Contract manager of a firm I was working for visited site a couple of days before the Christmas break, he wished us all a merry Christmas and said that they were shutting down for the year so at 4pm pack your kit and we'll see you all in the new year, at 3pm I and a few others found a white envelope tucked under our wiper blades! your services are no longer require!
Well the site engineer was fuming over this and accidently dropped the keys to the storage containers on site and walked off
I had enough kit away to rewire five houses and fit mains powered smoke detectors for another 30 houses
I made enough to see me through till the middle of march
Another job I got laid off from had a great storeman who was given the task of going through our tool boxes and kit boxes to take back company property, when it came to stripping my van he asked for my car keys? While I was in for my leaving interview he stripped my van and booked all my power tools, leads, pipe vice and conduit dies back into the stores
It al got carried in through the front door and straight out the back door into the boot of my car
I walked straight onto site a few days later all kitted up and ready to work
And then there was the time I spent three day stripping SWA cable only to be told that I wasn't going to get a cut
needless to say a lot of bright copper cable went missing that week and no matter how many spot checks they did on the gate they never did find out how it was being got off site? They checked the boot, under the rear seat in the glove box..... If they had checked under the bonnet they would have found it coiled up round the engine bay
I don't actually steal as such! I only take what I feel I'm owed! Where as I know of people that have taken a lot more than I would have the balls to!