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Do you raid ppl's candy dishes at work?

spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
after they leave for the day or step away from their office?:compress:

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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Yes, and I always refill/replace candy dishes of others when I take some.
  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    We only have one candy dish and it's for all of us, so yes.
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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    We have a community candy... trough. So yes, yes I do raid it
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  • PoPo Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    I've taken a Spree or two from my colleague's candy dish. But her office is way across the building so it's only happened twice.

    If I had a candy dish, I wouldn't care as long as they only took a couple pieces.

    I would never go in someone's drawer or anything like that.
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  • PoPo Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    Are they purposely taking it after the person steps away?
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  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    We have multiple community candy dishes around the office. Depending on where I can locate my candy I take. I'm currently on mini Kit-Kats, mini caramel Twix, and Reese's cups.

    With the occasional peppermint/dinner mint swirl for after lunch. :D

    And I have taken a Jolly Rancher or two from accounting (with permission of course), but generally no. I wouldn't take from someone's personal candy stash. Unless invited.
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  • roseannadanaroseannadana Posts: 5,632Registered Users
    Define "raid".:D

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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    no one has candy. I do that only a select few can touch. Everyone knows you dont mess with my food!!
  • SigiSigi Posts: 2,379Registered Users
    There are a few of us at work w candy dishes. And when someone takes from it, it's usually 1 or 2 pieces (I keep dark chocolate Hershey's kisses at my desk). I lock mine up at night because I think the cleaning crew was eating too many pieces. There was a very noticeable dent in the bowl each morning.
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I think it's hilarious we all even have so much candy at work.
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    gekko422 wrote: »
    We only have one candy dish and it's for all of us, so yes.

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  • PerriPPerriP Posts: 6,613Registered Users
    I usually don't take any unless the person is there (exception would be a communal dish). Now, my co-worker/ cube mate, if I was hungry is look through her snack stash if she wasn't there but then tell her what I had and replace it if it was the last of something (and she'd do the same). We've worked together for nearly 10 years.

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  • violetsviolets Posts: 1,689Registered Users
    We have a community dish the receptionist fills.

    Do we raid people's personal candy dish?
    Heck yes.
    When the person is not there?
    Heck yes.

    Does the person care?
    Probably not. I mean they keep filling it,so they must not care.

    Actually in my office, people's lunch left overnight sometimes disappears. Or even anything left in the refrigerator. We leave notes, and nothing changes. Eventually someone complains their food got raided.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    violets wrote: »
    We have a community dish the receptionist fills.

    Do we raid people's personal candy dish?
    Heck yes.
    When the person is not there?
    Heck yes.

    Does the person care?
    Probably not. I mean they keep filling it,so they must not care.

    Actually in my office, people's lunch left overnight sometimes disappears. Or even anything left in the refrigerator. We leave notes, and nothing changes. Eventually someone complains their food got raided.

    Left over lunch??? OMG:toothy7:

  • inheritedcurlsinheritedcurls Posts: 2,954Registered Users
    When I worked in the office...I did but only when it was out in the open. I never got into anyone's desk ever. If I hit someones up often...I would bring a bag in to refill.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Right outside of ppl's personal offices there are sometimes little tables or credenzas. And ppl may but a candy dish on there. Or maybe the candy dish is on a bookshelf right inside of the peron's office and they leave the door wide open when they leave for the day. Or maybe it's on a receptionst's or secretary's desk out in a common area.

    I assumed the candy is there for ppl visiting the candy dish owner in his/her office. Or in the case of the receptionsts' and secretaries' candy, I assumed it was for external visitors, like to make them feel welcome.

    Some nights I work pretty late (mostly to make up for the time i waste on here :eye:) and I might be the only one on the floor. I get hungry, and I wander over to someone's candy dish, even if I normally don't transact any work-related business w/ the person or even speak to them all that much. And I may take up 10 jolly ranchers. Or 5 Sweettarts. Or similar. Or it could be a little as a single piece.

    If I do this more than once or twice, I will buy a big bag of loose candy and replace what i've taken probably five times over. But it doesn't happen immediately. It may be a month or two before I get around to it. And when I replace it, I also do it late at night, kinda surrepitiously, just like how I initially took the candy. LOL

    I guess I just don't understand why the candy is there, who it's for and what the protocol is for replacing. :dontknow:

    Do I need to be sneaking it in and out or am I wecome to it? Like is anyone annoyed or confused about why they have a lot less candy some mornings or where the heaps of replacement candy is coming from?

  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    I thought the candy was for both.

    But mostly for co-workers and themselves. I don't know how many randoms walk through your office, but here, there aren't as many. But we currently have a counter with two candy jars of packaged chocolates (kit-kats, twix, etc.), a bowl of mixed nuts, a bowl of skittles, and probably 4-6 bags of different popcorn options. And that isn't including the three packaged chocolate dishes and one peppermint bowl about 20 feet over in the reception area.

