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(Yahoo)   Wendy's employee mistakes bag full of cash for bag full of food. Drive-through customer to blame.   ( divider line
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6413 clicks; posted to Main » on 31 Dec 2001 at 10:07 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-12-31 01:46:50 PM  
When I used to work for an unnamed video store, I used to do the bank deposits occasionally. It'd just be me, walking to the bank, $4000 in hand in a regular unnamed video store bag. Companies are funny like that. They watch you like a hawk in the store, and then they let you walk out the door with 4k.
2001-12-31 02:01:12 PM  
its the same old thing money does for money..if I put my money in a paperbag and mitakenly gave it away tough shiat,,,but because wendys has lawyers watch dave is no longer affiliated with wendys in any way except employee. this was told to me day one at the wendys in bethany ok, the worst job youll ever hate
2001-12-31 02:25:11 PM  
wil, nice pic that was a pretty good movie.. better than lotr's crap
2001-12-31 02:36:05 PM  
ok, now...
if the person who put $$$ in a food bag and left it out on the counter was not FIRED on the spot, there is no justice in the world.

(seeing as I just quit to avoid being fired by some deskbound no-load CLAIMING that I screwed up a receipt, the only proof being his own word)

yes, ESPECIALLY if one of the people in the chain is the branch manager.
2001-12-31 02:38:20 PM  
My first job was at a Wendy's. Horrible. I was the only white employee there and the manager flat-out told my dad I wasn't getting any more hours because "black girls are better workers than white girls." This was in the Detroit burbs btw. Needless to say though, my dad filed a complaint and got that manager in a world of trouble. This was back in 1989.

So if *I* were to come across that 12K, I'd probably keep it for compensation. :)
2001-12-31 02:54:05 PM  
Good God! You mean there are people in Detroit?

I thought they only had crime there.
2001-12-31 03:17:03 PM  
Guy who got the money should return the bag... Only it should be returned mysteriously missing $2,000... When the guy is questioned about the missing money all he has to say is, "Well when I opened the bag there was only 10 thousand in there." Who are they going to believe an idiot Wendy's employee that hands out bags full of money or a fine upstanding citizen who returns it. That way he is off the hook legally, and has a little cash to get a top flight prostitute as his reward.
2001-12-31 03:29:35 PM  
"i'd return the money"
pussy. if i got home and found out i had $12,000 and not my burger, i'd be flying to vegas.
2001-12-31 03:29:47 PM  
JesterPoet: Note I said the burbs. :)
2001-12-31 03:58:58 PM  
I would return the bag with $ 1,200 in it.. Just say they farked their numbers up or something.
2001-12-31 04:02:31 PM  
WILEKYOT:"Ted Nugent called..he wants his shirt back"...Happy safe and fun New Years,Farkers!!Be careful,All the best,Rich and Jan
Kat [TotalFark]
2001-12-31 04:08:05 PM  
ladyalea what type of black gils were working at YOUR wendys?

all the black people (well, the HUGE majority)in my area who work in fast food have their thumbs up their asses.

completely incapable.
2001-12-31 04:08:36 PM  
Dodger: Here in the States, our bank accounts are insured, so I could really give a fark less if they accidentally gave someone else $12,000 out of my account. I keep my money and some lucky d00d is able to get his freak on. . .
2001-12-31 04:20:18 PM  
This isn't quite the same as finding a $20 or even a $100 bill on the street with no way of finding who it belonged to. The guy knew exactly where it came from and it wouldn't matter if it was $12 or $12,000. Theft is theft regardless of how he got the money since he does know where he got it. The amount makes no difference... I DO return excess change if I catch it, even if it's just a few pennies.
2001-12-31 04:22:36 PM  
Kat: Strangely enough, that was the situation where I worked. Everyone else stood around with their thumbs up their butts and I was busting my butt...on top of that I wasn't trained right and had no clue what to do half the was so miserable...and at 16 three and four-hour shifts take forever....
2001-12-31 06:29:30 PM  
I guess it all comes down to right and wrong. In my opinion, the right thing to do would've been to have pulled over, gone into the Wendy's and returned the cash. Taking off with the money, even if it was given to the customer by mistake, is wrong. It's not his, he didn't earn it, and that makes it stealing. I suppose some people weigh it as what are the chances of gettting caughtif you keep the money vs. not getting caught if you keep the money. That's pretty sad.
2001-12-31 07:55:32 PM  
Here's my workin' the fast food story:

When I was a lad, many years ago, I got my first *real* job at the local McDonalds restaurant. One thing about McDonalds that you have to give them credit for - They kept track of everything. If you broke a burger patty in half, dropped a bun on the floor or whatever, you'd yell out "Manager's waste 1 Mac bun" or "Manager's waste one regular patty" and toss it into a special can they had for that purpose. The crew manager would write it down on a special pad to be tallied up later. My illustrious career at McDonalds came to an untimely end the day I was working "back-room". Responsible for going into the freezers downstairs and bringing up the food for the grill workers. I was carrying up a case of regular patties, and when I reach the top step, I slipped & fell. The box hit the floor, exploded, and 500 little frozen meaty hockey pucks shot out across the restaurant floor. The only remark I could think of to say was "Manager's waste 500 regular patties..."

