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Old 03-30-2019, 01:53 PM
Location: Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA
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Originally Posted by tigergirl87 View Post
I work for local government and this week someone and I have no clue who it could be has been going to my desk and moving things around. For example, they are going in my desk and moving things around. The last time I placed a little note on top of my desk compartment and this person placed items underneath the note and still moved my stuff. I don't keep anything valuable at my desk but I am getting rather annoyed and don't know why someone would do this. I pretty much mind my own business. Maybe this is stupid but I did go to my boss who suggested that I get locks put on. We don't have a policy about surveillance but I am just wonder how I should go about doing this and if I catch the person how to approach from there. This is very awkward and I have never had this happen before.
OP, I would not worry about this if I were you. In some offices, it is not uncommon for people to sit at the first available desk to do, well, whatever. This might include getting away from another more crowded space, using the phone in a more private area, getting away from objectionable or perfume odors for those who are sensitive, etc. Or, maybe IT has been working on your computer? Who knows? It's no big deal.

Remember, the desk does not belong to you, but if you have any "personal" items, use a lock as your supervisor suggested.
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