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Theft in the WorkplaceThe great global recession has claimed many victims. In many countries,unemployment is at near-historic highs, and even those who have managed tokeep their jobs have been asked to accept reduced work hours or pay cuts. Insome cases—say, the US auto industry—job losses have been predictable but noless painful. However, in other cases, they have come as a surprise.The financial and psychological pain caused by the recession may lead you towonder whether employees attempt to get even. Is there evidence the recessionhas led to increased incidents of workplace violence, sabotage, or theft?Following the economic down-turn in 2008, nearly 400 employees were askedwhether the recession had caused a recent rise in thefts of money amongemployees, 18 percent said yes, 41 percent said no, and 41 percent were unsure.Put on your investigator hat, ask questions, analyze the situation, and considerthe source!

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Unemployment, Recession, theft, Late 2000s recession

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