Selling oxygen bar sessions for cash can open up the door for employee theft. Some of our customers are worried about employee theft and think that a timer is protection against this. If you have an employee that is dishonest and wishes to supplement their income by taking some of yours, it is up to you to minimize this by being just as cunning as they are. Truth be told, it is almost impossible for any business to be 100% theft proof and any cash business is vulnerable (unless you are there 24 hours a day and 7 days a week!) Although our diffusers will not reflect how many minutes they have been run, you can get a general idea of that number from the hourly digital readout on your AOCS (oxygen concentrator.) Always take note of readout during the start of the week and at the end of the week. See if your cash proceeds come close to matching the hourly use on the oxygen concentrator.
The best way to keep track of your employees is to put the fear of God into them! Place a real (or dummy) security camera facing the register and/or the oxygen bar equipment. If your employees think they are being recorded, they will not be so quick to pull any shenanigans. Always count the number of nose hoses that you have available to use at the start of the day, and how many are left at the end of the day. If your cash proceeds do not match up to the amount of nose hoses used, you may have a bad employee who is becoming an entrepreneur within your own business. Always make sure that you have your employee place the used nose hoses in a plastic bag. At the end of the day, give them a count to make sure everything adds up correctly.
Sometimes people will walk into your establishment and take anything that is not nailed down! Always be aware (and make your employees aware) that opportunists will take advantage of any situation. Even though you think there is no value for the average person to steal items like nose hoses, aromas, or even the laminated aroma menu, they will still take them if your give them the opportunity to! Keep all your lose oxygen bar accessories behind the counter or in a secured area near by. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been amazed by what people take, so don’t make it easy for them!