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    Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Jun-07-11 07:23 PM
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    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
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    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.
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    This one REEKs of BUFFALO CHIPS...



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    Darn those evil job thingies.

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    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".
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    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.

    rm -rf obama*
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    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?
    In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.

    In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadCat View Post
    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
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    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.
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    It was her friends kid.
    Ahhh... I find it hard to read so much stupid sometimes. Tend to miss some smaller details.
    In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.

    In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    It was her friends kid.
    Does anyone else see her "friend"?:eek:
    Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.
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    We could say they are spending like drunken sailors. That would be unfair to drunken sailors, they're spending their OWN money.
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