Thread regarding Chevron Corp. layoffs

Ethical question

I eat most days with a group of buddies and we eat most of the time at the 1400 or 1500 cafeterias. One guy likes to make us all laugh by occasionally getting a slice of pizza or soda without paying for it. He is a lower PSG than the rest of us and claims Chevron owes him this. You Lately I have caught him stealing breakfast tacos on the morning and fancy nuts from the store shop in 1400. Should I turn him in? Tell his boss? Makes me feel weird.

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Amen

Your friend is a thief. No one, not Chevron, nor the cafeteria or shop owners owe him free food and drink. People can justify unethical behavior as they get away with it because they feel they have won some prize or small personal victory. He is stealing and none of you should laugh at his acts. You should attempt to impart a few words of wisdom to your associate. To sit idly by without voicing your concern and or providing any guidance to someone who is obviously not only wrong but breaking the law is both cowardly and lacks conviction on your behalf. Man up and speak your mind, you brought up the subject because you know what you should do. Lastly, I suggest you steer clear of persons who lack character, rise above those who would sully your reputation. Birds of a feather flock together.
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Post ID: @Vwxx+12zlqfZL

Man that is bold stealing the nuts. Them is expensive.

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Post ID: @Bahy+12zlqfZL

Your friend is dangerous. Let him steal. Don’t trust him, it’ll catch up with him at some point. Watch your back and do NOT confront him. Psychopaths always get revenge. Now he’s getting his revenge on CVX. Next it might be you. Don’t feed the beast just keep your head down and get your ducks in a row.

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Post ID: @oxft+12zlqfZL

Still far less money lost then hiring McKinsey, BCG, or Bain. Just sayin, dis Pizza is dope.

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Post ID: @jiyq+12zlqfZL

So now convenience and efficiency are code words for theft?

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Post ID: @jafs+12zlqfZL

It’s all about convenience and efficiency. If I am swamped with work I just “grab and go”. If the line is long I try to remember to pay next time I am down there.

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Post ID: @gfia+12zlqfZL

Losing $500 per work day to theft is about $125,000 annually. Smoke break buddy claims saving $100,000 annually is coming out way ahead? Sounds like they are upper management material.

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Post ID: @5rim+12zlqfZL

I’m sure the lunch buddy who likes to steal things in the cafeteria is also a slacker on the job. It’s a mentality thing. He views himself as inadequate and needs to amass a [little extra] out of things to satisfy his inequalities. People like this eventually crash and burn, especially when the day comes when he gets caught and loses his job. I bet he also has a stash of things in his workstation office that he has accumulated from the office storage room. Go to his house or apartment and you’ll find an even bigger stock of office supplies. Have a talk with this buddy of yours and maybe better yet consider separating yourself from his company. People who admit openly that they steal things at work is not funny or a credit to your reputation.

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Post ID: @3hhr+12zlqfZL

I had a friend who got a little to comfortable shoplifting and was eventually caught and arrested. That day he palmed a $4 box of aspirin just because the line was too long to wait in. So you should keep an eye on your friend if the stealing goes beyond work.

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Post ID: @3wdu+12zlqfZL

The fact that you have to “ask” this question illustrates why Chevron is failing! Pathetic...both of you!

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Post ID: @2xha+12zlqfZL

maybe he just wants to eat and build up some reserves before the culling in March 2020, which will be akin to the April 2016 event courtesy of BCG.

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Post ID: @2jre+12zlqfZL

He must work for BCG. They steal from us all the time

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Post ID: @1mfo+12zlqfZL

I guess we all bend the rules here and there. I know a lady who smokes and chats with the cafeteria people in smoking area. She says they are saving more than $100k per year now that they fired all the checkout ladies and installed machines. They figure they will lose maybe $500 per day from theft but still come out way ahead.

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Post ID: @ngc+12zlqfZL

I would just publicly shame him... also, this behavior will likely get him canned in the end.

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Post ID: @eti+12zlqfZL

I'd call the 1-800 hotline. Seriously.

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Post ID: @eqy+12zlqfZL

You should provide him with CSOC feedback

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Post ID: @kdg+12zlqfZL

Your friend is a thief. No one, not Chevron, nor the cafeteria or shop owners owe him free food and drink. People can justify unethical behavior as they get away with it because they feel they have won some prize or small personal victory. He is stealing and none of you should laugh at his acts. You should attempt to impart a few words of wisdom to your associate. To sit idly by without voicing your concern and or providing any guidance to someone who is obviously not only wrong but breaking the law is both cowardly and lacks conviction on your behalf. Man up and speak your mind, you brought up the subject because you know what you should do. Lastly, I suggest you steer clear of persons who lack character, rise above those who would sully your reputation. Birds of a feather flock together.

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Post ID: @eog+12zlqfZL

Stealing is stealing, either a penny or 1 billion, either from a small cafe or big wealthy corporation. Remember that all big stuff starts with small sd teps, you should report him to your manager.

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Post ID: @llu+12zlqfZL

Dude chevron makes thousands of dollars already with that c-appy food The rat of Carlton Brock is who needs to be turned in with those high prices and horrible service
I say he needs to take more from these f***ers

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Post ID: @wha+12zlqfZL

LOL, this is great in so many ways...

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Post ID: @zqy+12zlqfZL

No, I wouldn’t turn him in. I’m not the police nor a snitch. Depending on how well I know him or care to stay a friend, I would tell him straight to his face that it’s a wrong and petty thing to do or I simply stop being a lunch buddy. If I’m seen too often with him at the lunch table, I may one day be seen as guilty by association. He needs to realize that stealing from or swindling a small business operator in the cafeterias is taking away from hard working people, not from Chevron. Worse for him if he is finally caught and fired from Chevron. Doesn’t he appreciate the excellent salary and benefits he is getting? Maybe once he looses his job, he will realize his mistakes and regret it forever. The petty crimes will never be worth the loss of his job. Have a sit down with him and tell him.

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Post ID: @cbq+12zlqfZL

Yes, you should turn him in. A thief In small things is a thief in all things. He will be trying to steal your job soon - promoting your lay off...

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