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out of sight, out of mind (and heart)
You're talking about a vending machine.
I was visiting a hospital a few months ago and there was a box of hand gel just lying about. So I had some.
I've felt bad, but hygienic about it ever since.
I won't even ask you what you could possibly need with "a lot of latex gloves".
We knew the cycle of the security cameras.
Not any more though. I am now a pillar of the community.
but nowhere near as much as work has stolen from me.
Yes! I'm keeping that fucking crockery and taking some wine glasses tonight too.
which i will put back when I get my own stuff out of storage next time I'm in scotland. There may be a few pencil sharpeners at home which are, strictly speaking, office equipment, but which looked lonely in the stationery cupboard (also, one of my favourite things is to sharpen pencils. It's relaxing.)
so i've been srealing stuff for years :0
I am currently boasting a 42 inch plasma in my living room courtesy of our dem room :)
Do you have a poster-sized landscape print of the Mona Lisa that you can stick on it?
(did he remember your b'day in the end? Do you want me to send the boys round?)
the fact that i have still yet to sand my bathroom floor to notice :)
Aye he fucking did by saying 'oh happy birthday, i hadn't forgot, just for get to tell you' hmmmmmmm is that not the same thing?
for the slave-rate of £3.75ph. The manager was the owner's wife and was completely useless, so I practically ran the place. I chose the videos to buy in, and how many to buy (bearing in mind a rental copy would cost about £50 each), I balanaced the books, ordered more popcorn/sweets/ice-cream and I even produced posters etc to advertise deals we had on. I was 15 years old. I did all this for £3.75ph. So yes, I used to steal, I had crates of maltesers and dorritos that I had syphoned (sp?) off just lying around my parents house. I saw it is subsidising a ridiculous working wage.
P.S - Never rent porn, the stuff you get in rental shops is practically suitable for kids.
god i love this place sometimes
(it was an amazing design: a Jurassic Park mug with the logo "something has survived" on it).
it wasn't mine to give away, so yeah, technically i thieved that.
in terms of time thieved to go on the internet vs overtime worked - i'm probably about evens.
and then either skip dinner or just get something cheap. Dunno if that's stealing or just a bit cheeky.
You've passed the Librarian's exam!
that was one of the books I bought you see.
When i did night shifts some years ago now. Still wear it now.
Mr friend used to steal crates of wine, food, aftershave etc. Bit ridiculous really.
'twas the lack of heart killed the beast
'Cos I worked there too and heard that they usually have about £14k of missing stock written off every year, presumably all stuff that's been stolen by staff and shoplifters. Books are ridiculously easy to steal.
But yeah, it was easy to just shove 10-15 books in a bag at the end of every shift. They occasionally did bag searches at the ends of shifts, but what he did was go around getting all the books he wanted that day and putting them under a table in a corner of the shop on a floor where there's never more than one person on at a time. Walk out the staff door after having bag searched, walk upstairs, put books in bag, walk down and out, five times a week for three months.
as a venn diagram of things that were both stealable and interesting enough to steal would yield no results.
But I've worked in Woolworths and MVC and boy did I steal stuff. I once managed to get four CDs and six DVDs in one go at MVC.
one of those electric tennis racket fly swatter things
various kitchen untensils
a crate of ribena
where'd you put the bunkers?
when i did delivery work during summer holidays at school and when i first left school, anything was fair go. If we (any delivery staff basically) were left in a pub cellar unwatched for more than a minute or two something would go missing. Foodstuffs, bottles of spirits and beer, empty kegs, gas canisters, etc etc. Anything not used or useful would be sold on to the next drop.
One time me and one of the drivers were delivering crates of becks, and then stole half of them back and resold them to the same pub. That was a tricky timing excercise.
i was left to cash up and lock up so generally went out of my way to provide a non welcoming environment so I wouldn't be bothered by customers... one night a friend was perched by the bar and we started sampling the many obscure spirits at the back of the bar, this became a regular occurence and led to a lot of curdled Baileys as tried to make the strangest cocktails possible and convince students to buy them, awesome times.
I do this at the end of, or during, pretty much every shift, so it doesn't even feel like stealing anymore.
because the system we have means that all the waiters/barpeople etc who actually earn said tips have to put them in a jar which gets divided up every 4 months - in such a way that the managers (who don't actually do anything to get them) get 25% each, and the remaining 25% gets given to all the worker types. we get about a tenner each, whereas if we kept all the tips we earnt we'd get about £100 every four months, so fuck that. it's quite shit, in summary.
just before they closed down, I used to borrow the whole back catalogue of an artist each day and rip them all on my hard drive. Being the manager, I could get in early and put them back in racks. Took me forever one night ripping the majority of Bob Dylans works. Also a Gameboy Color once. It was shit. I borrowed it, but forgot to bring it back. So its stealing really I guess. Oh, also that John Lennon box set with loads of rarties on, as me and a work colleague had a competition who could pilfer the most ridiculous item. We are all going to hell, yeah?
IT WAS SO AWESOME. But they were a German oven company, so I have no idea what they were doing with promotional Swiss army knives. Sadly, I lost it when I went abroad and forgot to take it off my keys, so I had to throw it away at the airport.
Also, I used to volunteer one afternoon a week at a charity shop doing the books and I used to take one each week. I dunno. Maybe I should feel more guilty about that but I used to bring some of the books back after I'd read them and they got all that free work out of me... oh well.
Coffee, even the expensive hand-picked stuff
Napkins, straws, paper towels
Any gift set that I could post to relatives during the holidays
And the occasional fiver I would nab from taking someone's drink order, leaving the register open from the last customer, putting the fiver in it w/o ringing anything up, and taking five or more additional fivers out when we would change in our tips at the end of a shift