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Somebody of size broke my chair. What should I do?

There is a man at work who is of size and he broke my chair. Basically he tried to sit in my chair to use my computer, and the chair (which has a wood base) cracked in half. I need to get a new chair now and think his deparment should pay for it for letting him break my chair. We typically don't allow people of size to use their weight to cause property damage at our company. What would you do?

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So the fat guy broke your chair? And you go on to explain we typically don't allow people of size to use their weight to cause property damage at our company; LOL! Honey, fat people are heavy, they WEIGH more, they do not USE their weight to PURPOSELY destroy company property and whoever allowed the fat guy to use your chair is the one who is responsible. If it was you, it is your responsibility...and if your company employees fat guys/ladies they also need to have better chairs made of metal as opposed to wood and ensure they have chairs to accommodate fat people. It ain't the fat guy's fault...
Sep 30, 2017
I think if you are so scared of being politically incorrect that you can't even bring yourself to say heavy or fat, then you are unlikely to have the courage to follow through on pursuing the issue with his department manager. The moment someone kicks back at you on it and plays the discrimination card, you'll cave. Best to just take the issue to your boss and say you need a new chair because someone broke it. If your boss asks you how it happened, just tell him the chair broke when Mr. X sat down. He can draw his own conclusions and decide how to handle it. Edit: No, I am not kidding. If you are too sensitive - too nice - to say heavy here, you are also too sensitive and nice to pursue the issue of blaming a person of size (lol) for breaking your chair, because it involves going to his boss and saying, however nicely, that he broke your chair by being fat. You're obviously not willing to take that stand THERE, because you can't even bring yourself to fully take it HERE. So, let your boss handle it.
Sep 30, 2017
Go to your supervisor and explain that your chair broke and you need a new one. If they want to know why, say It broke while Bob was sitting in it. This should definitely not come out of your pocket, as it was not your fault. However, if you're the one who's in charge of these things in your department, I don't think there's much you can do. Your department will just have to order a new chair. There's really no polite way to call the other department and say Your fatty broke my chair.
Sep 30, 2017
Go tell your boss that your chair got broken and that you need a new one, and when he asks how it got broken just tell him that when he set in it, that it cracked and broke. You can`t make him pay for something that was out of his control. and I do believe that it wasn't`t his department that let him break the chair. It just happened. You can`t discriminate against people of size as you put it just because they weigh more than you. Hello you do that he could have you butt in court and any lawyer would be happy to take you on, they would also use this post against you. So just go tell your boss you need a new chair and suggest that he provide the company with chairs that can handle more than you.
Sep 30, 2017
Well it sounds like your company actually has a policy on this issue so I would just explain to your boss that you need a new chair.
Sep 30, 2017

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