This morning, I heard on a radio show about the growing number of thefts from disgruntledemployees who are losing their jobs due to the decline in the economy. It’s a very sad time in our economy when so many people are losing their jobs but it’s even more sad that people are turning to stealing to make themselves feel better. Even worse the radio hosts were almost encouraging people to steal from the company on their way out the door.
Millions of Americans have recently lost their jobs due to the recent global recession. Families are finding it hard to make ends meet and pay their bills. For those of us luck enough to keep our jobs,Â many are being forced to take unpaid leaves from work in order to keep their jobs. Those who have lost their jobs are taking valuable data and even equipment from their former employers.
I realize it may seem tempting to steal on th way out the door, but is this the right thing to do? They may also think that after many years of service the company owes it to them, but haven’t they paid them the whole time?
Companies and businesses are not always greedy entities as they are often portrayed. They, like individuals sometimes have to make difficult decisions to ensure their survival. If you believe it is wrong to steal from friends, family and co-workers then you should feel the same about your workplace.
In times of financial difficulties always remember it could be worse. There are hundreds of thousands of people in third world nations that don’t get one full meal per day. Most of us are blessed to have some type of shelter and food. So before you grab that laptop on your way to the unemployment office think twice and make the honest decision.