Prophet of Loss: pounddawg: Prophet of Loss: Wangiss: Even with no "motivation," rich people steal, too. There's greed.That is the most succinct explanation of why Wall St. and our banking system is a cesspool that I have heard of late.Greed could be considered a form of motivation.True, but I qualify that motivation as "not even remotely justifiable" as a reason to steal.If a homeless man steals my apple, I am angry but can understand as I have been hungry before. When the same apple is stolen by a man pushing an apple cart, I have no understanding of his actions. Why would someone who already has so much take what little I have?
Arsten: The problem is that it's easier for management to brand everyone a crook than it is to balance between the needs of the company and the respect of the employee. Basically, the true litmus of whether your employees are going to rob you deaf, dumb, and blind is the culture at the work place.
pounddawg: Prophet of Loss: Wangiss: Even with no "motivation," rich people steal, too. There's greed.That is the most succinct explanation of why Wall St. and our banking system is a cesspool that I have heard of late.Greed could be considered a form of motivation.
Wangiss: Even with no "motivation," rich people steal, too. There's greed.
IdBeCrazyIf: Frederick: I find it telling that the emerging industry solution is draconian tactics to persuade a more beneficial outcome for the employer as opposed to improving wages for the employee.I do consulting work from time to time and on this one contract I was brought in to consult on designing and implementing a web filter. I offered a design and resultant set of policies but was told it wasn't strict enough. I mean I filtered out the usual you know violence, criminal stuff, proxy... you know typical stuff that could create a liability issue.Anyway this client in particular said they wanted the internet locked down tighter than a drum and to only allow enough time to use it during their half hour breaks. I tried to explain to them that in this day and age it wouldn't change anything, people would just use their phones instead then and that very likely they would see productivity go down. They would have none of it, so I did what the customer wanted.Sure enough, six months later they called me back in to change the policy to something much much looser.
RTOGUY: Frederick: e noted; an employee with good pay and benefits has little or no motivation for fraud and/or theftNot always true. My wife took over as head chef at a country club and it pays their servers not server wage which is less than minimum, or minimum wage, but an actual respectable wage plus tips. Many of the servers have worked there for 10 years or more because they can take home after taxes $700/week not including their cash tips or extra income from the banquets or wedding functions. The first thing she did when she got there was go through the old inventory sheets and found that people had been scamming entire cases of chicken wings, entire prime ribs, cases of wine etc. When she brought it up to the director of operations he said it had been like that since he had started and it was just how restaurants ran. She had the order codes changed so that servers couldn't do refunds or void items without management approval and she installed locks on the fridges and freezers and a camera to monitor the backroom. The result was that immediately the profits started trending up since the inventory makes sense and the food and beverage department actually turned a profit for the first time since it opened. Most people are honest but there will always be people that will see a case of wine as just a nice little extra for putting in that three hours of overtime or a box of chicken wings as payment for not having time to go to the grocery store before work.
Frederick: e noted; an employee with good pay and benefits has little or no motivation for fraud and/or theft
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