|Originally posted by Spacey Orange |
I just fired someone for stealing from me. I initially became suspicious totally by accident. About ten days ago late one night, as i was leaving my business (at a much earlier time than i normally do), i saw an employee running to his car with a bag. I thought that it was weird so i looked at my surveillance video to see what he was up to prior to him ending his shift.
About an hour earlier he had put merchandise (worth about $50)in the trash, and because he took the trash out, i surmised that he had retrieved it.
So since then i began to prepare to fire him. I carefully monitored his every move. I also began to research the law concerning my obligations and strategies to reduce any legal liability. And then last night he did the same thing! So I had to act today, when I wanted to do it friday.
For the past few days I had all of these things running through my mind of what i would tell him, and how i would do it but when it came time, i was sort of rushed. But he never saw saw it coming. At first he denied it, but then i offered to show him the video footage, and then he just acquiesced to the situation. I'm not really happy about it because now i'm short handed and he's unemployed. Lose lose situation.
Sucks to hear that, mate.
I guess you had no other viable option, since you wouldn't be able to trust him and he would probable believe that no matter how much he stole, you'd let him get away with it.
The people I know who have stolen goods from their workplace are the laziest and most self-entitled people I've ever come across. This one "friend" of my brother stole over 10 thousand dollars of computer goods from the company he used to work for (his house looked like an Apple Store after a couple of weeks), and he used to say he only did that because "everybody else does it".
The guy is simply retarded though. The most awesome thing he ever did was start dating a random girl in order to make the girl he liked jealous, invite both of them to Brazil (they live in the Czech Republic) and then get angry when the third-wheel girl - whom he fancied - became frustrated that he would treat her like crap and decided to stay the whole time at my brother's.
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