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(Huffington Post)   Couple orders ties from Banana Republic, gets sent confidential employee data instead   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 23
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2013-06-22 06:19:50 AM
Why would the HR mail be routed through the same logistics channel as merchandise?
 
2013-06-22 06:22:46 AM
did this include copy prints of employee's backside? if so....pricing and order information please.  must expand my collection.
 
2013-06-22 06:26:45 AM
Who the fark orders ties from Banana Republic?
 
2013-06-22 06:29:49 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Why would the HR mail be routed through the same logistics channel as merchandise?


Cost. It looks like they use an external HR company so the documents have to be sent some how and if you already have that kind of postal logistics set up its easy to track costs as the HR company will be down as a customer.

With no laws to make this kind of cockup expensive then you do it as cheap as possible
 
2013-06-22 06:31:51 AM
CSB: I applied to join a golf club recently, and along with the contract I needed to sign, they sent me their sales and retention projections and goals. They were losing a lot of business due to the bad weather we'd been getting.
 
2013-06-22 06:35:12 AM

Norfolking Chance: AverageAmericanGuy: Why would the HR mail be routed through the same logistics channel as merchandise?

Cost. It looks like they use an external HR company so the documents have to be sent some how and if you already have that kind of postal logistics set up its easy to track costs as the HR company will be down as a customer.

With no laws to make this kind of cockup expensive then you do it as cheap as possible


The problem I see with that is that the business divisions aren't usually located anywhere near the warehouses. How could a mailing label from HR get mixed up with a customer order? Obviously this happened, so it's possible, but it boggles the mind to think how such a mix up could even happen in the first place.
 
2013-06-22 06:50:48 AM
I'd be fit to be tied.
 
2013-06-22 06:58:38 AM
I remember BR when it was just a catalog, not a store for douches.
*tweaks waxed handlebar mustache*
*adjusts onion on belt*
 
2013-06-22 07:17:19 AM
Same here.
Hell. Didn't even know they sold ties.

-Cackles as I throw one of eight cats at the neighbors kid-
 
2013-06-22 07:19:08 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Why would the HR mail be routed through the same logistics channel as merchandise?


We do at work. We have an office attached to a warehouse so when we send office info to other locations we go out and use the same UPS shipping.

We mail it ourselves that instant so no one touches office stuff and sends it to customers.
 
2013-06-22 07:34:04 AM
special20 ,
I remember BR when it was just a catalog, not a store for douches.
*tweaks waxed handlebar mustache*
*adjusts onion on belt*


Wasn't it something between army surplus and a J. Peterman catalog?
 
2013-06-22 07:43:47 AM

Enemabag Jones: special20 ,
I remember BR when it was just a catalog, not a store for douches.
*tweaks waxed handlebar mustache*
*adjusts onion on belt*

Wasn't it something between army surplus and a J. Peterman catalog?


Yes. I remember the first time I picked up a Banana Republic catalog. I was in Borneo, in the hut of a local medicine man. I had come down with a fever. The locals called it "gabak krelu" which translates roughly to "burning death". In the waking moments of lucidity as I vacillated between unconscious ecstasy and tortured delirium, I caught my first glimpse of it. The unpleated chinos. Wash and wear and made of a 20% Peruvian alpaca and cotton blend. I recall putting a dogear on the page before the shaman spat chicken flesh and betelnut juice in my eyes and falling into another trance.
 
2013-06-22 07:47:28 AM
I'm not surprised. Companies don't care enough about security. I've got a fairly common name and it's included in my email. I've gotten several emails for other men with the same name that included sensitive information like SSN and credit information.
 
2013-06-22 08:40:08 AM
But what does Richard Dreyfuss have to say about this?  Why wasn't he reached for comment?  Sloppy reporting.
 
2013-06-22 08:57:12 AM
Pffffft!

I ordered a USB Drive from Newegg once and it came filled with the nation's thermonuclear missile launch codes.
 
2013-06-22 09:05:41 AM
SpdrJay
Pffffft!
I ordered a USB Drive from Newegg once and it came filled with the nation's thermonuclear missile launch codes.


