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Old Yesterday, 12:15 PM
 
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You'd better think twice about such!


Stealing is grounds for immediate dismissal with no benefits, including health insurance AND pension or other retirement benefits. You may gain a ream of paper and lose a pension!


Don't risk it so close to the end!
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Old Yesterday, 03:43 PM
 
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I had much of my own stuff in my office like lamps, pictures, etc and I gave them to whoever wanted them. Not stealing doesn’t have a thing to do with religion.
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Old Yesterday, 03:51 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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The true character of a man is defined as what he does when nobody is looking.
Exactly!
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Old Yesterday, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I donated at least $1,000 worth of children's books, educational materials, shelving units, organizer/storage boxes and a file cabinet, that I had purchased with my own money, to the teacher who replaced me (or to other new teachers who could use those things) when I retired.

BTW, yes, teachers had to buy their own file cabinets, shelving units and things like that if we wanted them for our classrooms. This was in a "nice", middle class, suburban public school district.
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Old Yesterday, 05:01 PM
 
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My goodness! So many holier than thou comments in this thread.

Attention Moderator, move to Religion sub-forum.
Ethics and integrity are not isolated to religion. We all get to choose our actions. Those on this forum are not required to agree. Everyone gets a say.
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Old Yesterday, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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I might be one of the luckiest people. I worked exactly where I loved work. Oh sure some days really sucked because it was involved with military duty. But even those suck times I loved it. I put 29 years with the army national guard with another 8 years of active duty on top of that. I left my heart, some blood, a batch of sweat, and way more tears than I would want to admit.


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Old Yesterday, 05:23 PM
 
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No, sort of the opposite, since I was relocating. I hope the new teacher could use it, but I left a lot of my own craft supplies (2nd grade), a couple of my many glue guns, yarn, fabric, markers, paper, beads and more.
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Old Yesterday, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Land of the Great Bears
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You'd better think twice about such!


Stealing is grounds for immediate dismissal with no benefits, including health insurance AND pension or other retirement benefits. You may gain a ream of paper and lose a pension!


Don't risk it so close to the end!
Exactly. The objective is to retire, not get fired!

Besides, it never occurred to me on either job, one private and one public sector. They both treated me well and I wouldn't want to hurt them in any way.
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Old Yesterday, 07:20 PM
 
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Just the other day I found I was out of Duct Tape and WD-40 so I should have taken more 10 years ago. Actually, no I left some tools there.
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Old Yesterday, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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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.
I retired from the federal government. Never crossed my mind.

I was well paid. I could afford to purchase my own personal office supplies.
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