Many companies keep secrets they expect their employees to keep as well, even after they've left the company, but unless the employee signed a non-disclosure agreement they're under no obligation to keep those company secrets anymore.
hipster_90 knows an apple a day won't keep the doctor away:
Worked in a private owned doctors office. They would routinely schedule people with government insurance for appointments months out, and schedule people with private insurance for much closer appointments, next day even. Also, since Medicare and Medicaid won't pay for immunizations and therapeutic injections separately, when they are given during an office visit, they would schedule the patient for another appointment the next morning, and "give" the injection then. Thereby allowing them to bill it separately. The thing is, the patient never even knows about this "second" appointment, and their insurance pays the bills. The office manager would also sign into the doctors computers and send in narcotic rx's for patients under their names, even though she has no medical license at all.
So when they were asked ex-employees to spill the beans on AskReddit because "you don't work there anymore, so f#$k those guys" they were happy to fill us all in on their disgusting practices:
KitchenSwillForPigs ruins movie theater popcorn:
At a movie theater where I used to work, at the end of the night, we would collect all the unsold popcorn and stuff it into these enormous yellow trash bags. The next morning, yesterday's popcorn was the first to go in the warmer. My boss said that popcorn was fine to reheat and serve for up to a week. We never dated the bags, though (bags that we were not allowed to throw away. We reused them all the time) so there was literally no way to know how old the popcorn was. Not as horrifying as some stuff here, but I thought it was kinda gross.
And while the reheated popcorn is gross and the prioritizing of patients according to insurance type is crooked, re-selling toys and other goods donated to the needy is a tactic straight out of the Grinch's playbook:
zack_bauer123 lets the cat out of the box:
I worked at a certain big-box store several years ago. At the time, it had a yellow smiley face for it's logo. Now it is a weird star thing.
Anyway, every Christmas, they would put out a bin for customers to donate toys, clothes, etc. to low-income children.
Everything that went into that bin went back on the shelf. If it didn't have a receipt attached, we "couldn't prove it have been purchased." If it had a receipt, we were supposed to make sure it fell off.
Don't donate anything at that store.
Edit: I don't know if it happens at many stores, but it happened at the particular store I worked at. This was all over 10 years ago, so alerting the media or naming the manager wouldn't do much good.
As far as inventory goes, I don't think anyone really cared much about it during the holiday season. Every January and February, we would go through our departments with the Telxon and manually update any on hand counts that were incorrect. I don't know if that is a standard company practice. It would be right before the GSI inventory contractors came through.
-Via CollegeHumor (NSFW language)