I doubt this will be PD, but it's not winning her any points.
We have a new coworker on staff who started on Monday, who in the last day and half of working here has asked for:
1) lifts to and from work from a coworker who lives near her because her car is currently in the shop
2) to borrow someone's usb drive for copying movies (not sure she's returned it yet either)
3) to borrow a coworker's secure access card and still hasn't returned it to coworker
4) to use someone's perscription painkillers (because the normal over the counter stuff wasn't good enough for her).
Note that these are only things I've witnessed in my direct earshot, so there could very well be many other instances of her asking for things from people.
She is also naggy as heck. When the techies were setting up her laptop for her, she was in their office every 30 minutes or so asking them repeatedly if it was done yet.
I sense much unpleasentness ahead.
#1 could be completely fine. I share rides to and from work when my car is in the shop, and offer rides to other people who need them. It depends on the work atmosphere and how she's asking.
#2 would make me mad. I barely let my sister borrow my thumb drive, and that's when I'm sitting right there and watching her copy things and getting it right back.
#3 is fine by my office. The cards let us into the building, that's all. Some people who forget them have other people let them in, but if a smoker forgets his/her card, that person will be borrowing access cards all day. It's not a big deal to us. Except for the part about not bringing it back. That's a big deal.
#4 stands out to me as the worst. Asking someone else to commit a serious crime (if the laws are anything like the ones here) because she can't get any on her own? Um, no.
Also, nagging IT people is never a good plan. Actually, nagging anyone, especially within your first week on the job, is never a good plan. Or even if it's your fifth year on the job.
Okay, can we all agree that nagging on the job isn't a good plan?