Sour About The Sweets

| England, UK | Working | December 30, 2013

(It’s nearly Christmas. I have brought in a big tin of chocolates for the team I lead.)

Coworker: “Wait. Why do you have that?”

Me: “My team has been doing well and it’s Christmas. I figure they deserve a little treat.”

Coworker: “Well, where are mine?”

Me: “Wait. Are you being serious?”

Coworker: “Yeah. Why do they get free sweets and I don’t?”

Me: “A few reasons come to mind. Mostly, you are not part of my team! Talk to your boss if you aren’t getting recognition.”

(I shake it off and thank my team with the sweets, which goes down very well. The next day I find out that my coworker made every excuse to interrupt my team and try to fill his boots with ill-gotten chocolate. Unfortunately for him, I asked my team to put all non-work related items out of sight, so he ended up with nothing.)

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