Ask Someone Else's Mom by Susan Writer

Drug Use at Work Doesn't Sit Well with Coworker

DEAR SOMEONE ELSE’S MOM: I honestly don’t care what people do as far as recreational drugs are concerned, provided it doesn’t happen on the job, which is what is going on in my office. So far, I’ve walked in on two different people doing lines in the men’s room.

I don’t know what they’re snorting, and I don’t really care. I just don’t want to happen to be in the bathroom if they get busted by someone else in the office. These guys don’t even bother to lock the door and figure they won’t get caught because the boss is a woman and is usually out of town on travel.

I don’t intend to tell the boss what’s going on, but should I just ignore what I see? --- TO KEEP IT TO MYSELF OR NOT

DEAR TO KEEP IT TO MYSELF OR NOT: Your coworkers’ drug use could put everyone in the office in legal jeopardy, so you need to make your concerns clear to them, not that it may make any difference.

You might find you’re more persuasive if you’re not the only one to approach them. Since it doesn’t sound as if these guys are at all careful about their in-house extracurricular activities, it’s unlikely you’re the only one to know about and be upset by what goes on in the men’s room.

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