No. I'd talk them out of it. Pay them a quarter from my own pocket if I had to. Who's integrity is worth 25¢?
Easy to steal quarters? Where can I get in on this action?
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It is all part of a yes/no integrity test. The answer is "YES" because they want to know that you think ANY theft is wrong.
It depends, if I saw a customer at Walmart reach into the til when the cashier is not looking, I would turn the person in. If my best friend stole a quarter from me, I would not turn her in.
What is this?......the plot of Office Space where the guys use a computer program to steal pennies off of each transaction the company makes and then end up getting really rich??? I say if it's just one quarter, it's not worth it. Most stores don't prosecute for petty theft of even $50 or $100. It's not worth your energy.
Coming from retail management and knowing how LP is looking at this: It starts with a quarter and usually gets bigger from there. (Greed ) I believe the only right answer is YES its stealing If you are willing to may exception because of the amount it shows that you will bend rules and fail the question. I have worked before companies that fired people for consuming discarded merchandise(written out of inventory like an open package of such-and-such) because it was a policy. Most comanies want to know their policies will be followed to the letter because that helps product the company. Although some companies may bend their rules where they see fit that is not what the interview is about .
steal a little steal big, there's only one word to it. thief.
steal a little steal big, there's only one word to it. thief. I will report it.
Short answer - Yes/No. Deal with it YES. Report it, depends on the circumstances and outcome of my attempt to deal with it. Consider: If I saw someone pocket a quarter from the cash register or steal a small product ($.25 worth) I would definitely report it, but I'd give them the chance to report themselves first. Kind of like my parents would handle it with me, and how I handle it with my children - you steal, you return the merchandise AND pay for it AND apologize. If that doesn't settle the matter we proceed from there. Compared to ... If I saw someone pocket a quarter left on the lunch table at work after a few people got up I would not 'report' that, but would certainly handle it the same as above i.e., make sure they gave the $ (any amount) to one of the people who was sitting there. In Florida this is embraced by a grocery chain called Publix. They call it the Publix Price Guarantee - if they accidentally error on your checkout and you point it out to them they give you a refund for the item AND the item (free). Sorry for the long-winded response, but some of these 'behavioral' questions simply taunt us to relinquish personal &/or social responsibility in the name of 'proper procedure'. If we don't take responsibility for seemingly 'little things' we are in no position to 'blame' anyone when big things go wrong. Kind of like if something bad was happening in the workplace. If I feel it's unsafe to the point I need to leave I will certainly let my manager (and certain other people) know before departing. I think this perspective was forged by a combination of personality and experience. I had the opportunity to visit the WTC on 2/26/1993 for my company after the bombing, so all my co-workers and friends know there comes a time when YOU MUST DECIDE if you stay or if you leave. Restating the point, there comes a time when YOU MUST DECIDE to speak up &/or take action about improper (or illegal) behavior - at the workplace or anywhere else. Happy Holidays all.
Are you comfortable racially profiling people in an attempt to catch people shoplifting? (This is serious! Target in Alexandria, Hybla Valley, and Falls Church, VA all engage in this, especially against African-Americans.)