Hey funnygirl, I don’t see where you asked a question, but I will say this in response; girl, you better bring some tupperware and get you some.
It’s probably because we have a lot of family gatherings and are used to a culture of “Y’all better take this food home, I don’t want to have to put it up.” So, you know, embrace it.
I’m not sure what the question is. But I don’t know what that originates from, maybe it’s a cultural thing. Now that I think about it, that is so normal to me I didn’t even think it was specific to the black community. But maybe it is. Did they bring their own Tupperware in anticipation of food or with the hope of food? Those are two different things. I think bringing your own Tupperware is okay if you know there will be food (that most times is thrown away.) Otherwise, regardless of color or background, that can seems bit tacky.
But upon further thought, I guess in a weird way, that is a perspective of privilege right? Their desire to save the food comes from wanting to preserve instead of throwing something away that still maintains value. This may not be a thought to someone that has the privilege of not worrying about food. But I don’t know. I’m sure glad they put some in the fridge for all to share though!
As an HR professional I must say, this type of inconsiderate behavior is experienced in just about every workplace. Most people don’t feel comfortable approaching the problem individual(s) which is completely understandable.
This is when your manager or HR department comes in. Go to either of them and explain the situation, it is their job to diffuse these types of situations by being the middleman. Be clear and let the manager or HR Representative know that there are employees that are packing up food for themselves and not sharing with others. This inconsiderate and rude behavior needs to stop, regardless of who is acting this way and what color they are it’s not fair to everyone else in the workplace.
Your coworkers understand how hard everyone worked on cooking and want to show their families how delicious the meals are.