Ok.....Lets say you work in a shop for a decade or 2. Long enough to be "part" of the company. Long enough to know the company and what it does. So here you are making parts on 1985-1995 equipment, simple but deadly parts, easy to gage for time. And of course you get pushed...welcome to the real world. No biggie. Ok... Now, It's 5 years later and the equipment is 2000 - 2005, and those same parts that took 15 mins approx now take 1.hr a piece, same quality. Triple setup time and the stuff is literally falling apart from lack of maint. Imagine this is across a few different types of equipment.
Now here's the question: Do you ignore what you see and just concentrate on your own work or do you raise a flag. Lets say you already went to your manager (s). So now the only option is to go to an owner(s) to raise the flag.
Lets add more to it... It will only hurt you going to the owners, you will be targeted by the management and it will cost you money somehow. Your job will get worse not better from it.
If you ignore it...aren't you "stealing" as much as watching from your living room a robbery in your neibors house? Or if you ignore it are you being a good worker because thats what your managers want you to do since you work for the managers not the owner(s)???******************
I bet it's a 50/50 survey. And there lies the problem.