I’ll go a little off topic
When I was at the dealership, there was a porter who was “borrowing” customer cars in the evening.
I believe he had very little money, and didn’t even have his own car. But that is no excuse.
He was found out when somebody saw him returning a car in the morning.
He was not at all apologetic, not that it would have saved his job.
In regards to those “burger runs” . . .
One time a mechanic took a car to get lunch . . . a car that he knew to have a badly leaking water pump. On the way back, the engine was ticking ominously
The same guy also spilled a super big gulp on the the carpeting of a car, when a hobo suddenly ran out into the street, forcing him to slam on the brakes. He missed hitting the hobo, but he lost his grip on the super big gulp. The carpeting soaked up the whole thing. When he was back at the shop, he cleaned it as best he could, then asked the porters . . . not the guy who “borrowed” the cars, by the way . . . to clean the interior as best as they could. He bought them lunch, and the customer was never informed. But I believe there was always a lingering soda smell
That same mechanic also got into a physical altercation with another mechanic, during which one guy had the other in a choke hold
He also made menacing fists in front of his supervisor, when he was being talked to
He also had a “secret” stash of beer in the locker next to his tool box . . . which everybody knew about
Later on, when he was at another dealership, he and the alignment guy got into a physical altercation. They were both equally to blame, and it wasn’t clear who started it. The management decided to fire the mechanic and keep the alignment guy. The reasoning was that mechanics are a dime a dozen, but good alignment guys make big bucks for the dealership and are hard to come by
And that was just one guy
I’m sure you guys have humorous stories about your colleagues