This is how I roll:
1. I need to print this item
2. I send the document to the printer.
3. I go to retrieve it.
4. Task finished.
This is the part I don't understand:
1. Someone says, "I need to print this item"
4. Punk finds it in the printer tray or next to the printer.
If it's something generic like printing out a mail with directions to an office meeting, or a snippet of public code, no big whoop I guess. But far too often I encounter things in the printer tray that are far too sensitive for what I'd define as "public knowledge." And it's not like they were *just* printed, I have passed by the printer for days to see some of the following left out, waiting for someone to pick it up, at the various companies I have worked at:
- Personalized medical instructions for some ailment ("Living with chronically draining pus...")
- Gaming stats or scores ("Red wizard needs food badly; Valkyrie has shot the food!")
- News stories of some random local event ("Local woman with wooden leg marries woodpecker")
- Porn (usually pictorial, but also erotic literature, "Softly, he grabbed her hot thighs...")
- Confirmation receipts of some on-line purchase ("Confirmation of your order from Dominatrix4Cheep.com: please keep for your records")
- Personal identity info (W4, credit apps, bank statements, etc)
- Sports betting pools (isn't this illegal?)
- E-mail I wouldn't have shared with anyone else ("John, my doctor has informed me to tell my past few lovers to please go to a clinic right away...")