Keep it or return to the cashier ?

@321633wy (1795)
United States
June 5, 2007 2:00pm CST
If the cashier has mistakenly gave you an extra changes of ten dollar bill instead of one dollar.Would you return it to the cashier or you will keep it?
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@jolenegreen (1209)
• United States
5 Jun 07
uh...LOL. Depending on the cashier. If she was rude to me, Id keep it. If she was polite and very nice to me I would take it back. I know what it is like to get into trouble when your drawer is off..Not nice. SO....Id prolly return it. Unless like I said the cashier was being mean or something then I would keep it, LOL
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
5 Jun 07
Ok...:) Nothing is right or wrong here,well every body has their own opinion.As you said you will return it unless the cashier is rude to you....but i think most cashiers are very polite to you because your are a very fun person...LOL
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• United States
8 Jun 07
WHY thank you! LOL
@marinarovi (1318)
• Argentina
6 Jun 07
It has happened to me more than once, and I always returned it. I did it without even thinking, but when I came to thinking about it, I realised I have two cousins that are cashiers, one at a supermarket, and one at a bank, and they both get the difference taken out of their salaries if they make a mistake, so I'm pretty happy I returned it!
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Yes, good job Marinarovi !
@MJLami (1173)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I've always returned it. It wouldn't feel right to me to keep it and having been a cashier I know what can happen when your drawer is short.
@321633wy (1795)
• United States
6 Jun 07
That's true,return it back is the right things to do.
@red158 (333)
• Canada
6 Jun 07
If it is a mistake that will come up of their pocket I do return it. Now if it is a matter of the wrong price ringing up in my favour, have to admit I'll let the store take the loss. That being said, I had one cashier give me change for a 20 when I had given her a 10, I tried to correct it but she actually argued with me. How dare I say she made a mistake. Needless to say I put the extra 10 in my purse said have a nice day and left the store. Bet she was pissed when her till came up short. lol. I tried.
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Oh..wow..you really piss her off then...LOL
@vonne28th (1494)
• Philippines
6 Jun 07
Honestly speaking, i would certainly return the extra change coz i want to sleep tight at night..lol
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
6 Jun 07
YEs, otherwise you will have nightmare !....LOL
@Spagman (49)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I work part-time as a cashier in a convenience store, I see this happen every day, where the customer or clerk make a mistake with currency. It happened to me a few times, where the customer gave me brand-new $20 bills, and I've noticed that several were stuck together, I was honest enough to show the customer that because these bills were new they were stuck together and gave the customer back his money. I've also had customers correct me on a couple of occasions, these customers as we call them "regulars" are part of the everyday routine and activity that happens at my store. I'm just happy to say that there are still a few honest people of their.
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
6 Jun 07
YEeah..it's good to hear that.One thing here i do respect your honesty gor giving back the $20 bills to your customer.You are the role model for others.Good job!
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@mean_queen (1713)
• Malaysia
5 Jun 07
Well, if I happened to realize straightaway that I was given extra bills, I would give it back immediately. But if I only realized later on that I was given extra, as this has happened to me before, I wouldn't return and give it back.
@321633wy (1795)
• United States
5 Jun 07
That's fair enough ,at least you return it when you relize you were given an extra bill infront the cashier.
@DIDDYDEE (73)
5 Jun 07
it depends on the cashier - i have had this done to me before when the cashier was too busy talking to a workmate instead of serving me. she was short in her till due to her incompitence. if it is a genuine mistake i would admit to it.
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
5 Jun 07
I don't blame you,It must be some reason why some people don't return it to the cashier just like what you said.
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
5 Jun 07
A bank teller once gave me $400 more than I actually was supposed to get. I got home and realized this (I wanted to check my paystub) and I drove back all the way to the bank (ok so it was like a 15 minute drive!) and returned the money. I couldn't fathom what it would have been like if she was $400 short. I'd probably do the same in the case of $10 for a $1.
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
5 Jun 07
Good job! You are such a honest person ,you did a very job.God bless you Raychill..
@raychill (6530)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Thank you. I'm still waiting for the good karma to hit me! Like I said though, I just couldn't honestly imagine what that woman would have went through. I certainly could have used that money too, but there was no way I could live with myself keeping it.
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Yes,I agree.If you did somerhing good to people,you will be rewarded from god one day.
@abroji (3247)
• India
6 Jun 07
Yes, sure, I won't hesitate a second to return it. It would be a cruelty shown to the cashier if you don't return it, since he will loose the money from his salary. This brings to memory one old incident. It happened before more than thirty years.The accountant disbursing salary to employees mistakenly paid Rupees 100 in exess to a peon in the office. The peon did not return the money but took it for himsilf. Later when tallying the amount the accountant found the shortage of Rs. 100 and thought about it. He easily could remember to whom he has given the money in excess. He decided not to ask the peon, but to adjust the amount from his next month's salary. So next month the accountant gave Rs. 100 shorter than what was due. The peon on finding the shortage complained to the accountant "Sir, here is a shortage of Rupeer 100" The accountant repied "Yeas Mr, Krish last month I gave you an extra 100 rupees note." " At that time I excused your fault, but not this time" was the response of the peon.
