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Old 05-01-2019, 07:09 AM
 
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So when I found the $20 bill in the bush while out walking, how would I have gone about finding the owner?

I did turn in the $20 I found in the change dispenser and I feel sure the staff person kept it right after I left.

In any case what is the point of beating up OP? She didn’t come asking opinions on whether it was right or wrong and has already expressed regret. This is work and employment not psychology or philosophy.
Yep, lost cash without an identifier is rarely going to find its way back to its rightful owner. Sometimes bad luck happens.

But all these people calling OP a "thief." Hyperbolic strawmanning at it's finest, people.
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I'd like to thank the CD community for this thread. It has provided me thorough enjoyment on my Wednesday morning.
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Old 05-01-2019, 08:15 AM
 
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Yep, lost cash without an identifier is rarely going to find its way back to its rightful owner. Sometimes bad luck happens.

But all these people calling OP a "thief." Hyperbolic strawmanning at it's finest, people.

Lets define thief:

https://www.yourdictionary.com/thief

The definition of a thief is a person who takes something without permission or without the owner knowing.

Yes I would say that is exactly the right word. If a wallet or phone had been found instead of money almost everyone here would have considered it a theft but because it is harder to determine the owner somehow that makes it ok to some. Still exactly the same thing.



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Old 05-01-2019, 08:32 AM
 
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Yep, lost cash without an identifier is rarely going to find its way back to its rightful owner. Sometimes bad luck happens.

But all these people calling OP a "thief." Hyperbolic strawmanning at it's finest, people.
He is a thief. He knows it. That's why he started this thread. His conscience ate away at him. That never happens when we do the right thing.

Only another thief would keep making excuses for the OP's behavior, including insulting those of us who know it's wrong to steal anything.
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Old 05-01-2019, 08:48 AM
 
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He is a thief. He knows it. That's why he started this thread. His conscience ate away at him. That never happens when we do the right thing.

Only another thief would keep making excuses for the OP's behavior, including insulting those of us who know it's wrong to steal anything.
If keeping cash that I found with no way to return it makes me a "thief," then I guess I'll gladly accept that moniker.

But, ya know, go ahead and keep making what is a very, very, very gray area into something that is black and white. I certainly won't lose any sleep over the pious indignation.

(Also, please show where I insulted anyone. Calling an idea hyperbolic strawmanning is disagreeing with an idea; not insulting a person).
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:16 AM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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A video wouldn't show that. That's not the point. If management purposely dropped that bill to test its employees, it doesn't matter if the denomination isn't visible on tape.

The OP realizes he should have turned it in right away, but too many others in here encourage the theft. THAT is what many of us are reacting to.

The OP has a conscience. I hope this blows over and he keeps his job. He's learned a valuable lesson. Others need to learn it too.
Slimeball tactic. I hope if anyone ever finds themselves working for someone like that, they quit asap.
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:32 AM
 
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But how can the cashier even see the money? She would have to lay on counter or walk from register. And how is it store policy and im not clocked in.

You know...there's an easy solution here. Do the right thing and turn the money in. You KNOW it doesn't belong to you. End of story.
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:39 AM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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HAHA! I've never been arrested in my life. Nice try, though.

I don't hate cops, but I'm not foolish enough to trust them with money, either. They're not to be trusted around money or women.
Yeah but now your fingerprints are all over stolen property ...
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Old 05-01-2019, 10:17 AM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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My grandma once found a $20 in her street when she went out for a walk (1970s). She walked up & down the street & knocked on the door of every single house to ask if anyone had lost their money ... around 20 houses but everybody said it wasn’t theirs.

She felt so bad for whoever it was that lost their money & that she couldn’t find them. After a few days she took the $20 & went & bought some sets of stationery & some postage stamps & started what became a daily habit of hers that lasted another 3 decades until the day she died in 2000.

Every day she would write a short, uplifting note to a different family member to remind them that they were loved & put it in the mail. Everybody: aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, siblings, in-laws, children, grandchildren, great-grands & anybody, related or not; that she thought might need a kind word; sick neighbors, people at church, newly widowed, etc ...

Every few months you could expect a cute little card with a note in it in the mail. The last one I received from her simply said; “Coschristi, never forget that you are loved. And try not to worry so much. I worried every day of my life & it never did me a bit of good! Love, Grandma”.

She just wanted to make sure that she put that $20 to good use.
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Old 05-01-2019, 10:18 AM
 
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It sounds like you know you did something immoral/wrong and now have a guilty conscience. You can decide to do something about that or not.
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