Coworker Demands Mom Remove Kids' Artwork from Office! 😲

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Imagine sharing an office with someone who has a problem with your kids' drawings and family pictures. That's what our 27-year-old mom of five is dealing with. She shares an office with a man in his 50s, and while her side of the office is adorned with her children's artwork and family photos, his side is bare, save for a diploma and a clock. When he starts demanding she remove her personal items, she's faced with a dilemma: stand her ground or cave to his demands? 🤔

Office Divided: Personal vs. Professional 🖼️

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Mom's Office Decor: Kids' Art & Family Photos 🎨

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Frames for Each Child's Masterpiece 🖼️

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Family Photo on Desk 📸

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Clients Love the Artwork! 😍

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Coworker's Side: Diploma & Clock 🕰️

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Coworker's Demand: Remove Personal Items 🚫

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Mom Stands Her Ground 💪

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Coworker Gets Mad 😡

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Suggests Fridge Alternative 🧊

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Another Coworker Chimes In 🗣️

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Husband's Perspective 🤷‍♂️

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Pregnancy & COVID Concerns 🤰🦠

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Sexist & Kid-Hating? 🤔

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Office Showdown: Mom vs. Coworker 🥊

So, we have a mom who loves displaying her kids' artwork and family photos in her office, but her coworker is demanding she remove them, claiming it makes the office look unprofessional. Despite the company policy allowing personal items, he's adamant that her side of the office looks like a circus! 🎪 Even another coworker sides with him, saying that sharing an office with her is damaging his reputation. But our mom isn't backing down, with her husband supporting her decision. As she faces pregnancy and COVID concerns, she wonders if her coworker is just sexist and hates kids. What do you think about this office showdown? 🤔

NTA. Suggest drawing a picture of the grump for revenge. 😂

ur-humble-overlord | ur-humble-overlord

NTA comment section: Supportive comments and personal experiences shared. 🙌

knownscoundral | knownscoundral

Coworker demands removal of kids' artwork, but NTA prevails with witty clapback 🙄

BushyEyes | BushyEyes

NTA. HR should be informed of coworker's toxic behavior. 🚨

kjbtetrick | kjbtetrick

Displaying kids' artwork is acceptable if it's tidy and professional-looking. 👍

RoutineMechanic | RoutineMechanic

Colleague demands removal of kids' artwork, but NTA. Discussion on professionalism.

infinitelector | infinitelector

Small acts of kindness from children can brighten our day! 😊

mjw217 | mjw217

Comment and replies discussing the number and adoption of OP's children.

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NTA, but coworker may have a point about office decor 🤔

FluffyDinoButt | FluffyDinoButt

What's the job? Architecture. Why does it matter? 🤔

Quirky_Bumblebee_461 | Quirky_Bumblebee_461

Defending personal expression in the office. Stand your ground! 💪

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Age vs. Reputation: A Battle for Office Space 🤔

Away_Breakfast_1652 | Away_Breakfast_1652

Is it unprofessional to have kids' artwork in the office? 🤔

Gamerlovescats | Gamerlovescats

Compromise is key 👍🏼. A large frame can formalize the presentation.

WorsePartOfValor | WorsePartOfValor

Balancing family and work decor: A compromise is key 👍

Megrrrs | Megrrrs

Jealous coworker demands removal of kids' artwork from office, NTA wins 😎

Kya | Kya

Navigating office politics can be tough, even when you're NTA 🤔

firefly232 | firefly232

Compromise suggested for coworker bothered by kids' artwork 🙏

PorkchopMeli | PorkchopMeli

Coworker complains about 10 frames of kids' artwork in office 😕

thismatters | thismatters

Personal items in the office can boost morale and creativity. NTA.

PlastickyConcern | PlastickyConcern

NTA, defending personal expression in the workplace 👏

TheawkwardalexVGA | TheawkwardalexVGA

Sharing an office with clashing styles can be annoying 😐

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Commenter receives backlash for calling OP unprofessional. 😡

Uorag | Uorag

Comment shaming parent's family size. 😒

Barn_Vivant | Barn_Vivant

When office decor becomes a battleground 🎨😬

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Is displaying kids' artwork in the office unprofessional? 🤔

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Coworkers find mom's kids' artwork annoying. YTA. 🙄

CompleteAlbatross5 | CompleteAlbatross5

Navigating office decorum and professionalism can be tricky. 🤔

Swollen_chicken | Swollen_chicken

Commenter calls out coworker's stick up his a** attitude 😂

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Commenter jokes about coworker's large family size 🤣

TheGuy1977 | TheGuy1977

Curious about the business's relevance to the artwork dispute? 🤔

deadlyhausfrau | deadlyhausfrau

Defend your workspace! NTA should report to HR 💪

ariadnefrommaze | ariadnefrommaze

NTA, but with a sixth child on the way... 🤔

kid_sleepy | kid_sleepy

Commenter calls out OP's life choices, gets upvoted.

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Be careful of coworker's grudge. NTA, accused for absurd reasons. 😕

artichoke313 | artichoke313

Coworker's art-hating attitude gets called out with NTA comment 😎

UnnamedPoster1 | UnnamedPoster1

Claim your space! NTA, but consider clients' perspective 👍

15021993 | 15021993

Navigating professional boundaries with personal items in the office. 👨‍🎓

pinkstay | pinkstay

Curious questions and a supportive suggestion for displaying artwork.

LurkerToPoster100 | LurkerToPoster100

Judgmental comment gets no sympathy from commenters 🙄

parth503 | parth503

Commenter suggests compromise in shared office spaces with kids' artwork 👍

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Coworker demands removal of kids' artwork, NTA stands up.

RamenNoodles620 | RamenNoodles620

Defend your territory! NTA and don't let grumps bring you down! 🙌

lostinareverie237 | lostinareverie237

Kids' drawings shouldn't harm reputation. Not the a**hole. 🙌

MillyHammond | MillyHammond

Assert your authority and shut down Mr. Grumpypants. NTA 😎

RoseTyler38 | RoseTyler38

Don't let a curmudgeon ruin your kids' artwork display 👏

Techsupportvictim | Techsupportvictim

Short and sassy comment with no replies. 😍

tgellen3692 | tgellen3692

Coworker dislikes kids' artwork in shared office space. YTA.

BadWolfCreative | BadWolfCreative

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