Food thieves, beware!
A woman has been fired after she was caught repeatedly stealing her pregnant colleague’s lunch.
The pregnant woman was forced to leave a note in the work fridge after her lunch was stolen every single day, Metro reports.
The note said that if the person wanted a chef-made lunch every day, her husband was willing to make it for them, provided they pay.
A few other people in the office got in on the offer but still, the mysterious lunch thief persisted.
The woman wrote another note saying that HR was now involved and that because she was pregnant, she needed to eat certain nutritious food.
“I began labeling my food hoping that would deter the thief. It didn’t. Eventually, I put a note on the fridge that said: “Please stop taking my food. I am pregnant and breastfeeding and this is negatively affecting my health”, she wrote on Reddit.
Eventually, cameras were installed in the workplace catching the thief in the act.
Turns out the suspect was an older woman in a senior position who was currently up for promotion.
“The thief was a middle-aged woman who doesn’t seem to like me. She is making triple what I am making, if not more.”
“After a week of this (I’d been bringing sandwiches and keeping them at my desk to hold me over) I had the IT guy send me a screen-grab of her stealing, one from each day.”
“Lunch Thief was up for a promotion. She’s near the executive level, and once you get this high up, the interviews involve execs from headquarters flying down to meet up with the execs in our office to sit in on presentations from the interviewees.”