In this weeks episode, Michael was ouraged to learn that Toby (whom he strongly dislikes) has returned to work. Funnily enough, Toby had been back at the office for a whole week before Michael realized he was there. Throughout the episode, Michael schemed with Dwight to get Toby fired. Michael even went to the extreme of planting weed in Tody's desk, but when Dwight called in the cops on Toby, they were surprised to learn that the supposed weed was actually salad.
Meanwhile, Pam was distraught to learn that one of her coworkers had left the microwave in a digusting mess. Her solution was to leave a note for her coworkers, reminding them that the microwave is a shared office space, and everbody needs to clean up after themselves. However, upon learning about the note the other coworkers were more offended by the note than the mess.
The coworker incidents mentioned in this episode remind me of some of my own work experiences. Unfortunately, in most work situations, we do not get to choose who we work with, and therefore, we may be stuck with a coworker we do not get along with. Something as simple as lack of courteousness with cleaning up messes can lead to great disharmony among coworkers. For instance, as a summer day camp supervisor, I had to deal with staff members who often left messes around, behaving as though they were not responsible for cleanup. I often wondered, who they expected to follow after them and clean up their messes.
Funny Moment of the Week:
Michaels reaction upon learning that Toby had returned back to work (he screamed No! No! No!)