DEAR ABBY: We have a large candy jar in our office that is kept filled by the people who eat the candy. All the secretaries contribute regularly.
Our problem is one of the executives. She scoops out candy by the handful every time she passes the jar, but has never contributed a dime! She has been "reminded" several times, but she continues to ignore our requests.
We've even tried letting the jar remain empty for several days, but she just waits until we refill it, then she cleans it out again. This is creating a lot of resentment -- as well as expense -- for those of us who can least afford it. (Her salary is more than all the secretaries combined.)
Abby, we don't want to penalize everyone else by doing away with the candy jar, but we can't afford to continue feeding this moocher. What should we do? -- SWEET DILEMMA IN TULSA
DEAR SWEET DILEMMA: Shame on her. Her "perks" as an executive should not extend to the employees' snacks. Pool your money for a stash of candy that remains out of sight -- and leave the jar empty.