The right choice can be the hardest
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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• Derry, Northern Ireland
21 May 17
@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'.
21 May 17
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.