Cubicle Confessions is a new MN Business column bringing you real-life office horror stories from MadameNoire readers. This week’s topic is stealing office supplies. Have you ever stolen supplies from work? What did you take and why? Here’s what some of our readers said:
Tevina: Hell yea! Whachu mean why???? I was in charge of ordering supplies so I would just order extra for my home office. Yes it was wrong but a lot of people take pens and pads home.
Jalecia: Tissue. I was in the Army pulling a 6 am-6 pm (because who ever said the military was a 9-5 lied) and I knew after being at work all day and waiting in traffic I was going to be too tired to grab some.
Lola: I was moving jobs and I ordered extra office supplies to take with me.
Pchezz: Ummm yeah but if anyone else asks I plead the fifth.
Nita: Ummmm yes. My home office is fully stocked by our government. Lol
Ranata: Clothing ‘cuz it was my last day there.
Somalia: I steal from that God awful place everyday. Anything I can get.. paper towels, bathroom tissue, Glade® plug-ins, copying paper, first aid kits, coffee creamer, pens, notebooks, etc..
Venus: Small office supplies aka SCHOOL supplies for my boys. I worked for a company that ordered more supplies than was actually being used in office.
Rhonda: Yep! Sure did! Hey, the kids needed writing tablets, folders, pencils, pens, rulers. I just took the list to work and went shopping! LOL!!
Lindie: Yep everyday. I use the paper to photocopy my private things like recipes. I use their folders and color prints to do my nieces and nephews assignments.
Kourtney: Toliet paper. I didn’t feel like stopping at Wal-Mart om the way home.
Takisha: LMAO…yes!! I used to work at a gym and I..ummmm….use to “borrow” somethings like cleaning supplies, tissue, and paper towels.
Dustin: All the time. It’s my way of rebelling against the system.
Jessica: I never have but a coworker of mine we used to work at the hospital together would take everything. Lol. trash bags, razors, toilet paper. Lmao.