A while back there was a big stink here in Seattle about a Parks and recreation worker who used an agency credit card to buy video games and
controllers for some youth center or centers.
He had purchased some for himself and later stole an X-BOX or such from the center he worked at and later when questioned said it was in the safe at
the center. Then he tried to get a fellow employee to cover for him as he attempted to take the machine back and get it in the safe before his lie
What happened to him? Demotion...
Stole like $800 in merchandise from work (the State) and got no charges pressed and did not get fired.
Stolen Equipment link
Now, whether a Government employee or private employee, I guess the rule is , take disiplinary action, but not get fired. Not get arrested or charges
I just thought about this when I saw
A FED EX employee throwing a customers package over a fence. I guess it was a computer monitor...
What is worse is the response from FED EX found HERE
The FED EX rep insists this is completely against their policy and goal to nake FED EX experience the most pleasurable or wonderful experience known
to man (Paraphrasing)
Yet, answering those who wonder what happened to the employee, he states that disiplinary actions are applied such as - the employee is no longer
working with customers.
Why aren't these blatant acts of non-policy drstructive behavior and crimes greeted with a termination paper rather than a slap on the wrist? What
is not criminal about the first perp stealing from his job? Why are these two still working when there are sooo many unemployed just looking for a
This indeed is madness.....
Personally, I think the Park dept worker's boss should be fired as well and the state should press charges for theft and to his boss for aiding and
The latter should at least be fired and given a poor grade if contacted by another potential employer.
This would allow weeding out the rats and give the unemployed job oppertunities that are well deserved under the circumstances.