Hello Soul Doctor
It appears that you are going through the same difficulties that most businesses face every day. But don’t let this affect your self esteem! It isn’t really an issue of respect.
Human Resource managers often say that you will need to interview up to 20 people to get one reasonable person who will work for you without a fight. Take another look at the job you are offering. Try drawing up a Job specification document. You should determine the knowledge, skills, and minimum qualifications that you are looking for in sales personnel. You can include criteria such as; age, gender, attitude, experience, integrity and creativity. Once you have this document, place an advert and recruit only the best ‘match’. Pilferage occurs when supervision is inadequate. Consider hiring a supervisor. Let everyone know that the cost of any missing items will be deducted from their pay packs. The set them sales targets and reward hard work!