For background, I’m the marketing manager for a small technology company. I’m pretty sure most of us have college degrees. I know everyone here has at least some college.
The average age is in the upper 30s and about half the staff are software engineers.
How is it that in a company filled with educated adults, I am the only one who can seem to:
Change paper towels in either the break room or the bathroom
Change the water dispenser bottle
Change a toilet paper roll
Clean crumbs and food droppings off the counter
Push chairs back into the breakroom table
Refill soap dispensers or
Take sponges out of the sink?
I work in a department of three people that really should have a staff of five or six. The, “I was too busy,” argument doesn’t fly, since I’m at least as busy as anyone else here.
Am I the only asshole in this place who understands the fundamentals of basic courtesy and consideration? I’ve been here almost five years, and everyone seems to be pretty nice, but apparently dickishness is intrinsic to the human condition or something when it comes to picking up after yourself or replacing things when you’ve used the last of them.
I’ve tried to just leave things and let someone else do it, but, just to name one example, for more than a week a roll of paper towels sat on the counter directly under the dispenser roll and no one bothered to mount them. Instead they’d grab a paper towel with wet hands, hold the roll in place and roll off a towel. Every. Single. Time.
Seriously, people, two seconds of effort wouldn’t fucking kill you.