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    Okay, so...I have been selling candy bars at work, on the honor system, for the last three months. I bring in a box of candy bars, have a can set-out to take the money, and I empty it a few times a day, leaving just enough change in the can so someone with a $5 bill can buy a $2 candy bar. I have sold about six boxes this way, meaning about $300 has passed through that can.

    Down to the last box and 1/2 now, and will be glad to be done with it. Left work yesterday, there were 12 bars left and about $4 in change and a bill in the can.

    Came in this am, and there are two bars gone, ALONG WITH THE MONEY CAN! Can't find it anywhere. Now I'm pissed, not because of the amount taken, but that it was taken at all! I work in an open office with cubes. A cleaning crew comes in and cleans the common break area, which is where the candy is.

    Now, I don't want to seem like a jerk, but there really is only one set of suspects, the cleaning crew. No one in this office makes less than $60k a year, so, unless someone did it for the "thrill", I think they can be ruled-out. The really bad part about this is that we have items worth far more than a couple dollars that aren't or can't be secured.

    What would drive someone to risk a job, even as a janitor, for a couple lousy bucks? This will eventually get solved, but you know what? I would rather hand a $20 to someone that desperate than to have them do something they would regret later on.

    Sad...

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    Been there done that. We had a cleaner that stole the crappy steel cutlery from the canteen when I worked in a supermarket. She got her books, stupid way to lose a job.

    Then of course there was the time someone kept drinking other folks juice that had been left in the staff fridge. That ended when my mate saturated his drink with laxatives and left it in the same fridge. Bloody manager was in the toilet all through his shift.

    More recently though in the place I work now we had a very similar situation. We used to bring in stuff for snacks that would go missing along with more valuable stuff and like you we work in an open office. We thought it must be the cleaners until one day one of my colleagues was working late. She nipped to the toilet and when she came back she found two girls from the back-shift scouting our part of the office. One of my mates worked in the back shift team so I had a word in his shell-like as to what would happen if the workshy student scum were caught at it again and presto no more theiving.

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    • #3
      On the other side of the coin, I recall a former superior who, among many other derogatory names, was called Witch Hunter. During her reign of error a good friend of mine was accused of stealing $18 from the petty cash fund (it was a clerical error that was quickly identified). He sarcastically quipped that they had caught him and he had spent the whole amount of his stripper girlfriend. Inspectors were sicced on us and demanded to see the aircraft, insinuating that we did something with it. We sarcastically quipped that they had caught us and we sold the sizable twin turbine on ebay right under their noses. Another good friend was jacked up for a whopping one cent discrepancy on her voucher, which was quickly identified as a rounding error (in her favor) in converting Baht to Dollars. Rather than do any proper investigation, Witch Hunter assumed the worst of us.

      Ah, fun times.
      TTFN

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      • #4
        US Federal government office where pornography is definitely a way to get fired. Friend had several hundreds of dollars racked up on his phone to a 900 number. Odd time since he quit work at 5PM & the calls were at 10PM. Turned out to be the janitor's son.
        "If you are right, then you are right even if everyone says you are wrong. If you are wrong then you are wrong even if everyone says you are right." William Penn.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by CPangracs View Post
          Okay, so...I have been selling candy bars at work, on the honor system, for the last three months. I bring in a box of candy bars, have a can set-out to take the money, and I empty it a few times a day, leaving just enough change in the can so someone with a $5 bill can buy a $2 candy bar. I have sold about six boxes this way, meaning about $300 has passed through that can.

          Down to the last box and 1/2 now, and will be glad to be done with it. Left work yesterday, there were 12 bars left and about $4 in change and a bill in the can.

          Came in this am, and there are two bars gone, ALONG WITH THE MONEY CAN! Can't find it anywhere. Now I'm pissed, not because of the amount taken, but that it was taken at all! I work in an open office with cubes. A cleaning crew comes in and cleans the common break area, which is where the candy is.

          Now, I don't want to seem like a jerk, but there really is only one set of suspects, the cleaning crew. No one in this office makes less than $60k a year, so, unless someone did it for the "thrill", I think they can be ruled-out. The really bad part about this is that we have items worth far more than a couple dollars that aren't or can't be secured.

          What would drive someone to risk a job, even as a janitor, for a couple lousy bucks? This will eventually get solved, but you know what? I would rather hand a $20 to someone that desperate than to have them do something they would regret later on.

          Sad...
          The moral? People are bastards.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by daemonofdecay View Post
            The moral? People are bastards.
            Unless they are women and they they are bi.....
            "If you are right, then you are right even if everyone says you are wrong. If you are wrong then you are wrong even if everyone says you are right." William Penn.

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            • #7
              Hopefully the issue is resolved as this type of situation can build mistrust in a staff/office if not resolved.

              However, who's to say it couldn't be someone other than the cleaning crew, though they may in fact be guilty. All lower wage earners aren't thieves and all thieves aren't low wage earners.
              If stupid was a criminal offense Sea Lion believers would be doing life.

              Shouting out to Half Pint for bringing back the big mugs!

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              • #8
                Religion taught me, that it was wrong to lead the weak into temptation.

                Maybe the proper course of action would be to actually not leave valuables lying around.
                Life is change. Built models for decades.
                Not sure anyone here actually knows the real me.
                I didn't for a long time either.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CPangracs View Post
                  Okay, so...I have been selling candy bars at work, on the honor system, for the last three months. I bring in a box of candy bars, have a can set-out to take the money, and I empty it a few times a day, leaving just enough change in the can so someone with a $5 bill can buy a $2 candy bar. I have sold about six boxes this way, meaning about $300 has passed through that can.

                  Down to the last box and 1/2 now, and will be glad to be done with it. Left work yesterday, there were 12 bars left and about $4 in change and a bill in the can.

                  Came in this am, and there are two bars gone, ALONG WITH THE MONEY CAN! Can't find it anywhere. Now I'm pissed, not because of the amount taken, but that it was taken at all! I work in an open office with cubes. A cleaning crew comes in and cleans the common break area, which is where the candy is.

                  Now, I don't want to seem like a jerk, but there really is only one set of suspects, the cleaning crew. No one in this office makes less than $60k a year, so, unless someone did it for the "thrill", I think they can be ruled-out. The really bad part about this is that we have items worth far more than a couple dollars that aren't or can't be secured.

                  What would drive someone to risk a job, even as a janitor, for a couple lousy bucks? This will eventually get solved, but you know what? I would rather hand a $20 to someone that desperate than to have them do something they would regret later on.

                  Sad...
                  Morals? HeHeHeHe,gasp,HeHeHe!!
                  'By Horse by Tram'.


                  I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
                  " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

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                  • #10
                    Im affraid I am guilty of taking some candy without paying for it,but its not what you think.

                    I had no lose change on me at the time so I thought I would take a few candy bars and pay the next day,but unfortunatly, I actually forgot toopay the next day and so on,oops,I never meant too steal from charity.

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