New York doesn’t get enough of the regular R&R but it get’s plenty of a different R&R: Rats and Roaches.
I have a serious fear of rodents. Yes, even dragonflys and lady bugs will involve some pushing and hollering. And to top that off you think you are safe at work… until you look up at the ceiling.. and there he is dangling by one foot about to fall on your desk. Naturally the above picture is an understatement.. It was a run, kick, shove to get out of my cube. The results: a bruised knee, a couple apologies to my cube mates (sorry again!!) and a sore neck from constantly looking up due to paranoia.
Here are my top tips to avoid R&R at the workplace:
- Clean up after yourself daily.. seriously, invest in some Clorox wipes and Lysol.
- Don’t keep food at your desk unless it is FULLY packaged. Sometimes I’m scared there will be a roach in my cereal.. so just take the natural and the unnatural precautions.
- Invest in an office cat to scare the rats. I’m all for this but will have work pretty hard to convince my managers.
Can you handle NY’s R&R? If so, can you teach me?