20% OF EMPLOYEES HAVE TAKEN OFFICE SUPPLIES …….

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20% OF EMPLOYEES HAVE TAKEN OFFICE SUPPLIES …….

 user 2008-06-18 at 11:08:42 am Views: 68
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    http://www.sunherald.com/447/story/616212.html
    Nearly 20 Percent of U.S. Workers Have Taken Office Supplies for Personal Use
    Despite Most Feeling it is Wrong to Do So ,Companies Could Feel Impact on Operational Costs, Profits
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 08 Nearly one in five (19 percent) workers report they have taken office supplies for personal use in the past year, according to a recent Spherion(R) Workplace Snapshot survey. Of those who admit to having stolen office supplies, only 22 percent felt guilty or regretted the act, despite 74 percent of workers feeling it is wrong to do so. The number of workers who have taken office supplies for personal use remains unchanged from 2007, however the number of workers who feel it was wrong to do so has increased from 69 percent last year.

    The primary reason workers give for having taken office supplies for personal use is that they needed them (42 percent). One-third say it was because their boss/office manager said it was OK, and 18 percent say they took office supplies because the company will never miss them. Although the most common types of supplies taken by workers are pens, pencils or rulers (66 percent), paper, post-its or file folders (57 percent), and calculators, staplers or tape dispensers (11 percent), eight percent of workers admit to having taken higher priced items such as laptops, PDAs or cell phones, an increase from three percent last year.The survey also finds that male workers are more likely to have taken office supplies than their female counterparts, with 20 percent vs. 17 percent respectively. Male workers are also less likely to feel it is wrong to do so (68 percent vs. 70 percent of female workers), and less likely to feel guilty or regret the act (19 percent vs. 22 percent of female workers).