If where you work you saw a colleague stealing would you tell or not?
December 23, 2006 5:37pm CST
Would you tell your boss? Would you try to talk to the person who you catch stealing? You could be risking your job either way, whether you tell or not. Personally, I would tell, without talking to the person, and hope the boss does not mention my name. I would hope the boss could verify it some way before firing the person but would fire them if it was confirmed.
24 Dec 06
I have actually been in this situation. One of the people I was working with on a building site, stole materials. I thought it was wrong, so I confidentially told the boss and the person got fired. Noone knows what I did, but I couldn't have lived with myself knowing that I had allowed theft to happen. Doesn't that make you an accessory or something?
24 Dec 06
Your boss or manager, as a professional, should not reveal your name to your stealing coworker. Yes, i would tell my boss about it, because what that person is doing is wrong, and could end up falling onto others who are innocent, including myself.