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March 13, 2007

Cube Intruder

When starting at my new company 2 months ago, I was issued my electronic leash, the Treo.

As much as I hate having to carry one around, it is needed. And the have installed it with a pretty cool program, Good Link that is constantly connected to email, calendar, contacts, intranet, etc.

In addition to Good Link, I have installed an Instant Messenger so I can entertain myself during conference calls.

So, my battery runs down constantly. So I have this thing constantly plugged in at my desk.

Well, about a week ago I came into work to find my charger gone. I check with the two girls that I am friends with that sit next to me and they didn't grab it. After awhile, I'm starting to get pissed - one because I need to charge my damn phone and two because someone is an ass and thinks it's cool to just swipe stuff off people's desks.

Finally, one of the girls next to me yells back 3 cubes to her boss to see if he swiped my charger. He says, "Yea, I have it" like it was no big deal. Now, I've probably said less than 10 words to him since I started. I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't know my name. But he found it okay to swipe my charger. And didn't return it right away, apologize, thank me, or anything. A few hours later, I found it back on my desk.

Since then, I have locked the charger up when I leave for the day.

Yesterday, I was at my desk all day. I left for just a couple of minutes just to run to the restroom. I came back, and my treo had been taken off my charger, and the charger was gone. I about flipped my lid right then.

Well, the girls were gone, so there was only one suspected culprit, the same guy as last time.

So I waited.

And waited.

And waited.

He walked by my desk a couple of times, and said nothing.

Finally, toward the end of the day, he is talking to the guy that sits next to me and I finally speak up, "Hey John. Do you have my charger?"

He laughs and said he does and that he meant to tell me he grabbed it. I told him I needed it to take it home and he said okay. He goes back to his desk; I wait an hour, and still nothing.

I finally go to him, and tell him that I'm leaving for the day and need my charger. He laughs and says he needs to get the admin to order him one.

This guy is weird in general. But it pissed me off that someone had the balls to invade my space and take something without leaving a note or letting me know when I return. I had my iPod out on my desk along with my digital picture frame. Next thing, they will be gone too. Fucker!

Posted by Sissy at March 13, 2007 06:44 PM | TrackBack

Okay - that's just downright wrong. I guess short of taking the charger with you whenever you leave your cube... I don't know what you can do.

However, it sounds like you may have to be more direct with this guy. Like, "sorry I need my charger back now". If you give him any leeway - he's going to take everything he can. Sheesh!

Posted by: Teresa at March 13, 2007 10:08 PM

that would piss me right off.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at March 14, 2007 07:15 PM

I had an iPod stolen at work. I hate working in a cube farm. I lock *everything* up now.

Posted by: zonker at March 15, 2007 07:47 AM