To store expressed milk in a shared fridge

(84 Posts)
staffroomwars Wed 08-May-13 13:57:17

Posting as a little murderous and possibly need perspective.

Just gone back to work for a few days a week (wishing I hadn't but...£) and dd is a total bottle/ formula refuser despite me nearly killing myself trying I'm having to express/ pop out for feeds.

Yesterday and Monday all the expressed milk ended up on the side and off when I went to get it at the end of the day. As it's in an opaque plastic bag I presumed it was a mistake. I just found my lunch time expressed milk which I was about to pass on again on the window sil and have been informed someone has put it there as 'it's disgusting storing bodily fluids in a fridge with food'. She would have had to open the bag to see it was a baby bottle!

Is this one weirdo view or do people really feel like this, others were quite neutral but may have been reluctant to get involved and questioned if I could use the other fridge (used for non-food) to avoid upset.

I'm in a senior position and could get another fridge but it seemed a waste of funds!

Damash12 Thu 09-May-13 02:44:09

Get your company to provide a fridge (which I'm sure you know they have to provide somewhere for your milk) alternatively you could purchase one of those small mini fridges which holds about 6 cans of beer.
However, I would also send a mail or raise the subject and sack oops sorry chat with the person who took it out the fridge.

piprabbit Thu 09-May-13 02:56:03

If it happens again, after making it clear to everyone that it is BM, not dangerous and it must stay in the fridge, then I would assume it was bullying and follow that procedure for dealing with the culprit.

staffroomwars Thu 09-May-13 09:33:16

Thought I'd update.

Had a staff meeting in plain english about it and a one to one chat.

Bought fridge for first aid bits and BM (cool packs only as as yet we have no medications to keep cold) and it does save traipsing to the staffroom freezer every time a head is banged and leaving the office empty.

scarletforya Thu 09-May-13 09:53:41

Thanks OP. Did she apologise for ruining the bm? Did she explain? She had no business vandalising your property (the bm)

Did she understand the baby would miss out because of her barmy actions. Does she 'get' that it was babyfood she destroyed?

You seem to have been very restrained under the circumstances!

KatieLily12 Thu 09-May-13 09:57:14

Intrigued to know how it was received. Hopefully this is the end of such silly behaviour. Expressing is rotten enough without having to see it go to waste!

staffroomwars Thu 09-May-13 10:37:46

Didn't get much response, just silence really and averted eyes with a mumbled ok. Tbf it wasn't in the discussion format, just calmly stated I didn't expect it to happen to me, or any item owned by anyone else in the fridge again whether it was BM or a bulky lunch. It's not your property to make decisions over and I will in future consider it the same as wilful damage/ theft of any other item (we also do have people being inconsiderate generally with fridge stuff, eating butter etc without buying or squashing/ moving).

scarletforya Thu 09-May-13 11:28:30

Grrr angry Words fail me at the bizarre things people do. She sounds as though she has 'issues'. Well done OP. I would have found it difficult not to lose my temper with someone so nasty.

happyyonisleepyyoni Thu 09-May-13 16:08:40

Well done op what a silly cow. I used to store my pump and bottle in the fridge at work, sealed inside a plastic box and then inside a bag. noone would have known what was in there unles they went looking and no-one complained in 3 months of expressing.

you wouldnt feed it to your baby if there was anything infectious in it (like HIV!)

sunnywindysunday Thu 09-May-13 19:36:12

Keep your milk away from her. She might 'get you back'. I don't put anything past people anymore.

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