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Depending on where she works, she could be fired for it if she is caught. Walmart does not allow the cashiers to take tips an used to (at least the store I worked) plant people to do just that.

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It's like this at Lowes, you may help a costumer carry a half ton of lumber to his vehicle but you aren't able to take any money they try to give you for doing it. When I used to work there old people would always try to tip me, I'd always resist at first but I would cave in if they kept badgering me.

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Yeah, I used to work at Kroger and policy was you weren't supposed to take a tip but all of the managers told us that if the customer insisted and would become upset/dissatisfied/offended to take it because Customer Happiness and Satisfaction was to come first. Just being a cashier and being patient with her baby and helping her got me a 10$ tip. I denied at first and when she insisted I took it...

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From the FML it's obvious her manager is a douche. If she hadn't told him but he found out anyway, he might have docked her wages or even fired her. Let's face it, he seems like the type to do something like that, if he bans his staff from receiving tips, but accepts them himself.

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#2, I just have to say, I was really happy that you said "should have" instead of "should of." Far too many people are misusing the word "of" in that instance, and it really annoys me. So thanks!:P

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It depends on where she works. What I'm seeing is OP took the tip but called her manager to tell them and the manager took the tip. I have worked several places where it is automatic termination if you accept a tip. I'd call and tell my manager too if my job was at stake. Secret Shoppers are often asked to make sure employees are following tip guidelines as well as customer service.

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They don't mean 'report it' in a bad way, it means that if they are offered a tip they have to report to the manager that they have been given a tip, and the manager decides whether they can keep it. It's a workplace policy.

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3 - You're a fucking idjit. It's not like the OP was calling the manager to fucking rat out a coworker or something similar. They were facing a situation that could lead to termination if not handled properly. Clearly you've never had a fucking job before, or have been self employed since day one.

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At some places, you can be written up or fired for accepting a tip if it's against their company policy. OP reported it to stay out of trouble, but ended up getting screwed because of doing the right thing. FYL OP.

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Why exactly do malls have policy against taking tips ? I've been thinking about it and I just don't see the point of it. And I'm sure there is no law that prevents people from giving away their money to whomever they want, for whatever reason

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@40, a lot of places won't let employees accept tips because it looks like theft on the security cameras. If you do a job that puts you in regular contact with money, the last thing you want the security cameras to see is you putting some in your pockets directly after opening the till (if you're a cashier, that is). It also protects employers from the "but it was a tip..." excuse for being caught stealing.

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I get it now, at least for cashiers. But when I worked as clerk in a mall (as in I never handled customers checking out) my manager told me we weren't supposed to accept them either. I was lucky though, he didn't really give a damn when people tipped me for carrying heavy or voluminous stuff to their car ; but still, this rule theoretically existed for me too. If anyone can explain that one ...

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52, It might be that your boss had an obligation to present equal opportunities to their employees. If the cashiers can't receive tips, how would it be fair to them if you could accept tips and they couldn't? If the employer makes it okay for someone with your job position to accept tips without doing the same for cashiers, it could affect the business because some people may want to try to get a different position, quit, or complain. I'm pretty sure the employer doesn't want that.

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Yeah and also some work places dont allow their workers to accept tips. Otherwise theyre at risk for being fired. I had a friend lose her job for accepting a tip at her job and she didnt even know she wasnt allowed to keep it.

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Why in the hell would you report a customer trying to go above and beyond to thank you? Maybe try to encourage a more positive route, such as, a customer compliment to your manager?

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