anything is a theft issue, I mean of course you can install expensive RFID systems but it's not worth it for inventory that cheap. Lottery rarely gets stolen bc we count the total value of inventory nightly, if cash for lotto is missing it would show up.The issue with lotto is workers play and blow their checks!Cigarettes don't get stolen either bc the taxes for each pack are noted in inventory but workers eat and drink on your dime all day long and never seem to feel the need to pay and I'm not gonna roll through hours of footage to catch a few missing cokes and candy bars.......but when you have 4 stores and nearly 800 hours a week of open time, that translates into alot of money lost on employee theft.
I don't have the scanner systems, my uncle liked the old fashioned enter the price manually systems and the problem with those is I've seen employees just enter a price flat ie coca bottle $1 and then open the register hit void ticket and then pocket the cash.
There's so many ways to steal it's crazy, mechanics fixing flat tires for $10-15 and then not ringing it up, I could go on for days, but that's why I go to work everyday, to minimize theft....but hey I can't really expect people to live on $8/hr too. I guess it's part of the territory.
This post was edited on 7/14 at 9:51 pm