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Deseylou 03-13-2015 03:49 PM

What would you do
I brought cookies to work to be shared among my fellow workers
I saw people before clocking in and offered them a cookie
I did tell them I was sharing
I then put cookies in my locker
A few minutes later a fellow worker thanked me for cookie
I did not offer her cookie, I did not tell her to help herself to my locker
She went in and helped herself
I feel like she stole from me and I feel violated
Would you tell management if it means she might be terminated

kcrazorbackfan 03-13-2015 04:14 PM

Seriously, over just a cookie. Wow, this is Florida's friendliest hometown, isn't it? Cookies must have been dipped in gold.

Deseylou 03-13-2015 05:02 PM

It's not the fact that it was just s cookie
Does anyone have the right to go into a locker uninvited and take something
It could have been $100 or a nickel., it's the principle

FlamingoFlo 03-13-2015 05:05 PM

Why was your locker unlocked?

DonH57 03-13-2015 05:10 PM

The cookies weren''t set out to shared as first stated?

redwitch 03-13-2015 05:11 PM

No way would I report it to anyone. You'd just come off sounding petty and mean-spirited. I'm sure she assumed the cookies were offered to one and all, not just a select few and she did let you know she had been your locker. But I do think you should lock your locker, otherwise why bother having one?

gomoho 03-13-2015 05:14 PM

I'm not sure why you didn't put them in the break room (assuming there is one) for people to help themselves. That's how I always shared stuff.

jnieman 03-13-2015 05:24 PM


Originally Posted by gomoho (Post 1028096)
I'm not sure why you didn't put them in the break room (assuming there is one) for people to help themselves. That's how I always shared stuff.

Right Pru, that's how you share cookies. You put them in the break room for everyone to take not just selected people. If you had wanted them just for select people, lay one on each person's desk. She should not have gone in your locker to get one however, but she did admit it so I think she was just clueless to what she had done. Not worth turning her in to management, just put a lock on your locker.

l2ridehd 03-13-2015 05:25 PM

Maybe a co-worker who was on a diet took the cookie and then gave it to her. Told her she got it from you, so she thanked you. Did she say she went to your locker and got it or did you make that assumption?

Either way, do nothing and next time put the remainder in the break room.

gap2415 03-13-2015 05:32 PM

You were generous to go and share the cookies you brought and left in the open I would expect people to then help themselves. You put them away though and that is fine, they are yours to share as you see fit. Going into your locker is like someone going into a lady's purse. She should have asked politely but not go into your locker IMHO. She trespassed. If it were me, I would say, "hey! If you want one, ask but don't touch my locker". Then I would drop it. After all it is a cookie...but I too would be a wee bit miffed.

2BNTV 03-13-2015 05:35 PM

If I brought cookies into work to share and I was thinking I would want some for myself, I would put them in a secure place. I personally would have asked if I could help myself to a cookie. Going into someone locker is not right but I wouldn't want to see anyone fired for what they thought was community property,

I would not report someone to management over a box of cookies.

Yung Dum 03-13-2015 05:36 PM

You would actually get someone fired over a cookie? Nobody will ever accept a cookie from you in the future. Drop it and forget it. You'll be better off if you do.

Mikeod 03-13-2015 06:25 PM

Nope. No one should go into your locker, locked or not. But I wonder if the coworker saw someone with a cookie and was told you brought them in to share and they were in the locker. Personally, I would have asked you directly if I could have a cookie and got your approval to get one. But my spouse thinks I'm a little strange, so that may be the old way.

Allegiance 03-13-2015 07:04 PM

Next time share some real chocolate with others, then put some exlax chocolate in your locker.

villager 03-13-2015 07:14 PM

If you are that upset (and obviously you are), I think the proper thing to do would be to politely have a conversation with the person who took the cookie. The conversation should not be confrontational, but a kind one. Find out his/her side of the story and work it out between the two of you. There is no reason to get management involved. Don't triangulate management into the situation expecting them to take care of something for you. It is always best to go directly to the person to work things out.

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