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.
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The gov't has more laws than any one individual can know well.
The truth about how CF abuses their employees and customers.
LOL, that there is a $75 max for cash drawer explains why the cashiers are ALWAYS counting money, holding up the line. Anyway, I’d say the employee did not have a chance to count the money because maybe the place was busy. If you have ever been in a CF, or known someone who works there, you’d side with the employee.
Have you read about another CF that had a gas leak recently? Took half an hour for the manager to arrive to turn off the pump. Why was the key not on site?
I think it’s reasonable for a company to expect its employees to know about how to handle cash immediately.
I don’t Cummings particular policy, but how hard can it be to remember to drop every 50 bucks or so?
Aside from the money itself, it also reduces the risk of robbery, because if a robber only gets 100 bucks, it’s not quite the same incentive than if he scores 400 bucks.
If you know that you have too much money, but don’t know how much, immediately drop $50 without counting.
Here on the mountain top, CF pays $8/hr. At night there is only one person working the night shift.
Most folks don’t understand that keeping too much money in the till is one of the leading causes of impulse robberies. Crooks do watch the drawer, often they will use a large bill to pay for something minimal in cost, just to gauge if it’s worth robbing you or not.
Robberies kill people. I might not have fired him, depending on his history, but I sure would have penalized him.
I doubt the fired employee....had lot's of customer's in line...when he got robbed.
Sounds like...you have personal experience with the company. Do you, or have you worked there?
You’re right, when he was robbed he was probably alone. I doubt very much that he was sitting behind the counter reading a magazine when the robber walked in. CF does not allow chairs and they expect the employees to be doing something all the time, they always have to be moving. The employee may have been busy replenishing the coffee before he got a chance to count the money, mark it,label it and then deposit it into the floor.
Money is counted at the counter. In the past I had walked in many times at night while the cashier was counting her money. If I was a robber,LOL, all I’d have to say is “hand it over”. I’d hang around till she was finished because I didn’t want her to be held up.
Yes, I do know people who have worked for that company. They were hard workers. Smiles returned to their faces when they found another job.
CF is brutal to their workers. They do not care about their safety.
So be it.....
It depends on the store. While I've never been to one of these stores, every convenience store (and some small grocery stores) have individual "money drops" where the cashier simply puts cash in an envelope, writes up a receipt for the till, and drops it in. No management involvement at all.
Good luck getting anyone to work at this store now, lol. Hopefully this kid will find a job paying way more than $9 bucks an hour.
LOL. Yeah, the guy went $25 over the limit during a Christmas rush. Then, had a gun stuck in his face. Then, got fired.
That'll learn him.
The one employee in the store who had more money in his register than allowed, (which was a violation of store policy), was robbed........Bad things just happen I guess.
Cumby’s have a *night drop box*, usually right near the register; only the manager has a key/combination to this safe. All employees, as part of their training, know this. So sad, too bad.
Time to pull out the violins as this story gets sadder and sadder.......
Haw haw. If the guy had been shot that would have been a real laff riot for you.
>>They do not care about their safety.<<
That’s why there is a *drop* policy; they also won’t allow you to chase the perp outside the store and try to stop them.
I’m pretty sure you cannot concealed carry, even if you work at night, and can legally do so, as a private citizen.
The sole employee. CF has only one employee at night who has to do the work of two.
Can you do that without messing up?
oh,and don't robbers usually attack places where there is just one employee? no doubt this robber would have been happy with just $75.
Hey Mr. matt, this guy needs to sue this F’d up company for total mental stress, for failing to provide adequate security and safety of their employees.
He needs to hire the very best attorney possible.