Tuesday, July 13, 2010
GIVE ME MY STUFF BACK!!!
I understand that sometimes, things get lost. Or stolen. Or broken.
I understand that sometimes, in those circumstances, you need to borrow a tool or two from a co-worker.
What I don't understand is when you have the tools but don't bring them to work.*
(And I'm not talking obscure pieces of gear either, like an Altman lighting wrench. On more than one occasion, I've been the only one in my entire department to carry something as simple as a screwdriver.)
And what I really don't understand is when you have the tools but don't bring them to work, and then ask a co-worker to borrow hers and even though she's reluctant to do so (and you know she's reluctant to do so because of your past record of not putting things back where they belong) YOU STILL DON'T RETURN THEM.
And then you take another job so you don't even see her the next day, or the day after... Or the day after that... And you don't even bother to make the effort of returning them to her. Ever.
*And yeah, we all see you carrying a "work bag" in everyday. But I'm also bewildered at the fact that there's no tools in the bag. Instead, it's used to carry magazines, DVDs and your laptop. In other words, nothing in it is used for work and everything in it is actually a distraction to keep you from doing any work.