Weeding Out The Dishonest Employees

| PEI, Canada | Working | July 17, 2017

(I’m a janitorial worker at a national park, meaning one of my jobs is to pick up litter around parking areas and walkways. I’m picking up trash near a parking area while a coworker is circling the wooden walkway, when under the lower branches of a pine tree I find one of those ziploc-type bags with a valve that allows them to be vacuum sealed. As I pick it up, I notice it’s full of a sizable amount — I’d guess at least a dozen, maybe more — of what are very obviously marijuana buds. At the time this story happened and as of the time of this writing, marijuana was not legal in Canada. As such, I bring it to my coworker because she is carrying the radio that I would need to report the discovery.)

Coworker: *on seeing the bag* “Wow. Are you going to smoke all of that?”

Me: *assuming she’s joking* “No, I was thinking I’d just throw it in the dumpster.”

Coworker: “Can I have it, then?”

Me: “I, um…”

Coworker: *takes bag* “Thanks! I was just thinking I was going to need to replenish my stock.”

(She puts the bag in her backpack and we drive back to the staff room for lunch break. Over the journey, I manage to convince her to report it to our supervisor. When we arrive at the staff room, most of the other staff are back, but the supervisor hasn’t returned yet. Coworker tells the other staff about the bag and shows it to them in the meantime.)

Coworker #2: “Can I have some?”

Coworker #1: “Nah, [My Name] convinced me to turn it in to [Supervisor].”

Coworker #3: *half-jokingly* “Not cool, dude.”

(Coworkers #2 and #3, as well as several others, try to convince Coworker #1 not to report the find, unsuccessfully. When our supervisor returns she turns the bag over to him.)

Supervisor: “So you just found this on the ground?”

Coworker #1: “Well, [My Name] did. He convinced me to report it.”

Supervisor: *to Coworker* “Do you want it? You could just keep it.”

Me: “What?”

Supervisor: “Just, you know, don’t tell anyone. We could all lose our jobs over this.” *to me* “That goes for you, too.”

Coworker: *happily* “Okay!” *skips off with illegal drugs*

(It was at this point I just gave up on trying to get people to report and turn in the drugs, although apparently Coworker #1 eventually did turn them in to some higher-up or other. I, however, didn’t learn about that fact until two or three months later, when we were all commended for it during the annual performance reviews.)

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  • Cathrope

    Good job everyone?

  • Deadpool
    • Lou Miller

      Don’t be a John Travolta?

      • Leigh

        It’s clearly ‘don’t be a rectangle’.

        • Deadpool

          Winner!

  • Adrian Mckeehan
  • Everyone_says

    I bet you’re fun at parties.

    • Kumajiro

      I know. How dare they do their job and not want to break the law. What an aweful bore who clearly has no fun ever.

      • TheWonderRabbit

        Yes you nailed it exactly.
        It’s fine to be awful and boring, but when you try and force other people to be boring too you’ve gone too far.

        • Mechwarrior

          Yeah, it was totally over the line for the OP to actually try to follow his job’s policy.

        • PimpKat

          Right, I’ll remember that next time I try and stop someone from doing something stupid because they wanted to have fun, because if they’re doing it to have fun it makes it all right…

          • Tim Van Acolyen

            Apples and oranges mate…

          • PimpKat

            Not really.

          • Matt Westwood

            Excellent. The world will be a better place because of your new non-interference policy of minding your own f***ing business.

          • PimpKat

            I know right? Then they can do all the drunk driving they want or jump from the bridge… or some possibly deadly laced weed. Fun stuff.

          • Matt Westwood

            And how on *earth* did everybody get through from day to day till you turned up to monitor their every move?

          • PimpKat

            Monitor? Dude I’m not monitoring anything. I’m just commenting randomly 😛

            But you saying that is kind of calling the kettle black since you’re just as many places.

          • Matt Westwood

            Oh do me a f***ing favour. You’re the one who’s talking about trying to stop someone doing something stupid, where “stupid” is what you decide. If I’m judgemental, it’s against bopssy $h1theads like you and your fa$cist ilk. You utter f***ing pr1ck.

