One of the machines at work has always had a problem with leaking coolant, at least in hte past 4 or 5 months. It's never been too bad, just a shallow puddle that I can mop up in 5 minutes. Another employee is supposed to take care of it, but he "never finds the time". I am low enough on the totem poll that I can't use that excuse and keep my job at the same time.
Today is the usual "Bernie, you have a lake behind your machine". I go, it's a pretty good sized puddle. This one takes at least 20 minutes to clean up. My boss tells me that he just does not want to deal with it, and that I should just mop it up because it is easier.
THis machine holds 40 gallons of coolant.
20 minutes later an employee tells me I did a lousy job mopping up that puddle. I am like WTF no I did not. I go behind, it's back! So I get a tray to put under where the leak is. I inform my boss that the rate at which this puddle is forming is increasing quite a bit. Every 20 minutes or so, I empty that tray into a 5 gallon bucket. I was collecting 8 gallons of coolant per hour. I would pour the coolant back into the machine.
At 4:30 I leave. I tell one of the employees, he tells me he does not give a fuark. He says he will just add more buckets of coolant from the sink as the machine loses it. So I know that during the night while everybody is gone and the shop is closed, that machine will leak. I know that there will be 40 gallons of coolant on the ground. Blue, nasty, sticky, stinky liquid. But I know I will be called upon to clean it .