I work at the cash register at a busy ice cream shop. A lot of people lose their stuff and my responsibility is to take it and give it to my team manager to turn it into the Lost and Found.
However, I suspected one of the team leads was stealing the stuff. The first time, someone left behind expensive sunglasses and I saw her wearing them in an Instagram post. I gave her the benefit of the doubt and gave her a wallet someone left behind. The person came back asking me and I told them not to worry and to go to the lost and found.
They came back and told me they had her wallet but all their money was missing. At this point, I knew my team manager was stealing and whenever someone left something behind and that team manager was working, I would get a colleague to cover and I would find them and return it myself. My team manager confronted me and I told her that I just wanted people to get their stuff back and she looked annoyed.
Later I got called up by a higher-up who said that I was in pretty big trouble because my team manager accused me of leaving my shop multiple times and disobeying her orders.
I told him my side of the story and he told me he would look into it and she got fired and I think it became a police case against her 2 weeks later. She’s calling me AH for making her lose her job, when she has 2 kids and is a single mother.
I knew about her situation beforehand which is why I didnt say anything beforehand. So was i wrong to tell the truth?
Here are what netizens think:
- If she didn’t want to lose her job, she shouldn’t have stolen. simple as that
- She is a single mother with 2 kids and should therefore know better. She’s a grown adult with kids and if she really needed to keep her job she should have never stolen anything. Don’t feel bad people like her don’t feel remorse for what they do and will most likely do it again. She’s blaming you for her actions.