Have you ever had something stolen from work?

posted 3 years ago in Career
  • poll: Have you ever had something stolen at work.
    Yes. We have a theft problem at work. : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Yes, but it seemed to be an isolated incident. : (7 votes)
    26 %
    No, but others have had things stolen. : (7 votes)
    26 %
    No, and I would be shocked if anyone reported a theft. : (12 votes)
    44 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    643 posts
    Busy bee

    thenewmrsmax:  I would be very shocked if anything other than a pen or stapler was stolen off someone’s desk at work. I have never heard of that happening at any company I’ve been with (but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t). I’m sorry that happened to you – it must feel very intrusive and make you feel a bit weird about your coworkers, too. 

    I don’t lock up my office supplies because I could always get my company to replace any of those (and people steal them all the time so I consider it a given!). I’m pretty good about locking up my purse and any of my personal belongings though because those aren’t as easy to replace as a pen is.  

    I have had people steal my lunch out of the fridge at work. While it wasn’t expensive, it was still annoying! It’s sad that you can’t trust the adults you work with to only take/use/eat what belongs to them and respect the property of others. 

    Post # 3
    Member
    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Wow, that’s a bummer. Unfortunately I think there are more people out there than we realize who love to swipe things. Even those who’d we’d think would be innocent of such a thing. I’ve known of well off folks who steal just for the thrill.

    Luckily I’ve not had any issues in the work place, but I’ve never had a desk or anything. I was either a travelling tutor or a student teacher. Unless someone wanted to steal some of my worksheets, there was not much of value!

    So unfortuate about your headphones though! That would make me so mad.

    Post # 4
    Member
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Luckily no. I forgot my iPad on the filing cabinet under my desk (so somewhat out of sight) one day and realized it when I got home. I was obsessively tracking it on the Find my iPhone app to make sure it stayed put all night until I got there the next morning.

    Post # 5
    Member
    502 posts
    Busy bee

    I had an iPod Touch taken out of my jacket pocket, shortly after it was given to me as a present from my parents. I feel like everybody needs that one ugly lesson to realize that ultimately, you can’t fully trust people. 

    At my new job they have cameras, so I feel like people aren’t dumb enough to steal with such awesome video coverage.

    Post # 6
    Member
    60 posts
    Worker bee

    Nope. Super small company full of honest people where I am the youngest by<br />a decade and own the cheapest stuff (makes me a poor target?)

    Post # 7
    Member
    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee

    At my old job someone actually stole my wallet out of my purse. 

    No one was ever caught and I quit shortly after, one of the reasons being I couldn’t work with someone who would do something like that

    Post # 8
    Member
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I always thought the cleaning staff was banking.

    Post # 9
    Member
    42522 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Some money from my wallet. We were not provided any place to lock up our bags. I just stopped bringing my wallet to work and carried only the minimum amount of cash in my uniform pocket.

    Post # 10
    Member
    5199 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    That’s awful.

    We’ve only had minor things go missing in our office like cell phone chargers and earbuds which, frankly I suspect could easily have be misplaced or someone could have intended to borrow and forgot to return.

    We have had some problems with theft from outside parties (litterally someone breaking a window and breaking into the office) but luckily no personal property was stolen.

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