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Office Etiquette Debate: The Microwave


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#31 Epistaxis

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:55 PM

No room in my cube for a microwave. And even if I had an office, I think we have power restrictions in our building that limit the number of appliances we can have plugged in our offices.

I am strongly considering buying a Keurig, though.



Your cube must be tiny, since my 'wave is not much bigger than a few big books stacked up.

The mini fridge sits under the desk.

As far as the power restrictions...we used to have those in the college dorm, we called those "guidelines" rather than "rules".

#32 Wither

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 01:18 PM

Screw you; you're on your own when it comes to the microwave. I'll break all those rules and laugh about it in your face!








P.S. I never use the microwave.

#33 Captroop

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 01:20 PM

Your cube must be tiny, since my 'wave is not much bigger than a few big books stacked up.

The mini fridge sits under the desk.

As far as the power restrictions...we used to have those in the college dorm, we called those "guidelines" rather than "rules".


Great, now I'm self conscious about the size of my cube. But I've never heard my office wife complain about how small it is.

I work in contracts, so my cube is actually full of biinders. Not enough room for even the most modestly sized microwave, especially since I have a dual monitor setup. Maybe I could stash it under my desk, but I'd rather not have an appliance emitting radiation that close to my crotch, at least not until I've had a few kids. But on the plus side, I'm friends with the facilities management guy, so I was able to knock down one of my cube walls a la Office Space.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 02:26 PM

unless you're making your own drinks and snacks from things grown on your own property you're still an establishment pawn.


Well for this exercise...I'm just trying to stand up to the establishment I work for.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 02:33 PM

6. Clean up your sh*t when it splatters...


This is yet another reason I'm glad only two other people work here with me.


That is the same rule and number for public restrooms.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:24 PM

The microwave is not a watercooler. COOK YOUR JUNK AND MOVE ALONG.

Also, if you want to reenact a scene from Scanners, stop talking on your cell while standing right beside the microwave. Self combustion much?

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 11:06 PM

Subway has 5 dollar foot longs - to hell with the office kitchen. We have two microwaves - one of them, I swear someone fried a turd in there, and the second is guaranteed to expose you to dangerous levels of radiation.

Subway - eat fresh!

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 01:30 AM

FYI do not zap sardines.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:17 PM

No leftover fish. Fish in pre-packaged frozen meals is okay. The trout from last Tuesday is not. Not only does it smell up the entire floor, but now my ham pizza tastes like is washed up in the Chesapeake Bay.


Microwaving leftover fish calls for public disembowelment


Early Morning Nuking Of Ocean Critters is the norm were I work, over 50% of the employees are of the "Asian" bent

It took a 2yrs of BS meetings and complaints to finally get a "Fish Only" Microwave, but do they use it.......... F*ck No

To Bad Round Eye, You smell Fish and like it...

Edited by Purity-Control, 22 March 2011 - 08:28 PM.