There were problems with numbers not matching up and high inventory costs. While the owner was suspicious that the manager was just inept at his job, I saw more. I saw that the manager was probably keeping secrets for a reason. I knew that this manager had a drinking problem. I think that was my first clue that we needed more bottle security in our bar.
I also know that this manager did not have a naturally dynamic personality and was always stretching to make friends. The reality was that he was giving away drinks to trying and make friends in addition to feeding his own drinking problem.
The manager was having a hard time explaining inventory and sales figures and tried to keep things under lock and key as much as possible – especially from the owner. The owner didn’t want to believe that this manager could be stealing or giving away drinks when he was working.
This was a more complicated problem than just needing to implement bottle security. This was a problem with an employee keeping detrimental secrets.
I knew that we would never really be able to provide the evidence needed to convince the owner that the manager was stealing. What I could do was change the bottle security in the bar and hope that the manager would catch on that we were hot on his trail.
So we purchased Alpha Security EASy Bottle locks and told the entire bar staff that there was a theft issue. This was just the first of many steps to block the perpetrator from stealing and we were in the process of collecting our evidence for prosecution. It scared the manager enough that he quit the next day.
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