          • PimpKat

            Go and be a sheep elsewhere 😛

          • Matt Westwood

            Oh there we go, the sign of the fa$cist: accusing a person of their own faults. It’s called “projection” and it’s an indication of a festering mass of corruption between your filthy ears.

          • TheWonderRabbit

            Hey no one said anything about stupid.
            We’re just taking about illegal.

          • PimpKat

            Smoking weed of unknown origin found abandoned in a park isn’t stupid?

          • Matt Westwood

            No. Adventurous, maybe. If you consider “adventurousness” to be “stupid”, then you’re the sort of $h1thead that deserves to stay a slave.

          • PimpKat

            No, smoking random found stuff because you’re too cheap to buy from a safer source is stupid, not adventurous.

          • Matt Westwood

            Seriously, dude, you sound like a bossy 6-year-old girl.

          • I take it you just graduated from D.A.R.E. and are only 11 years old.

          • PimpKat

            No just never understood the appeal* considering the possible side effects, and find my money to be worth less than my safety if I decided I wanted to smoke something.

            *yeah probably the wrong word.

      • Rob Tonka

        No one suggested OP break thw law. Just look the other way while others break a law that nevatively affects no one.

        • PimpKat

          … depends, it’s can be just as bad as alcohol and other mind affecting substances even if it have fewer known side effects.
          If they decide to go riding a car after it’d be like drunk driving – if they mix it with even a little alcohol they’ll be even worse since mixing increase the effect of both.

          • Kryss LaBryn

            You can’t say, “Yes, but what if they then drove impaired?” as an argument that the law against smoking pot doesn’t affect anyone but the smoker. Driving impaired is illegal anyways whether you’ve consumed alcohol (which is legal), pot (not legal for the next eleven-and-a-half months in Canada–yes, I’m counting, ha ha), or even sleep-inducing off-the-shelf cold medication; and smoking pot (or being otherwise impaired, whether legally or not) and driving are not inextricably linked.

            The only people additionally affected by someone smoking pot are anyone standing downwind, and any roomies or what who have to deal with your stoned, giggly ass. And the former can be nullified by eating it instead of smoking it; the latter can be nullified by sharing it with them, heh.

          • Dude, you can get a DUI on benadryl. Substance is irrelevant to intoxication and impairment.

          • Rob Tonka

            What are you talking about? Where in this story was it ever suggested that anyone smoke it at work and then go driving with the OP?

        • Donnell Hanog

          Actually, not reporting someone you reasonably know to be breaking the law or planning to break the law is, in fact, breaking the law. You can be tried as an accessory to that crime if the prosecution can prove that you knew or that any reasonable person in your position would have known that they were committing a crime or planning to do so and you failed to report it.

          • TheWonderRabbit

            “Accessory to doobie”

            I want, nay, need to be charged with this offense.

          • Matt Westwood

            So is giving a good k1cking to the ar$ehole who reports someone for smoking a crafty spl1ff.

          • Donnell Hanog

            Interestingly enough, stabbing the psycho who is assaulting you for doing your job/abiding by the law is *not*, however, illegal. At least, not on this side of the pond. Nor is shooting them in most US states.

            As stated above, the fact that hanging out with Mary Jane *shouldn’t* be against the law (and only is because of a combination of bribery… I mean lobbying… from tobacco companies and propaganda that people blindly believed and believe to this day) does not mean it *isn’t*, and, as stated elsewhere, if you’re going to do something illegal, keep it to yourself. Or at least create a situation of plausible deniability.

          • Robert Carnegie

            I thought cannabis made people mellow and tolerant. And hungry.

          • It does… usually. There’s always going to be That One Guy who has a weird reaction.

  • Phil Peligroso

    I thought people who found weed would either shrug or keep it. I didn’t think someone could be so keen on playing by the rules as to hand over a perfectly good bag of smokable deliciousness.

    • Celoptra

      on a job-it’s required to report drugs. Some years ago I was walking my (then-neighbour’s) dog around various neighbourhood and on this one street I saw these needles and stuff (and not pine needles) and I knew it was drugs but I mentioned to my parents I saw the stuff but the next time I walked in that area the stuff was gone.

