We watch our inventory like a hawk and had to let an employee go 6 months ago for stealing about $800 worth of inventory. We just had to let another employee go today. He admitted to about $500 worth of cash and merchandise.
We have 8 cameras in the store and it’s impossible to watch everything, so we start to pay attention after inventory counts start showing a problem. By the time that we can decisively figure out who is ripping us off they have gotten several hundred dollars worth of inventory.
We pay our employees fairly and treat them like family and they do this? WTF?
What have you done to minimize this and create a culture of respect where employees don’t want to steal?
For those of you who have been in other retail businesses, is employee theft more or less common in the vape industry than your previous ventures?