Hypothetical: you're a small business owner and find out a min wage employee is stealing money from the business to "make ends meet". Do you promote them/pay them more or fire them?
Fired, and that's generous. In some countries they'd have their hands chopped off for stealing.
Fired! If you want/need a raise, be adult enough to come talk to me. If you steal from me, I don't care what the excuse is, you're fired.
Thus is a goofy hypothetical, and what does being a small business owner have to do with it?
I could have tried to help you if you confided in me. But you stole from me. I don't care if you were my best employee. You violated my trust. You're fired
If they were a stellar employee, I would consider talking to them and see if they would confess to it first. Then I might consider a raise in exchange for a commitment to no longer steal.
If they are a mediocre or poor employee they are gone.
Stealing is a character issue, not an issue caused by a lack. There's plenty of resources to help people in need and none of them involve theft.
That is just not true. People do steal out of need. That is a fact. It however is not the only reason. Greed is another common reason. That is a character flaw.
Well sure needs cause thieves to act, but one must be a thief in order to commit thievery. The person could otherwise ask for what they need from churches and charitable organizations in an emergency situation. They could also alter their lifestyle
For long term relief from not having enough. Thievery isn't the only option for getting through tough times which is why only thieves choose that route. Thankfully, thieves can change and be thieves no longer, but honorable and decent human beings.
Stealing is a character defect. Even if they made more they would continue to steal.
(And I just called the cops 😢)
YOU'RE FIRED ✌🏻️
We're going to have a sit-down & discuss why he/she didn't come to me. If I believe them & they promise to end the practice, then I would help them out if I can. If not from the business, then from my pocket. If it is a long term issue & I can't
afford to raise the salary, then I would try to help them find ways to increase the income legally.
Thou shalt not steal
I agree but Blessed are the merciful.