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Larceny
February 15, 2018 @ 8:10 AM by: Richard Steinecke

One of the recurring disappointments of working at Oasis is how often things disappear. Some of the incidents are understandable (e.g., a community member who skips items they will not use but then takes two items they really want; a volunteer taking extra produce a few minutes before we offer the items to them as surplus that will not stay fresh until next week). However, some disappearances are hard not to take personally. Last week we were saving a small amount of yogurt to offer as a breakfast snack the next day and half of them disappeared overnight leaving insufficient for our community members. Or the loss of a laptop in a temporarily unlocked office. While we are enhancing our loss prevention measures, we are also resisting transforming Oasis into a fortress. 


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