The arrest of Nelson Santiago, a TSA agent at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, for allegedly stealing $50,000 in electronic gear from checked baggage created a new sensation. He was caught stuffing an I-pad into his pants.
Any business needs to be careful to ensure theft does not occur. Scripture related that Judas “…was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it” (John 12:6 ESV). Theft and dishonest people have been around a long time.
While news stories have focused on the theft, another very serious question arises, where was management? Allegedly steeling $50,000 of stuff from checked baggage would require a lot of stealing and should have been seen by management earlier. In addition, he apparently had the time to take pictures of the stuff, post on websites for sale and execute sales, all the time supposedly being on the job. When did this employee work?
Management has a responsibility to ensure reasonable productivity from each worker. Management should have known there was little work being done. Whenever we supervise an employee, we need to set work standards for the quality and quantity of work, and ensure those standards are achieved. In this case, clearly management failed.
Management needs to resolve both issues, how someone was able to steal this much stuff and why did management not know little work was being accomplished?
Steve Marr, Your Christian Business Coach
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