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    Coffee Thievery

    We have a coffee thief at my office! We have a coffee club here that consists of about a dozen people who chip in to maintain a coffee maker and buy the coffee and supplies. We have rules. We make coffee until 10AM and then clean up the coffee station and put everything away.

    The past few mornings, I've come into the office to find a half a pot of warm coffee sitting in the decanter, and missing coffee beans. This morning, there was almost a pound of beans missing from the bag from yesterday. There are folks who work in one of the labs here overnight, so we kinda suspect them, but have no proof.

    So, what would be a good way to catch these guys?

    It's frustrating! Ugh... stealing coffee...
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    Why don't you just put a sign on the coffee beans that says "Please join the coffee club if you want to use these" ?

    Edit: You could set up a webcam or something to take pictures whenever there's movement at the cupboard.
    Last edited by RazorWind; 04-24-09 at 08:07 AM.

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    There was a problem at my office with food missing from the lunchroom refrigerator. There is now a large sign posted on the front of it that says "Smile! You're on security camera!" I don't see a camera readily visible, but no food has gone missing since the sign was put up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorWind View Post
    Why don't you just put a sign on the coffee beans that says "Please join the coffee club if you want to use these" ?

    Edit: You could set up a webcam or something to take pictures whenever there's movement at the cupboard.
    We've got signage to that effect, as well as a contact list about joining the club.

    We can't use cameras/recording devices because of office privacy issues and security policy.

    I think we're just going to put a Lock-out/Tag-out box on the plug of the coffee maker at night
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehidle View Post
    We've got signage to that effect, as well as a contact list about joining the club.

    We can't use cameras/recording devices because of office privacy issues and security policy.

    I think we're just going to put a Lock-out/Tag-out box on the plug of the coffee maker at night
    leave some special coffee in there over night.....spike some cheaper coffee with habenero flakes and seeds. He/she will most likely leave you coffee alone from then on.

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    Just hide the decanter or filter holder at night...

    That being said, I provide the creamer for our coffee club. Costs about $10/month to pick up two large containers.

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    I would set the place on fire. Amirite?

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    Grind up some special blend with the pepper flakes and toss in some potassium permagenate(sp) as well and leave it handy for the cad to find.problem fixed. they'll burn their yapsAnd a*s and then p**s purple!
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    Just hide the coffee and the filter basket (maybe the pot) somewhere that only club members know location of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    Grind up some special blend with the pepper flakes and toss in some potassium permagenate(sp) as well and leave it handy for the cad to find.problem fixed. they'll burn their yapsAnd a*s and then p**s purple!
    This actually sounds like a good way to get fired, not that it doesn't also sound fun as hell.

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    I would put it in what I call a.. "lock-box."

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    nothing is as horrendous as salt coffee.
    put salt tablets in the coffee machine
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    nothing is as horrendous as salt coffee.
    put salt tablets in the coffee machine
    Then ruin their own coffee the next day?
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    you can join the tea club
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Post of picture of all the members of the coffee club peeing into the coffee maker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Post of picture of all the members of the coffee club peeing into the coffee maker.
    jsharr is taking the salt tab idea one step... ok more like 10 steps further.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Mouse trap in the coffee bean bag.
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    Mouse in the coffee bean bag

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    Sad world out there. I once saw a guy punched for taking anothers food at work and even though it was not my food I still felt a small measure of satisfaction. Karma pays everyone in the end.

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    Teabag the bean bag

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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    Teabag the bean bag
    Why when you can just go with the bean bag itself?


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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    jsharr is taking the salt tab idea one step... ok more like 10 steps further.
    Not sure I could hit a coffee pot from 10 steps....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Post of picture of all the members of the coffee club peeing into a coffee maker like yours.
    Fixed.

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