The company I work for provides a water, tea, and coffee for employees to drink throughout the day. We have awesome water coolers that provide crisp, filtered drinking water. Our coffee machine makes 20 different types of coffee beverages and hot chocolate. We also have a nifty K-Cup machine!
Much to my dismay, the tea selection is severely lacking. When I first started, they only stocked one type of (non-caffeinated, the horror!) tea. At my 6 month review, I asked for a variety of tea selections as part of my benefit package (for all employees of course!). The CFO laughed, asked if I was serious, then gladly said he would tell HR to stock more tea. HR complied, now offering 6 different types of tea.
Unfortunately, the variety is very poor. 4 of the teas are green teas that are basically the same -Lemon, Lemon Zest, Lemon Zing, Lemon with tips. In addition, no one drinks those teas. The other two teas that they stock get consumed within days of being refreshed. The other 4 just sit there for months and months at a time! I have even created a tea club called TMI(Tea Masters Institute) that my coworkers participate in, but we really would like our employer to step up their tea game!
I have offered to help HR pick out their tea selection but was met with "Just drink what we give you, its all the same." I do have my review coming up next month, but not sure if I should ask for more tea again, especially since I am asking for a large wage increase. Workplace Stack Exchange Gurus, I beg you, How can I get my employer to stock a wider variety of tea?