    • PimpKat

      Why in the world would you want to keep drugs from unknown origins found in the middle of a park? For all you know it could be laced to high heaven with something poisonous.
      Even then there’s the itty bitty problem that it can earn jail time if not reported when working for the government as they were.

  • Kitty

    I’m surprised the comments are all for smoking that s***. Why didn’t you go above your supervisor and said, “I found illegal drugs and even the Supervisor was for keeping it”?

    • Deadpool

      Because the rest of us learned to think for ourselves and realized that smoking pot isn’t actually wrong?

      • Kitty

        I think for myself and realize that I just see no point in smoking pot. I’d rather spend my money and time on stuff that I can enjoy while remaining fully conscious.

        • Matilda

          Yes but what does that have to do with anything? I don’t drink. Dosnt mean I think wine should be illegal.

          • Kitty

            I was more referring to things that last longer to enjoy than some consumable object.

          • Sly

            Most things are actually consumable. Few things last forever in this world. It just matters what you enjoy. I spend hundreds of dollars a year old trading cards. While my coworkers spend it on makeup. Mine might last longer, but it’s still not permanent.

          • Kitty

            Well, I was more thinking along the lines of videogames where, if I enjoy it enough, I can replay it for years and years with breaks in-between. I know the original Harvest Moon game is 20 years old and heavily dated, but I still play it at times.

          • Hercules Mulligan

            Does that mean you never go to a movie or to a restaurant?

          • Kitty

            Lack of money means I rarely go to a restaurant. And I haven’t been to the movies as a customer in years because majority of the movies coming out don’t interest me. So, I guess the answer to your question is Yes.

          • emofishermen

            whats the problem with letting people spend their time and money how they wish? no one is in the wrong here, whether they want to buy videogames or do pot or buy makeup, as long as theyre not hurting anyone and are having fun, its perfectly fine. dont pretend to be better than people just because youre hobbies are different.

        • Rob Tonka

          But no one suggested OP smoke weed or lose consciousness, so that’s a weak argument

          • Matt Westwood

            I am also skeptical about how smoking a little weed makes you “lose consciousness”. Get this, every single night I lose consciousness. When I feel this coming on, I go to a specially-constructed padded piece of furniture and cover myself in more padding to ensure I don’t hurt myself when it happens. Horrible experience.

        • Matt Westwood

          You’re obviously smoking the wrong stuff then, or (as happens sometimes) it just helps you get the sound and deep sleep that your body so clearly needs when you first smoke it after a long period (including “never”) of not smoking it.

        • Tim Van Acolyen

          You are perfectly able to smoke weed and remain fully conscious… And just because you don’t like something doesn’t mean that no one should be able to enjoy it.

        • Cally

          I don’t personally smoke it for enjoyment, I use it for pain relief and find it very effective. I hate the taste and don’t actually get high, maybe giggly at the most. It’s my choice to spend my money on it because a little of it makes a huge difference to my life.

          • Kitty

            Medical marijuana use is vastly different from recreational.

          • Cally

            Not really, it’s still a drug that’s used.
            They’re all drugs, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, ibuprofen. They all have risk.

      • tface

        ^ this.

      • IHadAMew

        Yes yes, saying that smoking weed is great is the cool new edgy thing to do (even though so many people are against smoking tobacco, it’s all lung cancer in the end), can’t wait for this new fad to be over. Hopefully alcohol will be made illegal and there won’t be so many idiots killing people in cars and in fights.

        • Deadpool

          … Yeah, that 18th amendment worked great. /sarcasm

          National prohibition of alcohol (1920-33)—the “noble experiment”—was undertaken to reduce crime and corruption, solve social problems, reduce the tax burden created by prisons and poorhouses, and improve health and hygiene in America. The results of that experiment clearly indicate that it was a miserable failure on all counts. The evidence affirms sound economic theory, which predicts that prohibition of mutually beneficial exchanges is doomed to failure.

