Am I a common thief ?

@ronnyb (6125)
December 3, 2008 3:01am CST
Work starts at eight ,you reach work 8:15 but you sign in the attendance register 7:59 shaving 16 minutes of your time.You are supposed to do 6 tasks and you only accomplish five and a half but you finish yet you put it on your report for the month and hope to finish the next half the following month.You are working overtime and you do seven hours and forty five minutes but in order to get maximum earnings you round up your time and say you have done eight hours ,only fifteen minutes.You saw a box of pens lying around for the longest time ,and nobody seems to want it ,dust has even gathered on it ,I think I should relieve them of this burden and carry it home These may be some of the things you do all the time and never though twice about it .Maybe its something everyone in your workplace does and maybe it was something that they told you to do.Are you a fool they ask,you can continue to act like you are "Mr Goody Two Shoes",at the end of the day,you are only short changing yourself they argue.Furthermore even your bosses do it and they are the ones making big bucks and driving fancy cars and look at what they pay us ,this is how we earn a little by beating the system. Did you ever stop to think that you may be a common criminal,a thief just like a bank robber ?Or do you think there is a difference ?How do you differentiate between the two.You are stealing from your workplace,it may be a physical item like the box of pens you took which translate into money ,just like the bank robber or it could be time which again translates into money . I am just philosophizing here ,what do you think ?
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@suzzy3 (8368)
4 Dec 08
Stealings stealing no matter how you dress it up and you stand to lose your job and your reputation, bosses rely on the honesty of their staff and if you don't like the working conditions leave and find somewhere else,Then again if you take the odd few minutes and make it up at some time I cannot see the difference,but it is not up to me to tell you it is up to your boss.
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@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
4 Dec 08
Yes my belief too.Nothing is worth your loosing your reputaion especially over a couple of minutes or a dusty pack of pens.