posted on Jun, 5 2006 @ 02:42 PM
A few weeks ago my company was expecting a few packages that were never delivered. I called up FedEx, and went buck-wild. They kept insisting that
the packages were signed for and delivered. The problem is that the receptionist never counts the boxes, so how could we be sure. The equipment had
a total value of about $5,000.
Today, our plant-guy goes to fill up his sprinkler thingy in a utility sink, and finds all of the equipment un-boxed, and stacked behind some large
garbage cans. Everything was there. Our building has pretty tight security, so I assumed that the thief couldn't sneak out that day with it, so was
going to come back for it later.
At this point, there are only a few people who would have had the opportunity. All of these people are on the cleaning crew. I know everyone on the
cleaning crew, and they're good people. Two of them have families, and the other is a very nice guy.
In order to catch the person responsible, I've been assigned to add a security tag to the inside of one of the items, a Dell PC. When the tag passes
the front/ back/ elevator door, we will have a be able to check the camera feeds and catch whoever did this. We will only be able to see the guy the
next day, after they have gone home with the equipment, which means the only way to get it back is to have the police retrieve the items from his
home. At that point, this person is screwed. $5,000 bucks is grand larceny, and comes with some real jail time.
I don't want to be the person that sends a good man to jail over a mistake. Or ruins a family beacuse of a few pieces of equipment. After all,
what's more valuable, a computer or a family? I'm feeling pretty crappy about what I'm doing, but what am I supposed to do? I'm not the one who
makes the call, but I am the one who has to check the camera.
I'm going to hell.....