There is a new starter within my team at work. This new starter has joined as a senior employee but completely has a lack of respect for the workplace and other colleagues outside of our team.
This person constantly leaves dirty bowls/plates/cutlery on the sink basin to soak all day and occasionally leaves them over night before washing them. There has been multiple complaints about this by numerous different people but he has never owned up to it even though everyone on our team knows it's him.
I caught him putting his crumbs and bits of sweet packets onto the floor. I asked "Why are you just throwing things onto the floor"... His reply was "The cleaners are paid to tidy it up".
I found this completely disrespectful and diminishing towards the cleaners who have their jobs to empty the bins, clean the toilets.. etc... none of which are the most glorious of tasks but they complete them and this colleague is out here making their job more difficult.
What's worse is he often notices that his desk area has not been cleaned up and is first to complain that the cleaners have not done their jobs when it really isn't their job to begin with. We as colleagues are given the responsibility to keep all facilities clean and tidy (including our desks).
My Question is: How can I tell this colleague that this opinionated colleague is in the wrong and is acting extremely disrespectfully and should keep his own area tidy in the first place, without causing a scene or any drama?
P.S I don't want to alert my manager as I feel this issue is not important enough to be raised. I've also looked at other questions How can we keep a shared common area (kitchen) clean?
But this is about an individual employee who is not respecting the culture of our organisation.