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By ouch / Wednesday 13 June 2012 16:00 / United States - Lutz
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I work as a cashier and you sound ridiculous. Why on earth would you not give her HER OWN MONEY because she looked rich?! Even though it IS only a penny, that is technically stealing, you fuck.

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I've had TONS of places (mostly small gas stations/family owned businesses but walgreens a couple times too) give me .50 back when it the total comes to like 4.52 and I give them a 5, but NEVER have I had a business try and keep the penny or two when it comes to them owing me .52 without my permission (I usually tell them to keep the pennies or put them in the "leave a penny, take a penny" jar). BTW OP, you sound like the kind of person that would grab all the pennies from the jar and tell the cashier "It says take a penny" and walk off

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People don't become stinking rich by not paying attention to every penny they spend. It's pretty idiotic of you to assume they wouldn't want their correct change

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If you weren't going to give her the correct change, why give her any of her change at all? Maybe you should have asked her if she really needed the 5 dollars too, as long as you're going to be an asshole.

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Taxi drivers always do this. If the total comes to $19.80 and I hand them $20, they never give me the change unless I ask, but when it's $20.10, I'll hand them a twenty and keep looking around in my wallet, and they'll say something along the lines of "that's just umm.. 10 more cents." I'd bet if someone was a penny short at OP's work, he'd ask for it.

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228- Most stores aren't a fan of lending out anything over 4 cents. As a cashier, I have pulled change from my own pocket to help a customer out, but you must remember that it it's not the cashiers money to lend out, it belongs to the store. I'd much rather send a customer out to get more money than lose my job.

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You tip good service, so if they give shit service they get no tip. I was running late to work and the taxi driver took a route that takes 10mins longer, so when I got there I asked for every penny change and told him if he took the proper route he would've gotten a tip because it would've been $8 less.

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246- So you are saying that it's perfectly ok for me to take your money if you are not giving it to charity? *picks up pen an paper* Then I'll need your bank account, mothers maiden name, and social security..... Pretty flawed logic in my opinion because I'm assuming you won't give it all away.

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175 - It doesn't matter if she's rich or not, she's a paying customer and you are to give them their change. And then OP asked if she really needed it? Who the fuck does that? I'd request to see OP's manager because, even though I don't like to start anything, OP deserves to be told upon. YDI

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I put all of my pennies into a giant, empty water jug, and then go to the bank to make a deposit when it's full. How's that for "required direct paycheck deposit," Capital One?

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Complete and total douchery OP. Like it wasn't bad enough to attempt to keep the penny, but when she called you on it, you had the nerve to argue with her? It's moments like this when the phrase, "a penny for your thoughts", was taken too literally. SMH.

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75 - I do that as well, and they really do add up if you just save one penny at a time. I can get as much as $10 from one full jug. It might not sound like much at first, but that's 1,000 pennies saved up over time. And if anyone isn't happy with an extra $10, I'll keep it safe.

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184- I like and agree with your comment, but it's a double negative. Don't not is saying you do not not.... I'm sorry i only say that because at first I though you were on OP's side.

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Regardless of whether she was going to donate the money or not, it's still HER money and OP doesn't have any right to judge whether or not she deserves to have all of her change back or not. :|

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3- Whether she was going to "donate" the money or not, the OP had planned on not giving her back her penny (which is THEFT, btw) and then was rude to a customer. I'm betting she's been fired by now, if that woman had gone to OP's manager (hopefully). I -HATE- rude cashiers. It ruins any chance of a good mood that I might've had. Ugh. Sorry, OP; you deserve this one.

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How is it not the OPs fault for trying to STEAL from someone who helps keep their worthless ass employed? Without customers to ring up the OP wouldn't have a job... That's something he/she needs to consider before trying to rip off a customer regardless of the amount.

