Thanks everyone, I feel better having vented to many people today you guys included!
Sette that place sounds awesome although a little pricey for my budget unfortunately
Plus I have a lot of furniture that I would need to store which adds extra $$ to it also.
Thanks for the offer Oz but I will be able to manage. I also realised that I had a 256MB CF card in the box too which is slightly annoying. I don't use the X-drive a huge amount but it was handy knowing it was there to use if needed.
As for speaking to HR I am not so sure that they can actually do anything about it. Most likely it was the cleaners as no one saw anyone near my desk and someone was in the area till about 7pm and the cleaners hadn't gone past yet.
What I find so frustrating is that there can be thousands of dollars of cisco routers sitting on people's desks that belongs to the company and yet someone went to the effort of going through desk drawers to take someones personal property.
In regards to the housing situation I pay cheap rent here (crappy house) and can't afford a huge amount more and I don't know if my housemates will join me or not yet.... hopefully things will become clearer this weekend.