Answering your questions in reverse. No. I would be happy to tell you about proven retail inventory methods that do not treat your customer base as a group of thieves. If you would like, I can post that in this thread, another thread or send you a PM if you are interested.Bulldawg182 said:Thorsen,
Tell me, what do you suggest they do? Hand out flowers while 100 patrons simply walk out the door with computers in their hands? I guess we just differ on this one and there is no middle ground. I have no problem with a store making certain that I've paid for THEIR goods before I leave with them.
Scraggly? Ramm is going to steal my computer?Bulldawg182 said:If you're sitting in your office this afternoon and a scraggly looking character whom you've never seen before walks in and silently picks up your computer and proceeds to leave with it, what would you do? Might you ask him who he is and why he's taking your computer? Or would you simply assume he's a stand up computer technician sent to help? I've got $100 bucks says you'd ask him who he was and maybe even ask who sent him and to provide ID. That's simply not violating his rights.......it's protecting yours.
Seriously speaking, I have no problem with a business detaining a shoplifter. I have dealt with a lot of shoplifters over the years, probably more than anyone else on this board and I detest them. When I was managing, I got tremendous enjoyment out of having the officer parade them from the back of the store to the front while they were wearing handcuffs and I never allowed their defense attorneys to keep me from representing my company at trial via delaying tactics. I even once told a defense attorney that had managed to get yet another last minute extension, causing me to waste yet another day at court that I great assistant managers and would keep showing up each and every time a court date was announced. His client ended up pleading out.
So, I really do dislike shoplifters and when one is caught I do my part to ensure they pay for their crime.