How would you feel if there's no more food on the table?

@p3ks626 (6552)
Philippines
March 22, 2010 5:51am CST
I work for 12 hours in our company and being a teacher is a tiring job and we get really hungry. The company buys dinner for us but its usually not enough these days. It actually made me feel angry when I went out to get some food and found out that there's no more food left. I was disappointed because there were a lot of people outside who were so inconsiderate to leave something for us. It happened not just once but more than that. If you arrive home and there's no food on the table how do you feel? Do you get angry and tell the people in your family to be considerate or you'll just have to make yourself some food?
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14 responses
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
I would be very angry if there is no more food on the table. People should know how to control their appetite and must be considerate of others who have not eaten yet. At home, there's only three of us so my mom estimates the food she cooks that is enough for us three. Sometimes, there is only a few amount of rice left. When my brother goes for a second round, he would ask me first if I would like to get more rice. If yes, he will save some for me. If not, he will take everything. I hope everyone could just be considerate for everybody else.
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@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
Exactly what I mean. People should know how to think of other and not just for themselves. I think it would be very sweet of them in our company to leave some food for us but of all the people there, none of them thought of that. I also hope everyone will also be considerate enough for others.
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
Since this happens to you a lot, have you voice out your concern to your fellow employees or bosses? I think it would be nice if they could post a memo for everyone about this matter.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
We already did. One more problem about our boss, if he finds out there's no more food left for some of us, he doesnt even buy us anything. He just let things be. He even make sure of his own food and sometimes hides the food for him and his sister. I really dont like the idea that they are like that.
@yresh12 (3222)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
I think it's just natural for you to feel that they need to do that. I also feel the same way. It's so frustrating when your burning your lungs out in working and you go home with no food in the table...
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
I just dont understand why some people could be so inconsiderate when they know for the fact that all the people in the company are hungry. Its not about the food that that's not enough. It has something to do with the thought that you need to have, think about other people and think of it like what if you are in their shoes.
@yresh12 (3222)
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
Your absolutely right. Just appreciating our effort and recognizing it will do. We don't expect to be paid more, just a little bit of consideration would do.
@shibham (17025)
• India
23 Mar 10
hi there, actually i never enter to my home with an empty stomach. i always eat something light outside so that my mom or sis can prepare some foods for me within an hour or little more. as u are a teacher, i too. but we need to labor for 12 hours as u. almost 6 hours are enough for us and we have a college canteen attached with our college. if we feel hungry then rush to canteen and take whatever we seek. thanks.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
I teach in a company where there are a lot of teachers. Its a good thing that the company buys dinner for us but some teachers are so inconsiderate that they would have to think for themselves always. I think it would be best if they are also going to think about us since they are aware of the hectic schedule that we have. We dont have a canteen here is there's a difficulty in getting access to food.
@Bloggership (1118)
• Indonesia
23 Mar 10
I guess i will felt in anger too if found there is no things to eat after working all day when i arrive at home... But if there is a logical explaining from my wife, i think i just gonna tell here make something to eat now... hehe
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
An explanation would be okay but if you are in a situation where people are aware of the things that you do and people are aware that you are gonna get tired after you work and if they still do it like not leave some food for you then its a different story. I think that's already selfishness and that is something that should be changed. It is what is happening in our company now and I just hope that they would have a heart.
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
i really get upset.. definitely find ways to get food.. because if im at work i cannot concentrate.and even i cannot sleep. i really experience this all the time.. especially my working time is really different... i probably go out and buy food.. i make sure i have extra money also.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
We can always resort to buying some food if there's no more food left for us but the stores are not accessible where our office is located. I'm just thinking that its better that the management should be considerate also like volunteer to buy us some food but it never happens. And that makes us even more upset.
@RobtheRock (2485)
• United States
22 Mar 10
I couldn't comprehend a family member working to pay the bills for the house and when he gets home there is no food. Usually a spouse makes sure the other spouse has something to eat. So Mom and Pop always should have something stored for them in the fridge. If that did ever happen to me, I'd be upset, but I would order out and when it came, eat it in my workroom. But for me it's not going to happen too many times.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
Good for you! I think your family members are really concerned about your welfare. I hope our company would also treat us like family. Sometimes I feel that they are thinking that it was our fault why we were not able to eat. But its not like that at all cause they are aware of our hectic schedule. And I really hate our boss and supervisor for not being to thoughtful considering that they are the ones running the company.
@umit_umit (1988)
• India
22 Mar 10
true,dear,it happens with me also!its so irritating,there are some persons who are incosiderate and greedy!have no not at all feeling for the others,then its being angry!but then i eat biscuits,and tea!
