help my friend get unfired!
January 2, 2010 10:12 PM Subscribe
For my friend: She was working as a waitress at a restaurant. She handled money. 40 dollars went missing. Owner accused her of stealing money. Friend was consequently fired. Only other person who handled the money that day was the owner's daughter... what can she do?
posted by veol to Work & Money (17 answers total)
My friend works as a waitress at a sushi restaurant in a somewhere in BC, Canada. She handled money that day, and the only other person who handled money was the owner's daughter. Of course, the owner would not accuse her daughter of stealing money from the restaurant, so my friend got the blame. She didn't take the money, there was no proof, and when my friend tried to talk to the owner about this, the owner told her that she did not even want to talk to my friend. So now my friend is angry, and not without reason.
Now, I would tell her to just cut her losses and find another job. She's only doing it part time while she's attending university. But the thing is, the owner knows more than half the people who operate in the city, and its likely that because of her influence, my friend will not be able to hold a job here.
I'm a little skimpy on the details, and this is everything that my friend told me. I would like to help her, but I don't know how. This is a pretty shitty way to start the new year, so I'm trying to make it a little better. Any advice? Thanks!