Unlike other offices I worked in we’re very lucky to have someone who cleans our fridge on a bi-weekly basis. For an office fridge it is remarkably clean and tidy. No open or beyond their expiry date yogurts or curdled milk nor month old breakfast or a foul stench to be found.
Unfortunately a few years back, before I even considered moving back to Germany, a valued colleague put an opened Tetra Pack™ of Milk into one of these mini-refrigerators for camping.
That in itself isn’t outrageous. What is though is forgetting that the open pack of milk is in there, pulling the plug on the mini-fridge and letting it sit there a good few years before an unsuspecting colleague opens the airtight door.
The stench made everyone in the near vicinity nearly vomit. We had to open all the windows (also the once of the neighboring offices) and vacate the premises it was that horrible. I am easily grossed out but the mold and stench in that fridge would have made a grown man cry. My arms are showing goose bumps just remembering it.
Have you got a fridge in your workplace and who cleans it? Is it tidy or disgusting?