Your Mother Doesn’t Work Here

I work in an office of women. Sometimes we don’t clean up after ourselves very well, just like at home.

At the end of the day, I’m usually the last one out. I do a walk thru to confirm that no bogeymen are hiding in the building.

Sometimes people leave the light on in the kitchen. Sometimes they leave dishes and/or silverware in the sink. Lots of times I wash them and put them in the dish drainer to dry.

Recently, the company that I work for fired the cleaning company. In their place, the company hired current employees to come in and clean. So if you finished your day job, you could come on the weekend and make extra money.

This made me consider how slack we could be when an unknown entity was cleaning the office. Now that I know that my work partner AlabamaKate is doing the cleaning, I’m trying to be a tidier person. It seems rude to leave things untidy since I know Kate is our cleaning lady.

Not everyone is showing the same awareness.

In the interest of promoting my agenda, I put a sign up in the kitchen.

Your Mother? She doesn’t work here.

6 Responses to “Your Mother Doesn’t Work Here”

  1. The Coastal Crone Says:

    Good luck! When I was working, I hated it when employees (usually women!) did not clean up after themselves. You are good to clean up…I probably would have done the same.

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  2. Maureen Fitzpatrick Says:

    Hey baby! I want to put up a sign at home for my newly returned university grad…well I can’t write every sign that goes through my mind…its a family site… “I’m not your personal servant.” love, mom. xoxMaureen Fitzpatrick

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  3. Aud Says:

    Ha ha I like it Ruth! 

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    • Ruth Rawls Says:

      At one point, one of my co-worker’s son would come to the office after school and always made some general untidiness. I considered putting up a sign, but he was a smart mouth teenager and would probably have argued that his mother did indeed work there and he didn’t have to tidy up.


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