Bad Job Karma

At work, we’ve started having to keep the employment section from The Age behind the desk, because people keep stealing it. This isn’t just at the branch I like to call White Trash Central, either; this is something we have to do across the board.

I have to say, this behaviour really baffles me. I was brought up with the belief that I shouldn’t take what isn’t mine (some would argue that I haven’t strictly speaking applied this principle to other people’s significant others, but you know, some can bugger off); hence, I can’t really understand why it’s so problematic for someone to shell out the whole two bucks the Saturday Age costs.

The other thing is, I can’t help but feel that it would probably give a person some sort of bad job-karma. It certainly can’t bode well for future employers.
Interviewer: So, how did you hear about this job?
Potential employee: Oh, I read about it in an employment section of a newspaper that I stole from an under-funded public library in a socioeconomically troubled municipality.
Interviewer: Oh. Righto. [Nervously checks that wallet is still in pocket.]

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