Trouble for taking Doctors candy

  1. I am a tech in a urology floor, I have had my ups and down and made my intention to transfer floor known to my HR and director. I agreed to work until the end of the current schedule. On 25th December, the Xmas decorations are already being taking down and hanging in the nursing station are socks filled with candy with dr names. Walking the hall way I saw a nurse with unit secretary eating candy and taking it away from the socks and I joined the party. They had pen in them and being in nursing school, I went hunting for the pens. We shared the candy among some nurses and kids that came visiting the patients. I took some candy for any kid I see and I honestly don't eat them at all.
    Fast forward to 30th dec, rumors started that they are about to fire some worker for stealing candies and I was shook. I said I took some cos I didn't know it belongs to any and decoration are already being taken down and candy was inside the Xmas socks.
    Called the HR this morning and he said " your manger said you can't transfer cos they caught you camera stealing candy, you need to settle that because is a big problem".

    I dont even even know how to defend my actions, the nurse with me has gone to face panel about this and tomorrow they wil call me. How can I explain being fired over candy???
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  3. by   ICUman
    Tell us what type of candy it was, then we'll know if it's justified.
  4. by   Here.I.Stand
    I wouldn't want to work for a unit where 1) they stage an inquisition over candy (really? A panel??), and 2) stuff stockings for the MDs only.
  5. by   brownbook
    Hold your head up high, of course you did nothing wrong. However since they are upset, apologize, explain you thought it was candy left for all staff to share. offer to pay for the candy you ate. Then start looking for another place to work.

    This is tooooooo stupid for words!
  6. by   Crush
    What the heck? Candy theft? Seriously? Going before a panel? Well heck, I sure would not want to work there. Heck no. Where was the nursing staff's stockings?
  7. by   zynnnie
    Quote from ICUman
    Tell us what type of candy it was, then we'll know if it's justified.
    Gummy bears and co
  8. by   zynnnie
    Update, the nurse just called me and said that they are upset we took Doctors candy cos it was not for us to eat. That since they need nurse they will not fire her and since they will not fire her they can't fire nobody. So ladies and gentlemen , my nurse just saved the day, if this was just me an ordinary tech, they would have fired me over candy. The nurse offered to pay for the candy since they are so pained about it. I hope my own panel will go well and at lest termination is out of the way.
  9. by   zynnnie
    Quote from Crush
    What the heck? Candy theft? Seriously? Going before a panel? Well heck, I sure would not want to work there. Heck no. Where was the nursing staff's stockings?
    No sockings for nurses , they over worship the doctors on my unit. They are more like a demigod here
  10. by   KatieMI
    Quote from Here.I.Stand
    I wouldn't want to work for a unit where 1) they stage an inquisition over candy (really? A panel??), and 2) stuff stockings for the MDs only.
    THIS and THIS.
  11. by   OCNRN63
    Find another job; they may not get you for this, but they will find something else.
  12. by   Davey Do
    Quote from ICUman
    Tell us what type of candy it was, then we'll know if it's justified.
    Quote from zynnnie
    Gummy bears and co
    case-dismissed-jpg
  13. by   smf0903
    I can't even...I. Just. Can't.
  14. by   Farawyn
    Awwwwww. I clicked this hoping it was a euphemism.

    Gummy Bears. Hmph.

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