Jordan asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 6 months ago

How do I nicely tell my coworker to not microwave his tuna sandwiches in the Break room?

My colleague likes to microwave his tuna sandwiches a few times a week, but it makes me not want to eat my meal because the smell is so horrible. There is approximately 15 people in the break room and a few of them have complained about it behind his back as well.

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  • GEEGEE
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    In one building we had a cooktop surface in our kitchen as well as a microwave and a toaster oven. We had only one person who used the cooktop. And what did he make most of the time? Fish, heavy on the garlic and aromatic spices. He thought it was yummy, the rest of us, not so much. Management sent a generic email, to everyone, asking that no once cook seafood or use garlic, and in fact it was preferred that the cook top not be used at all. Even though it was meant for only one offender they sent it to everyone. He stopped.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Leave him alone. Sit somewhere. Else!

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  • 6 months ago

    I don't know why people always want to 'tell' others not to do things. Have you thought of 'asking' him instead?

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    You'll probably have to get management to crate a policy on this. I've worked in several offices where microwave popcorn was banned because it got burned one too many times and stenched up the place.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Throw some raw eggs & cheese behind the coke machine. In a few days the breakroom will stink so bad it'll drown out the smell of the nuked tuna.

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  • 6 months ago

    Talk to HR. All law firms banned microwaving popcorn at least a decade ago because of the stink. Most people aren't so weird that they microwave tuna sandwiches but they should be able to set a policy just for this weirdo. If all else fails, tell him microwaving tuna rancidifies it.

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  • 6 months ago

    Tell him he can heat it by sitting on it

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    not rnuch you can do about it, rnaybe you can offer hirn sorne of your food, once he sees how rnuch better it is he rnight rnake that instead

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  • 6 months ago

    Maybe he doesn't like the smell of your popcorn, either.

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  • 6 months ago

    Just tell him. "Hey do you have to microwave your tuna sandwitches? The smell isn't very good."

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