At Drug-Safe Workplaces we talk about ‘One person. One incident. Could Ruin Your Business Forever’ for a very good reason.
It happened to me.
I will never forget turning up for work 20 years ago and wondering where my business partner was. It was the day after the Melbourne Cup. He was usually on time.
Several hours later I discovered why he didn’t appear. He was found dead in an alley way at Kings Cross with a needle still in his arm. He had died of a heroin overdose.
I was dumbfounded. I had no idea that he had a drug addiction. We had been working together for 15 years. How was it that he had managed to keep it a secret from me?
The shock of this tragic discovery worsened when I found out that he had been fiddling the books in order to pay for his expensive habit. He had taken more than $300,000 from our account.
No matter how well you think you know someone…you don’t.
- Drug & Alcohol Counselling