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To think that if I don't drink tea/ coffee...

(55 Posts)
Movinonout1223 Wed 11-Oct-17 12:17:30

I shouldn't have to make every fucker else a cup at work?!

x2boys Wed 11-Oct-17 12:18:33

No of course not I don't drink tea and coffee either.

PsychoPumpkin Wed 11-Oct-17 12:18:40

I’m with you there!

Movinonout1223 Wed 11-Oct-17 12:20:16

Why should I spend my break making everyone bloody drinks when I don't benefit from it being their turn?! I'm in a petty mood. Can you tell?

x2boys Wed 11-Oct-17 12:23:00

Just say no and tell them to make their own drinks?

TheKidsAreTakingMySanity Wed 11-Oct-17 12:24:03

Definitely shouldn't be on any sort of tea rota. Just tell them straight. But politely of course.

AnonEvent Wed 11-Oct-17 12:25:10

How did this even happen? Did they catch you making some kind of other hot drink, or did you make the hideous mistake of looking too helpful?

Grilledaubergines Wed 11-Oct-17 12:25:26

Point this out to your colleagues. I make people a hot drink if I’m in the mood to, and only then if I quite like them.

thepatchworkcat Wed 11-Oct-17 12:26:24

Well don't then. Why would you? I don't understand, is it compulsory? confused

FilledSoda Wed 11-Oct-17 12:28:16

How did you become the tea/coffee maker?

SleepingInYourFlowerbed Wed 11-Oct-17 12:28:32

I will never get involved with tea rounds and I love the stuff!

DO3271 Wed 11-Oct-17 12:31:38

I feel you pain. I don't drink them either.

When I worked in an office I was asked for my contribution to the tea fund, had to explain several times why I wouldn't pay into it. Got told I might eat the biscuits so I should pay in. Laughed and Brownie promised I wouldn't. Met with cats bumhole face and lots of huffing. Also had comments made a few times about it must be my turn to make the drinks. Always replied with, when did you last get me one? People don't seem to absorb that if you don't drink tea or coffee you won't make it for others. I was seen as selfish. Bizarre

Pickingrandomname Wed 11-Oct-17 12:37:26

Most in my office make tea/coffee and when we do one for ourselves we just ask if anyone else would like one, or a juice. But those who would take the juice never make tea, which I do find a bit off BUT, making juice takes seconds and making tea/coffee is faffing about so I get it, to be fair.

If I didn't drink tea I wouldn't be expecting to be included in the "tea round", nor would I offer to make it.

However, if you happen to make lovely tea, you've done this to yourself. Good tea/coffee makers are a rarity and must be utilised wherever possible. Sorry.

BirthdayBeast Wed 11-Oct-17 12:38:04

Yeah I had this problem at a previous job. The office was split into pods of 8 people. So everyone was expected to make tea/coffee a few times a week. I didn’t drink tea/coffee back then so refused to make everyone else drinks during my breaks or work time. The result was that everyone got arsey with me about it. Wtf. Why should I waste my time making everyone drinks when I got nothing back in return. Not one single person in my pod could understand where I was coming from.

SergeantFredColon Wed 11-Oct-17 12:44:57

Why are you doing it?? I don't get it. I drink both and just make my own (and don't accept any from anyone else either).

ParadiseCity Wed 11-Oct-17 12:46:37

If you work in a office then train yourself to like tea or coffee. It is the only way. Sorry but that's the harsh reality of life.

ijustwannadance Wed 11-Oct-17 12:50:52

Just don't do it.

SandyDenny Wed 11-Oct-17 12:51:00

I like both tea and coffee but wouldn't want mine made by someone who doesn'r drink them as ime they don't make them right smile

RavenLG Wed 11-Oct-17 12:52:32

If you work in a office then train yourself to like tea or coffee. It is the only way. Sorry but that's the harsh reality of life.

Give the fuck over. It's not part and parcel of working in an office and not part of the job description.

OP, you're not being unreasonable. I rarely drink hot drinks, but when I do I offer to make them. I've not had anyone take me up but no one expects me to make them when I don't want to either.

Iamagreyhoundhearmeroar Wed 11-Oct-17 12:52:54

Why are you doing it, is it part of your job description?

ijustwannadance Wed 11-Oct-17 12:53:11

I certainly wouldn't train myself to like tea or coffee!!!!
Should I start drinking alcohol too just to fit in on staff nights out?

ReanimatedSGB Wed 11-Oct-17 12:58:56

Do you drink anything at all that's provided at work? If you ask for water/juice/somekindofwankyvegetabledrink when someone else is doing the drinks duty then, sorry, you need to do your share. Yes, it's a less demanding task to get a glass of water or take a bottle of something out of the office fridge than to make half a dozen hot brews and remember who likes milk/sugar/the tea left to mash for 15 minutes, but if you don't participate in fetching drinks, but expect drinks to be fetched for you, then you are being a knob.

However, if you have your own water bottle that you bring in from home and therefore never expect anyone else to bring you a drink, then fair enough for you to steer clear of the cuppa rota.

SomewhatIdiosyncratic Wed 11-Oct-17 12:59:03

I don't drink tea or coffee and have never contributed to tea or coffee payments or rounds of drinking. I'm not using the resources of time or money towards it so why should I waste my time or money on something that I don't participate in.

Tea and coffee are rank anyway. I'm not even attempting to train my taste buds to accept them and get a caffeine habit in the process confused

(My supplies of fruit tea are open to responsible sharing)

weebarra Wed 11-Oct-17 13:04:17

I don't drink tea or coffee, and with the exception of an office junior holiday job, I've never made one for a colleague. I'm mostly office based in a professional role and apart from a few people who club together for posh coffee, everyone just gets their own.

Candlelight234 Wed 11-Oct-17 13:06:18

Do what I do, just say cheerily 'no thanks, I'm self sufficient with drinks'.
Much better than getting brews in for 20 people.

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