Young People Working These Shifts Are A Steal

, , , , , | Right | February 7, 2019

I work as a supervisor at a coffee shop. One evening a customer called to say that she had left money in the store when she had come in earlier, to the tune of several hundred dollars, which she was apparently carrying around in cash, but could not afford to lose. I dutifully searched the entire store and could not find anything and told her, “Sorry, it just isn’t here.”

I thought that would be the end of it, but she proceeded to come in person shortly thereafter to repeat how desperately she needed that money found and make me search the entire store again. When I again could not locate her money, she repeatedly insinuated that we must have stolen it, since “we don’t make very much here”– her words. She demanded to see the camera footage, and was told no — we can’t even watch the footage ourselves at the store — and finally left in a huff, still apparently certain that we had stolen her money since we’re all just shifty, young, and poor. The whole episode took at least an hour, while we were trying to complete all our closing tasks.

Hey, she was right about one thing: I don’t make very much. But I also don’t lose it all by carrying it around in cash and leaving it somewhere, so guess I came out on top there.

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