(Closed) To Catch a Thief…

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
11697 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Nona99:  I think all you can do is have the cleaner take pictures before she leaves on friday and then you take pictures on monday morning.  Document document document.  Maybe do a random pop in during their meeting?  Oh, hey, forgot you’d be here…left my xx at my desk….

Post # 4
1846 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Can’t he just tell her she’s not allowed to use the office anymore??? It seems like it’s more trouble then it’s worth, especially if she’s denying everything. 

Post # 5
1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

You mean to tell me you never thought of a hidden camera in the areas being defiled?  Nanny-cam, anyone?  Hide it in a plant or the wall clock. 

As for the bathrooms, put the camera outside the bathroom to see who enters it.

Who cares if they see the cameras?  Maybe if they knew they were being watched, they wouldn’t do it!  I used to work in a small boutique and we had a fake security camera hooked up but it didn’t record or monitor anything.  It just gave the sense that you were being watched. Sometimes that is all that you need … thinking that you are being watched.




Post # 6
4934 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

it’s possible someone from the group is hanging behind unbeknownst to her and using it as a party house, or people are breaking in. Maybe have the locks changed or have someone keep an eye on the place for a night. 

Post # 7
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’d take the coffee pot home with me.  All you need is that building burned down.  


Post # 8
9681 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@Nona99:  I think you should stop letting them use your office. They aren’t being respective so they can go be disgusting animals somewhere else. 

Post # 9
1475 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would set up a nanny cam asap – I would want to catch these people and prove who it was, after they denied it of course.


Post # 10
173 posts
Blushing bee

Why bother with “catching” whoever is doing this? Is there a point?

 Your dad should just sack up and tell her this study group arrangement isn’t working out and she needs to find somewhere else, like a library or coffee shop, to study.

Post # 11
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

There are cameras all over here, you can just send out an office memo that your insurance required it or you got a discount, that they won’t normally be monitored, just recording.

Post # 12
784 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsPanda99:  +1

You tried letting them use the place, it clearly hasn’t worked.  She can study in the library or at starbucks.

Post # 13
8590 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would just tell the woman that the study group can no longer use the space. Even if she’s supposedly not aware of what’s going on she’s obviously not being responsible about using it.

Post # 14
1366 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t like her response.  It should have been “I’m really sorry, let me have a word with my study group.”  Your father is doing her a favor and you guys shouldn’t be inconvenienced by it.  I also vote for a nanny cam, just so you can have the satisfaction of proving it but when you do I don’t suggest she gets another chance.  I think by not even asking if her friends did it she’s being very disrespectful.

Post # 15
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@ Nona99:  That totally sucks! I would use a nanny cam but I would also pop in during the weekend just to check on the place. Give the excuse you forgot something or you had a deadline that needed to be upped or something. It’s possible she has no clue that someone in her study session is trashing the place after she leaves. It’s also possible she is just opening the place and only staying for a while. Whatever is happening it totally uncalled for.


Post # 16
549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@FortiesFlare:  +1


But if your dad continues to allow them to use it I would say he, or someone else from the office, should pop in about 20 minutes before they are to leave the building. There is no way for them to deny it with all the proof right there.


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