@321633wy (1795)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Although the peon had received an extra 100 rupee mistakenly from the accountant,it would be very for him to return the money.What make sad is ,the peon did not feel guilty at all for the money that he received which is not belongs to him.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
6 Jun 07
He even accuse the accountant that it was his fault. Some people has no guilty conscience in finding excuses for their faults. Ok thank you for the comment.
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@tina12679 (1126)
• United States
8 Jun 07
If i noticed that it had been done i would return it. I dont normally count my money though when getting my change back unless i paid with a large bill and the total of my purchase wasnt that high. I was a cashier and know that a mistake like that can happen and since i was one i think i might be more likely to return it then maybe someone else i dunno.
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
8 Jun 07
You are right Tina12679, Sometime i don't count my changes at all,and i have no idea if i had given an extra changes.Some how i try count before i leave ,so that i can have a chance to return the money if i would have received an extra bills from cashier.
@vampoet (825)
• Singapore
6 Jun 07
I will return it. Hey, I believe in Karma, what goes around comes around. But if you are someone who lives for the moment then whatever floats your boat man. But Id return it. Especially if it is a lot of money like $10 bills instead of one like what you mentioned
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Yes, i beleive in karma very much.If you do something bad to people ,it will reveive the same for what you have done to them.
@omupas (1243)
• United States
6 Jun 07
For me, the money would definitely be returned, but the question for me would be to who!? If the cashier was pleasant and doing what he or she was supposed to be doing and made a simple mistake, I'd simply give the money right back to the cashier. If however, the cashier was rude or doing other things (I've come up to a cashier who was on a personal call on their cell phone once and continued her conversation while I was checking out!), if this was the case I'd return the money but not to the cashier. The money would go straight to the shift supervisor and I'd let them know my experience. Either way, the money is still in the company's hands...
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Wow! It really make sense to me ,i have never thought about that.I agree with you and i think it's fair enough because you didn't keep the money with you either.
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Something like this happened to me this last week end. My granddaughter owed me some money. I thought she just gave me $30.00 I went to the store and was taking the bills out of my pocket. I thought I had a $10 and a $20. I could have sworn that that’s what I saw when I took it out of my pocket. I made my purchase and when I was given my change it was for a $20. I let the cashier know that I only gave him a $10. He said no I gave him a $20. I went to the car and waited for my Grandson . But my conscience got to bothering me because I knew I gave the cashier a $10 So I went back and they counted his till and sure enough I did give him a $20 but I really had to make sure. I felt much better after they counted the till. My granddaughter is a cashier and not only do they have to make up the difference but also get written up for the mistake either way.
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Hi Deedomd,I guess you are a very nice and honest person.God bless you.
• United States
6 Jun 07
I give it back. I know how it feels at the end of the day when your drawer comes up short. I feel that everyone is humane and makes mistakes, besides I would feel that if I took money that I know didn't belong to me that would the same as stealing.
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Yes, we shouldn't posses the money which is not belongs to us.
@abednego7 (1060)
• Philippines
6 Jun 07
I will absolutely return it to the cashier, I was being raised in a family where honesty is the only thing we can proud off so its a no no to take something that is not for us. And have pity on the cashier because at the end of the day she/he will be charged for that excess changes.
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Yes, i agree,that's exactly what we suppose to be ---"Honest".
@jazmin08 (173)
• Philippines
6 Jun 07
return it,honesty is the best policy right
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Yes,you are absoluetly right.
@rusty2rusty (6766)
• Defiance, Ohio
5 Jun 07
I would give it back. matter of fact I have given the extra money back before. I do know some places will fire you if your cash register is so much short. I would hate for someone to loose their job. When I could of prevented it. I also do it in hopes if I ever give to much change back. That someone will return the favor and be nice enough to catch the mistake and let me know.
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Yes, It's nothing good to anybody who take away someone's hard earn money.
@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
5 Jun 07
I'd give it back. I was a cashier for 4 years and I would have totally appreciated such honesty in my customers. I myself am automatically honest in such cases, I don't even think about it. If it's not my money to keep then I say something about it and give it back.
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
6 Jun 07
It would be very nice if every body be honest for the mistaken extra change.
@misste78 (539)
• United States
5 Jun 07
I would give it back. I am a cashier and there is nothing like your cash drawer being short at the end of the night. Alot of people would say that the cashier should be more careful, which is true but we are human also and we will make mistakes.
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
5 Jun 07
Im absolutely agree with you Misste78 every one makes mistake in their life.It would be nice to return instead keep it .
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