Many of you have read my post The First Dilemm Of The New Year and I thank you for that. Some have asked for the outcome of what my decision was. And for that matter, what my decision was.
So to recap briefly:
I saw someone at work steal. As plain as I can put it. Then I saw another person become a part of the stealing.
I have a strong ethical background in business and life. I cannot let something like that go. I don’t care if it’s my business or someone else’s. I’m not a goodie two shoes but I was raised with right and wrong. Stealing = wrong! It doesn’t matter if it’s 5 cents, a pack of gum, or a car…..taking something that is not your property is not right.
So here I am with all of what I just witnessed weighing on my mind. I did tell my supervisor the next day I was at work. She was a bit taken back but not fully surprised that it happened. Nothing could be done without proof though. As the days passed I found out that others knew of this person stealing. It has been going on for years! No one ever said anything. This had to stop. I told the manager of my department what I saw. I was told to get proof that this was happening. Lucky for me my intelligent phone has a camera. So the next few times I saw the items being staged for take-away I took pictures of them. I even followed the person to see if they paid for them. Sometimes the answer was no. And other things were taken during the journey to the break room.
I along with a few other employees presented this information to our manager……..it fell on deaf eyes and blind ears.
I couldn’t believe this and neither could the other employees. Here we decided to stick up for this manager and he didn’t seem to care.
I still had the right/wrong thing pinging in my head. So we took this to the Store Director (above the store manager). If anyone would care, she would…..right?
Mind Blown………Frustration continues.