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Used to work in retail. I learned rather quickly, that "If a company doesn't care about it's own assets, why should I care?"
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Why doesn't everyone just steal then? Apparently you can't be stopped.
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post #113 of 244
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Originally Posted by SkillzKillz View Post
Why doesn't everyone just steal then? Apparently you can't be stopped.
Just because you arent stopped in the store, doesnt mean you arent caught
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It cost more time sometimes to catch the thief then the price of whatever they stole. I work in retail and people steal food all the time.
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Originally Posted by Zackcy View Post
It cost more time sometimes to catch the thief then the price of whatever they stole. I work in retail and people steal food all the time.
The mentality is relative to convenience, not principle.

I find that to be problematic.

What if it became very costly to prosecute important crimes?
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Basically he acted in interests of the company, and the company sold him out.
In no way was stopping him in the best interests of the company.
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Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa View Post
Yeah, have fun feeling awkward as they call you out for being a thief when you walk past them. Hope you're ready for a visit from the police too.
I walk by the wal mart and best buy greeters all the time and tell them I have no obligation to wait and show a receipt. I'm not rude about it and just state that it's a matter of principles and I am within my rights. I go to my local wal mart enough to where the greeters recognize me, and I haven't gotten banned for it.

One time I did have a best buy greeter tail me half way out of a shopping mall. I found a trashcan and tossed the receipt in it and viola, problem solved. There was no more receipt to show.
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In no way was stopping him in the best interests of the company.
I didn't say best interests of the company, and I agreed that the company's policy is correct.

He was acting in interests of the company, and instead of showing the employee why that was not the best method of handling it, they cut off the man's method of income because they were too worried about their own ass.
    
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The mentality is relative to convenience, not principle.

I find that to be problematic.

What if it became very costly to prosecute important crimes?
Two separate arguments, a business is in place to profit and thus it is entirely up to them if something is worth pursuing. The court system on the other hand is in place to prosecute crimes, how much is its is (or should be) immaterial to them
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Originally Posted by j0zef View Post
I didn't say best interests of the company, and I agreed that the company's policy is correct.

He was acting in interests of the company, and instead of showing the employee why that was not the best method of handling it, they cut off the man's method of income because they were too worried about their own ass.
Semantics - either way it was not in the best interest/interest of the company.
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