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WIBU to report this work colleague? Would you?

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wwydpls25 Sun 15-Oct-17 17:01:15

Hi, I work in a supermarket. A girl has been here about 14 months and whenever she is in (I work full time and only see her once) she always takes chewing gum near the till (she works on till) and opens it and never pays. I know it's a very cheap item, but it doesn't sit right with me. WWYD?

Whisper23 Sun 15-Oct-17 17:05:15

No I wouldn't. I'd keep my beak out.

Nettletheelf Sun 15-Oct-17 17:05:52

I'd be selectively blind. If she were taking wads of tenners from the till or walking out with bottles of champagne it would be a different matter!

LavenderDoll Sun 15-Oct-17 17:07:44

I'd mind my own business

TheCatsMother99 Sun 15-Oct-17 17:08:44

Not my business so, no, I wouldn't.

Jenala Sun 15-Oct-17 17:10:41

I wouldn't report either. Too small an issue to get involved in.

VioletCharlotte Sun 15-Oct-17 17:11:32

I'd mind my own business. When I was a teenage cashier we always used to help ourselves to a packet of sweets here and there. Perk of a minimum wage job!

Lumpylumperson Sun 15-Oct-17 17:12:46

I think I’d mention it to her. I do think that it’s your business. Ultimately it’s stealing.

Yes it’s a small thing but it’s still stealing. If I saw a shopper putting a packet of chewing gum in their pocket I’d say something so this isn’t different.

BishBoshBashBop Sun 15-Oct-17 17:13:06

Depends imo. What else does she think it's ok to just help herself to?

sadiemm2 Sun 15-Oct-17 17:14:04

Bearing in mind most big corps underpay their staff, screw the taxman and various other unpleasantries, I say look the other way.

wwydpls25 Sun 15-Oct-17 17:15:27

She gets just over £8, that's hardly bad pay.

dudsville Sun 15-Oct-17 17:15:39

Does she know you know? It's such a small item but for me I'd feel very uncomfortable of sure knew I knew.

kali110 Sun 15-Oct-17 17:15:42

'Help myself'
I can honestly saying i have never done this when ive worked for a big company confused

TiesThatBindMe Sun 15-Oct-17 17:15:57

Not my war to fight. Couldn't give two shites. Keep my own side of the street clean and I don't care whatever anyone else does.

Mehfruittea Sun 15-Oct-17 17:16:11

I'd tell a manager, its theft at the end of the day. And she's not exactly stealing a load of bread to feed her family or something. She's not taking it because she needs it but can't afford it (not that that's right either, but more mitigating circumstances).

Ask for a confidential chat with a manager. If what you say is true. It can be verified on CCTV. You have nothing to worry about.

LavenderDoll Sun 15-Oct-17 17:16:25

Irrespective of her hourly rate of still mind my own business

wwydpls25 Sun 15-Oct-17 17:16:59

Up to what items would you mind your own business?

Papafran Sun 15-Oct-17 17:17:11

It's not great pay though. Chewing gum costs peanuts. Don't report her. If you really can't let it go, ask her about it and whether she is paying for the gum, but don't go to her boss abut that.

LavenderDoll Sun 15-Oct-17 17:18:44

I couldn't answer that as it's such a vague question
But in answer to your OP id mind my own business

TemptressofWaikiki Sun 15-Oct-17 17:19:51

Wow, you're petty!

HootieMcBoooob Sun 15-Oct-17 17:20:25

Considering all tills at supermarkets have cameras trained on them (just because you can't necessarily see them, doesn't mean they're not there) I'd be very surprised that she hasn't been pulled in by management before now.

coffeekittens Sun 15-Oct-17 17:21:28

Keep your beak out. How do you know she's not paying for it at the end of her shift, or that her manager hasn't agreed to it.

TiesThatBindMe Sun 15-Oct-17 17:21:54

I tend to mind my own business up to the point where it affects me or is severely injuring another party. A packet of gum? Would you really want someone to lose their job over that?

SofiaAmes Sun 15-Oct-17 17:24:39

I cannot believe how many of you think it's ok to steal. And ok to look the other way when you see someone stealing.

InvisibleKittenAttack Sun 15-Oct-17 17:27:47

I'd say to her quietly something like "just to give you the heads up, heard Management are looking at staff eating food and sweets without paying for them on the CCTCV. Just thought I'd quietly pass it on to be careful, can you quietly let anyone else know you think might be helping themselves to something little? Would be horrible if someone lost their job over a packet of smarties or the like." smile, be nice, put the idea in her head that it's not ok.

I know someone who's been fired from a job they had held for years at a supermarket for similar. It might not have even occurred to her that it's a sackable offence if noticed.

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