I work at a school. I’m not a teacher, but I interact with students a lot. I’ve worked there for a long time and built up a lot of trust.
And I’ve started stealing things. It’s money sometimes, it’s office supplies sometimes (but who doesn’t do that), and sometimes it’s the things in closets that I find. And it’s really, really easy.
My boss is so chaotic. There’s no record of cash transactions, and there’s a remarkable number of them between students paying fees and whatnot. It’s easy to just take a dollar or two here.
I justify it because I’m underpaid and the kids are really privileged. But I feel bad about it—not the act, not the stealing, but the betrayal of trust between me and my coworkers.