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Old 04-29-2019, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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The number of days you called off doesn't matter. You were trying to avoid something you should have faced up to. Trying to explain what you should have done is obviously a lost cause. Guess all we can hope is that you didn't hurt the innocent person who lost their money too badly.
Does the innocent person who lost their money know where they lost it? Doesn't sound like it.
Did they come back to the store saying they lost money there? Doesn't sound like it.
So how did she 'hurt' somebody?


Question: What would you do if you found a fifty dollar bill at a large sporting/concert venue?
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:19 AM
 
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But im still scared and felt like i shouldve just turned it in. But finders keepers smh. I was basically a customer because i wasnt even clocked in yet. Its not like i took from the register or*behind it. I would never do*that.

I guess your job and ethics are worth about $100 to you. What happened to doing the right thing? Clearly it was not your money and belonged to someone else. On top of that you have no remorse for taking the money only fear of being fired for doing so.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:26 AM
 
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I would call the manager immediately. Perhaps you could say you saw the $100 bill on the floor and thought it was yours but when you got home you have two $100 bill in your wallet and realized it didn't belong to you. You could say you wanted to notify him in case a customer came in looking for the money. I would try to preempt the boss confronting you.

If you don't go in you will look guilty especially if a customer has claimed they lost $100 prompting them to view video.
So we follow up stealing with making up some lie about the theft to cover ones tracks. Great advice.


At this point best to say nothing. Chances are the person who dropped the money won't know when it happened and won't return to the store and if that is the case the management won't be examining the videos of when the $100 was picked up. This can be a valuable learning experience of what not to do.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:35 AM
 
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Some employers will test their employees to determine their honesty. That fallen bill was probably a set up. The employer will let you sweat this one out for a couple of weeks, giving you time to admit your guilt before firing you.

Maybe if it was a $5 or $10 bill it could be an accidental dropping. But it was a $100 bill in a line cafeteria? LMAO!!!

You've been Had. You just don't know it yet.

I hope you're updating your resume'.

ADVICE... If the money isn't yours, don't keep it. It really IS that simple.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:59 AM
 
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I believe the video has been watched
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:11 AM
 
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So we follow up stealing with making up some lie about the theft to cover ones tracks. Great advice.


At this point best to say nothing. Chances are the person who dropped the money won't know when it happened and won't return to the store and if that is the case the management won't be examining the videos of when the $100 was picked up. This can be a valuable learning experience of what not to do.

So not turning in the money is better than a harmless lie and returning the money???? Just take a chance the person who dropped the money . . . What if someone did call the store about the lost money and was told nothing was turned in. What if the OP was reported by her co-workers and her manager and/or security has viewed the video but is checking with HR on actions to take.

What is being lost on taking the moral stance about telling a lie is that some people will not do the right thing if the perceived consequences are too great (getting fired) and they are too frightened. If telling a harmless lie mitigates the potential consequences (getting fired) and will get someone to do the right thing (turning in the money) than so be it.

Although beside the point, do you really think someone who lost $100 won't miss it and try to retrace where they lost it?

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Old 04-29-2019, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Hey, we all need to be encouraging! She's going through a stressful time and everyone is so negative towards her. Let's give her some positive vibes.
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:50 AM
 
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Does the innocent person who lost their money know where they lost it? Doesn't sound like it.
Did they come back to the store saying they lost money there? Doesn't sound like it.
So how did she 'hurt' somebody?


Question: What would you do if you found a fifty dollar bill at a large sporting/concert venue?

I would turn in the money but request documentation of the money being turned in and provide the local police with a copy. For me, it is not about the whether or not it is a crime, the likelihood of someone coming back for the money, whether the person receiving the money will use it or the size of the venue. It's about having empathy for the person who lost what to them may be a significant amount of money and experiencing stress in trying to locate it at the possible venues. Do I know the chances of that happening -- no but it's greater than zero. But if I don't turn in the money, they have zero chances of recoverying their money.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:04 AM
 
Location: NJ
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So*i came into work and before i clocked in i bought something to eat. My coworker was ringing me out and i was scrounging for change in my purse becasue i didnt want to break the bigger bill since im getting my car fixed. Well when i looked down, i saw 100 bucks on the ground so i grabbed it. I thought for a few secs and then kept it. My coworker was*looking down while filling out my stickers but idk if its the paranoia or was she playing it off and was testing me. Either way the camera will show i was looking down and digging in my purse and then i was gathering my things. So it kinda looks like i was picking up something that couldve fell out of my purse.

But im still scared and felt like i shouldve just turned it in. But finders keepers smh. I was basically a customer because i wasnt even clocked in yet. Its not like i took from the register or*behind it. I would never do*that.
From what you're explaining, I doubt your co-worker saw you pick up the money. I think it's just you being paranoid.

It's really too late to turn it in. Even if you did; is your manager trust worthy that they would have logged the money right?

You worked the night you found the money, if someone came in or called asking if anyone found $100 bill; you probably would have heard about it that night and could have given it back then.

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@julie73

I showed up to work last night, there was just something in the air. I called off tonight though.

My boss doesnt come back until tuesday. If Im being fired, I dont want to wait until then. If evidence is found, shouldnt the firing happen immediately?
I would think you'd be fired by now if anyone saw you pick up the money.

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Im pretty sure the video was checked, especially since i was told on.
Who told on you? I thought your co-worker didn't see you pick it up.


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I believe the video has been watched
You really can't do anything about it now except go to work and don't act like something is weird because then they'll wonder what's going on. I think you shouldn't have spent it so quick in case someone did come in looking for it. Are you going to be able to replace it if someone does come in looking for it?
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:15 AM
 
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From what you're explaining, I doubt your co-worker saw you pick up the money. I think it's just you being paranoid.

It's really too late to turn it in. Even if you did; is your manager trust worthy that they would have logged the money right?

You worked the night you found the money, if someone came in or called asking if anyone found $100 bill; you probably would have heard about it that night and could have given it back then.



I would think you'd be fired by now if anyone saw you pick up the money.



Who told on you? I thought your co-worker didn't see you pick it up.




You really can't do anything about it now except go to work and don't act like something is weird because then they'll wonder what's going on. I think you shouldn't have spent it so quick in case someone did come in looking for it. Are you going to be able to replace it if someone does come in looking for it?
I also said she couldve been playing it off. All in all, i know she told and i know the vid was watched. Yeah ill be able to replace it.
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