A really difficult situation has come up for him on his job last week...well it came up in the last couple of weeks but it came to a head last week. Tony works for a subcontractor who gets jobs doing drywall and metal stud work for commercial buildings. Tony has been doing this for the past 30 years. Of course over the years there have been a few issues but not many in the last few years. He has been with last company since 1997 or 1998 and he is pretty much best friends with his boss who is the owner of the company. They do everything together...hunt,fish,talk for hours. I call Sam his girlfriend...lol. Sam trusts Tony implicitly. Tony has found Sam many jobs and Tony runs many of the jobs for Sam. Well, a couple of weeks ago they had a fairly expensive tool go missing off the job. Big problem is this tool didnt belong to Tony's boss. They had borrowed it from the contractor that the crew was working for. It never made it back into the gang box at the end of the day. Tony didnt know this. The gang box is a big metal box sort of like a shed but can be moved easily from job to job. They always lock this up with a pad lock each night. So the next morning they find out this large tool, I believe it was a lazer was missing. Well since Tony's crew was the last ones that were known to have used it, they were all charged with losing it (or stealing it) and the entire crew had to pay a portion of it out of their checks. Well last week...or the week before Im not entirely sure which week it was....several very expensive Hilti tools went missing and these tools were not being used by the crew. They were simply in the gang box. Thursday, the entire crew got fired because everyone on that job is blaming Tony's crew and even people on Tony's crew are pointing to one person. Tony hates to think that it could possibly believe that it is this person because he had just started to hunt and fish with this guy. Tony went to this guys house last night and he was in tears swearing he didnt do it but there are two people on the crew saying they know he did. From what I understand, one of the accusers is very reliable but the other not so much. Tony does know that the one accused does have sticky fingers and his very opportunistic. Tony doesnt doubt that if the opportunity was there, he would take something. This is really bothering Tony because now they want Tony to go back on the job but without any of the crew except the one person who accused the person. Right now Tony is trying to figure out a way to put gps systems in tools so this can never happen again. I have found two systems that could possibly work if anyone would purchase the equipment and put it into effect. One is an alarm that sets of a gps signal to people set up by the owners of the equipment when someone attempts to get into gang box. Another program is where the tools have bar codes on them and you have to check them in and out with a scanner like the hand scanners at a grocery store. If you dont return your tool then you would be responsible for your tool. I sort of like the idea of combining the two. One person from each crew could have access to the gang box and they would have to scan in and out the tools. This is a very large job on a military base. I think it would be very hard to rule down to one person in that case unless they had video or some other way to prove it. Right now they want to prosecute and I dont think they have enough evidence. Just some guys saying he did wont do it.