Time to announce the two lucky winners of the OfficeMax $100 Gift Cards, Rhonda and Victoria. Great stories from each of you about your Supply Jacking experiences. To claim your prizes, just shoot me an email using my contact form and leave a comment here so everyone knows you are claiming your prize, then I’ll get the ball rolling to have your gift cards mailed out to you.
I used to work a concert venue and musicians kept swiping my Sharpies for autographs – and taking them on the road with them. I mentioned this to a musician friend (now with a major band on a major tour) when he was in town as I loaned him a Sharpie. We both realized the next day – me in Texas, him on another gig in another state – that my Sharpie had gone with him. He thought I was going to kill him – and apologized profusely. I, on the other hand, sent him a box of his own for Christmas.
I hope a “keyboard” qualifies as a supply. A Supply-Jacker was loose in my office one day when after 5 years of above average work with great reviews from my manager a new manager entered our office. She wasn’t a fan of mine I suspect as she plotted against me (as I seen it). I was an Administrative Coordinator and performed all the purchasing duties for 15 buildings on top of managing the entire computer system, which I had taken them through a major conversion and assisted with the transfer of data. So anyways, she took my keyboard and switched it with a girl that had some eye infection and the keyboard didn’t work well as the keys stuck. I got an eye infection on my eye lids that NEVER went away. I eventually gave my notice as things progressively went sour and before I left that position she ended up in the hospital with pnemonia and incidentally came back to work and sat across from me at a meeting and I had one week left of work – she gave me pnemonia. The new Legal Secretary position that I was to start didn’t occur due to me picking up pnemonia for 3 months. UGH! All in all, I became a stronger person from the events of my past and went on to become a Sales Rep. for a well-known company and also a Office Furniture Consultant. I’m now an Editor. The only drawback to my office experience is that I can’t get rid of that nasty eye lid fungus that was transmitted from that keyboard. (Sigh)
And just for the record, here are the screenshots from Random.org.