Update on Stealing Lunches

@winterose (39931)
Canada
November 10, 2011 1:09am CST
If you remember I wrote about my friend who was having his lunch stolen at work everyday. It appears that everyone knew who was doing it but wouldn't tell him. It is a young guy of 25 After that the guy got up in his face and started slapping him, this went on for a few days. Then the guy told my friend he hated him. My friend is very quiet and doesn't bother anyone. The young guy said he was going to beat up my friend. The young guy said come out side So my friend said okay I will but I am warning you you hit me again and I will hit back. The guy hit my friend in the face twice every one was looking even the boss then my friend let him have it, he hit him three times when the police came every said that it was not my friend's fault, the other guy swung first. HOwever, my friend ended up busting the young guys jaw, so he is in the hospital now. Now everyone is mad at my friend. They make sure he does not have a place to sit in the cafeteria so he eats outside by himself and soon it is going to get really cold here in Montreal do you think those people are right to treat my friend like that. What about the boss, he is supposed to make the workplace safe, it is not a bar room ball. Why does this guy get away with stealing lunches and then slapping people just because he feels like it
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@WakeUpKitty (8711)
• Netherlands
10 Nov 11
Your friend did the right thing. He took all the insults, he warned and he let himself slap first. He is my hero and a winner. And about the rest? The collegues and boss? They are cowards and losers. Just watching, too afraid to say their opinion. There is a dutch saying about "bounching" a ball.. if you do so, you have to expect it comes back to you. and how hard that bounch will be or be felt depends on the person that is throwing. I really feel sorry for your friend hope it turns out well and his collegues won't make his live a hell.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
10 Nov 11
thanks Kitty, I will get out of that crazy place on Dec 5, his contract is up. He cannot wait.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
10 Nov 11
Glad your friend finally stood up forhimself but the boss should take over and fire the young feller not right to let him doing this all this time also the co workers should hang thier heads in shame for what they are doing to him
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
10 Nov 11
it is just ridiculous, I think the employees may be afraid of this young guy
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
10 Nov 11
ow that is rediculous
@Aja103654 (5663)
• Philippines
10 Nov 11
That's totally unfair and his co-workers are total wussies for not helping out! It's probably better that your friend won't have to sit next to such people. All this because of a crazy guy who steal lunches? Where's justice?
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
10 Nov 11
worse than stealing lunches, the crazy guys slaps and punches him. That is totally wrong.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
10 Nov 11
I don't understand why they should be mad at him. If anything he should be mad at them for letting it go that far. Especially the boss.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
10 Nov 11
I know it is just crazy
@surfer222 (1715)
• Indonesia
10 Nov 11
wow... who is that guy? is he have some relation with the big boss or the owner of the company? why does everyone end up hating your friend? it doesn't make sense, why all of them take the crazy man's side? if i were in your friend's position i will mad at all of them who take the crazy man's side.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
10 Nov 11
no the crazy one is just an ordinary employee but the bully type.
@celticeagle (113087)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Nov 11
Well, to begin with your friend is a new comer. I think I would be looking for work elsewhere. It sounds like these people are weird and boss is letting it go on. I would not walk to be around people like this. I would have to ask the boss why he is letting this go on. Your friend didn't do anything. Had his good stolen and defended himself. And it seems to be okay for this other guy to 'hate him', steal his belongings and beat on him.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
11 Nov 11
he is only going to be there until the 5th of decemember this is a workmen's compensation program that ends at that time. He can't wait to leave.
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@celticeagle (113087)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Nov 11
I bet. Well, I certainly hope he find a better situation next time!
@BarBaraPrz (16855)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
10 Nov 11
Let me guess... your friend is an Anglophone and everyone else there are francophone? Quebec has laws unto itself, mostly favoring the "pur laine", but there must be some agency from which he could seek recourse?
