I was just at Culvers and something super-annoying happened.
The food cost $13.11 and we had a $20 bill, so I tried to dig up some change so as not to get back 89 cents. But sadly, I only had ten cents. We gave the cashier $20.10, asking if she could possibly spot me the penny. They always spot you the penny.
But this cashier instead gave back 99 cents, saying that otherwise the register wouldn't balance. WTF???? What is this world coming to where someone won't spot you a penny?
Maybe an OCD thing....or he/she got out of hand and spotted too much before.ReplyDelete
I have had times when I want to leave the pennies there and they won't accept them. Most places now have a take a penny/leave a penny container. We should really get rid of pennies. Next time you go there paay them in pennies;)ReplyDelete
Most cashiers these days rely on the machine to tell them what change to give you, rather than doing it in their heads*. Adding a rogue penny to the mix might have been too much to figure out. Making change is a lost art.ReplyDelete
*Not intended to diss cashiers in any way
Yeah I agree with Cape Cod Step Mom, she's either a stickler for the rules, or recently got caught.ReplyDelete
I worked as a cashier/front end manager at a large/high volume store. The majority of cashiers couldn't make change to save their life. One outbin $100 instead of $10 and almost gave them then 91.25 back instead of 1.25. The customer & I had to argue against it...."but my register says".ReplyDelete
Tried to teach the count back methed....(.25 =9+ $1 =$10) wasn't happening.
some cashiers use the take/leave penny to track how much they short a customer (if penny container starts out the day at 10, each time they short a customer a $, they put in a penny, at the end of the day if it has 20, they put $10 in their pocket when counting down, of course if someone adds or uses a penny they either remove it or replace after the custmer leaves. They do this so if customer claims they were shorted and the boss man reviews the video, they are not caught pocketing the dollar during the transaction) thats why you see some stores refusing the take/leave penny containers and will not let the cashiers round up or down for a pennyReplyDelete
This is why I'm glad Canada got rid of the penny.ReplyDelete
If you were more attractive, the cashier would have spotted you a penny. But since he/she didn't...ReplyDelete
It's possible she has to make up whatever her drawer is short by at the end of the shift. You're taking something personally that in the grand reality of life is pretty minor. I would have loved having a twenty to go get Culvers tonight - maybe just be thankful you are eating out?ReplyDelete
So you, a doctor making a decent amount of money, are upset that a minimum wage worker wouldn't give you money. Because that is what you asked for. The amount doesn't matter.ReplyDelete
If the drawers aren't on, you get questioned, if it happens repeatedly.......grounds for dismissal. And as was mentioned above, it is not unheard of to have the cashier have to make up the difference.
Dr. Fizzy Have you read "Help for the Haunted"? Excellent book and you will never think of the word "Penny" in the same way again!ReplyDelete
Agreed with previous three Anonymouses. I'd assume that cashier's managers are huge bitches when the drawer doesn't match up and she can't afford to do sane things like spot someone a penny. Minimum wage workers have literally no control over anything they do on the job.ReplyDelete