Today was busy.
Really, really busy.
I work in a call center and we were getting tons of calls with offices closed.
And we move into a basement.
Nice space, but really it’s a basement.
And the janitor sometimes leaves stuff there.
Especially his mop filled with chemicals.
It often smells bad, but usually there is like a quart of stuff in it.
At lunch time around 12:45pm I noticed something smelled funky. It was the mop with 2 GALLONS!! of cleaning product.
I figured it would be there for a few mins but eventually would go away.
So went back to work, took calls, it was busy. But then I noticed my throat was hurting a little, and when the door opened even my eyes burned a little.
I hadn’t had the reaction before from the moppppp …
So I asked the supervisor on duty about it .. and wrote an e-mail to someone. But, it stayed there for 2+ hours and it was just getting worse.
So I talked to someone else who advised me to move the mop.
When I went back on my break it was back.
And eventually the person sitting next to me who grew up in NYC suggested that I just dump it out. So I did. And called building management, because it was seriously that bad.
And a few mins later it was back, and the janitor was upset.
I said, there is a 24/7 call center now. It is hurting my throat, and noxious. So hopefully he doesn’t do that anymore.
And note to y’all .. if you fill a mop with chemicals, use the mop and then let that dirty water go.
Don’t fill the mop bucket, do all the other buildings in an office complex and have it sit next to a bathroom in an underventilated basement.
Da moooopppp. (Thinking of da hooook from Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle)