The right choice can be the hardest

By Lola
@Lolaze (2871)
St. Louis, Missouri
May 21, 2017 2:50pm CST
Recently some coworkers and I had to do something very difficult. We had to report our boss for fraud, stealing, and general mismanagement of the company funds. We found out she'd caused the company to lose its nonprofit status, and continued operating when the state told her to cease business. We also found a business credit card in her son's name with $10,000 on charges on it and suspicious withdrawals from the business bank account. In the end, an attorney said we HAD TO report it to authorities or we could be accessories to any crimes discovered. My coworkers reported it and then we told those served by the business in a general meeting. The boss repeatedly threatened to call the police on us and then banned us from the premises and suspended us. We are beginning to form our own business to take the place of where we worked before, as it will eventually be shut down. All of our lives are in turmoil because we did the right thing, it sucks. Sometimes doing what's right is hard!
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@Hatley (159307)
• Garden Grove, California
21 May
yes that has to be really hard but know' you are do ing the right thing and that mighthelp a bit hope your new business really thrives
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@marlina (62086)
• Canada
21 May
Yes, I hope that the new business thrives too!
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@shebish (808)
• Egypt
21 May
Not a pleasant thing to have had to do , I hope your new business plan is successful,
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@pgntwo (21710)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
21 May
Hobson's choice? But the right choice
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@MALUSE (32708)
• Denmark
21 May
Who knows what Hobson's choice means? I don't.
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@pgntwo (21710)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
21 May
@MALUSE "Take it or leave it", basically. A bit like the other person who has responded here before me, and whose response I cannot read. :sigh:
The meaning and origin of the phrase 'Hobson's choice'.
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@MALUSE (32708)
• Denmark
21 May
@pgntwo How many members know this? This is a typical pgn comment and I don't like it. I have a déjà vu feeling. I've mentioned something similar before.
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@Essjayd (1168)
21 May
Well done I would report anyone I found stealing from a company I worked for! I've watched a company fold due to theft. In that case the thief tried to shift the blame onto other members of the management team. Thankfully the stuff they had wiped from their computer was backed up elsewhere so they were caught out. Unfortunately we still lost our jobs as the company was in 20k of debt due to this persons actions. Good luck with your new business I wish you great success with it.
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@Lolaze (2871)
• St. Louis, Missouri
22 May
This company is looking at at least 70,000 in debt....most of that to the IRS. It is toast, unfortunately.
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@Essjayd (1168)
22 May
@Lolaze One day soon I hope you and your workmates are celebrating the success of the new business. Sometimes it takes an awful thing like this to make you take steps to a better future that you may not have considered until this happened!
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@AmbiePam (46151)
• United States
23 May
Oh, I can't imagine the turmoil. However, whether it's now or later you'll be rewarded for doing the right thing sometime in the future.
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@diosabella (4843)
22 May
When doing the right thing, almost every time its very difficult. I hope that you get something good out of it too.
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@paigea (21188)
• Canada
22 May
Wow, that was really a hard thing to do. I admire you.
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@Susan2015 (18647)
• United States
21 May
Sometimes it is very hard to do the right thing, but it had to be done. Glad you all did the right thing.
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@marlina (62086)
• Canada
21 May
Very difficult situation to be in. But you did the right thing. Congratulations.
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@Happy2BeMe (70159)
• Canada
21 May
Sorry to read this. It is terrible that you have to suffer by doing the right thing. I hope that everything works out.
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@dragon68 (784)
21 May
Yes you are right on this.
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