I have worked with several offices who have experienced a burglary. I have listened and counsoled, with empathy. With my best consultant voice, I always give good logical advice on cleaning up, moving on and taking steps to keeping this from happening again.
I thought I understood, I didn't.
Like you, we have implemented security measures, but we don't review them enough:
- Our security system didn't work with our new VOIP phone system, so the police were never called.
- Our cameras did capture the guy, but it was too dark to really see him.
- The exterior lights by the window he came through - were out.
We were lucky, no one was hurt and nothing was actually taken. But a bad guy broke in, damaged our office and was messing with our stuff.
We are all fine, but there is a feeling that I have and I think the entire staff shares. I can't explain it. It is a mix of anger, anxiety, remorse for not preventing it and a desire to get back at this guy. The best word I have for this feeling is "rattled."
I know all the logical things to do but I am not sure what to do about this "rattled-ness?"
If you have ever been through this kind of thing before or if you have any insight, please advise me. I sure would appreciate it.