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Jiles
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:41 am    Post subject: OT--Quality of people Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a close friend that will manage a new Box Store. They have already hired many employees and plan to open within the next few days.
Anyway, he told me that they were having a problem with employee THEFT?? He stated that he called all employees together and asked if any were aware of the thefts and nearly all raised their hands.
I don't know what he is going to do, but many are on video!!
Absolutely unbelievable!!!
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:13 pm    Post subject: Re: OT--Quality of people Reply to specific post Reply with quote

And the strange thing so many dont realize
what the are doing.for example they wont
miss it they will just write it of . or my favorite
the guys that show up but dont work i wonder
how they would feel if a mechanic went to
work on there car and then just stood there.
and at the end of the day the same guys
wonder why they dont get more pay?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:17 pm    Post subject: Re: OT--Quality of people Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The large retailers have brought this behavior on themselves by refusing to allow employees to stop somebody that they see stealing. They don't want a confrontation,just let them go,security will handle it. But security doesn't handle it.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:29 pm    Post subject: Re: OT--Quality of people Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don"t know if its all over the country; But I work in an Assembly Plant with about 1100 employees. There are probably about 20 - 30 people who sell illegally copied Music CD"s, & Movie DVD"s. Every person who sells, & or buys just 1... IS AN UNCONVICTED CRIMINAL! If You try to tell these people, They look at You with absolute disgust, or as if You have lost Your mind. I am considered the bad guy with a bad reputation because I wont buy from any of them. As I was the Felon!!! Even though they are guilty of...

1) Copyright Laws.
2) Income tax evasion.
3) Selling stolen goods.
4) Buying stolen goods.
5) Conversion: The act of selling items that don"t actually belong to You.
The list goes on.

Probably no less than half the employees there are involved. I blame the Federal Government for not doing something about this rampant problem. Once someone gets used to the idea, its a lot easier to steal from everybody!!! I did get one seller to stop. I told imagine that a new hire comes to work here, & He has a relative who say works for the FBI. He/She goes home, & says I cant believe whats going on in there. Then some months later the FBI walks out with 20, or 30 people in handcuffs. It might happen!
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:13 pm    Post subject: Re: OT--Quality of people Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That is the fallacy behind libertarians, that believe we need no laws. There will be people that do the wrong thing.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:14 pm    Post subject: Re: OT--Quality of people Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It is a management problem and a social problem, and when the unemplyment rate is 8 or 9% is the time to fix it. A Management problem because Mgmt. did't set rules and make people live by them, and a social problem because once people get away with stealing, they decide it is a way of life and a fringe benefit.

When unemployemtn is 9%, it is the right time to fire the thieves, and let everyone know the rules. At 9% unemployment, there are a lot more butts where those came from. But hiring new staff is hard work...and too many managements won't face up to it.

It is much harder to fix when unemployment is 4% and qualified applicants are scarce.

I see it everyday, people playing with their I-phones while someone is paying them to work...it is stealing time that someone else is paying for.

"Time is Money"
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:37 pm    Post subject: Re: OT--Quality of people Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A lot of the time it's the managers who are stealing.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:45 pm    Post subject: Re: OT--Quality of people Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Any large and decent organization has a loss prevention manager. My wife worked for a place in the mid 90s that had a person for this task. This guy was 6' 3" and full of muscle. He would escort employees out the door when they were caught stealing. (and prosecute at times) This big fella was a deterrent, not a be all end all. A good loss prevention manager looks at what is sold per day vs. what is not on the shelves. Employee theft can be reduced by letting them know that everything is on camera, all aisles, backrooms, parking lots.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:51 pm    Post subject: Re: OT--Quality of people Reply to specific post Reply with quote

When you pay peanuts you get monkeys.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:52 pm    Post subject: Re: OT--Quality of people Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Wile E.-"This guy was 6' 3" and full of muscle"

Ahhh- "Down Under" by Men at Work.

I love that song
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:53 pm    Post subject: Re: OT--Quality of people Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That song was 6' 4" full of muscle I think.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:16 pm    Post subject: Re: OT--Quality of people Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Totally unrelated. Pay and theft have no relationship. Some of the highest paid people are the biggest thieves.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: OT--Quality of people Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The only problem with that is you still can't hire decent help with 9% unemployment. A person can draw $8 to $15 and hour (figuring a 40 hour work week) sitting at home on dole or they can WORK and get maybe the same wage. What do you think they are doing?

The socialist have destroyed the country.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:03 pm    Post subject: Re: OT--Quality of people Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Doesn't matter.


Good people will follow social mores with little or no governance. Bad people will do bad things no matter how hard you try to ride them.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:09 pm    Post subject: Re: OT--Quality of people Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The only ting he can do is prosecute them. Let them get away with it and it will continue.
 
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