By bad_luck - United States
Today, my boss sent me home from work because she saw me not checking under my customer's cart to see if they had any hidden groceries. I didn't check because the customer threatened to "kick my ass" if I "accused him of stealing" by checking. FML
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  st0815  |  9

She could have explained "company policy requires that I check - would you like to talk to my manager about it?" and then page the manager. She's not paid to get into a fight, but the manager is right to expect her to call him if there is a problem which she can't handle herself.


YDI for not letting your boss know in the first place that you were threatened. CLEARLY he was stealing if he threatened you for trying to check. You were fired for not doing your job.

By  miraggg  |  1

you should tell this to your boss, and in the future check under cutomers' carts. if your boss is not understanding then quit and tell him off. if you're working at a grocery store its not like it matters how you quit.

By  mike3775  |  32

Sorry but if you are to check under the cart, then you check under the cart. If a customer gives you crap over it, then call for a manager to come over and assist.

By  Cinn_fml  |  22

You should've checked anyway, stating that it's company policy, unless you work in the kind of place where no one would help you if he did get violent.
Or explained to your boss what he said, though your boss might not be sympathetic, she might want staff who aren't afraid of the customers.
However, this time, find a job where you don't feel as threatened by the customers.

  mike3775  |  32

OP getting to go home early means they did not get paid though for the lost time. In other words, the OP lost money by doing this, and I have yet to meet one utility company, cable company, cell phone company, mortgage company, or landlord who will accept IOU's because the paycheck was short due to being sent home

  Cinn_fml  |  22

The OP might've got to go home early, but this has probably reflected badly on her (especially at this particular job) and so her boss will probably be checking her work more regularly. And as Mike said, she'll have lost pay for this.
I like how you're trying to look on the bright side, Felipe, but I'm not sure how it is a bright side when you think it through.

By  sourgirl101  |  28

"Excuse me? Are you threatening me? I'm just doing my job, Sir. Security!!!!"

If someone threatens you with bodily harm, why wouldn't you get others involved? Don't let anyone push you around like that.