Here’s a situation that happened to a friend of mine recently. Let’s call her Jain (spelled like PAIN for the anguish, if not burns suffered). She goes to Starbucks for a coffee. Drinks some on the way to work, then upon arriving at work, decides to warm it up in the “OMG! That’s WAY too powerful!” microwave. She then proceeds to accidentally spill hot coffee all over her clothes (thankfully, she wasn’t hurt). All this happens fifteen minutes before a meeting that SHE MUST ATTEND!
Of course, Jain has to quickly go home and change, and race back to work, risking life and limb (and not to mention an expen$ive speeding ticket)! to get to the meeting.
I propose a backup plan:
Keep an extra set of clothes (yes, underwear too) locked safely in your bottom drawer at work. If you don’t like that, a gym / garment bag in your car will work nicely too (unless it gets TOO hot), if so, bring it in and stow it under your desk. You never know WHAT kind of accident can happen, and it will save face for you to be prepared. If your boss sees this kind of an effort, she may be impressed at your foresight, and allow better opportunities to come your way.
Charles McCrumb, Small Business IT Project Manager, Office Automation Expert
Herbert, McCrumb & Associates
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