Several years ago I purchased a mouse with my own money to use for work because I can't stand using a cheap mouse all day.
Yesterday, a colleague accidentally spilled my own glass of water over the mouse and it stopped working during a meeting at my desk.
Who should pay for an adequate replacement?
- The company, as it was essentially work equipment that got damaged in an accident.
- The colleague who caused the accident.
- I myself.
I'm currently thinking about option 1, asking my boss for a replacement. The replacement isn't that expensive (about €60). And they should have paid for the original mouse anyway.
My concern is, that they say that I already have a mouse (the one that originally came with the PC) and everybody else is using that without a complaint.
There are no medical reasons or anything why I would need a special mouse, just personal preference and comfort.