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To arrive at work and make a cup of coffee?

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FunnysInLaJardin Fri 07-Feb-14 22:20:55

I have been criticised today for arriving at work and after logging on etc making a cup of coffee. Doesn't everyone do this? Or am I living in the dark ages and I should arrive and start work straight away? Maybe I should delay my first cup of coffee for a half an hour or some such?

amothersplaceisinthewrong Fri 07-Feb-14 22:21:49

I always make a cuppa when I arrive. Make one for the boss too and my colleagues if they are in. Thought this was normal. smile

Beeyump Fri 07-Feb-14 22:22:12

Who criticised you? confused how tiresome.

LindyHemming Fri 07-Feb-14 22:22:34

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Featherbag Fri 07-Feb-14 22:23:01

Why don't you get there 5 minutes earlier and make your coffee before logging on? Tbh you sound like you're taking the piss a bit, no, 'everyone' doesn't do this!

Annunziata Fri 07-Feb-14 22:23:25

Maybe you should offer one to everyone?

flipchart Fri 07-Feb-14 22:23:59

Depends on the job I suppose. Sometimes I get in and all hands are already on the deck so I muck in until things have calmed down then have a brew. Other times it is more relaxed.

deakymom Fri 07-Feb-14 22:24:24

stop off at starbucks on the way?

brettgirl2 Fri 07-Feb-14 22:24:52

featherbag you need a new job. Is the person pisse you didn't offer them one? Totally normal ime but I don't work in a clock in and out-type environment.

camtt Fri 07-Feb-14 22:25:10

I think almost everyone does this, certainly everyone in every office I've ever worked in. I guess you have to look around your particular office and see what the norm appears to be.

RandomMess Fri 07-Feb-14 22:25:16

Blimey I make my drink after logging - making use of the fact it takes AGES to boot up and be operational...

harriet247 Fri 07-Feb-14 22:25:31

It depends ig its taking 15 minutes off every morning every day really, and if you offer one to everyone else. I dont think yabu but I can see that it would look a bit casual

Pigsmummy Fri 07-Feb-14 22:25:39

Where you late?

Hassled Fri 07-Feb-14 22:25:41

Is it someone having a bit of a moment over the tea and coffee fund? There's always politics/ill-feeling around the tea&coffee fund, IME. Is her real problem the fact you forgot to pay your £2 a month ago?

gordyslovesheep Fri 07-Feb-14 22:26:10

lordy you just described my morning routine - if anyone puled me up on it I'd tell them to shit off !

Artandco Fri 07-Feb-14 22:26:16

I wouldn't. Don't you have a coffee at home before leaving? How long is your commute? If I had a cup of tea at say 7.30am at home, then went to work for 8am, I prob wouldn't make a cup of anything until 10/11ish, apart from a glass/ bottle of water

squoosh Fri 07-Feb-14 22:26:53

I don't drink tea or coffee but I'd say 95% of my colleagues start the day by preparing vats of coffee. Whoever criticised you is a bore.

antimatter Fri 07-Feb-14 22:27:07

that could have been my last boss's comment
did they also say that they need robots to perform job tacks and not to ask too many questions?

AlpacaPicnic Fri 07-Feb-14 22:27:52

I get to work between 10 and 30 minutes early depending on traffic, and make a coffee as soon as I arrive (maybe some toast too!)

Then my boss arrives about 5 minutes before the start time - and makes a coffee. She always offers me one too - even if she can see i've just finished one, or am still drinking one!

As long as it's not preventing you from working, I say go for it.

Featherbag Fri 07-Feb-14 22:28:08

You happen to be correct brettgirl but I can't think of a job I've had (I've worked in call centres, hospital admin and as a nurse) where it wouldn't be frowned upon to start work and then immediately go make coffee, it's always been expected, in every job I've had, that you actually start work at your start time!

schnockles Fri 07-Feb-14 22:28:21

Who criticised you? Does your cup of coffee inhibit your ability to complete your work on time? confused

I arrive, turn on PC/log on and make tea. Then to work.

theborrower Fri 07-Feb-14 22:28:43

Well I must be unreasonable because that's the first thing I do, as well as making my porridge. I eat my breakfast as I check my emails. It's not unusual in our office though.

Southeastdweller Fri 07-Feb-14 22:29:24

Shortly after me and some of my colleagues log in, we go to the canteen or cafe next door to get breakfast.

The person who criticised you needs to get out more.

Featherbag Fri 07-Feb-14 22:30:05

I suppose it depends on the job/work environment, going on these responses, guess I've always been unlucky!

FunkyBoldRibena Fri 07-Feb-14 22:30:20

Who criticised you exactly?

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