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Subject:  An Open Letter Date:  11/16/2012  10:52 AM
Author:  legalwordwarrior Number:  39942 of 45681

To the new co-worker,

I really do want to make your transition here as easy as I can. You were hired as someone to help the office run smoothly and to take additional work off my shoulders. It is completely in my self-interest to see you succeed here.

That said, I have to be able to trust you in order to help you. You came into the office and stated to me very clearly that someone from another department had "scolded you like a school-girl" for using their water and you didn't appreciate it.

I was surprised that she would have chewed you out just for using a cup of water from the dispenser. So in the weekly meeting, I asked our boss to spell out again what the agreement was between our departments about sharing certain items in the common areas. He said that the water dispenser was a shared item. I then mentioned that Ms. X had apparently jumped on you about the use of the water.

You then explained more fully that you set a freaking mug on fire in their microwave while trying to warm