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Old Today, 06:49 AM
 
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Heck no

They gave us so much stuff it was crazy. And that was the military. I would get a new Leatherman tool every year. Never paid for uniforms or boots.

I felt bad that they wouldn't take my chemical gear, flak vest and web belt when i tried to turn them in. They said just keep it. They were outdated, but still.

I do wish i had one of those black government clicky pens.
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Old Today, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Heart of Arabia (No, not Dearborn)
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I do wish i had one of those black government clicky pens.
I have a pile of those. Pens were the only employer purchased items I "pilfered".

Put one in my shirt pocket at work, take it out at home, place it on a stand near my wallet, keys, etc.... My wife would sometimes stash it somewhere (she hated surface clutter), so if it wasnt real convenient on my way out the door in the morning, I would grab a new one at work. Once in a while I would open a drawer, find a pile of pens my wife put in there and bring them back to the office. But the flow home seemed to outweigh the occasional returns.

Rinse and repeat for years.

Didnt really feel bad about it, as they were identified as consumables.
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Old Today, 07:16 AM
 
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It never even occurred to me to do so.

In fact, I was very proud of a book I produced for my employer and actually asked if I could take some home - and asked how many. I never so much as took a pen.

I don't steal.
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Old Today, 07:21 AM
 
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The true character of a man is defined as what he does when nobody is looking.
Hahaha! Then we are all in very big trouble!
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Old Today, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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We had all these items imprinted with our company logo, year after year, that we would give to our customers as little thank you gifts, or we'd hand them out at trade shows. Mostly things like pens, key chains, and sports bottles, coffee mugs, little digital desk clocks, etc. As a joke gift at my retirement party my work buddies collected one of each piece of "swag" as we called it and wrapped them all up in gift boxes and gave them to me. In truth our houses were all filled with various bits of company paraphernalia. After 20+ years working there we all had a ton of that stuff. That wasn't really stealing since the items were meant to be given away free, and the warehouse was filled with leftovers of the stuff.

In truth I LEFT a ton of stuff in my cubicle rather than bring home something work related that I'd never use again, like text books, reference manuals, desk fan, etc.
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Old Today, 07:56 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Nothing.
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Old Today, 08:12 AM
 
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Just the red stapler



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Old Today, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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^^^^^Ha ha!

We had a favorite stapler, the only one that worked right without jamming.
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Old Today, 08:43 AM
 
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Just the red stapler



Can't believe you left that plant behind !
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Old Today, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA (Metro Seattle)
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I did and am embarrassed now. It was small inexpensive things that I didn't need to do and have used little. Sometimes my boss would be unnecessarily unpleasant.
LOL: was going to scoff, but my old man sure did. Ripped off 20 year supply of pens, small pads, notebooks, staples, and similar sundries and organized them pretty well. I thought that was amusing, my dad being what D&D would have called 'Chaotic (or perhaps even) Lawful Good." Senior Manager, too. Want to see how a man is considered in his community, watch to see how many turn up for his funeral. I liberated some of what was left, the rest went with the estate. He never ran out from retirement to departure, 21 years, so mission accomplished.

Mixing pop culturalisms, my dad had his Red Lightsaber moments, or maybe pink instead of red. That was one, there were a (very) few others across the decade. All of us (wo)men have weak moments, only the Almighty can dispassionately judge.
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