(Closed) Think my boss is stealing, afraid to report it ADVICE PLEASE!!!

posted 10 years ago in Career
  • poll: What should I do about my suspicions?
    Report it : (54 votes)
    83 %
    Tell him if he does it again I will be forced to report him : (10 votes)
    15 %
    turn the other cheek : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    You should report it with the necessary documentation to an even higher boss/supervisor.

    If you get caught, not telling it especially if it’s your job then you could get in trouble.  Plus, what he did was extremely unprofessional.

    Post # 4
    5495 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think that is something you def. need to report! Or at least have it looked into!

    Post # 5
    434 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I would for sure investigate it a little more, see if you can find some more evidence, then I’d say you have to report it. You don’t want to risk your own job and livelyhood for someone else.

    Post # 7
    8351 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think you should report it. You should be able to report is anonymously, if you are afraid of any repurcussions.

    Post # 8
    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’d report it. Ultimately he’s the one that put you in this position and in my opinion he made your choice clear by not responding to your messages.

    Post # 9
    192 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    definitely report it to upper managment.  if they discover it on their own and find out you knew, you can be fired yourself.  like say they are investigating and they question you and it all comes out that you saw these things all along, they will def get more angry because maybe it could have been stopped sooner.

    I don’t want to get into what my job is, but I see things like this ALL the time in all different types of companies.  withholding information like that is against almost every company policy i’ve seen.  and getting fired for misconduct will affect many different things down the road.  just trust me.

    Post # 11
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    Yeah, just tell upper management that you suspect suspicious activity from this manager and hand over all your documentation.  They’re the ones that’ll make the decision.

    Post # 12
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Do you have a whistleblowing policy you can reference?  That might give you some guidance.  I think you should check with him tomorrow and let him know he needs to provide you with the original receipt he claimed to have.  If he does not produce it let him know you have to raise the incident and you will allow upper management to work it out with him.  The prior poster who said you are risking your job by not reporting it is absolutely right! This guy is clearly not concerned about putting you in a terrible position so you should not worry about reporting him because of your relationship away from the office.  Good luck!

    Post # 13
    414 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I agree with noritake22 – report it annonymously. His behavior is unprofessional and he isn’t inspiring any confidence by blowing you off. If this is prolonged it could negatively impact the company you work for. It needs to be reported one way or another.

    Post # 14
    2186 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i would  be careful approaching him again – he already is non compliant with what you asked for earlier, and any further probes would probably make him more defensive, and if hes THAT well liked in the office he might have enough pull to make YOU seem like the liar.

    report him to the proper authorities. that is what they are there for, to investigate things like this impartially. your only obligation is to report it.

    failure to report it could put your own job at risk.

    bottom line – if he was *that* nice or *that* great of a friend he wouldnt have put you in the position you are in. my guess is he is banking on you being a nice person or a great friend and keeping it to yourself.

    run, dont walk, and report him. Lord knows what else he has been getting away with if hes  THAT blatant about something like that.

    Post # 15
    1023 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Well, I think you already gave him a chance to explain the situation and he wouldn’t. It’s not personal, its professional. And if he did do something wrong he has no one to blame about the predicament but himself. And if he does actually have an original receipt he really shouldn’t hold a grudge because again, you were just doing your job.

    Post # 16
    5822 posts
    Bee Keeper

    If he was really on the up and up wouldn’t he have provided you the original you asked for WHEN you asked for it?  If he was even HALF your friend, then he would have given you what you needed.  The fact that you approached him about this and he flippantly blew you off tells me that he is trying to hide behind a friendly relationship with you, and he knows it.  I would report it.  You’ve already given him the chance to be honest about the whole thing and fix the problem, but he didn’t hold up his end.  You’ve given him the chance, I’d say now you’re forced to report it.  Whenever I do investigations of these types of things, the person in the wrong usually emotionally blackmails someone by first becoming their friend, then abusing the friendship while doing illegal things…sounds like he’s just another dumb criminal to me.  Sorry your boss is both dishonest and a jerk.

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