Thursday, August 2, 2007

Push the damn paper down people!!

How difficult is it to push paper down in a wastebasket?

I only ask because my coworkers are starting to frustrate me. As any good accounting department should, we have a paper shredder. It's the kind that sits on top of a square garbage can so the shredded paper goes directly into the bag and it's all ready to be taken out at the end of the day. With a total of 7 people, minimum, who's using it throughout the day, well you can image how it'll fill up pretty quickly. But here's the thing. Paper doesn't really squish that well, at least not when it's paper pushing on paper. Especially when it's shredded, it gets fluffy so there's all this space in between. When the shredded paper is at the top of the can and I go to use the thing I push the paper down, most of the time I can push it pretty damn far down.

If you don't push it down the new shredded paper takes longer to go through, it comes out all crinkly (not that that's a big deal but still) and the machine itself has trouble because the paper can't go anywhere since it's hitting all the others. There have been times that it's jammed because of this. No one, and I mean no one - this is so not an exaggeration, pushes the paper down but me. Why? Why doesn't anyone else do it? I mean, it takes all of 3 seconds to lean over and push down. And now we have all this nice empty space to fill again.


How's your day so far?

Media quote of the day: If I don't see a door in my station in 5 seconds, I will personally put you through the shredder. - Randall - Monster, Inc. I love this movie!!!!


Anonymous said...

It's very difficult. I bet they're men. It's biologically impossible for them to do it.

Katrina said...

HA! 3 of them are men, so yeah, half of the group.