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I'd go with Shadowzee's approach of having a central place and a return policy. If that however does not pan out for lack of a central place that can easily be monitored with respect to who takes what and who brings what back, there is also a decentralised approach: Spread the tool responsibility! Each tool goes to a worker that by default has it. That ...


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In a small team, it's really hard to create mechanisms to force people to follow policies like "put the tools back when you're done using them." If you were in a big organization. you could have a secure tool room with an attendant to sign them out, but that's a hassle and really only suitable for expensive tools. You could have locked personal toolboxes ...


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Work is not a place to discuss or joke about religion, politics, gender/ sex, violence. This has nothing to do with the culture being open or not or with whether such jokes are generally ok or not. The problem is they are divisive. E.g. I don't want to hear that "men always" do something or "Christians are funny because..." at work even if I'm not a man ...


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