When, and when not, to speak up if a fellow employee disobeys rules is one
of the toughest decisions you will have to make. Yet, allowing a
controversial situation to continue only delays the problem being solved.
You will need to face these challenges and make appropriate decisions.
The auto body shop where you work has strict rules about keeping tools in
their proper place. Lately, you’ve noticed that Larry, who works in
the bay next to you, has been borrowing smaller tools from the toolbox you
both use and taking them home overnight. He usually returns them in the
morning. However, some of the tools Larry borrowed over a month ago still
have not been returned. Larry is an excellent technician, and he always
lends you a helping hand when you need it. You don't want him to get in
trouble, but the missing tools are making your job harder. How will you
handle this problem?