Countdown to STEAL SOMETHING FROM WORK DAY 2019

  • Posted on: 10 April 2019
  • By: thecollective

via crimethinc.

In anticipation of April 15, the 10th annual STEAL SOMETHING FROM WORK DAY, we have prepared a brand new website collecting nine years of STEAL SOMETHING FROM WORK testimonials, interviews, educational materials, and analysis—a treasure trove of first-person perspectives about stealing from work. This is the definitive resource for employee-led wealth redistribution.

Go to the new STEAL SOMETHING FROM WORK DAY website!

If you need to gently test the waters to see which team a fellow employee is batting for in the class war, try bringing this to their attention without any indication of your position: “Crazy, huh?” How they respond will tell you everything you need to know.

Here’s a preview of what the site has to offer:

  • An FAQ answering common questions about workplace theft
  • A gallery of outreach materials including posters, stickers, postcards, trifolds, and zines
  • Interviews and other corporate media coverage, from The Guardian to a miserably dismayed Glenn Beck
  • International contributions to STEAL SOMETHING FROM WORK DAY

And a whole host of reading material, including…

Narratives

Analysis

  • The Team is Real—A model for how employees at a variety of businesses can support each other beyond networks of kinship or affinity.
  • A Theft or Work?—A grad student brings poststructuralist theory to bear on time theft, why the master’s degrees will never dismantle the master’s house, and how to resist work when it has spread so far beyond the workplace.
  • Yes, We Even Stole from Work under Socialism—An extract from A Worker in a Worker’s State, a book written by Miklós Haraszti in 1972 when he was a young employee at the Red Star Tractor Factory and suppressed by the Hungarian government as a threat to socialism.
  • Beyond Stealing from Work—Stealing from the workplace is only the beginning.

Testimonials

The site offers scores of anonymous first-person accounts of what they steal and why—offering considerable insight into the human condition (under capitalism). For example:

STEAL FROM WORK TO HELP PEOPLE

My wife and I are both employed in Central Florida through a technical division of the largest American motor company. The location overstocks the restrooms with free hygiene products like tampons and pads, soaps, and first aid kits. We both fill our bags with these items a few times a week before leaving. We make waterproof bags and leave them in areas where homeless people congregate. We have done this for over a year and have redistributed thousands of items.

–Robin Hood of Hygiene


Enjoy and stay safe!

Comments

Petty, silly, and a harmless way to let off steam -- exactly what we can expect from Crimethinc.

not just harmless, helpful and necessary, normal, vital.

As opposed to unions, which aren't a pressure release valve at all.

i agree with you. what you said was so implied with the comment you responded to, it’s almost as if i said it myself. i’m glad that you shared this opinion that we both agree on, and wholeheartedly hold dear.

Roll up in speedboats with heavy machineguns.

This is the only thing that is not a silly pressure release, dear.

Signed,
Niger Delta Motherfuckers Street Team

esto no es un juego

If they let you near the books and you don't work for some real gangsters, there's no excuse not to boost your wage. Aggressive inflation adjustments! Don't get caught kids!

Kids, indeed. With Crimethinc, all you ever get is fleeting, atomized, entertainment-oriented stuff -- and then staggering prolix advice on what to do in case of full-scale society-wide revolution, with predictably bogus and useless insights. There's a bit of a big disconnect here. Kids.

I'm currently on a how-cringey-earnest-crimethinc-was time warp, reading Expect Resistance and unfortunately seeing entirely too much of my 20-something self.

Trolling politicians while they roll their eyes and release the hounds, romanticized abject poverty, generally getting our asses kicked...

Was this shit really the finger on the pulse 10 years ago? God DAMN

i got the finger in my nose

Edited:

Kids, indeed. With anon comments all you ever get is fleeting, atomized, entertainment-oriented stuff -- and then staggering prolix advice on what to do in case of full-scale society-wide revolution, with predictably bogus and useless insights. There's a bit of a big disconnect here. Kids.

Oh, fuck off, CrimethInc. is still great, 25 years later, and you're still a hater who has never done anything worthy of mention. Or else why are you shit-talking an article you obviously didn't read?

true story: i once stole 20$ from a work from which i’m still owed a couple hundreds (it gets near a thousand if the more subtle technical wage theft forms are counted, snd not just the unpaid hours)

take that, employer who didn’t even notice cuz it was a bill that was dropped on the floor in a backroom and i must have found it days later!

I thought this was an Ex-Worker's Collective.

I'm more into stealing the day from the work ethic.,.

Surely every day is steal something from work day.

if only i could steal a job!

What if I work for crimethinc mailing books, doing graphic design, posting on twitter?

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