Most of my colleagues leave their laptops on when they go home - even over the weekends. I regard this as a colossal waste of electricity, especially when we have a public holiday coming up next Monday (May Bank Holiday in Ireland and the UK).
I've been holding my tongue about this for a while, but I do know that I'm not the only person in the office who has a problem with this. So, how can I persuade them to stop doing this?
Update A few things that came up in the comments:
- There is an office/facility administrator, but I don't think I've ever received an email specifically about this from them. The most I've ever heard is "the entire power will be shut down this weekend for maintenance purposes".
- Some of my colleagues occasionally need to run things overnight, which I don't have a problem with. Some of them appear to use this to work remotely, though it is possible to just bring the laptop home and access the network via VPN.
- I don't think the computers go into hibernation - it looks like they just log out. That said, they don't take too long to boot up now that we have SSDs - maybe a minute or two.