    Thankfully we requested fruit during our last staff meeting and now there is fruit in the kitchen. I loved it when we were buying tangelos. Mmmmm.... tangelos.
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  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    I wouldn't feel sneaky about it.

    I'm pretty sure you are welcome. Even to that bowl in front that that person you don't know.
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  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Sigi wrote: »
    There are a few of us at work w candy dishes. And when someone takes from it, it's usually 1 or 2 pieces (I keep dark chocolate Hershey's kisses at my desk). I lock mine up at night because I think the cleaning crew was eating too many pieces. There was a very noticeable dent in the bowl each morning.
    I doubt it's the cleaning crew. They know that if anything's missing, including candy, they're the first ones accused. It is most likely, as SL mentioned, someone who works later or comes in earlier than you.

    Candy dishes are there for people to take one or two pieces. They're not there to replace meals for late workers. Unless the company is paying for the candy, limit what you take.
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Curlyminx wrote: »
    I thought the candy was for both.

    But mostly for co-workers and themselves. I don't know how many randoms walk through your office, but here, there aren't as many. But we currently have a counter with two candy jars of packaged chocolates (kit-kats, twix, etc.), a bowl of mixed nuts, a bowl of skittles, and probably 4-6 bags of different popcorn options. And that isn't including the three packaged chocolate dishes and one peppermint bowl about 20 feet over in the reception area.

    Thankfully we requested fruit during our last staff meeting and now there is fruit in the kitchen. I loved it when we were buying tangelos. Mmmmm.... tangelos.

    But who's paying for that? BC here, we don't have a candy fund. Nor do we rotate candy-shopping duty. I guess ppl just keep restocking their own...or wait for raiders like me to replenish it.

  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    If it's in "my space" then keep your paws out of my candy dish.
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Lotsawaves wrote: »
    If it's in "my space" then keep your paws out of my candy dish.

    Is it visible to the public? Ugh, how would I know if it's someone's personal stash?:oops:

  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Because it's in their work space. Just because you see it doesn't mean you can eat it, you candy monster....I'm laughing out loud right now.
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  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    If I didn't want to share my candies, I would keep them in a small container in a place that is clearly personal.

    If I have them on the counter where everyone stands, I should assume that people may take a few.

    If I create a candy dish, I pay for my candies. If co-workers eat me out of the candy, then no more candy. If I can afford it, I keep them there and keep replenishing. If I feel like everyone is taking advantage of my candies, I would default to the first comment, and keep them specifically to myself. Either in my desk, or in a place on my desk that makes it clear that they are mine. Not everyones.

    For some reason, location means something to me.
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  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    Like if you have to go behind their desk to get to the candy, you probably shouldn't be taking any.

    Or around their chairs.
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Curlyminx wrote: »
    Like if you have to go behind their desk to get to the candy, you probably shouldn't be taking any.

    Or around their chairs.

    OK, no, I wouldn't do that ^^^. Only if it is outide the office or immediately inside at the door (our offices are glass so you can easily see if there is candy on a shelf right inside the door.

    Gosh, I hope I haven't eaten any verboten candy. LOL

  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I'm sure your OK. Just the fact that you care tells me you are careful.
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  • NelekeNeleke Posts: 456Registered Users
    I'm still a student (last year of university) but I sure hope that there is candy/fruit wherever I will be working :p

    If I watch this thread, it looks like most of the offices "there" (oversea for me) have candy dishes or so...
    I have worked as a student with a lot of different work places, and I have never seen candy dishes.
    I hope it isn't unusual here in Belgium.
    (I would prefer fruit though, since I'm trying to live a healthy lifestyle... but I would also be happy with cookies :p since, even if you TRY to live healthy, everyone loves cookies, right?)
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  • PerriPPerriP Posts: 6,613Registered Users
    as I re read this thread, I'm waiting for my coworker to get up and go to the bathroom so I can raid her candy. Not that she'll care, but I already had some today and I don't want to look like a pig. So I'll be stealthy.
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  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    Cookies create a feeding frenzy in my office. On the candy bar we also had a plate of cookies that were gone in milliseconds on Friday. I saw the plate wrapped up in the pretty cellophane paper one moment, and a couple of minutes later when I walked by it was empty but for a half cookie and a couple of crumbs.

    If you snooze, you loose on the cookies.

    Fruit is delicious! We also have cheese, ritz crackers, popcorn, tortilla chips, and free sodas/juices/water. I've managed to maintain my weight largely by just coming to work. Sometimes I make nachos. Mmmm......

    I've also worked places where there was never a candy dish or anything. We DID get the occasional cookie tray from vendors.
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