- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
So, I’m not sure, but I may have caused someone at work to be fired today. What’s worse is she’s a psudo friend…we don’t really hang out outside of work, but I’ve known her as a co-worker for a while now.
Well, I work in retail, and we’re judged a lot by how good our store’s “numbers” are…basically how many extra things we sell, like the loyalty cards, credit cards, batteries, etc. This woman and I were the only two cashiers working this morning’s shift, and our numbers sucked. Our manager said something about working on getting the numbers up, like usual. After he left, she came over to me and handed me a slip of paper. It was a print out of someone’s loyalty card number. Basically, she told me to scan this for every customer who does not have a card or does not want to open one. That way our numbers would greatly improve, but it’s obviously not the right way to do so.
I did not do as she said, but obviously she did, because our numbers starting improving after that. Our manager was happy. At the end of my shift, i casually mentioned what she asked me to do to our manager. I’m a very honest person and it felt like the right thing to do. The manager said he’d talk to her about it. I thought he’d just warn her that it’s not right to do that and not do it again.
Later I got a phone call from another work friend, who’s actually a supervisor, and a good friend to this other woman, and she said that the woman might be fired over it. Should I feel guilty? Did I do the right thing? Should I have just kept my mouth shut? I’m feeling terrible over this, if she gets fired I will feel soo bad.
The other thing is too that our numbers are not only tracked by the team as a whole but by our individual selves as well. That means that by her cheating the system, it looks like she’s doing a great job, while my numbers stay low and it looks like I’m not doing well. The managers would therefore be upset with me later for not doing my job very well.
Help! I feel so guilty! I had to tell the whole story to someone, so thanks for letting me vent, bees. Has anyone else been in this sort of situation? What did you do/ would you do?