How important is stock take?

How important is stock take?

I was thinking back to my previous job and was thinking of how we were giving the gruelling task of stock take this time last year. Working for a large company like the Edinburgh Woollen Mill, stock take was taken very seriously. We were all given a hand held machine and had to count each specific piece of stock onto this device. As well as dealing with the crowds of tourists that poured in off the coaches we had to individually count pencils, pens, notebooks etc. Something that I felt was rather unnecessary but it was company policy. In comparison to stock take in a bar it’s completely different. It’s a simple case of a licensed member coming in and counting the stock for you, much simpler and less time consuming compared to working in retail.

I do wonder how important stock take is to employers. Is it something you take seriously in your work place?

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