Monday, April 13, 2009

Question of The Day

Here's a question for you.

If you found out a coworker was being deliberately deceitful and stealing (embezzling) from the company would you tell or choose to not get involved?


22 People saying stuff:

SingleLADY said...

That is a tough call. It would depend on how well I knew the coworker, because I might confront them personally to get them to stop. And it would also depend on the company and how much I liked them :) Although, ultimately I think I would do something...

SSC~ The Domestic Diva said...

Okay if I knew someone was embezzling as in stealing Money. We are not talking post-it notes and pens. I would tell my boss. I understand times are tough. However I question if you confronted her what would happen.

Ah I got it, go to HR and ask them hypothetical what they would think the best route would be if you found out a co-worker was embezzling. Would they want you to first confront the co-worker or mention it to them.

I am a loser at this. I don't like getting people in trouble yet I dont' think stealing is right.

The Ambiguous Blob said...

Embezzling- YES. I would. If the co-worker was a friend, I'd warn them first and give them a chance to quit or come clean.

B said...

I'd come forward only if I had hard evidence. Our company is employee owned which means if they steal from the company, they steal from me!

n0days0ff said...

unless it directly affected me that would be a no.when they are in jail for 30 years im not going to help their kids with their homework every night, and im not helping his wife with the bills so i would have to say no

Queen-Size funny bone said...

oh hell ya. embezzling is big time stealing from many people. after all its not like a stapler walking out the door.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

oh hell ya. embezzling is big time stealing from many people. after all its not like a stapler walking out the door.

CarmenSinCity said...

hmmmmm - good question. I'm really not sure. Usually I choose not to get involved in that kind of stuff.

Suze said...

Hmm, that's a tough one. I honestly don't know.

Anonymous said...

I would report it, if not than your as guilty as the one embezzling....JMO of course

Melissa said...

Well, since I work in HR, I would have to say yes. I would report it to someone in HR and let them deal with it along with Security. Of course since I work in HR, I'm fairly black and white when it comes to something as serious as embezzlement.

Jeni said...

First, I'd make damned sure that this was actually happening -not sure how I'd do that but well, as long as the information on the theft involved wasn't coming to me second-hand, ya know, I guess. Then, yes, I'd report it to the HR dept or Security (whichever applies/is available) cause yes, if you know about something like that and do nothing, it is basically the same as aiding and abetting I think, isn't it?

OHmommy said...

The more and more I get older I choose NOT to get involved. Too much drama.

Tanyetta said...

I would turn a blind eye. People are crazy!

OR I just might snitch (anonymously of course) I'm not trying to get a cap in my ass!

lisaq said...

Yeah. I think it depends on the severity. Huge amounts of money, I think I would report. Incidentals like office supplies, probably not.

laughingattheslut said...

If you are really sure this person is stealing money (and not say taking home a few pens or borrowing some equipment), then I think that you should tell someone.

Besides the whole right and wrong issue, the company will have to try to get back that money somehow. And they might start with letting a few people go or cutting hours or benefits. So looking the other way might cost you your job.

moooooog35 said...

Depends..will they be willing to give you a cut?

Freckle Face Girl said...

I would tell. Perhaps, I would find an anonymous way to let someone higher up know that it could possibly be going on. That way it is on their shoulders to find out & take care of it.

SSC~ The Domestic Diva said...

Okay Diva what happened to the last post?

Terri said...

embezzeling large sums of money or stealing a pencil sharpener? Yes for the first, no for the second. Is this a situation at your work?

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Terri - No , it's not happening at my job, It is happening at a girlfriends job so we got to discussing what we would/should do.

Karyn Beach said...

If you know about it and don't say anything, what would be the repercussions for you? Is it a case where you could be considered an accomplice for saying nothing and not doing anything about it?