Warning: office thieves in operation


17 November 2005 – New York (NY): According to career publisher Vault’s new office supplies survey, 67 per cent of employees have taken office supplies from work to use outside the office or for matters unrelated to the job.

Pens and Post-It notes are on the hot-list for employees happy to enjoy the benefits of "five finger discount", with 60 per cent of those who admit taking office supplies going for pens and/or pencils, and 40 per cent opting to pinch the pet-favourite Post-Its. 


The survey was conducted earlier this month and is comprised of 1152 responses from employees representing a variety of industries across the US. It revealed that most workers do not see office supply-snatching for personal use as stealing.