Do you guys think that having a proper pantry is an entitlement or a privilege in an office?
By proper pantry I don’t mean like Google or Shopee with a lot of different snacks, alcohol or what but just a basic one with a sink, a fridge and water dispenser.
When my previous boss was around, we were given a small pool of welfare funds that we can use to stock up the pantry with and the committee would usually buy some coffee and tea mix, biscuits and cup noodles for the staff to eat.
Nothing fancy, just some simple teabreak in case anyone gets hungry during work time. But with my current boss, not only do we not get any funds, refills for the water dispenser also stopped?
We used to have a microwave also but it’s also gone. All we’re left with now is a fridge. But the fridge is really small and our boss only allows us to use half of it.
When we asked him about the water dispenser and the microwave, he asked us to either drink tap water or bring our own water and chided us for wasting company resources.
I don’t understand, how is this wasting company resource?
We’re not even asking for a lot. Shouldn’t this be part of our staff welfare benefits? I really don’t understand. Not that I am hard up for the pantry food but this really makes us feel like we’re not valued as employees.