- Workplace kitchen manners
- Basic workplace kitchen rules
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Workplace kitchen manners
Take care of the common space your company has provided for your convenience.
A lack of respect for the others who share your office kitchen can irritate them.
Basic workplace kitchen rules
- Keep it clean. Remember that you are one of many people who have been provided with this space.
- Do not leave dirty dishes on the sink. Put them in the dishwasher or clean them and put them away. Empty the dishwasher if the dishes inside are clean.
- Clean appliances such as microwaves and sandwich toasters after you have used them.
- Respect refrigerator real estate. When you have a large group of co-workers, refrigerator space becomes valuable.
- Only eat and drink what is yours.
- Label your food.
- Remove your food from the fridge before it spoils.
- Beware of strong odours. No-one likes food with overpowering smells.
- Have good table manners. Even when you are eating lunch in the break room you should still be professional.
- Keep your conversations appropriate.
- Observe after-party leftover rules. Ask before grabbing.
- Occasionally help with cleaning up.
- If there is shared food: pizza or baked goods – you should only take a small amount initially to ensure everyone gets some.
End of Module Questions
- Why is it important to consider your work colleagues when using the shared kitchen facilities?
- How would you address a situation where you observed a colleague not cleaning up after themselves after using the office kitchen?