Q: In my office, when the copier breaks, people never bother informing the office manager so she can call the repair service. If the machine malfunctions while you’re using it, shouldn’t you take that much responsibility?
A: You bet. When the paper jams or the toner runs dry, silently slinking away is akin to letting your boss go into a meeting with spinach in her teeth. For the common good, everyone should take the few minutes needed to report the problem. You could also suggest that a sign by posted to remind people of the appropriate procedure when the copier breaks down.