Heard a good one from a former workplace. It isn't about an employee wasting money but the employer wasting money.
I'm already picking up on this with my husband's new office.
His team was bought out, they've been working as contractors for seven months, and this week moved into their new offices.
Yesterday the company bought them all Subway for lunch because there was no cutlery for those who did pack lunch.
I have a spare set here I'd planned to get rid of anyway (decluttering), so I told him to take that to work. He said no, because the guy in charge of setting up and furnishing the new office is "determined to make the company pay for everything". There is barely a pen in the office because that guy hasn't had a chance to go spend a bundle on stationery yet, and "no-one is allowed to bring in anything because the company should pay".
They came pretty close to the wire in December, a couple of them barely escaped with their jobs. Some financial prudence, and perhaps not treating the company credit card like a blank cheque, would go a long way.