Car window smashed, work laptop stolen! Just devastated :(

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
3586 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Hopefully the company has the laptop insured or maybe your auto insurance will cover it.  You reported the break-in to the police, right?


Post # 4
2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ahh! How scary! Make sure you have filed a police report.  In that case, NO, they definitely should not make you pay for it.  That’s why companies have insurance. 

Post # 5
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

You shouldn’t have to pay for the laptop. Or the rental car for that matter – someone rear ended me a couple years ago and while that was getting repaired, insurance covered a rental for like 3 weeks. 

I can totally relate to how pissed you are. My car was broken into like 6 months after I got it, they busted the lock/door handle on the driver’s side. And there was nothing to steal – what a waste!! I was furious – if I had caught that lowlife in the act I would have killed him. 

Post # 6
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

So sorry this happened!  I would think your insurance would pay for it…you might have to cover the deductible though. 

Post # 7
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@CourtneyB:  I am so sorry this happened to you. Ugh, people. I do however find it a little weird that the thief knew to dig around on the floor and uncover the laptop. It’s almost as if they were watching you leave or something. :/

In any case, your work will not make you pay for a new one. When I worked for an accounting firm and had a work laptop, I know my firm actually had them insured in case of theft, etc.. As long as you have a police report as evidence, you should be off the hook. It’s still scary and a bummer though. 🙁

Post # 8
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@CourtneyB:  I’m so sorry this happened to you! I had the same thing happen to me – in my parent’s driveway no less, and two days after my birthday. It’s such a total violation and makes you just feel so completely out of control! My work laptop was stolen as well, and my company didn’t make me pay to replace it. I think as long as you’re not reporting your laptop stolen every few weeks, you should be completely fine. At the end of the day, sh*t happens and companies know that. They have insurance and other reserves to cover losses like this.

I hope you’re able to get your window fixed quickly! Ever since this happened to me, I always take my laptop with me when I have it – into the restaurants, doctor’s office, gym, etc. I’m completely paranoid now that something is going to get stolen again and I’m going to have a smashed window to deal with.

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