Employees admit to stealing pens & toilet rolls from the office

In a survey of over 2000 office workers, 80 per cent of employees admitted to pocketing pens from the office, making it the most sought after office item.

Another 40 per cent of employees admitted to talking post-it notes, with 32 per cent of workers also helping themselves to notepads.

However, workers wont just stop at stationery. One in ten employees confessed to stealing toilet rolls from the office loo’s. Lightbulbs and teabags are also snuck home by office workers.

Some of the more popular items are blu-tack, with 16 per cent of employees helping themselves, as well as another 6 per cent taking USB memory sticks home, with 3 per cent also taking ink cartridges from the office.

Andrew Davies, a spokesperson for CartridgePeople.com, says office workers believe that taking from the office isn’t real theft.

“Most office workers may feel that taking something from their office isn’t real theft and instead consider it a perk of the job, but the costs can add up for businesses.

“People often instinctively put pens in their bags and can take notepads and highlighter pens home to their kids to help with their homework. However, the number of people who admitted taking tea bags and light bulbs suggests there could be a deeper problem that bosses should be aware of.”