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Old 07-30-2016, 11:17 AM
 
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IT manager of large nationwide company has stolen PC's and large operational unit (that's a unit which operates the whole factory IT). In fact, he sold me one of those PCs. At the time, I was in desperate need of new PC as mine was broken, and when I mentioned that, he said:" Don't buy, I will build one for you". That sounded as if he will build PC from parts he has acquired. But when I came to get the PC to his house, I have seen all of these equipment in his garage. The PCs are HP. I already made the decision to buy his PC, so I bought it. Later, when I had tech problems with that PC and texted him about that, he replied that he runs over 30 of same PCs and never had issues with them.

He also always complains that he has been with the company for over 20 years, but he never gets bonuses that sales managers are getting. recently he got increase $1500/year, but still was very angry because bonuses are several thousand and he got only $1500.

Now I am thinking of reporting his stealing to the company he works for and steal from and not sure how to. Can anyone advice please?
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Old 07-30-2016, 11:34 AM
 
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Welcome to the site........

Do you feel like he would try to "get even" if you reported him????

Are you 100% sure he IS stealing??? (One must be QUITE SURE of these facts before reporting something like this!!!)


Good luck
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Old 07-30-2016, 11:50 AM
 
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He doesn't have anything against me. I am not scared of him. And yes, sir I am sure 100% he is stealing. I have a proof- my PC right at my place. As I understand all serial numbers are registered under company name. And also, I forgot to mention, when I just got this PC he said "Don't register the PC with HP, because it is registered under company". Isn't this proof of his guilt?
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Old 07-30-2016, 12:32 PM
 
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I suppose it is........... You could take it to upper management and see what happens.....
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Old 07-31-2016, 07:29 AM
 
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Upper management may find you equally as guilty.
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Old 07-31-2016, 07:48 AM
 
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OP - you're going to shoot yourself in the foot. Best case is they confiscate your PC. Worst case is they prosecute you for purchasing stolen goods.
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Old 07-31-2016, 08:07 AM
 
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We have a lot of family members in IT in small companies and many times they've brought home old computers that the company was going to trash. The companies okay it. In some places, there is a recycling fee to get rid of computers, so it saves the companies money.

If he's been there 20 years, that could add up to a lot of old computers.

Or, maybe he is stealing. How do you know for sure?
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Old 07-31-2016, 08:28 AM
 
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How do you know he is not purchasing excess company stock/computers that have been taken off line and replaced with newer ones? Are you aware of significant computer thefts at your company? How do you know he didn't get them from another company that was selling them off. I work with a guy who has a hobby selling assorted stuff -- he literally buys surplus or excess stock by the pallet load. Now that I think about it, I used to work for a place that auctioned off a pallet load of computers. Don't you find it odd that an employee would show you the stash of stuff he stole from your employer? Why don't you mention all of the computers you saw and ask how he accumulated that much stuff.

If you can to me with a very serious accusation like that against a fellow employee, I would investigate it. If my manager checked out, and I determined you made a serious accusation against a fellow employee based on nothing more than, "the IT manager sure owns a lot of computers and computers parts" I would severely discipline you. I would consult with HR to see if they would let me fire you. You would not be a whistle blower, you would be a pot stirrer. You have presented absolutely nothing that the IT manager is stealing from the company.

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Old 07-31-2016, 08:48 AM
 
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You know something is stolen, yet you purchased it anyway? Now you want to turn in said coworker for stealing ok......
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Old 07-31-2016, 10:00 AM
 
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IT manager of large nationwide company has stolen PC's and large operational unit (that's a unit which operates the whole factory IT). In fact, he sold me one of those PCs. At the time, I was in desperate need of new PC as mine was broken, and when I mentioned that, he said:" Don't buy, I will build one for you". That sounded as if he will build PC from parts he has acquired. But when I came to get the PC to his house, I have seen all of these equipment in his garage. The PCs are HP. I already made the decision to buy his PC, so I bought it. Later, when I had tech problems with that PC and texted him about that, he replied that he runs over 30 of same PCs and never had issues with them.

He also always complains that he has been with the company for over 20 years, but he never gets bonuses that sales managers are getting. recently he got increase $1500/year, but still was very angry because bonuses are several thousand and he got only $1500.

Now I am thinking of reporting his stealing to the company he works for and steal from and not sure how to. Can anyone advice please?
Think about the fact that you bought a stolen PC from him.....You may be charged also.
Seems the only reason that you are thinking of reporting him is because he didn't fix your stolen PC.

Is this a joke?

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