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  •  I can't imagine the floor personnel (9+ / 0-)

    have a big interest in protecting the store from theft.  When you're treated like dirt, you kind of don't give a shit about the company anymore.  Want it? Take it.... I just plain don't care if you do.

    Well paid and well treated employees do give a shit, though.  

    A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

    by dougymi on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 04:52:10 PM PST

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    •  Exactly. (2+ / 0-)
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      © grover

      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 01:44:56 AM PST

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    •  Maybe, maybe not (0+ / 0-)

      People take their jobs and their perceived responsibilities seriously - don't believe the crap you hear about American workers. I'll give you an instance.

      A woman I know worked for Radio Shack. The store manager hit on her and cut her back to about 10 hours a week (minimum wage, no benefits) when she didn't go along. She was accused of stealing from the till. She generally hated the job, but it was all she could find at the time. But when a guy grabbed a laptop and ran out of the store with it, she still chased him for 3 or 4 blocks, even though it was against store policy.

      I don't think that's exceptional.

      We've had a Wal-Mart in town for 4 or 5 years, and I've never been inside of it, or any other in probably over 10 years. But it isn't because of the employees.

      In Soviet Russia, you rob bank. In America, bank robs you.

      by badger on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 12:02:43 PM PST

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