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Old 05-01-2019, 10:51 AM
 
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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.
I don't think anyone encouraged it. First of all, it was already done. OP came here to try to calculate what might happen on her job. There was no reason to start passing judgement on what she did. She never asked for an opinion on whether she should have picked it up or not. I myself said don't beat yourself up and do better next time.


I highly, highly doubt a company would do such a silly thing to test employees.
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Old 05-01-2019, 10:52 AM
 
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Finding money outdoors is different from finding money on your employer's premises.

If I found money on my employer's premises, I would assume it belong to my employer. And turn it in so they could either find out if it came out of their own cash drawers, or if it belonged to one of their customers who dropped it.
Yes, I already stated it's different in a workplace.
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Old 05-01-2019, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I'll think twice about picking that penny up I find in Target from now on. Don't want to end up in jail.
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Old 05-01-2019, 11:09 AM
 
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I'll think twice about picking that penny up I find in Target from now on. Don't want to end up in jail.
You're supposed to get on the intercom and ask if anyone dropped it.
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Old 05-01-2019, 11:24 AM
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Location: Texas
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I'll think twice about picking that penny up I find in Target from now on. Don't want to end up in jail.
This is not about a penny.

Taking $100 is very different from picking up a penny.
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Old 05-01-2019, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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This is not about a penny.

Taking $100 is very different from picking up a penny.
Theft is theft right? Or does the law differentiate a value at which it becomes theft? I'm not being smart, I honestly don't know. If the law does say it then my bad.
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:18 PM
 
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This is not a high end store. The OP is hardly a high income earner. She has a drug store clerical job. $100 is a big deal and was used to fix a car needed to get to work! She/he didn't steal. She found the money on the floor. I am just stunned how many people suggest turning it in to the manager who could potentially pocket it. Do you think the manager would put the money in the register? If so, how will the overage be explained? Would the manager pin the money to the cork board in hopes of giving it to someone who comes back saying they've lost it?
Sliding scale of morality based on income and/or need? Yikes.

You don't know that the manager is of similar morality. The manager may have held the money for some time and then turned it over to the OP if it was not claimed.

A lot of people who lost $100 would back track their steps and inquire about it.
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:23 PM
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Location: Texas
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Theft is theft right? Or does the law differentiate a value at which it becomes theft? I'm not being smart, I honestly don't know. If the law does say it then my bad.
Laws actually do differentiate theft crimes based on the monetary amount stolen, ranging from petty misdemeanor to felony.

No police anywhere would prosecute someone for stealing a penny.
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:29 PM
 
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I'll think twice about picking that penny up I find in Target from now on. Don't want to end up in jail.
It's quite possible the penny was abandoned. So, you would probably be in the clear.
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:37 PM
 
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I don't think anyone encouraged it. First of all, it was already done. OP came here to try to calculate what might happen on her job. There was no reason to start passing judgement on what she did. She never asked for an opinion on whether she should have picked it up or not. I myself said don't beat yourself up and do better next time.


I highly, highly doubt a company would do such a silly thing to test employees.
Yeah. OK! You're living in the dark ages if you believe that.

As for "passing judgement", nobody in here did that. You don't understand what passing judgment means if you think calling a rose, a rose, is "passing judgment".
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