          The “War on Drugs” (1970-Present)—was undertaken to reduce crime and corruption, solve social problems, reduce the tax burden created by prisons and poorhouses, and improve health and hygiene in America. The results of that experiment clearly indicate that it was a miserable failure on all counts. The evidence affirms sound economic theory, which predicts that prohibition of mutually beneficial exchanges is doomed to failure.

        • Matt Westwood

          “cool and new”? Get over yourself, people have been smoking dope for millennia.

        • Ian Rennie

          the idea of weed being a “new fad” makes me think you’re about seven hundred years old.

        • Cally

          You know Queen Victoria would smoke marijuana to help period problem right?
          New? Not so much.

        • Kitty

          Why not remove alcohol? Less litter; less chance of injury when someone drops a bottle and it shatters; no drunk drivers; people cannot say “well, it was the alcohol” when they sleep with someone they shouldn’t; no necessity to smell rank alcohol when cleaning up in cinema halls…

          • IHadAMew

            I would love fir alcohol to be banned. What a utopia that would be…

      • Saitaina Moricia-Malfoy

        Doesn’t matter, it was illegal at the time and would have been his job if not reported.

    • Flami

      While I probably won’t consume marijuana myself, I see no problem with others consuming it. Stop being so pretentious.

    • PimpKat

      Because people want to keep believing the unfortunate image weed have been given that it’s a drug without consequences. Nothing is without side effects, even if it “fun” for the most part.

      Long lasting, hangs around in the body for 4-5 days and affects concentration and learning are just some of the lesser side effects but there’s permanent ones too. Just because it doesn’t kill you it doesn’t mean it’s harmless.
      One of the reasons you’re not allowed to smoke and then drive for the duration, it’s just like drunk driving but weed have a better image than alcohol…

      But that’s one thing. The other is doing something illegal on the job.. I’d rather have the job.
      And then there’s the part that they don’t know the origin of the weed so they can’t be sure it isn’t laced full of something that might actually kill them.

      • Kryss LaBryn

        Nothing we consume is without negative consequences of one kind or another; it’s a balance of risk-versus-reward kind of thing, in all things (including the foods we eat), and pot is decidedly on the lower end of that scale, so far as relaxing, mind-altering substances go. I’d put its damaging effects on most people (especially provided they eliminate the tar, which is heavier than in cigarettes–but don’t forget that most people are not going to be smoking more than like half or even a quarter of a joint by themselves, anyways; it’s not like tobacco where smoking multiple, or even hundreds of units daily is common) as around par with regularly consuming several cups of coffee.

        The only two arguments against keeping and smoking the baggie I personally would consider truly legitimate and worthy of consideration in this particular case would be that (a) whatever one’s personal stance on the stuff (mine is decidedly pro for those over twenty-five, at which point the impact on the brain is negligible in most people), the stuff is still currently illegal, and especially as government employees, there is a very real likelihood of losing one’s job if someone high enough up the chain finds out about it; and (2) as others have said, consuming items of unknown provenance is a poor idea at the best of times. Sure, it might be a clean bag of the best weed; it might also be laced with anything from coke to meth. As delightful as a large bag of free weed sounds, considering the risk of (b), it really is the most prudent to do the legal thing and turn it in, even if with a heavy sigh.

      • Cally

        I rely on it hanging around my body. And it’s up to 28 days that it can hang out in your body but the effects are four or five days. They are what makes life liveable when my shoulder is being a complete swine.
        Maybe if people were educated properly about drugs, alcohol and tobacco included, we wouldn’t have people spewing such complete and utter tosh like so many people seem to feel the need to.

        • PimpKat

          It sure would be.
          I’m not saying it shouldn’t be legal for medical uses. I’m saying it’s not a good idea (really bad actually) for recreational – since like everything else there’s side effects 🙂

          • Cally

            You know, you should go back up into the hills and live where reality won’t bite you.

      • Kai

        > Long lasting, hangs around in the body for 4-5 days

        I don’t know whether you’re lying, incredibly stupid, or that you’ve simply repeating things that you’ve heard (which would potentially combine the aforementioned categories). Cannabis is one of the safest known psychoactive substances.

    • I bet you’re fun at parties…

  • Ian R.

