Which means, "It bothers me, but that doesn't stop me from doing it."cowsgoquack101 wrote:I don't support it wholeheartedly
Translates to, "I don't steal for a living."cowsgoquack101 wrote:it's not like I go out of my way to steal
Which is why you stole them...cowsgoquack101 wrote:I just needed some earbuds
Does not make it OK to have stolen them (irrelevent)...cowsgoquack101 wrote:they were in a bin in the back of the store
Glad you recognize that.cowsgoquack101 wrote:Yes, it's wrong
Which means you still have something resembling a conscience...cowsgoquack101 wrote:I always feel bad about it
Is how you rationalize your negative feelings for doing that which you know is wrong.cowsgoquack101 wrote:I still don't think it's as serious as everyone makes it out to be
After working in retail, I know realize how much cost theft adds to a product:
- the actual amount lost
- the amount paid to people to watch out for theft (store-level Loss Prevention)
- the amount paid to people to manage theft (company-level Loss Prevention)
- the amount spent on preventing theft (security devices, etc)
- the amount paid to account for theft (inventorying)
Compare this to the amount paid for the item by the store, and the percentage difference is what is added to the price before profit is even taken into account.
These costs all get passed on, ironically enough, to those who don't steal. Thanks a lot, buddy.