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Pixelated
01-14-2019, 12:19 AM
Overheard today: a non-customer literally ran out of the store with a chainsaw.

Shortly thereafter, the same guy returned and this time ran out with yet another umpteen-hundred-dollar item.

But no, we don't need a sophisticated electronic security system ... or indeed any kind of electronic security system ...

Buzzard
01-14-2019, 02:12 AM
Or even a human to watch for this crap. That kind of thing costs MONEY, dontchaknow.

Pixelated
01-14-2019, 04:13 AM
If you mean TRAINED security personnel, yeah, exactly ... and it has apparently escaped their notice that, over time, the losses are going to amount to more than such a person would cost, especially at this rate.

We do have cashiers at the exit points (including the one where the guy ran out with the chainsaw and then the second item), but I believe we are specifically told NOT to chase down such scofflaws ... and even if we were not forbidden to do so, they'd have to pay me a damn sight more than minimum wage (with no benefits whatsoever) before I'd do it.

Buzzard
01-14-2019, 04:43 AM
And little things like cameras, recordings and the ability to call police... overrated. Even someone watching the cameras for idiots would pay for itself after a while. Nah, bugger that. What is best for THIS month/quarter's earnings?

Minimum wage ... I'm not even chasing down a burger for that money, much less some would-be track star.

LadyofArc
01-14-2019, 06:36 AM
Overheard today: a non-customer literally ran out of the store with a chainsaw.


I'll admit, my first question upon reading that was "Did he run out with the chainsaw turned on?" :lol:

Pixelated
01-14-2019, 07:38 PM
I'll admit, my first question upon reading that was "Did he run out with the chainsaw turned on?" :lol:

:lol: That would guarantee even LESS incentive for anybody to chase him down! (But no, I don't think he did.)

Trixie
01-14-2019, 09:52 PM
My company doesn't want us to accuse anyone of stealing in case we offend them. I wish I was joking.

Buzzard
01-14-2019, 10:19 PM
Ahh, yes. Even if they're visibly looting the place, we don't want to offend anyone lest they either "Not shop here again" or bring some sort of lawsuit.

PR woes are one of the new uber-boogiemen. Simply laying out facts and reasoning... too uncomplicated and easy to ignore in this era. Humans love a good witch hunt.

taxguykarl
01-15-2019, 03:44 PM
My company doesn't want us to accuse anyone of stealing in case we offend them. I wish I was joking.I find that easy to believe. Some months back an admitted shoplifter complained to corporate because the LP hurt her feelings.:rolleyes:

Nunavut Pants
01-15-2019, 04:46 PM
You should just start putting signs up that show the resale value of all the items in the store, so shoplifters know which things to grab first...

dalesys
01-15-2019, 06:00 PM
... signs up that show the resale value of all the items in the store ...
Most home improvement stores have a list of contractors they recommend. This store can one-up the competition with a list of fences.:wave:

Pixelated
01-15-2019, 07:35 PM
You should just start putting signs up that show the resale value of all the items in the store, so shoplifters know which things to grab first...

One of the ironies of all this ... we are not permitted to take our company vests home. Because, you know, somebody might steal it and pose as an employee. Because nobody at any store knows any other employee.

We can't have spare rolls of receipt paper at our stations, because somebody might steal them.
We can't have staplers at our stations, because somebody might steal them.

And so on.

But stealing several hundred dollars worth of product ... oh well ...

Jetfire
01-16-2019, 12:49 PM
Of course.

If a customer shop lifts from you, then you are just providing customer service.

But only employees would dare steal vests and register tape and staplers, and that's stealing from the company.

It makes perfect sense right?

EricKei
01-16-2019, 04:20 PM
Sounds like your place uses the GameStop security method: Just blame the workers for all shrinkage.

Trixie
01-16-2019, 05:31 PM
I think I was told in my early days with the company not to keep the register tape out in the open because customers could take it and make copies of receipts. :rolleyes: Honestly if you go through that much trouble to get some money from a company, I say you deserve to have it. Now our registers are updated that it rejects any item that tries to get returned more than once.