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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Personal Responsibility

My business partner and I did a very hard thing today. We confronted an employee about theft, fired her, then escorted her (crying) from the building. I am one part madder than hell, on part betrayed and two (or more) parts feeling very bad about the whole thing. We have had inventory problems and small discrepancies in the petty cash off and on for a long time. We chalked it up to mistakes, forgotten receipts, miscounts, etc. Hanlon's razor- 'Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity'.
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I am sure she will continue to play the victim in her life. Poor me, look what the bad world did to me. I wish people would take more personal responsibility-as in 'I am where I am in my life because of the choices I have made' Enough rant, maybe I can let this go now.


Karen Sue said...

our little group read "the travelers gift this winter. One of the 7 points is "The buck stops here. I am responsible for my past and my future"..

Very true and not often admitted these days.

hickchick said...

Karen Sue-thanks for the comment. I just looked at that title on Amazon -(and added to my wish list!)

LilacCottageGoats said...

I agree with you 100%!! That is one of the problems with this world. I was always told to take responsibility for your acitions in life.

Toni Tralala said...

I'm happy to see that you've taken responsibility for this. That lady should have known about the repercussions of her actions.

You did the right thing.