New survey reveals that young workers (age 18 to 24 years old) in the United States are twice as likely as older colleagues to steal office supplies for home use without thinking it is wrong according to a April 2006 Spherion Workplace Snapshot survey. And all those missing paper clips and pens add up to more than $50 billion a year.
"A lot of people that steal don’t consider it stealing. They just consider it taking things or that it’s a fringe benefit," said John Case, head of Employeetheft.com, a security consulting firm based in Del Mar, California.
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