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Originally posted by ahmonrarh
so its solved then, people of the world.
DO YOUR JOB or WHAT YOUR TOLD, NOT WHATS RIGHT.
that honestly seems to be the final lesson that we see everywhere. like the guy that was arrested for saving a drowning girl in a river, that i seen posted here on ats a while back.
Originally posted by LiquidAsh
I was told by a friend that works in a clothing store that they are not allowed to confront a person who may be stealing. If the person has not left the store with the apparel or equipment he has not yet stolen anything. He tells me that the people will stuff the clothing in there own clothes and walk around the shop. He just has to wait until they leave the store. Ridiculous!
Originally posted by Bonified Ween
Lesson Learned: Grab Laptops and run out of store.
Originally posted by Skewed
Originally posted by captaintyinknots
Thats just the way it is, and it is why stores have specific loss prevention agents.
I bet the real truth is, the loss prevention agents are union and that employee stepped over the union line and did their job for them while the agent was sitting on their ass in the back room. Union workers from my experience tend to have the attitude that they will work when they get around to it or when it fits their schedule.
Originally posted by captaintyinknots
Originally posted by jjkenobi
reply to post by captaintyinknots
I can understand the rule... However my point stands. Grab your stuff and bolt through the front door because nobody there is going to stop you. Some loss prevention guy in a back room on a camera isn't going to do squat.
Most loss prevention agents are strolling around the store in street clothes. I worked for a MAJOR retailer for a very long time and know this as fact. The cameras are for gathering evidence. Generally speaking there is not someone there sitting and watching them all the time.
You are right, most shoplifters get away the first time or two. They generally get caught because they get recorded, and a file is started on them. They are usually issued "no trespassing" notice and are caught when they break that notice.
The majority of shoplifters are not arrested for shoplifting. It is usually for trespassing.
Originally posted by anon102
Well the widely accepted argument for this is that its for the protection of other customers. What if the guy was armed?
Of course, I never understood that argument to begin with. I know the store that I work for requires employees to report the theft to there supervisor or head manager and leave the thief alone..
But then I ask myself, so we just let them go? Golly, I should go out and steal something. I'll just walk away
Originally posted by Wetpaint72
Wow just wow...I have read 4 pages of this and a lot of it blows my mind. Did it ever occur to anyone that best but and other companies just might be doing the right thing. If I owned a store of some kind, I would never place more value on the goods I sell than life itself. Anyone's life! So what a couple of laptops... Not that stealing is the right thing to do. But I would never want my employees to think that I would in any way, would want to risk anyone's life or health for some stupid replaceable merchandise.so if I had made this abundantly clear upon hiring, I think I would have to fire them too. Would I want someone working for me who puts the value of replaceable crap above the value of life and health. Seriously...and all law suits aside, if I looked at it like all the employees were my family, I would only think the same thing. I would tell a son or daughter, wife or father the same. Why not extend that same respect for life and health to all employees?