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Heroic IT Dept Less Likely to Steal... Lunches? 491

An anonymous reader writes "According to an article in the Houston Chronicle concerning lunch theft, people from IT are least likely to steal lunches because they are a "hero department." The most likely? Accounting and Customer-Support... "
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Heroic IT Dept Less Likely to Steal... Lunches?

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  • Re:muffins (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 27, 2006 @11:53AM (#15989720)
    I believe it was bagels rather than muffins. One of the interesting things was whether the higher-ups steal because they're high up or whether the higher-ups became high-up because they steal. It was also found that people in all departments are more likely to steal around holidays than other times of the year.
  • by ChePibe ( 882378 ) on Sunday August 27, 2006 @12:50PM (#15989961)
    To avoid any possible liability issues and the trouble of having to cook up ex-lax brownies, you could've just run to the store and picked up the hottest peppers you could find and soak just about everything in Jalapeños. That gets the message across immediately, and makes the culprit much easier to identify. If he complains, just say you like really spicy food.

    Not that I've ever tried that or anything...
  • Re:Unfortunately.... (Score:4, Informative)

    by Shadow99_1 ( 86250 ) <.moc.liamg. .ta. .99wodahseht.> on Sunday August 27, 2006 @01:08PM (#15990020)
    When I worked retail customers often purposefully pissed on toilet seats, or worse spread crap on the walls... Why someone would want to I never could understand... We were one of the nicest stores within a good 50 miles with some of the best customer service... Why (literally) piss on us...?
  • Re:muffins (Score:2, Informative)

    by Shivani1141 ( 996696 ) on Sunday August 27, 2006 @02:54PM (#15990442)
    Reread his post before you start to flame. He said in his first example, his boss screwed him, so a number of his coworkers and himself screwed back. that's understandable, trollish or childish as it is. In his SECOND example, he says that although it would be too easy to take this stuff that lies behind his desk, He "Didnt even fondle the packaging". Meaning while he's aware the possibility exists, he would not consider doing it to his current boss. I don't have a problem with users flaming, but get your facts straight first, please.
  • Re:Steal my lunch (Score:2, Informative)

    by MajorDick ( 735308 ) on Sunday August 27, 2006 @02:59PM (#15990469)
    My Name is approprate I will make people suffer who cross me and go out of my way to do it, even the Mayor is scared shitless of me after I berated him at a council meeting and told him he ever fucks with me again and well see what people in my neighbordhood think of proerty values, I told him I would paint my house "BRIGHT PINK AND FLOURESCENT GREEN" and on top of it he was going to pay for the paint, when he exclaimed I couldnt do that I said NO ?, Well our town had a housepainting incentive, they City would re-imbursue you for the cost of the paint and it made no mention of color.

    He looked over at the police chief who I know well on a freindly basic, at which point the Chief was visibly laughing, the Mayor red and flustered just sat down and let me continute. 2 Councli memebrs were removed because of that nights tirade as they should have been.

    Its one thing to be a DICK, its ENTIRLEY Another to be and EFFECTIVE ONE

    BUT unfortunatley YOU were just the type of person I added that disclaimer for, and low and BEHOLD , you JUST COULD NOT RESIST.....

  • Re:Steal my lunch (Score:2, Informative)

    by KillerCow ( 213458 ) on Sunday August 27, 2006 @03:06PM (#15990513)
    The bit I found perplexing was that this chap was a hard core Christian (born again, I think). He was the last one I expected it to be.

    Reaction Formation [wikipedia.org]
  • by Dasher42 ( 514179 ) on Sunday August 27, 2006 @04:22PM (#15990800)
    No, man, not jalapeños, habañeros. Those things will sneak up on the thief about a minute after and then give him a kick in the pants.
  • All About Trust (Score:5, Informative)

    by queenb**ch ( 446380 ) on Sunday August 27, 2006 @11:03PM (#15991963) Homepage Journal
    Most IT people hold and are held to an ethical standard that doesn't exist in say, sales. We have access to salary data simply because we can talk straight to the HR database. We know that Suzie is pregnant because we saw the email when we were looking at the damage done by the virus she double clicked on. We know that Bobby is surfing porn during his lunch hour. Mostly we don't care.

    Oh, and if you are one of the sales guys who's been eating my lunch, well...I've only got one word for you. WOOF!

    2 cents,


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