Saturday October 25 , 2014

LossBusters Blog

Nuggets of wisdom from Libby
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Dec 05

Charitable Collections – Taking Scrooge Out of the Picture

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Jun 25

The Extended Hours Debate from a Loss Prevention Perspective

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Jun 13

What Your Bad Employees Don’t Want You to Know

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Apr 04

Could be deadly, but essential for restaurant operations

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It’s a gas consumed by millions every day.  Plants need it for survival. In fact we exhale it with every breath we take.  Virtually every restaurant uses Carbon Dioxide (CO(2)) in bulk form to put the fizz in soft drinks.  It’s used as an important ingredient in certain fire extinguishers.  Carbon dioxide is a heavy gas and displaces oxygen, settling at the lowest levels.  It is odorless, colorless, and cannot be detected by human senses.   Exposure can lead to dizziness, unconsciousness, even death.

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Jan 16

But I thought it was being done – Inspecting the expected

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We may have too much faith that it cannot happen, or won’t happen or we’re simply naïve.  Perhaps we don’t seek, therefore we don’t find.  Maybe it’s assumptions, perhaps laziness, or even poor work ethic.  It can breed and morph in a culture where accuracy is considered unimportant.   It is commonly known as – pencil whipping, or faking information on documents.

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Aug 02

EEOC proposes to ban background checks

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Last week the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a proposal to ban pre-employment background checks by employers. The proposal was in response to the heads and spokespersons of several social agencies that prepare convicts to re-enter the workforce. The EEOC chair, Amy Solomon stated in a press release, “Today, we had the opportunity to add to our knowledge of this issue and learn about the practical ways employers have been able to balance business concerns with the need to ensure that employment practices are fair and non-discriminatory.”

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Apr 12

A great find…and loss

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He was a great find. An experienced fast food manager walked in and applied for an open shift manager position. He interviewed well and obviously had a great deal of experience. All of the favorable first impressions were verified with a phone call to a former district manager of the applicant, who gave a raving endorsement of his abilities, aptitudes and experience. “We hate to lose him” was the most memorable comment by the former supervisor.

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Mar 29

USB “Flash” Drive Frauds

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The New York Times and Scambusters report that employees of a company found a number of USB drives, commonly known as “flash” or “thumb” drives bearing their company logo scattered around its parking lot.  Curiosity dictated that they plugged them into their computers in their office to find out what was on them.  They found what appeared to by a document that installed malware that stole confidential information from the company’s computer network.

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Mar 08

Of mice and men … and pizzerias

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Business ethics, or lack of them, apparently has made its way into the world of pizza in a Philadelphia suburb.   A pizzeria owner had a problem with mice that, for whatever reason, he blamed on two competitors in the neighborhood.   He visited one of his rivals and asked to use the restroom.   After he left, they found footprints on the toilet seat and noticed that the ceiling tiles had been disturbed.  A white bag was found tucked above the tiles.

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Feb 01

Embezzlement: Employee Theft in the Big Leagues

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The 2010 Marquet Report on Embezzlement was released recently. It’s an annual study on major embezzlement cases in the United States over $100,000. In what has been described as a banner year, 485 such cases were studied. An assumption can be easily made that in this bad economy the thefts were triggered by deep financial problems. The study found however, that the most major embezzlers were driven by greed or a need to live a more lavish lifestyle that could not afford otherwise.

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