Saw something at the Apple Store today that shocked me.

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  1. Hannah Montana macrumors newbie

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    One of the girl geniuses was leaving for the day and as she left, she opened up her purse so this manager-looking guy could look in the bag. Only when he gave the okay she was allowed to close her purse and leave. Seems like they're taking every precaution to prevent thievery, even by checking up on their own employees.

    And by making this thread, I fully expect all the "cool" people to post their responses showing how unimpressed they are.
     
  2. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    Its when the manager puts on the rubber gloves you really need to worry.
     
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    Why is this shocking? It's fairly common practice.

    You really shouldn't be shocked. Have any idea just how much theft comes from within a company, from their own employees?
     
  4. whiskeytown macrumors member

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    It's quite common for that to happen, I work in an electronics store and we get searched before leaving our shift. If they didn't, stuff would go missing.
     
  5. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

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    Are people really this dishonest? I think this lends credence to the theory that humans are inherently evil.
     
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  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    The "cool" people , as you call them, are smarter than you. This is common practice in retail.
     
  8. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

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    lol thats a common practise in allot of retail places.

    In other news trolol your user name is Hannah Montana
     
  9. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    I work around narcotics and have never gotten searched after finishing my shift.
     
  10. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    My mother is an accountant and once told me that accounting audits weren't really meant to catch criminals...

    ...so much as they are meant to keep otherwise normal folks from being tempted to do something criminal.
     
  11. OMGbrandon macrumors 6502

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    Most retail stores have a walk out procedure... lol
     
  12. Dandrews524 macrumors 6502

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    maybe she was just showing her manager something. did any other people get searched before going home?
     
  13. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    This explains a lot. ;)
     
  14. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    Seriously though, what are they checking her for, nanos? How much stuff could she have put in her purse?
     
  15. imutter macrumors 6502

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    You sign store policy ebfore you start working and agree .......Many places do purse/bag checks
     
  16. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    I've worked at both Bluenotes and West 49, both companies always do bag checks, and sometimes coat pat-downs. It only seems natural that this would occur in an electronics store.
     
  17. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    This is indeed normal. Good thing they do it because too much theft leads to increased prices for us the consumers.
     
  18. Aaron1021 macrumors member

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    They do this at fedex shipping warehouses. I went to pick up a package once, and I had to go to a security booth and wait for them to retrieve it. Some guys were getting off work and leaving. They have to exit to the parking lot through the security guard booth and have to be searched before leaving.
     
  19. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    you'll probably be shocked to know that company's lose more money from internal theft than from shoplifters -- in north america at least.
     
  20. RonShort macrumors member

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    not surprised at all.... i have seen this before too...
     
  21. gdjsnyder macrumors 6502a

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    Guess it wasn't the white iPhone 4. That would shock me.
     
  22. magicpinkdrink macrumors member

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    This is common practice in retail. Several places I have worked at did this. Super annoying when you're in a hurry and have to wait for someone to walk you out, but I understand the reasoning behind it. Not everyone out there is an honest person and with the economy the way it is people get desperate.
     
  23. PhoenixKit macrumors newbie

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    Not really shocking, a lot of retail stores do this.
     
  24. jake4ever macrumors regular

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    'specially at the Apple Store. Referring to what happened in San Diego the other day.
     
  25. Sherifftruman macrumors 6502

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    I'm 40, 24 years ago when I worked at JC Penneyin high school the women who worked on the retail floor were not allowed to have a purse, just a small clear plastic bag they could keep makeup and other odds and ends in. Their regular purses had to be locked in lockers ( though most did not bother and left them in their car) before they headed out on their shift and they got checked coming and going. So this is definitely nothing new.
     

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