(Closed) Would you tell the cashier if she charged you too little?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Would you tell the cashier she made a mistake?
    Yes : (126 votes)
    58 %
    No : (39 votes)
    18 %
    It depends on how i'm feeling in the moment. : (51 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I always, always, always tell them. It’s dishonest not to. In some stores, that $26.65 gets taken off her paycheque, and if she’s working retail, she’s hurting just as much for money as you are.

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would have, because I’ve been a cashier and haing $26 missing in your drawer is SERIOUS, big companies are a lot more likely to have policies that come down hard on the cashier for something like this rather than at a mom and pop store. Yes, it was her mistake, but the fact that I knew about it and kept my mouth shut, possibly causing someone to lose their job so I could keep an extra $26…that just wouldn’t sit right with me. I’m not trying to make you feel bad, just coming from a former cashier’s perspective here. Most places give them a couple chances though, hopefully that’s the case at her job, but it being over $20 makes it a bigger deal.

    Post # 6
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    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @bretonvirgniia:  I’m also in Canada and have had it happen when I worked in retail.

    Post # 8
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    5547 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Being more than $5 off in your drawer got people written up at the store I was a cashier at so you bet I would tell them that it wasn’t right. And as a pp said, a big store is much less likely to be umderstanding and just fire someone for being off by that much. 

    Post # 9
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    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    If it were a multi-billion dollar corporation, I probably wouldn’t. A few bucks isn’t going to make or break that kind of company and the cashier (hopefully) won’t get in bother. If I thought they were going to get the sack for it I’d tell.

    If it were a small family business, I would definitely tell them. Even if it were only a little. I certainly don’t blame you for keeping your mouth shut.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Since it was cash that she said she took, but didn’t I would definitely tell her. When the register comes up short by that amount of cash, it could look like she stole the 26 from the register and that could potentially cost her the job (worst case scenario for her).

    CC transactions aren’t quite as big a issue in my mind as it doesn’t look like cash has been taken out of the register, but if I caught it at the register I’d let the cashier know.

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I’m bad………. I wouldn’t 😡  Alternatively, I know Fiance wouldn’t hesitate to speak up 100% of the time.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @bretonvirgniia:  How do you know she won’t lose her job?  Is it really your place to decide that?

    I understand you have struggles.  But EVERYONE has struggles.  Yours are NOT more important than hers are.  

    Post # 13
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    3830 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I get ripped off and overcharged for enough in life that i wouldn’t think to ever tell someone if they undercharged me. 

    Post # 14
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    1144 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would because I’d feel guilty. I’ve been a receptionist at a spa an coming in under was a pretty big deal. If you don’t feel bad that’s fine, but don’t try to justify it by assuming it’s not a big deal.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @bretonvirgniia:  If she was new and on probation it could. If she’s had other recent issues it could as well.

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