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
Good for you if you have biscuits and tea. Our office is located in a place where there are only a few stores and going to bigger stores will take a lot of time so we usually just wait for our time out so we can eat. What's worst is that we go home around 9:30 pm and the others at 11:30 pm, so we are already very hungry at that time. That's why we decided to bring food from home than hope for these people.
• United States
22 Mar 10
That is a real bummer of a situation. If I depended on that food, then I would bring it up to whoever was in charge in a polite way (because ticking them off isn't going to help matters). Thankfully I am on a specific diet that my wife and I are on so that we don't need to eat a lot and we do need to eat specific foods so we are careful about what we buy and how much we eat every day. I think having some consistency in our diets is a lot better for us than just eating whatever is left for us. 12 hours is a long work day, that itself would probably kill me before running out of food would!
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
Some of my colleagues are even working more than 12 hours. Some of them stay in the company for 16 hours that's why it really make us feel upset if the situation is like that cause most of the people in the company are so inconsiderate.
• China
22 Mar 10
I think I will be upset. I will choose to tell them that we are a team or a family, I am a memeber of it, I need some respect to fulfill my basic needs.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
I think its a normal reaction to be upset about it especially people are aware of the kind of schedule that you have. Its not fair and everyone is suppose to be treated fairly.
22 Mar 10
It's happened on so many occasions that I find there is no point in getting mad or angry, I just fix myself something to eat. Ok so it is inconsiderate of people but sometimes there isn't enough food to go around, I found this when I lived in a shared house, but I can usually find something from somewhere
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
Good for you cause you can. The people in our company are aware of the different in our time schedule and usually its always busy after dinner. Some of us cant eat on time because they have classes and and after dinner if you are lucky then you can have a break for 10 minutes. But that seldom happens because there are tons of things to do. That's why I can say that they are really inconsiderate because they are aware of the fact that we dont have the same schedule. They only think for themselves and I really dont like people who are selfish cause every time I have, I give something to them. Though there were 5 of us who wasnt not able to eat because of others, it already goes down to only one thing that they only think for their benefit and not the benefit of others. Its not their money they bought for the food. We are part of the company and the company is earning because of us the teachers and there should just be equal treatment. We also cant make ourselves food cause there's no time to do that and order will take minutes. I am only suggesting that people should be less selfish cause they are not the only ones hungry.
@Mike4me (567)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
hello to you. I can understand how you feel. Though I haven't tried going home without any food on the table but I can imagine being on that situation. I would be mad, really mad. I hate it when some people are so inconsiderate. IN my family, it is practiced to leave food for other family members, since we have different schedules, sometimes we can't eat together in one time, so we have to leave some food for the ones that gets home late.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
I hope our company would think about that. I hope one of them would be smart enough to think about the welfare of others and not just about themselves. I hope one of these days they are going to have a heart to leave us some food. They also know that we dont have the same schedules cause we have different classes but I just hate to think that they only think of themselves.
@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
I'd hide my anger, I think people would laugh at me if they saw me getting angry over food, although I know the feeling and it's really irritating if you're very hungry and you're expecting food on the table only to find out there is none left. I don't think it's the people who ate who are to blame for not leaving food for me, it's just that the food that was served wasn't enough for everyone. I don't like eating a half meal, so I don't expect people to curb their appetite just to be "considerate" leaving me some food to eat. I guess I'll just go and cook myself an egg or find something else to eat. Or just eat out.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
These people are professionals and they should be considerate enough right because they know that the food is not enough and there are still other people who havent eaten. I would understand if they are not professionals, they will say something like that that they cant blame the people because the food is too little. And as you said its irritating and why would some people do that intentionally cause they know the fact. And that's another problem here because there's nothing to cook cause its a company. That's why we would have to order ourselves some food. It took a long time for it to come but good thing we have the money.
• India
26 May 10
I have a question, normally people work in office for 8 hours, but you say it is 12 hours and that too as a 'teacher'.. well i have taught in universities and i used to take 14 or less classes per week, each of 45 minutes duration Regarding hunger, if i am not served food in time, i get annoyed, this happens very rarely.. Sorry for late response.. Thanks for sharing. Welcome always. Cheers. Prof
@mjcookie (2275)
• Philippines
24 Mar 10
It's frustrating to see no food on the table when you are all hungry and expecting. In my case, I get a little disappointed but it's not too much of a big deal for me because it's usually just snacks that I look for. But your case is a worse one. You are tired from work and you are faced with people who don't think of others. Hunger can really make a person irritated.