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24 May 2011 @ 01:26 pm
Idiots Abound  
You know something's messed up in the system when you're looking up info for work and you run across questions on three different sites asking if your workplace drug tests. And you see 'no' as an answer when you know they do. Also asking if they do background checks. Honestly, if you know that this is an issue, I wouldn't bother with high-end retail. Because I'll be honest.

If I find out that you have a drug problem and my tills go short on YOUR shift, you're out. We've had theft issues before and I WILL rat you out. With a quickness. It's a sad world we live in when THAT'S a question to ask when you're setting out to get a job.

God, that makes me so damn crazy.
 
 
On the Verge of: irritatedirritated
 
 
 
maaike_fluffy on May 25th, 2011 06:10 am (UTC)
Ugh, it's sad how often theft is being committed by the staff. In my 6 years in retail I've had 3 coworkers in my own pool fired for just that reason. One of them I truly considered a good friend, too. Makes you wonder exactly whose word you can still trust. *rereads* Yeah, that sounds a little more dramatic than I had intended. Still, it's such a shock everytime. You're absolutely right about reporting immediately. This sort of stuff can't happen...
Lois: Lois :: Light It Upkalalanekent on May 26th, 2011 10:35 pm (UTC)
Same over here. And the worst part is that, knowing and liking the person. I always hate it all the more because I feel like it's not just management that they fooled. We've had this happen three times since December. SUCKS. SO. BAD.
dandellodandello on May 26th, 2011 05:46 am (UTC)
It's a sad time and place when you know you can't trust your co-workers and you have to guard your back against everyone. For that matter, I once had a supervisor who has fired for theft - the tills weren't short, but his deposits sure were.
Lois: Lois :: Smokingkalalanekent on May 26th, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
I think part of my fury over this was that, twice in my work history, I ended up working under an embezzler and was once fired with three others that he accused before being busted three months later.

That sort of thing just pisses me off SO bad.
dandellodandello on May 27th, 2011 12:49 am (UTC)
And it's nothing you can do to protect yourself, either. That's the real bummer. As an employee, you're entirely at the mercy of people who can do real damage if they have a mind to - and you have almost no recourse.
Lois: Lois :: Badasskalalanekent on May 27th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
THIS. And it turned out the DM knew about it and they were just trying to catch him. And they let us take the fall so he wouldn't know they were onto him. After which they marked us as 'unrehireable'.

It's just sickening.