My Workplace Problem
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
I work in an office where our entire department loves to find a reason to celebrate anything and that involves bringing food, of course. It's almost always a day long event where everyone joins in to bring food. My problem is that I work at the front desk and this is always where the food is left. I've tried asking everyone to change the place they leave food because I have a problem with it, but my requests are always met with resistance. It's always been left at the front desk because there's a big counter there and they don't see any reason to change it. This means that I don't even have to get up out of my seat to eat. I just have to swivel around and grab something.
I finally got tired of trying to change my coworkers' behavior. It was totally useless. All I can do is bring my own snacks and often my snacks just can't compete with the cake right beside me. If I cave and eat the cake (or whatever else that has been left there) then I just have to count the calories and move on. One other thing I can do is take a piece of the cake and save it for later. That seems to help because I usually won't eat the whole piece in one day. If I wrap it up for later, I can eat part of it one day and part of it the next day. Sometimes I find I don't even want it at all after I've saved it for a few days.