I'd love to hear what people think of what happened to me about 8 years ago now.
I worked in a pet supplies store, and had worked there for over 5 years. I was the inventory manager, and did a lot of the ordering and pricing of items, knew all the suppliers by name. When I had first started working there, if I'd wanted to buy something for myself, my boss would put it through and give me a 30% discount, but after a few years, he trusted me to put my own transactions through and charge myself what I thought was fair.
Anyway, my boss ended up leaving, and his brother took over at the shop. I already knew him and him me as he ran the brother store to ours. So there was one day I wanted to order 2 very expensive collars for my dogs. I rang the supplier, who suggested he just sell the items to me directly at cost price, and I said no, that I'd rather he deliver them to the store and I'd pay the shop for them. So when they arrived, I took the invoice, charged myself the cost price for the 2 collars, plus shipping, plus an extra $20 so the store made some profit from my order. The store manager (not the boss) was beside me as I did it, and I asked him if he thought that sounded fair, and he agreed that it was fine.
The next day, I was called into my boss's office, and fired on the spot. Sent home, for stealing.
It's pretty much the worst thing that ever happened to me in my life, and even now 8 years later it brings a lump to my throat just thinking about it, and I think about it often. I've never actually spoken about it before other than to my husband. This is the first time.