I was in Mexico working as a contract employee for a US tool company. I went to lunch with one of the workers at the plant I was contracted to work at. I locked up my back pack with my laptop phone and other items in his trunk. Thieves broke into his trunk and stole my stuff about $3,000. worth.
I realize I was on my personal time and personal stuff and off site at a restaurant.
I'd like to ask my employer to cover the costs. What is the best way to approach them about it?