    I have absolutely no problem with marijuana specifically, but here we’re talking about four people who work for the government all deciding that it’s perfectly okay to just let something that’s currently illegal slide, while on the job.

    And yeah, it makes perfect sense for OP to advocate to have this properly reported. Otherwise, he could wind up losing his job. Just because all four colleagues were totally okay with keeping it a secret in the moment doesn’t mean someone isn’t going to report it later.

    • Rob Tonka

      “we’re talking about four people who work for the government all deciding that it’s perfectly okay to just let something that’s currently illegal slide, while on the job.”

      We’re talking janitors. Not someone with any law enforcement duties. I hold them no more accountable to uphold the law than I would a janitor at Denny’s.

      • Silverion Sairee

        OP is a janitor but that doesn’t mean all their coworkers are janitors, what about the supervisor. The supervisor should be held accountable at least.

        • Celoptra

          I think all the co-workers are janitors are else they wouldn’t be “co-workers”

    • Matt Westwood

      “Working for the government”?? PMSL.

    • Ian Rennie

      “I work for the government. Emptying rubbish bins in a park.”

  • Zack Wagoner

    Morals and ethics aside, it’s just not a good idea to ingest anything that hasn’t been partially vetted. Nothing harshes a buzz more than finding out you’ve also been smoking PCP.

    • Sly

      See this I agree with. Ethics and such about smoking marijuana aside, I wouldn’t pick up anything off the ground in a park, vacuum sealed or not, and ingest it.

      • Matt Westwood

        Goodness me, I would. Such bounty does not happen often.

        • Creativerus

          I would and I have, although it was just a tiny dime bag in my situation…

    • Anne

      That’s a good point. It’d be like picking up a bag of GORP and eating it. Bleh.

      That said, OP is really uptight about the whole thing. I’d say something once or twice, then drop it. If coworker(s) want to break the law, they’re adults. It’s not like they’re robbing banks or something.

      • Rob Tonka

        This x 1000

      • Leah

        Considering OP is the one who found it, though, the co-workers not reporting it could come back to bite him.

      • Matt Westwood

        The point is that GORP can be purchased hassle-free from mainstream stores, if you really wanted to. A baggie of grass, not so much. I found one on the ground one morning on the way to work. It burnt a hole in my pocket the rest of the day. Couldn’t wait to get home and enjoy it.

        • Hahn Ackles

          You know, Matt, I think this explains some things. I’ve always wondered why your comments seem much more mellow some days than others. 😛

      • Pisces

        OP could have lost his job even if the supervisor or the coworkers kept the weed. He was not being uptight at all. Plus it was implied one of them or some of them were gonna smoke it right then and there. Illegal or not, that is bad business

    • Max

      Yeah, I would not ingest something I found in a random bag on the ground. Unless I was drunk. Then all judgement goes out the window.

    • Kai

      I have to assume from this statement that you are not a drug user. PCP is extremely uncommon, and has been since the discovery of ketamine. I’m sure that hasn’t stopped the government propaganda about it, but we probably don’t need that nonsense repeated here.

      • Zack Wagoner

        Assume whatever you like, it still happened to me, and it still sucked @ss.

        • I have to agree that it’s not cool to spike anyone’s anything — drink, smokes, whatever — because consent matters.

        • Kai

          The guy next to me just told me how he was a CIA assassin. I am willing to believe you, but probably not just on that evidence.

          • Zack Wagoner

            I will be crying myself to sleep for weeks to come.

      • Jasen

        haha.. yeah PCP. What, is this in 1981?

    • Raltizal

      I don’t know though, that’s like getting two drugs for the price of none.

  • Natasha

    I mean, to be fair, if you’re a provincial employee, you can get in some SERIOUS trouble for not reporting it properly. Even more trouble if you’re caught. You are considered a “public servant” even in your off time, and your actions are believed to represent the government. So I get why OP was the way she was; I wouldn’t want to lose my job or face jail time either.

    • BrickBat

      I imagine this little bag just went up the chain of command until it was finally smoked or sold by the cops themselves.

  • Jackie Fauxe

    I think the OP made the right call. Putting aside the whole risk of not knowing where it came from or what had been done to it, the coworker could have gotten into some real trouble–especially given the legality of the situation.

