It's still theft

@sunrisefan (18524)
Philippines
May 30, 2016 9:54pm CST
It's been common practice for some employees in both private and the government sector to take home a few pieces of coupon bond (a whole ream even), pencils,pens or pentel pens and bring bring them home for their children's use in school. Others would bring a box of paper clips or fasteners or whatever "small" items they can take from the office. They don't have any sense of guilt that what they're doing is not good. They think that the items are small and that it would not make the company or the office any poorer. However, whether big or small, what you take which is not yours is theft, no matter what. The Great Books says "If you cannot be trusted with little things, with more reason you cannot be trusted with big things". Agree?
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@toniganzon (51649)
• Philippines
31 May 16
It's malversation. No matter how small the amount is, it's still theft or corruption.
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@sunrisefan (18524)
• Philippines
31 May 16
And you know better, Your Honor hehehe!
@toniganzon (51649)
• Philippines
31 May 16
@sunrisefan and you know well how corrupted my mind is too? Mind's always dirty.
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@sunrisefan (18524)
• Philippines
31 May 16
@toniganzon Don't worry, I'll send you some heavy duty detergent LOL!
@sharon6345 (130823)
• United States
31 May 16
A few years back a man was about to retire from the post office. he was investigated and found to have put a pencil in his pocket. he lost his job and his retirement for a single wooden pencil.
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@sunrisefan (18524)
• Philippines
31 May 16
What a painful loss of retirement pay just for a pencil! So there goes my point - whether big or small - it's still theft, right?
• Philippines
31 May 16
No, they have sense of guilt until you make it into a Law, that's how irresponsible some of us are.
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@sunrisefan (18524)
• Philippines
31 May 16
It's because they think that little things won't make much of a sin.
@Lucky15 (33753)
• Philippines
31 May 16
Agree. And i thinking...have i done something like that?
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@sunrisefan (18524)
• Philippines
31 May 16
Yes. The coconut? LOL!
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@Lucky15 (33753)
• Philippines
31 May 16
@sunrisefan office supplies. Lol
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@sunrisefan (18524)
• Philippines
31 May 16
@Lucky15 What? You brought reams of bond paper home? Return it pronto!
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@ilocosboy (34377)
• Philippines
31 May 16
oh, I think I'm guilty now
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@sunrisefan (18524)
• Philippines
31 May 16
Hahaha! And what did you take home with you?
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@ilocosboy (34377)
• Philippines
31 May 16
@sunrisefan secret, he he, maybe next time I should tell to our manager
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@sunrisefan (18524)
• Philippines
31 May 16
@ilocosboy Confess your sin to your Boss and return what you took with you LOL!
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@antonbunot (9486)
• Calgary, Alberta
31 May 16
@toniganzon It is similar to this saying (by me) - - small now . . big later . . huge in the end! Hmm, it does not sound similar to what the Great Book states!
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@toniganzon (51649)
• Philippines
31 May 16
why is it when you say huge i have this vivid imagination of the drawing you made?
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• Calgary, Alberta
31 May 16
@toniganzon LOL because it really gets huge when overjoyed! Just looking at your pic in 2-piece . . it gets overjoyed!
@toniganzon (51649)
• Philippines
31 May 16
@antonbunot i wonder how it gets if you look at my photo with no piece...
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@SIMPLYD (80330)
• Philippines
31 May 16
Yes , it's still theft . In the government offices they can do that because they have no guards to take a look at their bags nor to check anyone who leaves the office . But i suppose now , because they may have CCTVs they wil have second thoughts doing those .
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@sunrisefan (18524)
• Philippines
31 May 16
Still, there would be collusion sometimes.
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@SIMPLYD (80330)
• Philippines
31 May 16
@sunrisefan Yes, that's possible , specially fi the guards are government employees also not from an agency .
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@sunrisefan (18524)
• Philippines
31 May 16
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@salonga (27964)
• Philippines
31 May 16
I totally agree with you. Whether be it small or big, if it is not yours and you took it as your own without permission then it is stealing in the truest sense of the word.
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@sunrisefan (18524)
• Philippines
31 May 16
I'm glad we're on the same page.
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@acelawrites (11805)
• Philippines
31 May 16
It is theft because the government or the private office allots budget for such office materials. If depleted fast because the employees are taking it home, then there's need for additional budget to purchase it.
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@sunrisefan (18524)
• Philippines
31 May 16
Yes, it's theft, whether big or small.
@GardenGerty (100376)
• United States
31 May 16
Not much else to say but that in the long run it costs us all.
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