was going on in their kitchen and gave them the name of one other employee who quit and wanted to end this grossness there. I do know that if the restaurant that I worked in opens back up there will be camaras installed and already in bloom there are camaras installed (the cooks will not know about them) and they have actually had all but one cook were fired for this horrible stuff!
post #7 of 13
When I worked in a casino restaurant, I was allways disgusted by people flossing their teeth, at the table.

Nowadays, working in a call center, its just one of my coworkers constantly picking his nose. I do NOT shake hands with HIM! I just hope that whoever sits at the computer after him, wipes it down, with antibacterial cloths.
post #8 of 13
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When I worked in a casino restaurant, I was allways disgusted by people flossing their teeth, at the table.

Nowadays, working in a call center, its just one of my coworkers constantly picking his nose. I do NOT shake hands with HIM! I just hope that whoever sits at the computer after him, wipes it down, with antibacterial cloths.
I don't blame you since that boogers contain bacteria that can make you sick!
post #9 of 13
hmm, well at one company i was working for.
Someone had hmm ok took a poo(god i feel like i am 2) all over the floor in the bathroom, then wrote stuff on the mirrors, and walls with it.
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Someone had hmm ok took a poo(god i feel like i am 2)
I can see you struggling with what to type from here, Bruce!
post #11 of 13
The bloke in the next office to me clips his nails and they fly everywhere!

Good job i have my own office
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I can see you struggling with what to type from here, Bruce!
well yea, i kinda hit on like three words at once, before the safe one came to mind
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
hmm, well at one company i was working for.
Someone had hmm ok took a poo(god i feel like i am 2) all over the floor in the bathroom, then wrote stuff on the mirrors, and walls with it.
Oh that's just BAD!

OK, well where I work an intern that we employed last summer chewed tobacco. Needless to say the employer allowed him to chew on the job and his spit cup was just

I didn't work there, but one girl that lived down the hall in the dorm in college would publicly pick her nose and NEVER washed her hands after bathroom trips. She worked at the local McDonalds...which I NEVER ate at (or the rest of us).
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