    Please know that I’m not saying it should be illegal, just that the fact that it was at the time is an important factor.

    Also, I think it’s important to remember that the OP only tried to convince people to do what he considered to be the right call–he didn’t threaten anyone in any way and didn’t threaten to report anyone if they didn’t follow his suggestion.

    • Gnomer Denois

      And the coworkers that wanted to keep it kept telling more and more people about it. OP finds it and wants to report and turn in. That’s a fine reaction. Second person wants to keep it, whatever, break the law on your own time. But OP convinces them not to break the law. Then everyone else in the story tries to convince them to break the law. At this point at least 5 people know about the situation, if they do keep it and break the law, they have to trust none of the other 4 are going to report them. I can’t trust my coworkers not to report if I glance at my phone at work, I certainly wouldn’t trust people not to report if I’d broken the law.

      What I’m saying is, if you’re going to break the law, don’t tell people.

  • Robert Carnegie

    Black British comedian Lenny Henry may have been completely joking in a routine when he said, many years ago, that he visited Jamaica and went out to buy authentic street marijuana which he smoked in the hotel room, and of course the motherly room maid was furious – she was supplying it a lot cheaper.

    • Celoptra

      um last time I checked Jamacia ain’t Canada. This story takes place IN Canada

      • Tim Van Acolyen

        anecdote
        [an-ik-doht]
        noun, plural anecdotes or for 2, anecdota [an-ik-doh-tuh]
        1.
        a short account of a particular incident or event, especially of an interesting or amusing nature.
        2.
        a short, obscure historical or biographical account.

      • Ian Rennie

        um, last I checked lynxes aren’t a type of dog.

        We are doing the thing where we share utterly irrelevant things that were true last we checked, right?

      • Robert Carnegie

        It’s a story where something similar happened (if it did).

  • Pogla

    Snitches get stitches…. or not. You’re a government employee. It is just a little bit of green, but as stated it was ILLEGAL at the time. As soon as the sup found out, it should have been reported

    • Celoptra

      um how is a JANITOR a government employee?

      • Leah

        really? Anybody who works for a government department is a government employee. He’s being paid by the government.

      • Pogla

        When they work for the National Parks Authority. Was reading comprehension not taught at your school?

  • emofishermen

    idk, you were pushing this too much, OP. sure, you should try and get your coworkers to report it, but if they didnt care, you shouldnt either. you already excluded yourself, just let them deal with the consequences.

    • Celoptra

      um so you want the OP’s coworkers to get arrested for weed smoking on the job? Since until either later this year or early next year weed is is still illegal in Canada

      • emofishermen

        OP doesnt have to constantly pester them. OP told them once, and can tell them a few more times, but after that is just annoying. Theyre adults, if they want to get in trouble, its not OP’s business

        • Celoptra

          that’s it THEY ARE adults..and respobible adults report it to 911

          • emofishermen

            and adults make. their. own. decisions. theyre not hurting anyone, theyre just having some fun. sure its on the job, but its just breaking a few rules. its the law, but so many people do it and its not worth wasting police time for something as dumb as weed. use police resources to solve real crimes, instead of snitching on your coworkers and being a prude

          • PimpKat

            If they smoke and then drive, it’s like driving drunk – still saying it won’t hurt anyone?

          • emofishermen

            what does that have to do with anything? theres no indication that they are or was planning to drive anytime soon, so its not up for discussion. youre basically saying thats its wrong to smoke at any time JUST becayse theres a chance that theyre driving soon. same argument can be made for alcohol or medications, since they can easily get you high while driving.

