Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thursday Thoughts: Sweethearting aka Employee Theft


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that proved a personal theory
I have about US workers -
they're a bunch of klepto-perkers -
they give so they can get
much to their bosses' regret
skimming from the profits
while having salary fits.

Scoopin' Sally gives ice cream
to make people think she's keen.
Mechanic Moe gives friends a deal
to friends who will give him a steal.
P.I. Pete will tail your spouse
for free fixes around the house.
Banking Betty waives harsh fees
to those who give her gifts that please.

They say that seventy percent
of US employees augment
their salaries as they see fit.
The new, "everybody's doing it"?
A way to survive the recession
and try to avoid depression?
We think that we don't cause a ruckus,
but, sweetheart, you're a pain in the tuchus.

© 2012 Rachel Hoyt - All Rights Reserved.


  1. This is a great post. It is all so true too, I had a manager that finally got busted for selling rare advertising from Coke Pepsi ect that he got for our store. Dork sold it on Ebay using his own name .

    1. LOL. Gotta love the geniuses that don't even try to hide their shameful behavior. :)

  2. haha yep all to true, although I don't see it as much up here
    More of a U.S. thing I fear

  3. :-) Nice and true of what I have heard.

    1. I find it quite sad that we have that reputation, but it is what it is. xo

  4. We do have a strange sense of entitlement here in the US, don't we? What hutzpah!

    1. Hutzpah is right! That is a great word. I don't hear that word often enough. :)

  5. Always a pleasant experience here!

  6. Hello Rachel.
    Although this is funny, I actually had to terminate an employee recently for stealing...wasn't his first time either. It was a very tough decision...he has a family and times are already hard.
    Thanks for sharing.

    A Cheerful Glance

    1. I'm so sorry Andy. That is rough. It is never fun to be the rule enforcer. :(

  7. You have a very creative and talented way of expressing things through writing. This is a very serious topic that companies should focus on. Every firm could be a possible victim of employee theft, and they need to be prepared for it. Anyway, thanks for sharing this with us.

    Betty Rose @ Phenix Investigations, Inc.


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