Workplace Logic Update: Close The Door!

28 Apr

April 28, 2015

Last week I told you about the drama, stupidity, and more stupidity surrounding a smashed open vending machine at The Company I Am Employed by at this moment. In a nutshell: Instead of fixing a broken candy machine, my company installed a surveillance camera and fired anyone who stole a Kit Kat bar. (Although it didn’t have to be a Kit Kat bar. You could fired for stealing M+M’s too.) This went on for a week. NOTE: They left the jagged glass shards in place as, I can only assume, a theft deterrent. And why not? It isn’t like jagged glass shards pose a safety hazard to the rest of the staff. 

Well, the machine has been fixed and restocked, and the prices were, amazingly, not raised. No need to. A small bag of Doritos already costs $1.10. Raising prices even higher is something only a cable company would do. 

However, my company has taken steps to prevent future vandalism.

1- They closed the door to the pantry where the machines are located.
2- They put up this sign: “Please keep this door closed to prevent entry by non-company personnel.”


This is not the sign. The real sign was block printed on a sheet of white paper.

So I guess they concluded that an employee or employees of another company in the building smashed and looted the machine. OK, that’s all well and good. There’s only one problem with the new closed-door policy.

The door is closed but not locked. Anyone can get in by simply… opening the door!

But by gosh! This company sure has addressed the issue! And golly, do I feel better!

Meanwhile, the door was left open most of the day, and still open when I went home.

8 Responses to “Workplace Logic Update: Close The Door!”

  1. T E Stazyk April 28, 2015 at 12:21 am #

    Don’t forget that security camera! It’s probably capturing anyone who fails to close the door, a new firing offense.


    • bmj2k April 28, 2015 at 6:08 am #

      Very true. I made a point of not going into that room at all.


      • Angel April 28, 2015 at 7:36 am #

        not only that but there is a sign to alert non company personnel that there is something in there they aren’t supposed to see. what is to stop them from looking?


        • bmj2k April 28, 2015 at 8:49 am #

          Yes indeed, this is a very well thought-out plan. Other than, um, nothing, there is nothing to keep anyone from taking the elevator to this floor , walking ten feet to the right, and opening the door.


  2. Mac of BIOnighT April 28, 2015 at 9:40 pm #

    Whoever managed the whole operation is a genius, he should be given a promotion right away…


    • bmj2k April 28, 2015 at 11:01 pm #

      I’m sure there was a big bonus. Probably a dozen Snickers bars from the vending machine!


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