Oh boy! If you think that was bad. Listen to this.
We try not to lose keys, but it happens ocassionally from time to time....maybe once every 6 months.
I carry around 5-6 keys on me at any given time. 2 customers keys, 2 loaner keys...and 2 keys to cars to bring to the technicians, not to mention test drive keys, sales keys, and keys that need to go back to our Recon department to get washed.
Buuuuut, at our dealership if a technician takes a key home or loses a key that is a SERIOUS offense. He could get fired for doing that, and BMW keys aren't cheap either. I lost a key to a brand new 2005 X5 4.4 and waited a couple days searching all of our cars....until a customer returned it becuase it didn't belong to them and it still had our dealer tag on it. I got lucky. And that was the last time I ever lost a key.
We aren't perfect and we try not to do it on purpose, but it DOES happen. Even my manager loses keys and when I find them, my manager takes all the credit. :rolls eyes:
So anywho, that's my .02 cents.