The Shows #11: Resolution, sort of

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 02-06-2013 01:55 AM 1282 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So the Stock Show has talked to their staff and searched the facility, no furniture found. They called me tonight to tell me that they will just pay me for it and write it off. I guess I am getting paid and should be happy. It still bothers me that somebody gets away with it with no penalty and system doesn’t seem to care.

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#1 posted 02-06-2013 01:58 AM

Welcome to the new “normal.” At least you got paid and that’s a good thing but I do know what ya mean about a thief out there with your stuff!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 02-06-2013 02:01 AM

Thats the sad truth. Someone in the wrong will get away with it and the “easy button” is just to pay you. Its unfortunate. Thievery is one of the few things that really gets under my skin. Not only should they pay you but they should give you your next booth free, or a substantial discount.

-- Jay - or

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#3 posted 02-06-2013 02:03 AM

I know what you mean. One of the times I had my car stolen, when they found it moderately trashed the next day, I asked “Did you take prints?”. The cops said no. So in essence, they will never look for or catch (even if the person is arrested for something else). Of course, my story ends with me paying the repair bill, liability only on that old car.

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#4 posted 02-06-2013 02:15 AM

Well, hopefully they’re paying you your “regular” asking prices, and didnt ask “What would you settle for”

”they searched the facility, no furniture found.” Well, DUH, of COURSE they didnt FIND anything. Whoever stole it, took it HOME!

And the other side of me is wondering if by “paying you off” that the management is covering up for an employee theft problem they already KNOW they have.

At least that issue is settled. Lesson learned. Now you can concentrate on the next show.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#5 posted 02-06-2013 02:17 AM

At least they paid for your tables. That may make them think about security for the next show so I’d put this in the “win” column. I agree it would be better to catch the thieves and administer a little “frontier justice”.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 02-06-2013 02:20 AM


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#7 posted 02-06-2013 02:55 AM

Wow, that stinks but I’m glad you were paid for the items in the end.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#8 posted 02-06-2013 04:43 AM

Most shows state in their application contract that they are not responsible for theft or damage. The fact that they are paying for your theft speaks highly of their character and ethics. I doubt that the show had security cameras and they might not have any method whatsoever to determine the theif.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#9 posted 02-08-2013 09:05 PM

It is very unfortunate for the the victims. The criminals always seem to win

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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