I recently started a part time job in a small mom/pop organization that's been running over 25 years. The employee lounge is open to all staff members while they are taking a break from their shift.
The lounge room gives everyone on a single work shift enough space to place their belongings in the open. Lockers are provided for free on a work shift, but locks will need to be provided on our own.
Today was what stumped me. I was taking my break as usual, and because I walk to and from work, I carry a backpack with me, with clothes to change and a lunch sack. which is too big to stuff into the lockers, so I usually place my bag on the floor leaning towards the wall. While I was in the lounge, having my lunch, an unfamiliar person popped into the area, and I was alarmed, given I have never met him before. It seems he was very familiar with how the lounge room works, but moments later, my co worker showed up, and they sat across me to have their lunches and being sentimental. I was really disturbed by their action, so I decided to take my lunch into the next room and end my break early. I was also kind of worried about my belongings being in the open, and to have no form of security around it raised a huge red flag for me.
Given this situation, I have been debating if this even needs to be reported to my supervisor. I'm not trying to be paranoid or overly dramatic over this issue, but if one can bring a non employee to a room filled with our belongings, then so can someone else. This would make the lounge room unsafe for everyone's belongings.
Secondly, I understand and I can totally see that being sentimental to significant others is a form of caring and affection towards one another, but shouldn't this be taken outside of the work place regardless of break time or not?