Work problems

United States
June 18, 2007 10:00am CST
Last week, my daughter got into trouble three days in a row for something that happened when she knew that she had already left work for the day. This morning, she called me and said that her supervisor had called her in and apologized. When she had pulled time cards for last week, she realized that Kristen couldn't have done what she had accused her of. She asked why she hadn't said anything. She said "I did, the first time, and you said well so and said you did. I didn't figure it would do any good since you didn't believe me the first time." Have you ever taken the blame for something someone else did at work? How did it turn out?
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8 responses
• United States
18 Jun 07
this sounds similar of what happened at the first job i had ever had which was at Dunkin Donuts. I had been accused of stealing money from the cash regisiter. i had been working their for almost 6 months and I never had any problems then this girl violet starts working there then all of a sudden money startes disappearing yet they blamed me.I was given a warning that if it happened again,not only would I be fired,but they would call the police. i tried telling them it was viloet but they wouldn't listen. about two weeks after this incident,my boss caught violet pocketing money from the till. My boss apologized to me but i wouldn't take it and quit shortly after.
• United States
18 Jul 07
It's hard. I got fired once about 15 years ago for a similiar instance. The other girl that worked there was the manager's cousin and she couldn't believe that she would be taking money from her. About a year after that, this girl was arrested for stealing money out of someone's purse at a supermarket.
@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
18 Jun 07
I'm glad the supervisor realized her mistake and apologized, that should have made your daughter feel a little better. I can't remember ever taking the blame at work for something I didn't do. I'm glad it all worked out.
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• United States
18 Jul 07
I certainly do stand my ground. Although, it did get me fired once, because the manager still thought I had done the deed. I really didn't regret losing that job though, because if she didn't trust me, I frankly didn't want to work there anyway.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
18 Jun 07
Not really since I own up to things when I know I have done them. It is good that they supervisor owned up to her mistake. I hope this gives the supervisor more care where your daughter is concerned. Hope it was not a huge issue and that the real person has been taken to task.
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• United States
18 Jul 07
the other girl no longer works there. She got caught in one too many lies, and then wasn't doing her job on top of it all. Kristen loves her job, and I hope that they will work around her schedule once she starts nursing school in the fall.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
18 Jun 07
No I have never taken the blame for something someone else did at work but I have refused to name names when things happen and I know who did the deed. I just come to work, do my job and leave. I figure if I don't do anything wrong even if they accuse me they can't prove anything because I didn't do it. I think your daughter did the right thing and it must have felt good when her supervisor apologized. Nothing better than watching a boss eat crow I say!
• United States
18 Jul 07
she had been out of the office the week before, and had been relying on what another girl (Who was supposed to be in charge) was telling her. The only problem with that was, that the other girl wasn't telling the whole truth.
• United States
20 Jun 07
I never actually took the blame for something someone else did. BUT, I did get blamed for something I never did. I was working at a dry cleaners. Getting ready to be promoted to the store manager of another store. Well, another girl I worked with also wanted that promotion so right before I got the promotion, the girl told my manager that a pair of pants that had been missing for days, that I had stolen them. The pants were a size 6 and I am sorry to say, I am no where near a size 6. I tried so hard to get my manager to believe me but it was her word against mine and I ended up getting wrongly fired. I could have done something about it but I didn't want to work for someone that didn't have faith nor trust in me and I think your daughter should start looking for another job. If her boss can't look at the facts before he starts accusing, no one should be working for him/her. Morals are the most important thing at a work place for the employees and the employers. Just my opinion but I have stuck to it and it has gotten me far in life thus far.
• United States
16 Jul 07
I thought about suggesting that actually. But, in her managers defense, she was off work with a sick child and was calling in to get reports. Kristen was fairly new and she didn't know much about her yet. She has been nothing but great to her since. She even ran into my mom at the grocery store last week and talked about what a hard worker she was, and how much she cared about the dogs. I'm sorry about losing your job. that's rough I know.
@pranav04 (67)
• India
19 Jun 07
Hi. while we working we have to obey order of our supervisor. thanks.
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• United States
18 Jul 07
Most of the time, I would agree with you. But I do believe that you have the right to stick up for yourself if you are wrongly accused of something. In this case, she turned out to be the one in the wrong, and admitted that error.
@TriciaW (2442)
• United States
19 Jun 07
I have taken the blame for my employees because I felt that it was my fault if they were not trained correctly. I let the person blow off the steam and once they had and I said I was sorry all was good. Then told the employee not to do it again cause I could only get away with it once the next time it would be on them. I think as a manager that was only right for me to do. However as a manager I would not have accused someone without hearing the whole story as her manager seemed to have. I am glad though her manger said she was sorry. I hope she felt awful for doing that to your daughter without all the facts.
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• United States
18 Jul 07
She told my husband the other day when he took the dog in what had happened. Evidently, this girl had been her friend for awhile, and she had no reason to distrust her...until now. She has told both of us that Kristen is a very hard worker, and very dependable.
• United States
18 Jun 07
I know that there was one time where I was asked if I was making calls while I was at work on one Saturday night. I said I only called my mom and that was it. He said that someone was calling 900 numbers and that there was only one other person there that night. Well, I didn't get into any trouble from what I know, but I felt like I was set up by whoever this other person was. The other person was someone had worked there longer and was still working there after I left.
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• United States
18 Jul 07
Man, I couldn't imagine callin a 900 number to begin with, they are all so expensive. And to do it at work is even worse. We have a code in our office that each of us have to use when we make a long distance call. Every one has a totally different number that is our choosing and we can change them if we think someone has gotten our code number.