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Saturday, February 18, 2012

RGIS Employee Gets 7 Years After Setting a Building Complex Ablaze

Mark Carleton who admitted to torching an office complex on Mount Auburn Rd
in November received the maximum sentence for the  arson Tuesday.
Carleton worked for RGIS Inventory Services, which occupied two
of the building's offices. Image from Southeast Missourian   

Either he wanted to get even with his employer, or maybe he failed to claim or receive his settlement check, a felon, or all of the above, the story is worth reading and a wake up call for RGIS company.

Read the full story here.

I remember those days when the company's hiring practices were so unrestricted and tolerant to job qualifications, to drugs and criminal backgrounds. As long as you can demonstrate how to count 1 to 10 (and it doesn't have to be perfect), you are bifocal (at least you could see what you are counting), bipedal (at least you can walk to you stores), bi-manual (at least you can hold your counting machine and some merchandise with your hands), non-lingual (at least you speak little or no English), you are welcome to the team!

The same building complex on the right months before the arson. Image taken
two years ago. Courtesy of Google Maps. Click image to enlarge

I think the company should, for the protection of its properties and interests must require new hires criminal background checks AND drug testing as a precondition to employment. Currently, the company only and selectively requests employees on voluntary basis for stores that require them. These stores include TJ Maxx, Marshalls, some medical establishments and pharmacies, etc.

District Managers would love to say that the company is constantly evolving. Let's cross our fingers to that.


  1. bi-manual?? Not a requirement for this co.Once saw a 1-armed rgis worker in a home depot inv.Nothing from the shoulder down.How accurate were his counts.

    1. If you drug tested every RGIS employee,it would be a lonely job.Hell,smoking pot has been what has made some jobs fun enough to get through,8 hrs of auto-quanity begins to wear on you

  2. AnonymousMay 26, 2012

    Still know someone that works for RGIS actually and I go out with them from time to time for a few drinks. Mostly just am an ear for them to complain about, as they're stuck in a rut with seemingly no way out. Regardless, RGIS in the NYC area is actually now hiring ex-convicts. Why bother with a background check when you can just hire parolees right away?

    I'm sure store managers would love to know about this...

  3. they should check out district 797 london west as 99% of there staff are smoking pot then they would have no staff for the jobs

  4. london west district 797 in england lie they set there workers up and get them the sack as they are racist they want there employees to all be asian and most dont speak english i hope they all get found out and close the ofice down and send there employees back to india good luck 797 london west

    1. AnonymousJune 14, 2016

      Your ass is burning, You lazy brit...

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