Ok, here's a sticky wicket:
I started a new job 3 weeks ago. Before starting, I was shown the office I would be sharing with someone. I was promised that the other person in the office was going to clean her things up (maps rolled up en mass sitting on floor, piles of paper everywhere).. started the job, no appreciable change in the cleanliness of the office. Took a preplanned vacation, before which my office mate promised the office was going to have a total makeover while I was gone. Came back, no changes.
A week later, she has straightened one of tens of piles of paper on her table.
One day I came back from a meeting and she had piled maps on my desk and my chair while I was out!!
Here are my issues: I feel that messes grate on people's productivity and nerves
When I put my jacket on my extra chair, I was winding up with thick dust on my sleeves. Yuck!
I am basically relegated to a space not much larger than a desk while she has the rest of the office completely cluttered. Fortunately, I face a wall and don't have to look at her stuff all day. However, when you walk into our office, the first thing anyone sees is this mass of maps sitting on the floor and piles everywhere! How unprofessional and embarrassing for me when I have people in!
When is it time to say something, and to whom do I say it? To her, to our supervisor? Should I just start moving **** around? This morning I vacuumed, dusted and got rid of an empty box of hers and moved her extra chair further from my little space.
Please send help before the dustbunnies eat me!
(One day she laughed and showed me a rotten apple from her windowsill that a mouse had chewed on)