When Office Friendships Turn Sour: A Tale of Boundaries Crossed 🖥️😡

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We've all had that one coworker who just doesn't understand personal boundaries, haven't we? 😅 Meet our protagonist, a 28-year-old software professional who loves her job and gets along with her colleagues. Well, most of them. Enter Sarah, a friendly coworker turned serial borrower. What started as innocent 'borrowing' of pens and staplers soon escalated into a full-blown office drama. 🍿🎭

A Friendly Start 🤝

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The Borrowing Begins 🖊️🔌

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Lunchtime Betrayal 🍱😲

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Crossing the Line 💻☕

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The Final Straw 🎧😡

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Confrontation and Fallout 🗣️🌪️

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A Battle of Boundaries: Who's the Real Culprit Here? 🕵️‍♀️

In a world where office supplies mysteriously migrate, one woman takes a stand. Our protagonist, tired of her personal belongings being 'borrowed' by Sarah, finally confronts her. From pens and chargers to a personal laptop and a pricey pair of headphones, nothing seemed off-limits to Sarah. Our protagonist's outburst, however, splits the office into two camps: those who think she's right to demand respect for her belongings, and those who think she overreacted. The atmosphere is tense, and the question lingers: who's in the wrong here? Let's delve into the internet's opinion on this intriguing office drama. 🌐🗨️

NTA but you need to go to HR 👍🏻

leopardprintbra | leopardprintbra

"NTA. Boundaries crossed. No apologies. Watch your lunches in future."

Lex1982 | Lex1982

NTA: Boundaries crossed! Speak to manager/HR about stolen personal items 😡

OwnedByACrazyCat | OwnedByACrazyCat

"NTA. You asked her multiple times to stop using your stuff and were perfectly civil when she *literally* ate your lunch and tried to pretend that she thought it was 'for the whole office' (funny how it was clearly single serve and she ate it all herself). But she kept essentially stealing from you. If she didn't want to be 'embarassed' by a 'scene' maybe she should've listened to your multiple requests to stop using your stuff before you escalated to causing a scene. This didn't happen in a vacuum, and she knows it." 😡

toxicredox | toxicredox

NTA, escalate to manager and consider HR for maximum impact! 😡

gumbuoy | gumbuoy

NTA - Frustration over stolen dish escalates to revenge plans. 🤪

Timely_Proposal_1821 | Timely_Proposal_1821

Is she only targeting you or others? HR intervention needed! 😳

Borgteddy | Borgteddy

Stand up for yourself! Document everything and go to HR! 💪

Lisaleslut | Lisaleslut

NTA. Coworker violated boundaries, cultural differences may have contributed. 😡

KaliTheBlaze | KaliTheBlaze

Sarah's behavior raises questions of jealousy and entitlement 👀

Maleficent_Fault6012 | Maleficent_Fault6012

Setting boundaries at work 🖥️😡

MissAtomicBomb-omb | MissAtomicBomb-omb

NTA, but HR needs to be involved! 🙋🏼

girlpower0823 | girlpower0823

Stand your ground! Don't apologize for her bad behavior 💪

Secret_Double_9239 | Secret_Double_9239

🔒 Laptop security: OP's lack of password raises concerns and risks

MystifiedByPeople | MystifiedByPeople

"No touchy the precious." - A coworker boundary crossed tale 🖥️😡

Interesting-Yak9639 | Interesting-Yak9639

Sarah can f**k right off 😡

Danny_Mc_71 | Danny_Mc_71

NTA stands up against harassment and seeks legal action 💪

McMungrel | McMungrel

"NTA - Should have nipped it in the bud earlier 😡"

nrgins | nrgins

NTA, but beware of Sarah's obsession. She might want revenge! 😱

Southern_Coach7872 | Southern_Coach7872

"She brought this on herself. Now she can reap the rewards."

Spyryt1970 | Spyryt1970

Sarah's actions warrant a visit to HR. Protect yourself! 😡

Ballamookieofficial | Ballamookieofficial

"NTA: Stand up for yourself and call out her behavior!"

JebbAnonymous | JebbAnonymous

Setting boundaries at work: Sharing vs. personal space 🙏

liquorkisses | liquorkisses

🥪🐶 A dad's clever revenge on a lunch thief backfires! 😱

Secsidar | Secsidar

Food thief gets called out! 😡

Artistic_Inflation | Artistic_Inflation

NTA. Delayed action led to blow up. HR should've been notified 😡

SuccessfulBrother192 | SuccessfulBrother192

Sarah's lack of social propriety is met with social shaming. NTA

NatashOverWorld | NatashOverWorld

Document everything and report to HR for a**hole coworkers. 👍

Motor_Business483 | Motor_Business483

Friendship turned sour: lunch thief gets called out 😡

Park_Bench01 | Park_Bench01

Navigating office friendships and setting boundaries amidst social dynamics 🙋

Particular-Try5584 | Particular-Try5584

NTA. Report her to HR. Protect your personal belongings 😡

Emotional_Bonus_934 | Emotional_Bonus_934

NTA, assertive actions taken against an inconsiderate friend 😡

Leopard-Recent | Leopard-Recent

Commenter questions lack of password protection on personal laptop.

reptilesni | reptilesni

NTA: Go to HR or she'll spin up bs. 😡

dennarai17 | dennarai17

NTA. Power move. Trash person. Boss needs to intervene. 👏

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NTA. Take it to HR. Spill all the tea 🚨

Emotional_Area_1177 | Emotional_Area_1177

NTA: Time to Seek Help from HR or Supervisor 🕵🏻‍🏫

Ritzanxious | Ritzanxious

Clever NTA Sarah bullies with allies. Time for sneaky revenge! 😉

ScaryButterscotch474 | ScaryButterscotch474

Don't be a doormat! Stand up for yourself, no apologies!

Raging_Dragon_9999 | Raging_Dragon_9999

NTA. Document incidents, report to HR, CYA. Manipulative people beware! 😡

pwno1 | pwno1

Stand up to bullies and don't apologize for speaking up 💪

Nearly_Pointless | Nearly_Pointless

Standing up for yourself after months of being ignored 💪

Legitimate-Stage1296 | Legitimate-Stage1296

NTA. She's lying and manipulating to make you question yourself. 😡

Merrymir | Merrymir

Protect your lunch from office thieves with a cold block! 🥖

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Can't wait for the update! You're definitely NTA 😊

GoGoNormalRangers | GoGoNormalRangers

NTA. Document and report. Don't let her get away with it.

Slow_Ad_7002 | Slow_Ad_7002

Sharing desks at work can be a nightmare 😡

lanzi_xo | lanzi_xo

Injured party stands up, refuses to apologize. NTA 👏

married2nalien | married2nalien

Obsessive behavior? Not the a**hole. This is weird. 😳

cameronpark89 | cameronpark89

NTA. Stand up for yourself and shut down the drama 💪🏼

noccie | noccie

NTA. Document everything and protect yourself from her actions. 👍

External-Hamster-991 | External-Hamster-991

Protect your laptop! NTA, but secure your boundaries 👍

Nu2Denim | Nu2Denim

Victory! Sarah backs off. NTA - Not the a**hole.

KrakenTeefies | KrakenTeefies

NTA. Document everything, report to HR. No need to apologize.

Spirited_Complex_903 | Spirited_Complex_903

NTA. HR is the only reasonable solution. Case closed. 👍

jpl77 | jpl77

Stand up for yourself! Take it to HR! 💪

hollahalla | hollahalla

Boundaries crossed! 🙅‍♀️ Single White Female vibes! NTA, reprimand needed!

VampireReader86 | VampireReader86

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