weve had alot of shoplifters at work recently, and as usual im the only one doing anything about it. 3 members of staff witnessed theft yesterday and none of them did anything, they just stood around afterwards talking about it.
everytime we have a shoplifter its always me that has to go over the cctv footage and burn it to cd for the police (because everyone else is too stupid to do it) and I never get any thanks. I didnt even get a thankyou when I kicked out the berringer thief.
last night though I got someone arrested. he was in the store, acting very suspicious, and I recognised him as being one of the many men ive recorded for the police. luckily we had a plain clothed police woman outside, not that josie(the assistant manager) had bothered to tell me - or the other 2 members of staff on that evening - DESPITE WANTING TO STOP THE THEFTS!! - and the police woman had been in earlier to let josie know, but did she tell any of us - NO!!
it was actually a customer that told me, because they'd stopped him on his way in (were very suspicious of males in hats and tracksuits)
so anyway I went outside to get the police woman, she arrested our man, brought back £20 worth of stolen goods, and I had to give a statement to the police, and burn off yet another cd.
and I wont get any thanks from work for it, if anything I'l get told ive done something wrong, and me, ed and sharron wont get extra pay for staying 30 minutes after closing while I was being interviewed.
I dont know why I bother taking the no tolerence attitude, because im the only one there that does, and I never get thanked for it, just told im wrong.