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Author Topic: Staff searches and no security  (Read 7670 times)

BlueBoo

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #25 on: 12-01-20, 09:59PM »
ours don't get searched that often

i remember a stock control manager telling me that shrink can be split 3 ways,  1/3 doesn't come in the delivery (ie another store got that cage) 1/3 is stolen by customers & 1/3 by staff & contractors.

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #26 on: 12-01-20, 10:58PM »
As shrink is unaccounted stock loss would be interested in how he knows the exact split, the 3 ways you listed there are just some of the many other ways shrink can occur.

lordadmiral

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #27 on: 13-01-20, 09:53AM »
Looks like there is no point to have security at tesco:
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tesco-sued-after-choc-bar-fracas-vj0zd3m8v

Global Moderator Comment Link on VLH news ticker to this story from another media source.

jester21

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #28 on: 13-01-20, 12:47PM »
I hope the Security gets what's coming to them, the sack I hope.  Yeah security have to do their job but I've seen plenty of security people who think they can treat and manhandle people as they please.  I hope in this case they get everything thrown at them then security might wake up that they can't do what they want to do,

In my store my security is really good and polite to everyone and I've never seen him go over the top!

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #29 on: 14-01-20, 02:17AM »
It makes me laugh how the company and times have changed. When I first started 12 years ago it was literally DRILLED into us that we had to stop theft in stores, we even had a special tannoy for it so customers didn’t know what was going on, up until half the stores staff ran to the front upon hearing it to see what was going on or if there were some guys that needed tackling. Now you let them go. The security manager at the time used to b*****k the people who never ran after them and we were told “you MUST chase them”
I never once got involved with running after anyone stealing and I’d only ever get involved if a guy was beating up the security guard . One time a guy ran out of the store with a bottle of spirits and I think at least 10 members of staff literally chased him for 5 minutes and jumped on him near a local football playing field. They dragged him back to be told by the police they could be prosecuted for “assaulting him” as he claimed they broke his arm but the police were more on the stores side than his and basically told him to shut it.
I always got asked why I never got involved with running after morons who stole things and was routinely mocked by staff members for refusing to do it, yet things changed when one ran after someone and they pulled a knife out on him. It amazed me people would blindly risk getting stabbed for someone stealing a bit of cheese or alcohol just because shrink was bad and we were told YOU MUST.

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #30 on: 14-01-20, 08:40AM »
You're there to deter only, being paid minimum wage isn't sufficient compensation to be a corporate vigilante.

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #31 on: 14-01-20, 07:16PM »
Everyone home safe everyday is now the moto. Too many criminals carry weapons and no one deserves losing their son/daughter/husband/wife over a dvd/bottle of wine.

Seeing as police rarely turn up even when someone caught red handed with £100+ of stolen goods and even if they do they try their best to impose a community resolution than arrest them it's way better just to act as a deterrent to the law abiding shopper.

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Re: Staff searches and no security
« Reply #32 on: 16-01-20, 10:58AM »
It's the negative publicity too. How does it look to see someone pounced on by a gang of staff and dragged in the back and all over a can of coke.
Security is a deterrent, that's all.