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    Default cannot decide if i'm just embarassed or a little angry

    I was just pumping in my office and someone unlocked the door and started coming in. I have no idea who it was..... (and now i'm not sure who all has keys).

    I am a college prof and I have my own private office. As soon as I heard the door i just started yelling "wait wait stop stop"

    and I finally heard - Oh, I didnt see your sign.

    Yes - my sign! I always put a sign on my door that says "Pumping, please come back in 15 minutes"

    Should I just totally get over it? Should I talk to my department head? Should I be a little upset?

    What should I do differently so this doesnt happen again??

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    Default Re: cannot decide if i'm just embarassed or a little angry

    I'd be upset that someone has keys to your office and you don't know who it is. You should know who has access to your private office.
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    Default Re: cannot decide if i'm just embarassed or a little angry

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*norasmommy View Post
    I'd be upset that someone has keys to your office and you don't know who it is. You should know who has access to your private office.
    I don't know what else you could do!!! It's happened to me too.
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    Default Re: cannot decide if i'm just embarassed or a little angry

    Maybe it was a cleaning person?
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    Default Re: cannot decide if i'm just embarassed or a little angry

    How could they not read your sign... and then say oops sorry I didnt read it Do you share your office with another teacher? I by no means would be embarassed!
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    Default Re: cannot decide if i'm just embarassed or a little angry

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*kaitlyns.mom View Post
    Maybe it was a cleaning person?
    That is exactly what I was thinking.

    One of the senior partners a/k/a old dudes here walked in on me once. He was soooo embarrassed but I laughed it off. Not saying you don't have a right to be mad, but maybe it was an isolated incident.

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    Default Re: cannot decide if i'm just embarassed or a little angry

    Nope - you're justified. You need to know who has access to your office and why they have keys that you're unaware of.

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    Default Re: cannot decide if i'm just embarassed or a little angry

    my first thought was cleaning person as well.

    was it after hours or in the evening?

    I don't think I would get too upset - I mean he/she should have definitely read your sign, but I'm guessing from now on they will be looking at your door very carefully
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    Default Re: cannot decide if i'm just embarassed or a little angry

    I'm thinking it may be the cleaning lady too - i dont know!

    I dont share an office and it happened like at 3:00 in the afternoon(for those of you who asked)


    I made a bright orange sign to put on my door though. Hopefully it will catch people's attention. If it happens again - I'll see what the deal is.

    Hopefully it will be an isolated case

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