Coffee vultures

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  1. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    ARRRGH! There are some jerks in my office who feel they are above making coffee if they take the last of it out of the pot! What cheeses me the most is that one of them is a first class bee-otch! Grrrr.. she drives up in her Lexus SUV and takes the last of the coffee.. then LEAVES THE POT ON so what few drops that are still remaining dry up to a black crust.

    I just want to beat her with the empty pot!

    Does anyone else here have the same problem in their office?

    I am no means the coffee monitor around here, I just am a coffee-holic and I always seem to be the guy to make more. Which isn't a big deal... WHICH IS EXACTLY WHY THEY SHOULD MAKE COFFEE... IT'S NOT HARD TO DO!!

    Whew.. thanks.
     
  2. ikiru

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    Wouldnt know, here at a MAJOR telecom company, the coffee machines were done away with in an attempt to save money... [​IMG]
    -ikiru
     
  3. Kirsten

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    Our biggest problem is in getting people to wash their own dirty mugs. I don't even drink coffee in our workplace but somehow I still get stuck cleaning up after the rest of our office slobs.
    You know who you are coffee scalawags, consider this your final warning! [​IMG] Grrrrrr!
     
  4. Julie K

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    Kirsten,

    Unless it's part of your job description, do not, ever, clean the mugs. If their mugs are dirty they have no one but themselves to blame.
     
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    Boy, I'm glad I don't drink coffee. One less frustration in life. [​IMG]
     
  7. Ross Williams

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    Yes Kristen, let those inconsiderate bastards clean up their own mess. They'll never figure out how to clean their own mug if you keep doing it for them. Otherwise they'll be drinking out of a dirty mug every day, which is what they deserve if they can't do it on their own.

    Unfortunately I can't say the same for the coffee, cause you guys have to make that. Thankfully I don't drink coffee.

    People in general are a bunch of inconsiderate, selfish jerks. I'm really trying to get used that fact, because it causes way to much anger in my life. I need to learn how to ignore them all.
     
  8. Rain

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    Guess what? I just got up for a coffee refill and the pot was completely dry. Evil bastards!!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Dave Poehlman

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    What I would like is some sort of sign depicting, sarcasticly mind you, how to operate the coffee machine.

    Or, I think we have a web cam here someplace... perhaps I could install it with some sort of motion detector, so the office will be notified when someone leeches. Hmmm....
     
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  11. John Berggren

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    This is a constant problem for me. I would say that I make about 50% of the coffee that is used in my department. Frequently I go up to get a cup & it's empty. I make a pot which drains before my next cup, and I have to make it again in order to have another cup. I don't know why nobody makes it. There is a big-ass sign above the machine that describes when to make coffee.

    It's really quite sad since we have filter bags and a one-button device. Pull, flick wrist, drop, push, push.

    I'm thinking of bringing a 2cup french press and a grinder to my office & letting the rest fend for themselves.
     
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    No free coffee here. We have a cafeteria that serves Starbucks. At a buck a cup it can get pricey for a caffeine addicted A/V tech!
     
  13. Matt Stryker

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    We've got free Starbucks here at work, as well as free soda. And get this: If the coffee pot is empty or the soda machine is out, we call the help desk. They have coffee technical support who changes and makes it.

    That seems funnier after watching Vanilla Sky.
     
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    That spinning head is freaky. Just spin your head to her and she'll never empty the pot again.
     
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    I get in at 8 am every morning, which apparently gives the early risers just enough time to finish off the first pot, leaving me about 1/4" floating in the bottom. I would guess that I fix a new pot of coffee first thing in the morning four days out of five. [​IMG]
     
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    I like the cost saving measure of ridding the office of a coffee pot. This keeps the vultures in line.

    We got together and bought our area a coffee pot. We take turns buying the coffee. We also experience no coffee vultures.
     
  18. Glenn Overholt

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    You guys and gals, need to take notes. Being the creatures of habit that we are, you'll probably notice that you get that next cup at about the same time every day, and the vultures do too, so when you figure this all out, get that cup of java early. [​IMG]
    Glenn
     
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    hey ikiru,

    You don't happen to work for Citizens, do you?
     

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