Monday, June 2, 2014
Backing Off, Part One
The biohazard bags quickly filled and then overflowed onto the floor because nobody threw out the bags and replaced them.
I asked housekeeping to take care of the trash.
"I can't," was his response. "You need to fill out a special form if you want them emptied. But I can't take them anyway because they are filled with regular garbage, not medical waste."
This is ridiculous. "I didn't fill out a form to have the regular trash containers replaced with medical waste containers. Where are we supposed to put regular trash?"
"I don't know," was the response. "I just know that I am not supposed to take out regular trash in a biohazard bag."
So the trash remains. I no longer keep insisting that people perform work. I end up in trouble for harassing people and my tone of voice. I write down who I told and when. If they choose to not perform their duties, that is on them. When they complain that I told them to do work, I am the one who loses that battle.