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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
I work in a world filled with cubicles. This land also has microwaves. It's Lent. All if this is going to come together in just a moment so just hold on....


Why, for all that is great and good, do people MICROWAVE FISH in a break room microwave when a well ventilated area is less than a thousand yards away?

I hate fried fish. I hate the smell of re-warmed fried fish.

I swear, people are going to get a passive aggressive note if this keeps up.
post #2 of 23
Maybe if you put a clip on your nose they would get the hint?

(Had to do it. )
post #3 of 23
fish does have a way of permeating the whole office, doesn't it? I love fish in all its forms, but re-heated fish is nasty
post #4 of 23
We were talking about this the other day at work. Someone, once a week, uses the microwave to reheat/cook fish. It really stinks up the whole office. We haven't figured out (caught) the person but I feel sorry when that day happens. There might be some hard feelings released on that day.

I each time I smell it.
post #5 of 23
I know how you feel...I have that problem at work too...at least i'm no longer near the lunch room....
so someone else gets to smell it.
post #6 of 23
Yeah, microwaved fish is too pungent for the office. That is one of my pet peeves, when people heat up STINKY foods in the office microwave. In our old office, we had a sign asking to please use the microwave down the hall for strong-smelling foods.
post #7 of 23
That's just nasty. Microwaved fish is gross. I like fish, but not reheated!
post #8 of 23
Too bad you can't take the kitties into work...they would be all over those people. "Don't want my cats all over you? Stop microwaving FISH!"

But, since that isn't really doable, I think an anonymous note on the microwave, or in the vicinity, could do wonders.
post #9 of 23
I'm sorry, I would be guilty of that. Sometimes if we have left over fried fish or some fish/noodles, I'll bring it into work for lunch and warm it up.
post #10 of 23
I don't even like the smell of fresh cooked fish. I feel your stinky pain.
post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
I love fish in all its forms, but re-heated fish is nasty
same here!

post #12 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by littleraven7726 View Post
That's just nasty. Microwaved fish is gross. I like fish, but not reheated!
Thats awful!

Once you find out who it is, make sure you find out what their least favorite strong smelling food is, and bring it in a few times a week just to bother them. Payback
post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
Thats awful!

Once you find out who it is, make sure you find out what their least favorite strong smelling food is, and bring it in a few times a week just to bother them. Payback


love it!
post #14 of 23
Some people just have no sense! There are just some things you really shouldn't take to the office an microwave. Fish is one, popcorn is another, and anything with cheese that smells like dirty socks is another.
post #15 of 23
Why just an anonymous note? Make a nice, official-looking sign on your computer, print it, mount it on cardboard, and double-stick-tape it to the microwave:

Please
as a courtesy to others
DO NOT USE THIS OVEN FOR FISH
OR OTHER STRONG-SMELLING FOODS.


(You could add directions to the appropriate place for those foods, too.)

So the sign will just appear out of nowhere, and nobody will know it isn't an official pronouncement from on high.
post #16 of 23
I think the annonmyous note is a great idea. Fortunately I have never had to smell fish being re-heated in the microwave. I have however had to smell burnt popcorn. I worked somewhere where my workspace was in the basement and someone burnt popcorn so bad they killed the microwve. The whole office smelled terrible I had to go outside to get fresh air so I would not get sick at my desk.
post #17 of 23
How many lunch rooms do you have? I work for a company that has over 800 employees and only 1 lunch room....with one microwave . Don't ask, I don't understand it myself.

If you only have one lunch room, then honestly Idon't think you can tell people to not put fish in the microwave. How can you regulate what people eat? If you have a lunch room away from the office, you can "request" that people use that one, but what is offensive to you may not be offensive to someone else. I hate the smell of chinese food. Should everyone that wants to eat Chinese food have to eat in another room?
post #18 of 23
Oh... I got the impression that there is another microwave somewhere, in that "well-ventilated area" she mentioned. If there isn't, then you're right...
post #19 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
I work in a world filled with cubicles. This land also has microwaves. It's Lent. All if this is going to come together in just a moment so just hold on....


Why, for all that is great and good, do people MICROWAVE FISH in a break room microwave when a well ventilated area is less than a thousand yards away?

I hate fried fish. I hate the smell of re-warmed fried fish.

I swear, people are going to get a passive aggressive note if this keeps up.

Do you work where I work? I also work in a world filled with cubicles, and just today, during a meeting, we were discussing people microwaving fish! It is disgusting!
post #20 of 23
This time of the year we get it more often than other times... Lent and all that.

I really don't mind it.

Yeah, it's a nasty smell, but if I didn't get upset with the pig's feet and cow's tongue my friend eats, I can't fault people fish.
post #21 of 23
Thread Starter 
It's not that I don't want people to bring in their left overs and eat them. I'd just much rather have them move it downstairs to a very well ventilated area.

It happened twice yesterday. I think a note is in order.
post #22 of 23
We get some nasty smells coming out of the break room where I work, and I'm in the cube right next to the room, so I get them all. The other day I swear I thought something was on fire, somebody had burned something in the microwave. I was ready to vacate the building.
post #23 of 23
We had someone burn the popcorn so badly that the microwave was shot and the fire alarm went off.

There are times when someone heats up leftovers that are just foul. I'm not even sure they were edible.
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