Supermarket Manager Offers Poor Shoplifter Job Instead Of Punishing Him
Supermarket manager offers poor shoplifter job instead of punishing him. The general manager of a Malaysian supermarket, who demonstrated a kind and compassionate attitude, showed that punishment isn't always the answer to addressing wrongdoing.Apr 03, 202339 Shares803 Views
The Tesco hypermarket's manager in Bukit Mertajam, Radzuan Ma'asan, decided against penalizing a shoplifter caught attempting to steal food items from the store. Instead, upon learning about the individual's situation, Ma'asan offered the individual a job.
"He wasn't just any ordinary thief. When we asked him, he confessed right away, admitting that he stole fruits and drinks because his son was starving," The Star reported him as saying. "The man's circumstances deeply moved us, and when we went to his relative's house, we were struck by how impoverished and bare it was."
The manager also noted that in his 23 years of working in retail, he had never encountered a thief who confessed to their crime so readily. "Typically, most individuals will provide all sorts of excuses," he stated. "Furthermore, the man revealed to us that he was unable to work because he was responsible for taking care of his three young children, ranging in age from two to seven." As a result, they chose not to report the incident to the police because it was a genuine situation of severe destitution.
The man, who chose to remain anonymous, had previously disclosed to Radzuan that he had taken the food due to a lack of funds and his children's hunger. He clarified that he had to resign from his position as a contract worker after his wife fell into a coma as a result of birth complications the previous week. "My wife is still hospitalized at Bukit Mertajam hospital," he stated, expressing his gratitude to Radzuan for giving him a second chance.
In addition to providing financial aid to the man, Radzuan stated that he would aid in sending the man's seven-year-old son to school. "Our top priority currently is to guarantee that his seven-year-old son is registered in a school," he affirmed.