Who steals from a coworker?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Definately scummy.We’ve had the same problem in my office from lunches to cash to corporate credit cards being stolen out of purses and desk drawers. We’ve also had some less than classy stuff happen in the bathrooms. I never understood it–it’s a big office with a lot of people, but most are in their 30s or older.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

ridiculous.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@cruzan1978: It’s not. I can almost, almost, just a fraction understand money, not that it’s in anyway ok and way worse than anything else. But the thing that has always grossed me out the most are lunches. How do you eat food when 1, you don’t know what’s in it, and 2, you don’t know whose it is and the conditions of where they made the food.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Wow. I don’t get stealing (unless life or death) but stealing from a coworker seems like taking a piss in your own bed. Is that the saying? or is it taking a dump in your own yard… I’m sure you get my point. 🙂

Unfortunately it’s so common! An ex coworker of mine got her engraved ipod stolen even though she stashed it in a drawer in the closed off receptionist desk.

Sorry you are dealing with this!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

@cruzan1978: What has been stolen? Not that it matters, I’m just curious.

People suck sometimes.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

This has happened at several places I’ve worked at.  Once a digital camera was stolen from me.  Luckily it was an early version and a piece of garbage.  not really sure why someone would want it…

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I CAN NOT STAND A LIAR AND A THEIF… I am the kind of person I would give you the last dollar I had if I thought you really needed it. So it makes me so upset when ppl steal from me

I had a big problem with this at beauty school(people would actually break into locked stations and steal when you werent there)and one of my jobs  was so bad and it was not just My Cowokers  but CLIENTS stealing everything from my Tools ( I am a hairdresser) So i have had everything from my combs and brushes , color ,  blow dryers & flat irons  to my tip money cell phone… sunglasses etc…someone even stolen my damn Clothes like jackets scarf etc i hung up in the breakroom!

What is sooo sad about all of this is 2 things…. They somehow could manage to do this when you walked away from your station. I Never left my stuff overnight at my last job i carried everything with me to and from work EVERY SINGLE DAY! I can not tell you how many times I would go on break or go to the bathroom or just step out for a couple of minutes and come back to my stuff being gone… and of course NO SINGLE PERSON HAD A CLUE WHERE it went! Seriously it does not just walk off on its own!

I started marking my stuff (like i was in friggen kindergarten) but people would still steal stuff usually it was the same 2 people and if I saw them with it and confronted them about it they would always say the same thing… oh I found it laying in the back and didnt know it belonged to anyone. I took it to our management but of course since no one “saw” them do it … nothing was ever done.. infact they still work there… and then they wonder why their drawer never comes up right or anything at the end of the night or why they are always having to replace to much stuff because it was “broken” and got “thrown away”

My new job now has video cameras… at first i didnt think i would like that but it does really help put a stop to stealing and snooping… But honestly i still do not bring a purse in or put anything of value in my locker (bc they dont have locks & the cameras dont monitor back there

It also cleared up a situation that I had with a client who threw a fit  threatened me and threatened to call the law on me while in the shop claiming that I stole her money out of her purse…when she got up to the desk and didnt not have money to pay for her services .I WAS LIVID! My manager called the law herself on the woman for refusing to pay for services and personal threats….. The owners came down the cops came down and we sat there all together and watched the video….. just like I told the woman there was absolutely no oportunity whatsoever for me to have stolen anything from her. I was never alone with her purse the only time she didnt have eyes on her purse was when i turned her back to the mirror to check her neckline. That woman still accused me claiming the tapes were “altered” the cops said perhaps you wanna question your husband or your children at home first next time

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yeah I thought I would hate it but The longer I work At my current job the more I really think the cameras help cut down on alot of the crap that happens. I don’t think there has ever been a hint at anyone stealing anything from anyone there. I mean honestly we are a smaller shop and other than the bathrooms there is only one place in the whole shop that the cameras cant see you and thats in the are where our lockers are) which i wish they had them in there too)

I think it also cuts down alot on the laziness and the drama of the stylist. As well as the BS drama clients try to pull sometimes. I honestly also think it cuts down on alot of the crazy people too…. because they dont want to be caught on camera…

Our cameras do not have sound but in addition to being recorded they video footage also does a live feed that can be accessed from our owners personal computers. And him and his wife do from time to time watch the cameras… because they will always be watching before they call to check in to see if its busy or what everyone is doing.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hopefully even if your company doesnt install cameras maybe someone will catch the people stealing in the act and they will be long ago

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