I’m facing a serious issue at work.
No, no one’s stealing my favourite mug or taking my lunch. Heck, my pen even remains untouched and neatly rests on my notepad when I walk in to the office each morning.
My problem is more serious. It’s spreaders. They are everywhere.
If you don’t work in an open plan office you probably don’t understand what I mean. So please, have mercy on the poor souls who do.
As well as colleagues, housemates have pretty terrible habits too. Post continues after video…
Our cublicle-less office has as many perks as it does detriments. Being able to easily chat to your colleagues and superiors about the menial parts of your life? A win. Hot-desking so you can sit an inch away from your work wife? Fantastic.
But having your peers spread their stuff over their desk and on to yours? That’s when you know they’ve crossed the line.
Case in point, here is my desk. Relatively mess-free:
Here is my colleague's desk. Quite possibly the cleanest work space you've ever seen.
And then here is my boss's desk.
As you can see, she's a seasoned spreader. That Nutri-Grain box? It's been sitting there, opened for two months. TWO MONTHS. I am too scared to look inside for fear of the creatures that may be lurking within. And the worst part, not only does she spread to the sides, but outwards too.
Yep, she's encroaching on my desk. And it needs to stop.