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Systematic Chaos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:52 AM
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So if YOU got robbed at your workplace then your check got docked...
I just took a quick trip to my local 7-11 for a fountain refill and there was a guy working there I hadn't seen before. I asked him who he replaced and he told me that the elderly lady who had been there for a short time had been robbed. That I believe, because it happens all the time in this town.

Then, he went on to tell me that the robbery happened right after a small line of people had been waited on and her drawer had some cash in it that needed to be dropped. It was apparently in the neighborhood of $100, instead of the $30 or so they're supposed to have at night. As a result, this guy claims that the lady got the amount her shift was short deducted from her paycheck!

Does that sound believeable to you, let alone legal? I'm seriously thinking about never visiting that store again, but I don't know if I'm overreacting or not. Any thoughts?
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Technowitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:54 AM
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1. Legal? No. Probable for a megacorp? Wouldn't surprise me.
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Jack_DeLeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:55 AM
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2. WTF convience stores are only supposed have $30 in the drawer?
that alone doesnt sound believable.
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Systematic Chaos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:59 AM
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4. Yes, that is the policy at night.
These stores have special safes where bills and change are stored in colums of plastic tubes. You can get a roll of coins or $10 worth of ones or fives, and there is a two minute wait after every dispensation to get more. The cashier is supposed to keep $20's dropped as they're received, and use the drop safe in a pinch, replenishing it when practical.

I worked at a 7-11 here in Vegas and was robbed in the mid 90's. They got me for about $35, but the owner of the store sent me home with pay AND let me take home some lunch, and worked the remaining 4 hours of my shift.
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ogradda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:00 AM
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5. i worked at a circle k for a while
when our drawer had more than $50 in it we did a "drop" drop it in a safe you have in the store. then if you get robbed they would only get what you had in the drawer.
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ogradda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:58 AM
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3. it's not legal
she can get more than her check was shorted for them doing that. and quit and get unemployment to boot.
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Rev_Karl Donating Member (91 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:02 AM
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6. That's not legal and she may not know it
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 03:03 AM by Rev_Karl
If this story is true than she's been robbed by her employer. If you would like to help her perhaps you can get her in touch with a lawyer or something.
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gerrilea Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:34 AM
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7. It's not legal in NY...you have to check laws in the state
FYI...it's not legal in NY unless it can be shown that you intentionally didn't follow company rules...then they have to go to court and sue you for the loss...this is also true if you break something while at work...if done intentionally the company would have grounds to sue you...only a court can deduct or garnish your wages with the only...only exception being taxes...

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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:36 AM
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8. Something similar happened at a Shell Station in the St Louis area
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 06:39 AM by ikojo
early this year (or it may have been around Christmas of last year). This woman was robbed. She had been very busy with customers and was robbed. Since there had been a line of customers she did not have time to put the excess money in the cash drop box (she was supposed to put anything over $200 or $300 in the drop box). When she was robbed the thief got $300.

Since she had failed to drop the money when she was supposed to, the station's owner fired her. There was a story in the paper and on the news but I don't think she got her job back. This was a single woman with a kid. She had regular customers and they all testified on the news about what a good worker she was and to her friendliness and willingness to help others.

Didn't matter. She hadn't followed corporate policy and as a result the thief got more money than he would have had she dropped the cash as per corporate policy.

Yes, it sounds like the 7/11 woman would be held responsible for a cash drawer discrepancy. Companies don't care about the well being of their employees, only their bottom line, the almighty and holy dollar.
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Cuban_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:40 AM
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9. Newspapers routinely do this:
Let's say that a carrier gets hit on their bike while doing a route. The newspaper will charge the carrier $100 to finish the route and then terminate the carrier's contract because he/she didn't complete the route.

Welcome to Korporate Amerikkka.
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