Do you lock your drawers?

A guardian for your drawers :p - Do you lock your drawers when you are not around?
@whyaskq (7553)
Singapore
June 27, 2007 12:22pm CST
We all have our personal drawers, both at home and in the workplace. When you leave home or workplace, we lock all doors and windows. However, do you lock your drawers too? I do not have the habit of locking my drawers either at home or at the workplace. I do see my colleagues locking theirs when they leave the office. Especially in my workplace, I see no reason to lock my drawers. There is nothing private and confidential as far as I am concerned. Talking about things being stolen, lol... there is nothing worth to be stolen in my workplace. We are not in retail sales and do not collect or keep cash in the workplace. Friends, do you lock your drawers when you are not there guarding it? Why? Or you have a kitty to guard it on your behalf. lol.
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@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
28 Jun 07
nope, no kitty, no locking. first of all, my drawers are full of office stationary and non-expensive personal grooming stuff haha. including sewing kits heh. too troublesome to lock. locking hints at valuables, or mistrust. also i fully trust my colleagues, even the cleaning aunty, who has become a real friend to us. which brings me to your next discussion.
@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
29 Jun 07
ok, so i know where you put your sewing kits. I bet there are medical kits as well. Thanks. Medical kits - incoming discussion, eh?
@loverenth (136)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
I think this depends on who you're living or working with. In my case, i don't lock my drawers at home cause i have my own room and as far as I know, my parents don't enter my room when I'm not around so they won't get to see what my drawers have in it. But at work, I've heard a lot of stories about missing things like cellphones, iPods and some other personal stuff.. so i'm a bit paranoid that there's a klepto walking around in the office and so I lock my drawer and pedestal...
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@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
29 Jun 07
okay... so you put cellphones, ipods in your drawers. I kept them in my bag. It is safer.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
27 Jun 07
When I was working in Samoa I always locked my drawers for security reasons. I often leave my purse in there and maybe a personal letter I may have received that day or something like that. Staff members are forever looking for pens or ruler and such and they think that it's ok to go into other people's desk to look for things. It's just something they do.
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@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
29 Jun 07
I would agree that looking over the desk is fine, but opening people's drawers without permission, it is something I shake head.
• Singapore
27 Jun 07
I actually prefer to lock it - even in my own house. But the lock broke lol so I just had to make do.. meaning I don't lock it anymore. But no one enters my room without permission - not even when I am not in (I suppose though I won't know for sure) so it is ok. There isn't any gold inside anyway so I don't bother to hire a shrimp or 2 to patrol the place.
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@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
27 Jun 07
I see no reason to lock too, but people say I need to lock my drawers if there are important things.
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
27 Jun 07
I would definitely do it , whether it is at the workplace or in my personal office . Why should you take the risk of intruders getting acccess to your personal belongings ?
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@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
27 Jun 07
Hmmm... I hate to think that there will be intruders within the office? Shouldn't all colleagues be trusted?
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
29 Jun 07
No I do not have locked Drawers I never have had locked Drawers as there was never any need for it When I was working all my Paperwork and that used to be in my car so there was no need to lock Drawers at work
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@charms88 (7546)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
I'm not working in the office, bighead. I have my personal drawer at home where I placed my important documents and a few cents of money. :P I actually don't need to lock it but it has been my habit to do so. If I have a maid around, then its time to lock my drawer. Its better to safeguard all my personal belongings that way.
@im_anna (718)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
at home, i don't have a lock in my drawer but at workplace, my desk have 3 drawers. We only have few staff so no need to worry but I put my personal things inside 1 drawer like checks, some cash & other personal stuff so I do lock 1 drawer.
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• Philippines
28 Jun 07
When the help is cleaning my room, I always lock it.
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@MGjhaud (20811)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
yes i do now. before when i live alone i dont do that but when i moved in to a room that i have to share it with someone, i have to. when i go to school, i sometimes left some of my gadgets in the drawer. they're pretty valuable to me an i cant afford if someone would stole it.
@Sherifm (27)
• Egypt
28 Jun 07
I do not lock my drawers at home at all, even my personal drawers are not locked at home, but i am more picky in locking my drawers at job, uni or even the GYM, these are the places i am more concerned of stuff being stolen.
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@trk918 (255)
• United States
28 Jun 07
I do at work but I have financial information for the company in there. Other than that I don't.
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@mejluvya (213)
• United States
28 Jun 07
I think you are correct, unless you are trying to hide something,there is no reason to lock your drawers at work. People should not have valuable items in the workplace, why would you? That is what your home is for.
@mypeace (395)
• Nigeria
28 Jun 07
l only lock them when l have importance document or money there, or else l dont lock it.
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@easy888 (10406)
• Australia
28 Jun 07
Hello,whyaskq,i have few drawers at home but i do not have any locks for them,i do not have any persoanl things at all and i do not keep much money at home,literally i am a poor person:P,there are not many things that worth to take from my drawers. I am working in retail,i have a private drawer in my storeroom but i will not lock it as well because i think it is safe and no one can steal anything there,i also trust my colleagues.
@nandans (1161)
• India
28 Jun 07
I lock my office drawer while leaving for home, but do not lock my drawer at home..
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@RA2_007 (152)
• India
28 Jun 07
No.. Ussually I dont lock my drawers. I dont feel a need to. because there is nothing that secret in my drawer. So I dont care if its open. Also I'm too lazy to close it and open it each n every time.
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• India
28 Jun 07
I use to lock my drawer at my workplace because its not safe to keep it open with all confidential documents in it....... if some papers move out or if some information goes to a third party then i would be questioned........
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@Ashgun (472)
28 Jun 07
Actually no i dont lock my drawers at home! Koz there are nothing that special or SECRET to lock them! I dont work so i wont be able to answer this one! But i think your colleagues lock theirs maybe because they kept their personal things like wallet or mobile phone and girls can keep their personal girly things...
• India
28 Jun 07
There are some drawers which i keep lock in which they are valuable things or documents at home for security reasons.....