OK, lets play what if.

Joe from the secret service drinks too much and leaves 'the football' in his hotel room.

Jane the made ends up with 'the football', assuming that suitcase has different attack plans.

If it doesn't fall into the hands of someone who believes in POE and will start Wing Attack R, what damage will they do?
 
2013-06-22 09:07:41 AM
Can I say I am pretty sure my posts have been marked for review by the NSA.

/Hi NSA.
 
2013-06-22 09:07:47 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Enemabag Jones: special20 ,
I remember BR when it was just a catalog, not a store for douches.
*tweaks waxed handlebar mustache*
*adjusts onion on belt*

Wasn't it something between army surplus and a J. Peterman catalog?

Yes. I remember the first time I picked up a Banana Republic catalog. I was in Borneo, in the hut of a local medicine man. I had come down with a fever. The locals called it "gabak krelu" which translates roughly to "burning death". In the waking moments of lucidity as I vacillated between unconscious ecstasy and tortured delirium, I caught my first glimpse of it. The unpleated chinos. Wash and wear and made of a 20% Peruvian alpaca and cotton blend. I recall putting a dogear on the page before the shaman spat chicken flesh and betelnut juice in my eyes and falling into another trance.


img.fark.net
 
2013-06-22 09:40:45 AM

SpdrJay: Pffffft!

I ordered a USB Drive from Newegg once and it came filled with the nation's thermonuclear missile launch codes.


so that's where that got to. i've been lookin' all over for that. even checked the freezer.
 
2013-06-22 11:35:49 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Norfolking Chance: AverageAmericanGuy: Why would the HR mail be routed through the same logistics channel as merchandise?

Cost. It looks like they use an external HR company so the documents have to be sent some how and if you already have that kind of postal logistics set up its easy to track costs as the HR company will be down as a customer.

With no laws to make this kind of cockup expensive then you do it as cheap as possible

The problem I see with that is that the business divisions aren't usually located anywhere near the warehouses. How could a mailing label from HR get mixed up with a customer order? Obviously this happened, so it's possible, but it boggles the mind to think how such a mix up could even happen in the first place.


Many e-tailers with brick and mortar stores also ship orders from the stores. Most common would be clearance sales or older stock where the warehouse is sold out but some may remain in stores. Another big reason is faster delivery, the local store could get you product in 1 day vs. the warehouse taking longer. Easy way to have the customer pay more for next day shipping without it costing the seller more to ship. Modern logistics has moved way past the single warehouse model.
 
2013-06-22 11:53:22 AM
Here's one way it could have happened, I worked as a merchandise manager for Gap in one of their Old Navy stores, and I frequently mailed out merchandise to customers. Every few months or half a year, the employee folders for those who quit or were let go are removed from the office filing cabinets. It's about time to clean out the folders for the December temporary workers. They're boxed up and sealed, and the mailing label to the HR document dept. is printed on the computer and affixed to said box. Next time the UPS dude comes, he gets the box and away it goes. Customers can order merch from individual stores if they want, or if we just happen to have something other stores or warehouses don't have (due to age of the product or popularity for example). Usually just costs $5 shipping no matter how much it is. So customer orders product, employee gets product and boxes it up and seals it. A manager with office computer access will have to take the receipt and create the shipping label, from the same exact intranet page that prints labels for HR and anywhere else in the world.

So, its easy, bottom level employee or manager accidentally affixes the customer label to the box for HR, and vice versa. Tomorrow the UPS guy comes and away they go.

That being said, a box of thick employee folders does not feel anyyyyything like a box with a silk tie and pocket square.
 
2013-06-22 12:57:08 PM

SpdrJay: Pffffft!

I ordered a USB Drive from Newegg once and it came filled with the nation's thermonuclear missile launch codes.


Whoa, whoa, whoa.

You got nuclear launch codes, and you didn't try to blow up the planet?

I am truly disappointed.
 
2013-06-22 01:58:40 PM
I call BS no straight man has ever gotten anything from banana republic
 
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