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6/7/09 11:57 P

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I suggest you take it home and just bring your lunch in an insulated container. The problem with putting your personal fridge in a public place is that unless you are going to stand there and police it all day it's subject to public use and misuse. I agree with one of the previous replies. If all staff members contribute to the purchase of a shared fridge then it can be expected that they are agreeing to sharing to it's upkeep as well. Plus If your co-workers are anything like mine I don't think you would want your son to use it after it has been used by others.


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1/19/09 1:17 A

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OW!! that was definitely NOT nice! Good luck!

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1/16/09 1:22 P

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I'm glad you came up with a solution. I was going to give a suggestion, but yours is better.

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12/29/08 8:21 A

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Thanks! I put the fridge in a satellite area that most people can not access. I feel sort of guilty, but I am here to work, not referee the fridge. The last straw was someone taking out another person's items to put their own in.

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12/18/08 8:58 A

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I would go to each person, emphasizing it's your personal fridge (and mentioning that it's actually your son's :-) and explain the problem and take up a collection to buy a fridge for the break room; the small ones the size you have are only $100 (5 people giving $20) and if you collected from more people or for a longer period, you could get a larger fridge.

In the meantime, I'd make it clear it's for storing that day's lunch only and that the fridge must be clear by 2:00 in the afternoon or you'll throw things out. They can bring their own cool packs for their leftovers, you shouldn't have to!

Yours is probably 1.7-2.4 and this is twice that:

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12/13/08 1:35 A

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Our fridge at work had a schedule posted on it for individuals that used it. Alternating weeks that person (alphabetically) chore was to make the fridge neat & clean. All items had to be labeled & dated (name & date put in) or they were automatically going to be tossed in the garbage! This notice was handed out to employees & posted on the fridge. Also noting that if this wasn't followed the fridge would be removed.
Hard sell, maybe. But hey your supplying a free service. good luck!

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12/10/08 6:57 A

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Not with the recent funding cuts! I guess I will just have to get some chill packs for my lunch. There is no way to "ration" the space with so many people.

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12/9/08 8:56 P

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I don't know how big your workplace is, but maybe this could be a hint to management that a full size fridge is needed for the break room.



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12/9/08 8:46 P

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It sounds like they thought it must be for everyone to use. Is there a more private area where you could put it? It's a shame that they're all taking advantage of your fridge; unfortunately, you may have to just take it back home.

I hope you don't have to give up eating!
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12/9/08 3:10 P

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OK - I could use some advice.

I put a small fridge in the breakroom at work to store my lunch. I have also allowed others to use it. Now, everyone wants to store their lunch in my mini-fridge. Sometimes, I can not even get my own food in there because of folks storing leftovers. And, they are cramming so much stuff in that the door doesn't shut properly. I like these folks, but I don't want to be the fridge police.

Do I take it home (it actually belongs to my son)? Restrict the use (but how to do this diplomatically)? Mark a shelf for my use only? Hide it so that only I can use it? Give up eating at work?

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