So, what would you do? Am I being to scrupulous in this situation? I am starting to feel that I am. But I do not want to feel like I am stealing either. I cant just quit this job either. I need this job. What do you think? Should I cut myself some slack or keep doing what I am doing? What would you do?
First, the Catholic Church does not require you to tithe. While admirable, and even appreciated and encouraged, Catholics do not have any requirements to give a set percentage of their income to charity.
Secondly, having read through the responses, I think there is a lot more information that would have to be disclosed to make a fair evaluation of the superintendent. This seems to be an industry norm, at the discretion of the supervisor.
I would be cautious about throwing around words like “fraud”. Part of our jobs as Catholics is to not make false accusations against others, so you have to make sure you have your facts straight.
Certainly, in most circumstances, clocking in that you worked 8 hours when you did not would certainly be considered suspect. But, I think there are variables - Breaks, lunch hours, intensity of the work, the efficiency of the workers, knowledge of the owners, how often this occurs, etc.
If it were me, I would probably start to keep a personal log of recorded work hours. Account for your own time worked, and then compare that against the recorded hours worked. If the variability was minimal, I wouldn’t be too worried. If the discrepancies are egregious, then I would consult my conscience and a priest.
I also think that as a worker, you do what you are told to do. It’s not your job to point fingers and make accusations. You need to have solid, concrete facts and historical record-keeping before you can even go down the path of filing a formal complaint. In the meantime, work your hardest and do your best on the job. Be amicable with your co-workers, and follow directions.
I think the key word you use is that this happens “sometimes”. The historical frequency of this occurring would be a primary determinant of wrongdoing.