Dear Experts, My boss has been abusing his ownership of a "company expense card." I'm my boss's assistant so I'm in charge of organizing his business expense reports and submitting them to ownership. His receipts show he has been taking his family out to dinner a couple times a week with the company's money. He's writing these off as client meetings when I'm certain that's not the case. Should I say something? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: Q#232 Try to make it anonymous. Stealing from the company is stealing from the employees, too. (@beneubanks) Q#232 Check ur facts 1st. R U sure it's family he's taking out 2 dinner Check w HR by asking w/o involving ur name 1st. (@kgrantcareers) Q#232 Sounds like they already know. If something else was the trigger, they'll surely be looking thru all his receipts now. (@AskAManager) Q#232 Make a copy of the evidence & keep it off-site (in case it gets ugly). Then, if you have undeniable proof, confront him. (@gradversity) Q#232 AFTER U know the facts, then decide the action required. If unauth, stealing is stealing. Act accordingly. (@dawnbugni) Q#232 Check company handbook for rules on knowledge of stealing. Will state how to turn someone in. (@jtodonnell) Q#232 Understand telling will have consequences (good & bad) on career. i.e. no reference from boss. (@jtodonnell) Q#232 Here's a novel approach. How about asking him about it first? U don't know the back story. Might have OK. (@dawnbugni) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
August 04, 2009