I turned in my apron & goofy paper hat about 20 mins later. :-)
2001-12-31 08:13:10 PM  
Hey if you'd hurt yourself, Dodger, that woulda been workman's comp too....

I work at Frito-Lay now. Management is stupid but at least the pay is decent.
2001-12-31 08:19:17 PM  
Lady: I'm kinda stupid, are they hiring managers?
2001-12-31 09:36:43 PM  
hey, they ALWAYS screw up the orders at the drive thru... this time it was in the cusrtomers best interest.
2001-12-31 09:38:35 PM  
BULLshiat! come and get the money!
oh, you don't know who it is......? TOO farkING BAD.
2001-12-31 11:38:03 PM  
what if he/she didn't check the bag till they got home?
whenever I don't think to check it before i can turn back around if my orders messed up it's usually messed up.
Somedays it's your day, and sometimes it's not.
2002-01-01 12:21:27 AM  
The way I see it, unless the guy opened the bag right then and there exposing the money inside to the camera then they have no proof but the word of a stupid low-wage Wendys employee. Regardless though I would have returned the money. Just today the casheir at the local grocery store accidently gave me back 4 dollars extra in change and I returned it. Right is right and wrong is wrong, no matter your chances of getting "caught".
2002-01-01 01:11:03 AM  
I went into a Wendy's next to the college I go to, and there were two black girls working the counter, coaching one hispanic girl who wanted to quit her job. I told her just to give him (the manager) her two weeks notice. There's nothing wrong with that, but she was too chicken shiat to do what needed to be done. She wrote a *note* and handed it to him.

My experience in fast food entails a stint at Arby's, and a stint at BK.
With Arby's, this was my first job. I was 15, and had to get a work permit and everything. No problem. But this was my *first* real job. You know, not working for dad or something. There were a lot of little important things I wasn't told.
Like: Once you're on, your register is yours. You are not to leave it, and no one but you is to operate it.
They would start me on the register, and then send me back to wash some of the equipment.
Or: No matter what you're doing, unless you're on a break, you're supposed to get paid.
They asked me to come in rather late one day, and I was helping them clean up for an inspection that was supposed to be going on the next day. I came in uniform, because all they told me initially was that I was to come in late. I did not clock in or out. When I left, my mom asked if I had remembered to clock out. I told her I didn't clock *in* much less out. She was livid, and the labor board was called. My boss was reprimanded, and told that I was not to be. My "non-reprimand" consisted of being cut to two hours a day on the one day I asked off. I was still a good mormon girl then. Well okay, I was still mormon, so I asked not to be scheduled on Sundays. They complied until they got unto trouble.

A tip. Don't order iced tea, or crystal light from the drive through. Their idea of fresh is recycling what is in the lobby to the drive thru, and bringing a fresh batch to the lobby.

With BK, everything was relatively cool, except for one cook, who wasn't my superior, who felt it his job to announce out loud when I was late the one day I took the bus to work, and miscalculated the time it would take. Except for some rampant "sexual harassment" that at the time I didn't mind, there were no problems. But this one girl came in late, and proceeded to act like a twat because she'd been there longer than me. She even went so far as to complain to the manager about something that *she* had done, telling him I had done it. The problem was, he knew she was a twat, and pulled me in the office long enough to warn me about her, and offer me a better time slot.

Now, I found 10 bucks in the parking lot at the college. I had no compunctions with keeping it. If I had left it, someone else would have found it, and if I put up a notice saying "found, 10 dollar bill call 555-5555" how many people would call up and tell me it was theirs?
As far as the Wendy's money goes, that's a lot of money to walk off with, but I don't think there should be some big ass fugitive man hunt for him. It's not his fault the Wendy's was brainless about it. But it would probably be a good idea that he return it.
2002-01-01 07:32:51 AM  
I actually had a dream last night where I was back at my old position at the BK,and I couldn't escape.It was probably the scariest dream I've had,especially since it was so vivid and realistic.Paxil and going to bed at 6:00AM do that to you I guess.
2002-01-01 11:14:33 AM  
I think the $12,000 was the first payment in the settlement for the customers of Wendys. I'm not sure if $12,000 is enough to compensate me for my pain and suffering, but I'll accept it as a good gesture.

Every time I go to Wendys, the severely fuc|< up my order. Every time. Or they give me a burger on a bun that is older than the pimple-faced employee serving it.
2002-01-01 02:12:09 PM  
I am SOOOOOOOOO glad to never have worked in fast food.

$12,000!! Thats a lot of jr bacon cheese burgers!!!
Sure it wasn't one of those drug dealers selling drugs in the "happy" meals?
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