Tuesday, April 11, 2006

I have recently heard from someone in the know that the janitorial staff at my office doesn't recycle. Oh, WE recycle, but THEY take our blue bins full of paper and dump them into the bags containing the regular trash. This happens in the evening when everyone has gone home and they can do their dastardly deeds in private (save for the aforementioned someone-in-the-know, who works late). I want to write a note and tape it to the top of my blue bin that says, "Why do you hate America?" Or maybe "God knows when you lie about recycling." Or "Every time you throw away office paper, a kitten dies, screaming." Maybe all three, over a course of a week.

1 comment:

av said...

Gotta jump in with the biz perspective: the custodial staff clearly aren't getting any rewards for recycling. Don't expect someone making minimum wage to give a shit about recycling if it means they have to work their shitty hours longer, don't get any rewards for the extra work, and there is no supervision. The same thing went on at my old office. Their employers need to create incentives for them to recycle, either by monitoring it and having it be a part of their performance evaluation connected to a raise, or through taping their eyelids open and forcing them to watch Greenpeace videos.