Skip to comments.Hours after being robbed at work, Cumberland Farms cashier fired for having too much money
Posted on 01/05/2012 2:18:01 PM PST by matt04
Three nights before Christmas, Douglas Moore was at his job at the Cumberland Farms on West Street when a man stuck a gun in his face and told him to empty the cash register.
The next morning, Moores boss called him at home to ask him to come to the store for a talk.
I thought she was going to see how I was doing, he said.
Hours after being surprised by a gunman, Moore, 24, of Springfield, was surprised again he was fired.
I didnt think Id be fired, he said. Right before Christmas doesnt seem right.
Moore, who worked there for about 18 months putting in 40 hours a week for just less than $9 an hour, was let go because at the time of the robbery he had more than $75 in the register drawer.
The amount of money taken in the Dec. 22 robbery was never disclosed by police, but anything more than $75 is a violation of Cumberland Farms policy, he said.
Moore said management told him they could tell from the overhead surveillance tapes that the robber made off with more than $200.
He does not deny that there was more than $75 in the register, but said it was not much more. It might have been $100, or maybe as high as $150, but he disputes it was more than $200.
(Excerpt) Read more at masslive.com ...
So the employee knows that had a significant amount of money in the drawer over the $75 maximum. They then go and whine to the press, who reports it knowing full well that Cumberland Farms legally can not comment on personnel matters.
Of course the press is happy that they have made the public hate a big evil corporation.
Cumberland Farms is a horrible store. Not only do they abuse their employees, they do the same to customers. I refuse to enter a Cumby.
I’m glad the employee opened his mouth. It’s time that the truth about Cumby’s be exposed.
Depends if his supervisor was around to swap out drawers and if he made request earlier and also it was the holiday season they could have been busier. But the press shouldn’t be whining about it in the first place.
The $75 limit is a robbery deterrent that limits the typical “score” to $40-50 and helps drive criminals elsewhere.
Keeping more than that in the drawer needlessly puts every cashier in that store at risk.
This guy knew the policy and understood what it was for, but he took a gamble that it would never happen to him. He lost.
The title should say “Fired for NOT FOLLOWING THE RULES”
The actual truth apparently is the employee knew he had too much cash in the drawer...and he was violating policy.
In all fairness, if it was any reasonable state, there should be a public collection made to buy the clerk a gun, so he wouldn’t be so defenseless.
In Arizona, the press usually don’t report that an armed robber robbed a store. Most of the time it is “the deceased was *attempting* to rob a store.”
Which goes along well with other crime news, such as, “the deceased drew his gun on an officer”, “the deceased was trying to carjack a vehicle”, and “the deceased was attempting a home invasion.”
I would think there would be some accounting paperwork done before you drop the bills in the safe - how much time does that take when the line is stretching out?
Also, wouldn’t the register have kept track of how much was in the till, so the manager would know the exact amount taken, not be estimating from the surveillance tapes?
Anyway, the company policy deters robbers by only letting them have small amounts, but it also deters cashiers from colluding to give the robbers a big score.
Firing an employee for having too much money in the till is just.
It means he wasn’t minimizing the risk to himself or his fellow employees. He was also creating an environment where he increased the risk of a follow-up robbery by the robber or one of his co-patriots, because their robbery was rewarded.
Now, imo, it also depends how much he had in the register. If it was only $25, than the boss should have given him a warning, but if it was over $200 above float, as the store claimed than it means the clerk was not paying attention to what was in the till at all.
What rock did you crawl out from under?
Ever see the sign “No $100’s” in a small store.
I see plenty of them around here.
He's better off looking for a better job.
I know....people with degree's making just a bit more.
Sometimes a swift kick to the butt is good motivation. ;-)
I agree. Cashier jobs like that are entry-level jobs. It’s what you do to pay the bills and start your life-long employment.
You basically start looking for work elsewhere the moment you get the job.
Sometimes people are stupid...: )
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