More people are bringing their lunches from home. Unfortunately, many of these cost-conscious workers still act like they’re at a restaurant — and wait for someone else to clean up their mess.
That’s what a recent study by ConAgra and the American Dietetic Association discovered.
According to the study, 70% of employees bring in their lunches at least once per week. However, only a very small percentage of these employees are cleaning up afterward and getting rid of their leftovers.
This in turn leads to a less-than-sparkling office refrigerator at many workplaces. And, according to the study, a clean fridge isn’t high on the priority list at most offices.
- 44% of the office fridges are cleaned only once a month, and
- 22% are cleaned just once or twice per year.
As for employers that pay to have their building cleaned, the majority don’t ask to have the fridge cleaned. This is likely at least in part due to the fact that many cleaning companies actually charge extra fees when they’re asked to clean interior of a company’s refrigerator.
Readers, what state is office fridge at your workplace? Let us know in the Comments section.