20% OF EMPLOYEES HAVE TAKEN OFFICE SUPPLIES …….

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20% OF EMPLOYEES HAVE TAKEN OFFICE SUPPLIES …….

 user 2008-06-18 at 11:09:40 am Views: 65
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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).