01 Jun COMPANY LOOKING TO SAVE, DOESN’T SAVE AT ALL
A company that sells and rents Security Work Space booths recently found themselves shorthanded. Seeing as they were a fast growing company rapidly finding their space, they decided to hire a warehouse man, with the potential to getting promoted to driver. So, they looked around and found somebody that looked promising, and they hired him.
For three weeks, everything was on the up and up. He came in time, took his work seriously and responsibly, and did it well. So, the company sent him on his first delivery, under supervision. Everything went well. So, they sent him out again, this time on a 2-day trip. Again, everything was fine. So, the company sent him out on a weekend delivery, with everything prepped and ready to go, all he needed to do was drive.
When the administrators arrived at the company after the weekend, they found a total mess of the place. The garage was broken and hanging open, glass was everywhere, things were damaged and scattered all over. Checking the surveillance, they found that the driver had come in, gotten into the truck, and started out at full speed.
Unfortunately, he had neglected to fully open the garage door before doing so. The booth got knocked off the bed and was shattered, and the door was destroyed. Realizing what he’d done, the driver got some help and pulled together a new order, wrecking the warehouse in the process. However, this did not explain where the driver and truck had disappeared to. After calls to his phone went unanswered, the company decided to try the vehicle tracker. A quick check revealed that the truck was parked at the address of the towing company.
After some calls, the company ascertained that the driver had failed to secure the load on the back of the truck, allowing it to fall out and shatter all over the road causing a two-hour road closure on a major highway. The driver himself had been arrested for DUI, driving with a suspended license, possession of illegal drugs and a host of other issues. A quick background check revealed that the man was a known criminal with a history of alcohol abuse. Pursuant to this, the company checked his company credit card and found it stacked with numerous unauthorized transactions.
In the end, the company suffered over twelve thousand dollars in damages.
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