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163- except this doesn't apply to the FML like my comment did - in this situation, the CASHIER was incredibly rude with her biased comment and then by STEALING the customer's change (albeit a penny), and anything the customer might have said that was "rude" to the cashier in this case is completely justified. I understand that there are rude people everywhere and I'm sure you get a handful of just oh so lovely people going through your till every day - but it's YOUR job to have a pleasant facade and at LEAST give them correct change..... Especially so that the customer doesn't go complain to your manager to get you FIRED -OR- take free shit from the store as "compensation", OOORRRRR to go off and tell all their friends how shitty this one cashier at this store was treating them. Either way, it's your -job-.

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At the end of the day, regardless of the amount, change should be delivered. I went to a restaurant where the waiter did not return my cousin's dollar. It's not a lot of money, but if you want to be tipped, you should be deserving of it. In the end, it was really about the principle, not the amount. Needless to say, my cousin was pretty pissed and this situation gave a very bad example of service in my country (as she was visiting from another country).

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212- That was what I was going to say... Minus the cousin portion of your story. When I go out I tip an amount appropriate to their demeanor and service, so if a person steals money, no matter the amount it would mar my opinion of the establishment as a whole.

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I work as a cashier and you sound ridiculous. Why on earth would you not give her HER OWN MONEY because she looked rich?! Even though it IS only a penny, that is technically stealing, you fuck.

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I'm a cashier as well and if I don't have the pennies, I'll round up and give them a nickel or whatever. I'm not going to short a customer just because my company sucks too hard to get me the pennies when I ask for them. At the same time, when she asked for the penny, you should've just said you forgot it and given it to her.

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I used to be a cashier (up until late last year). In Australia, it's rounded to the nearest 5 cents, so I don't have to worry about that, but all customers deserve the exact change in whatever currency they are using. No exceptions.

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As a cashier, I also ensure exact change is given. In my city, customers have to pay a fee for plastic bags, which I usually include in their bill. If they change their mod after the receipt is printed, I STILL give them the small sum back. It's not about the amount!!!

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In our store we would sometimes not give customers the 5c change, we wouldn't however give some elitist attitude when they requested it, just give it to them happily. Who the hell asks if someone "needs it"? If they want it, give it to them. Who are you to refuse? What a jackass.

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You know if you got all those nickles, dimes and pennies back and put them in a jar, you'd have quite a lot saved up in a year. Stop wasting money by not getting anything under a quarter, just try it. I promise you'll see it differently. I actually took in three dollars every morning to purchase a energy drink and crackers on my way to work, the total was 2.79, I always told them to keep the change and left. Then I one day I suddenly didn't have that three dollars a day cause times were tight. I wished I'd at least gotten all my change back, then I'd of still been able to do that for a bit longer.

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238- I never take my change if it's less than a quarter, not because I'm spoiled or "rich" but because I lose it if I pocket it. So instead I leave it for the people behind me, because I've had some lady 3¢ short and a cashier dick her over for it, so it's either a tip or to help those who are a might bit short on their end of things.

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I'm also a cashier, and isn't OP worried about getting their drawer counted? I mean, even if it's just a penny, if this happens frequently enough, it'll add up and really screw OP. It's always good to give correct change, especially as a a cashier. It's your job and any amount can count against you.

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225- The only reason I'm not throwing a tirade is because you qualified your statement. My aunt is filthy rich not from her husband but from working from the time she was 15 and working so hard for EVERY PENNY, and she dresses in Prada, Gucci, etc. but she has the biggest heart she does not allow us to have a Christmas eve dinner or day until we all go help out at some form of volunteer service for the homeless... I can go on but I realize no one cares.

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^ Yup. Though it's kind of annoying when you meet someone, and when you say "asshat" for some reason they go off on some rant like, "how do you know about that word?!?!? I invented it!!!" ......well, that doesn't happen ALL the time but you get what I mean, lol....

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159- No. Plenty of people use it. In FACT, I've noticed it's been said MANY, many times on this site by all kinds of posters. It's under-used, but soon will be over-used, once the unintelligibles catch wind of it. :/

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42, The saying only makes sense in a certain context, that was the point being made. In this context it doesn't make sense. People are always using it incorrectly.

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