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Old 10-21-2009, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by JfromReston View Post
Try Wegman's! They have their cash registers programed to require the cashier to input the customer's date of birth when the first alcoholic beverage is scaned. The cash register will not accept another item until the date is inputed. This requires 100% ID by the cashiers.
Good point. Through the process and the management, the store should not be allowing it to happen. It shouldn't take a police cadet to do the job that the store should be doing. And when the police get involved, charges can take place.
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by cdaq View Post
And even when there is a stiff penalty some clerks don't bother checking ID's (at least not 100% of the time). I agree with some previous posts that a fine and/or perhaps a write-up is in order. Look, the bottom line, and I think its incontrovertible, is that a clerk that rarely fails to check an ID is not contributing in any significant way to drunk driving deaths or teen ARI's. Now I agree that a clerk who habitually sells without checking an ID should be fired, but a criminal charge? I don't think that would be just unless there was clear intent to distribute to a minor.
The penalty does seem very heavy handed: criminal charges on a store clerk. It does sound harsh.

But even if every store had an automated system (which they should), a motivated employee can and will be able to circumvent it. While an employee may only very rarely not follow procedures, for a wide variety of reasons (very busy, rushing to finish their shift, trying to help out a buddy on his birthday) the end result for the store will be the same if a tragedy occurs and the store gets sued and has to go out of business.

And if the store goes out of business, think about all of the other diligent employees who get to lose their jobs, too.

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