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Carol
06-07-2011, 07:40 PM
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Jun-07-11 07:23 PM
Original message
One of my best friends called me today

upset as you would expect. Her son works at a fast food restaurant and made a deposit last night--like always.

This morning, police were pounding on her door demanding to talk to the son. The deposit came up missing some cash. They dragged him out of bed.

He was treated like a criminal. He told them he deposited the money and the manager, police, and bank ALL acted like he was a thief.

Anyway...after the dust blew over...oh oopsy...the bank teller just put the money in the wrong merchants bag. No harm, no foul. It was just an honest mistake! Then everyone just acted like nothing happened.

Her son's reputation was sullied today. Police pounding on the door, treated like a thief...that is just wrong. People all over town knew what happened. I have to wonder if people all over town know what the outcome was.

Anyway...she asked my advice on what to do.

I'm at a loss. I suggested she have her son quit and file for unemployment. I studied the statute in Texas and he would qualify for benefits.

But...are apologies enough? Sometimes I don't think saying sorry is enough.
What is so hard about this one? (decision that is) Quit? File for unemployment?

How about telling your supervisor and the bank teller/president how upsetting it was to be accused of stealing or mishandling the money, accept the apology and carry on like a mature adult. It's a bad situation but others will only think better of you when you act mature.

Quit and people at work will see you as an immature child who cannot handle difficult situations, is vindictive and will be glad you left. And many in the community will always wonder if you were fired or you quit no matter what you say.

Some places are just bad places to work but that wasn't addressed in the OP.

Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Tue Jun-07-11 07:28 PM
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1. no, apologies aren't enough

this story makes me so angry. I would suggest talking to a lawyer. It's possible even lowly fast food workers still have some rights in this country. :mad:

wtbymark (1000+ posts)
Tue Jun-07-11 07:28 PM
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2. what about a public apology in the newspaper

and threaten to sue if they dont get one

Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Tue Jun-07-11 07:28 PM
Response to Original message
3. Get a lawyer.

Defamation.

pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Tue Jun-07-11 07:35 PM
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8. What I personally would do...

is to refuse ever again to make bank deposits.

I'm not sure if they can force someone to do that. If they tried, and I refused, let them fire me.

No job is worth that bullshit.

What if the "forgetful" teller hadn't discovered the mistake? His life would be ruined.

Fuck that shit.

Apache
06-07-2011, 07:57 PM
This one REEKs of BUFFALO CHIPS...:rolleyes:



No bongs...

BadCat
06-07-2011, 07:57 PM
Darn those evil job thingies.

SarasotaRepub
06-07-2011, 07:58 PM
Assuming the story is true and it was my kid I'd be pissed. I highly doubt I'd be screaming for a lawyer but who knows.

This is one you just chalk up to "that's life".

BadCat
06-07-2011, 08:04 PM
Assuming the story is true and it was my kid I'd be pissed. I highly doubt I'd be screaming for a lawyer but who knows.

This is one you just chalk up to "that's life".

That's what it is to us, SR, but to them, life is just a series of "injustices", which must be remedied by government.

djones520
06-07-2011, 08:07 PM
Didn't HWNN's kid just get out of jail anyways? How could his name be sullied by being arrested, when he was already a convicted felon?

SarasotaRepub
06-07-2011, 08:18 PM
That's what it is to us, SR, but to them, life is just a series of "injustices", which must be remedied by government.

HA!!! :D

SarasotaRepub
06-07-2011, 08:20 PM
Didn't HWNN's kid just get out of jail anyways? How could his name be sullied by being arrested, when he was already a convicted felon?

It was her friends kid.

djones520
06-07-2011, 08:26 PM
It was her friends kid.

Ahhh... I find it hard to read so much stupid sometimes. Tend to miss some smaller details.

Apache
06-07-2011, 08:35 PM
It was her friends kid.

Does anyone else see her "friend"?:eek:

djones520
06-07-2011, 08:36 PM
Does anyone else see her "friend"?:eek:

That's a good point... maybe she was just trying to cover up that it was her own kid. Which makes the reaction all the more justfiable IMO.

pyackog
06-07-2011, 08:38 PM
Complete bullshit. His company would not have even known that the cash was "missing" the next morning. I used to work back office for a large bank and my job was to find things missing like this...and assuming the bank did, they still would have credited the company's account at the beginning while they looked for this missing cash, going under the assumption that it was a teller error, which was the case 99% of the time.

NJCardFan
06-07-2011, 09:08 PM
Couple of things here. #1, unless this was a mom & pop fast food restaurant(if there are any more), why would a burger flipper be responsible for making the deposits? Where I come from, even in my Wendy's days of a million years ago, the manager did the money drop. So was this kid a manager? And if not, why isn't the manager responsible for giving the days receipts to an employee. All of that said, smell test.....
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FDK
06-07-2011, 10:38 PM
I suggested she have her son quit and file for unemployment.

Watch it there, you're gonna hurt Obama's stunning economic record.:rolleyes:

noonwitch
06-08-2011, 10:44 AM
Assuming the story is true and it was my kid I'd be pissed. I highly doubt I'd be screaming for a lawyer but who knows.

This is one you just chalk up to "that's life".


Sometimes, handling situations like this maturely will lead to better opportunities. Your manager may be impressed by your willingness to forgive and ability to move on. There might be a better job in the company for someone who can deal with difficult situations.