Do you ever treat the supply closet at your job like it’s a store where everything’s FREE? A new survey asked people if they’ve ever stolen stuff from work. Here are the five most common items we steal . . .
1. Pens and pencils. 38% of us have stolen them from work before.
2. Note pads and other stationery, 22%.
3. Printer paper, 18%.
4. Staplers, 8%.
5. Food from the kitchen, also 8%. Toilet paper just missed the top five at 7%.
Also, 5% of us have stolen things like mugs or silverware from the kitchen . . . 3% have stolen MONEY . . . and 2% have stolen a computer.
The survey also asked bosses how SERIOUS it is to steal different things. 89% said stealing money is “very serious,” and 87% said the same about a computer or laptop.
Less than 15% said it’s serious to steal things like pens, pencils, scissors, and stationery.