Monday, September 14, 2015

Who Stole My Mug?

Technically, I think it's called Larceny.  

I was told I shouldn't collect my personal belongings when I was escorted out of The Sliding Door Company's corporate offices.  They said they would mail my personal things to me.  Now, a mug I've had for over 20 years is missing.  It was given to me by my children.  Please help me!  If you've seen this mug, please contact me.  REWARD!!!

Since posting this blog, I've learned that this isn't the only incident like this at TSDC.

Employee theft rising
Specifically, Jack L. Hayes International attributes the increase in employee theft to a number of factors, including the following:

  • Ineffective pre-employment screening: The first step to controlling internal theft starts at the point of hire. Do not hire the "bad apple." Some retailers, in an effort to reduce their costs, have lowered their pre-screening requirements and are now hiring more "questionable" employees. When statistics show one out of every 36 employees is actually caught stealing by their employerthere has likely been some type of breakdown in the pre-employment screening process.

  • Less employee supervision: With lower management levels, there is less supervision of employee activities, which results in more opportunities to commit theft.

  • Ease in selling stolen goods: Merchandise stolen by employees can be quickly and easily sold, and for a much higher price, using online auction sites. This easy access to a much larger audience for stolen goods has resulted in more theft by dishonest employees looking for quick cash.

  • Decline in honesty: The almost-daily incidents of business, government, law enforcement, celebrities, sports figures and church leaders being involved in questionable activities make it easier for "borderline" employees to steal and to rationalize their actions. In addition, the part-time workforce is growing, and it is not uncommon to find that many such workers have less loyalty to their employer, and are more apt to take advantage of opportune circumstances.

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