          • Pisces

            OP could have lost his job. He wasn’t being a prude, and even though weed is relatively harmless, he still has to follow the law

          • emofishermen

            OP wasnt going to lose their job, their coworkers were. OP did what was necessary, and if they cared about their job, theyd report it themselves

          • Pisces

            Even so he could still get in trouble. We don’t know company policy or how Canadian laws work here

          • emofishermen

            could have reported it themselves, then, instead of trying to make a show outta it. if OP only cared about the job & not getting in trouble, theyd just have reported it themselves beforehand. nothing wrong with trying to follow the law (a dumb one, but whatever), but OP made it look like they were trying to confront them, trying to start an argument with their coworkers over weed. pestering them over and over obviously wasnt going to work (if they werent going to report it, they never would of, so asking them wouldnt change anything) so whats the point? OP knew how to handle it responsibly, but they never took any real action, and they didnt even report it afterwards. OP either did it for show or wanted to look cool, they mightve cared about the job, but that wasnt the reason they acted as they did.

          • Matt Westwood

            And anyway, who said anything about smoking on the job? And anyway, how can “smoking on the job”, in this particular context, cause any particular danger to the universe? They’re literally *cleaning the park*, and *picking up litter*. If you want to consider impairment of the ability to handle a broom, go for it.

          • Pisces

            It’s Canada. They don’t use 911

          • Celoptra

            um I live in Canada they DO use 911 like the U.S. do

          • Pisces

            Really? Huh I thought I read somewhere that Canada has a different emergency number. Guess I was wrong

      • Matt Westwood

        Quick, lets get as many prosecutions as we can while it’s still illegal, we won’t have the chance after society has caught up with the fact that the law against smoking d0pe is the most pointless law in the world.

    • Alétheia

      I see where you’re coming from, but it was the OP who found the drugs to begin with. It wouldn’t be the coworkers left to “deal with the consequences” if this was found out. If anyone got caught with the drugs and it came out where they got the pouch from, it would be the OP’s job – and potentially future ones, if they wanted to use this job as a reference – on the line (and possibly the supervisor’s job, but in my experience it’s the peons who get all the blame and supervisors who get slaps on their wrists). I can see why they were so pushy about it being reported through the proper channels…

      • emofishermen

        OP shouldbe just reported it themself, they did find it after all. if their only intention was to report it and stay out of trouble, they couldve stayed quiet about it and do it themselves. pestering their coworkers over and over just makes OP seem like theyre doing it for attention; they wanna seem responsible and mature in front of their coworkers like some dumb superiority complex. OP did what they could, so they shouldve stopped and took things into their own hands.

        • Pisces

          Did you not read it? OP was taking it to his supervisor to report it but a coworker took the bag from him. I guess he was too taken back or polite to take the bag back. Also fearing for your job is not a “dumb superiority complex”

          • emofishermen

            you can still report it without the bag. “Hey boss, Coworker #1 and I found a bag of weed” is all what OP had to do. OP couldve said that their coworkers had the bag & wanted to keep it. if OP cared, they had proper channels to report it. OP knew their coworkers, if they werent going to report it, pestering wasnt going to work, so OP shouldve tried something else

  • RoseDragon11

    I support the legalisation of weed but OP just wants to protect their job, and that’s a perfectly reasonable thing to do.

  • Harvey Skaggs

    Yeah I wouldn’t ingest something I found in a park, that’s for sure.

    But OP is also a square.

    • Marianne

      Yeah, they’re a sqaure cause they didnt want to lose their job or go to jail over it.

  • Moonshadow Kati

    “I found some weed in the park i’d like to turn in. There’s twel- err, two grams here.”

  • Christine Harris

    I smell a set-up…

  • Patrick Mccurry

    If you wouldn’t eat a found hotdog from the ground, why would you burn and inhale something found from the ground?

  • nellnee

    I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who works for a national park that doesn’t like their MJ now and then. Is there a policy for discovered drugs? OP could have just tossed it in the dumpster and been done with it if he wanted to. The supervisor didn’t care, the coworkers didn’t care … other than OP ratting them out who would have gotten them into trouble? Yes, pot is still illegal but he’s being awfully self righteous. If it was a case of beer you’d share it with your coworkers.

  • Scram Clam

    Never knew Mr. Mackey moonlighted as a janitor.

  • Roxy222uk

    People need to learn to draw the line between professional life and personal life. Find weed in the park as part of your job? Not yours, turn it in. Fnd weed in the park while hanging out with your friends? Your call. The same is true of so many things. I don’t understand why people have such a problem with professional boundaries.