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
10 Nov 11
no my friend is a francophone but is perfectly bilingual, everyone else are foreigners at this place, the 25 year old guy is a filipino
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@BarBaraPrz (16855)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
10 Nov 11
Well, there goes that theory...
• Philippines
11 Nov 11
Well most people would think that it was right for your friend to get even with that guy. But the bible teaches us to love our enemies.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
11 Nov 11
my friend did not want to get even, he wanted to be left alone, he warned the guy not to want to take it outside, he told him the consequences the guy didn't care and he through the first two punches,
@mommyboo (13207)
• United States
10 Nov 11
This is really bizarre. I don't know what to say because I have never worked in a place where people get physical and nobody does anything. The young guy who was stealing lunches should be reprimanded for stealing lunches - and he should be written up if not possibly FIRED for physically attacking your coworker/friend. In fact, your friend was only defending himself, he should press charges against the young guy for his threats and harrassment. If it were ME, I wouldn't care if people were mad at ME. I would be considered the victim and when a victim defends themselves and comes out ahead, that is as it should be. Any other ending is NOT as it should be. That other guy is a bully and if I were the boss, I would most definitely fire him.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
11 Nov 11
he will be leaving on the 5th of Decemember that is when is contract finishes. As I said before several times he is making a formal complaint to CSST workmen compensation board
• United States
10 Nov 11
I think your friend should make a legal report. Go to the labor board or whatever is called. File charges against the boss too. No it's not right this is happening. I think I'd still eat inside. If they don't allow him to sit, I'd sit anyway. Their Accra cant be that big to take up every spot.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
10 Nov 11
he will be telling the workmen's compensation representative, he is on workmen's comp and the representative is supposed to be coming to the plant next week.
• United States
11 Nov 11
Now that your friend is hated , he can go to the boss's boss abd tell him the Whole story. Stealing lunches is theft . And last time I checked Theft is against the law! So your friend Could have had him arrested. And I wonder Why the whole office stood up for your friend? They had the opportunity to get your friend in trouble but they didn't! This tells me if your fried tells the police about Everything that happened , the office would be in trouble. So I think it is time to tell all but to the higher ups. I a, so glad he broke his jaw! Now it will be weeks before he can Steal And eat Anyone lunch! This all sounds like grade school!
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
11 Nov 11
the thing is my friend did not know who was stealing his lunch and he did make the a complaint to the boss who did nothing. Everyone else knew but would not tell him. It is just a very disgusting place to work at. He will only be there until the 5th of december, then he will not be working there anymore, he is so happy about that.
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• United States
11 Nov 11
Amen!! He is too good for the place And far more Mature. All The A$$holes will remain in this petty place and he will rise like a beacon! Tell him Well Done for me!
@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
10 Nov 11
Well in the first place the boss is absolutely Not Management material and second of all sounds like everyone could take a lesson in growing up. What kind of a boss stands outside and watching to see who comes out the winner? Who would think to bunch someone in the face over a sandwich anyway? The whole thing sounds juvenile to me. I think at some point we have either had our lunch taken or heard of this being done to someone but I recall this as being grade school. At 25 years old the guy should be able to make his own lunch and keep his hands to himself. I think after the first time my lunch went missing I would be able to come up with a different method of hiding my lunch. Two wrongs has never made a right and breaking someones jaw over a lunch is like I said juvenile. Just my opinion.
@surfer222 (1715)
• Indonesia
10 Nov 11
I agree that fight over a food is juvenile... but if someone slap you and then hit you, you must fight back, it's not about food anymore, it's about personal safety, so i still think the guy is still on the right side.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
10 Nov 11
I agree with surfer remember it started with stolen lunches, but then this 25 year old guy started slapping him in the face, and then the 25 year old told him he hated him and he wanted to fight outside, at this point my friend had enough and said okay he you want to go outside we will but I am a bigger guy than you outside my friend let the 25 year old guy punch him in the face twice, I repeat twice before his fought back. It is a question of self defense