So, how was work last night? Pretty bad.
July 17, 2010 7:08 AM Subscribe
What kind of protection is there for employees when money goes missing?
posted by sambosambo to Work & Money (20 answers total)
I work at night in a hotel, and sometime during my last shift, someone took a large sum of money out of my cash drawer at work. After noticing, I counted the remainder to discover over $300.00 was taken.
I called security to inform them of the situation, and thankfully there is a security camera at the front desk. However, later in the day when the managers contacted me, the first things they told me was that I would have to pay back the missing sum. (However, for my convenience they can take it directly from my paycheck!)
The second thing they told me was that while there is a security camera at that location, the footage is not saved or recorded.
I don't believe my coworkers would have taken the money, with the exception of the new hire, who was fired from her last job. For stealing. But the location of that particular cash drawer would be an easy target for someone to just poke their head around the desk and grab whatever handfuls of cash they could, since it's not a cash register system that is linked to a computer terminal, it's simply a drawer with a lock and key where we store our assigned tray of cash--which happened to be unlocked. Of all the nights.
I need to talk to my union rep., of course, but can you help me find out if there's any kind of protection for employees in this kind of scenario? In a restaurant it's unlawful to charge the server if a customer runs out on a bill, right? Is there something similar for other cash handling employees when money is stolen?