the thieves at work

@agnescav (566)
United States
September 10, 2007 6:58pm CST
My boss just called. I am the manager of the stupid laundromat. I still get paid by the hour. Two weeks ago, I noticed that a couple of the coinbox locks were turned so I couldn't get the key into them. I left a note that said what coinboxes i couldn't get into but not why. When he did the collections that Wednesday, he noticed they were turned. When I did them that Friday, they were fine. I assumed he had taken care of the problem. My co-worker called about an hour ago and told me she caught people going into the coin boxes. And she called the boss. My reaction is big mistake. Call the police first. He came to the store and tried to chase down the thieves. He got one but the other is at large. That's fine. THEN my boss called me to tell me all about it. Is he assuming that I care what happened? I get paid by the hour. If she wants to call because she is upset, that's fine. Does he really need to bother me?
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Sep 07
Probably letting you know what happened and that one guy is still at large. I would worry more about if the insurance covered it or not. And if the losses are enough to endanger the laundromat, like make it close. We have a laundramat in my area with no one manning it. Makes me wonder how much they get ripped off. I never seen anyone using it. But I think I saw a camera in it. Manager is a really good title. Still paid by the hour. That title might come in handy someday or maybe it could right now, you never know. Take care.
@agnescav (566)
• United States
11 Sep 07
The laundromat is not going to close. These people come on nights when the coin boxes were already emptied. Sundays are our busiest day and I empty them when I get there at 7 Monday morning. The store has 108 machines. You would think theses people would rip off the unattended ones. Eventually, they would get caught. My boss asked me if I ever tell anyone the key numbers. He thought it might be a former employee, but it is not. I think he had someone in particular in mind. When I go in on Thursday, he is going to show me the tape. By the description they gave me, I think I know who it is. I have been working on having that title come in handy for about a month now.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Glad it won't close. If it was a former employee, the person would know when the boxes are emptied unless policy has changed. Good for you, making sure the Manager title will come in handy in the future.
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• Malaysia
11 Sep 07
At this point, I think you better play safe and just relax . Tell your boss the truth for what had happened and your good wish. You will win this game. You have done the right things there and not your mistake by calling the police. No and you didn't done any mistake there.
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@agnescav (566)
• United States
11 Sep 07
My boss already knows. he called me at home the night my 'weekend' starts!
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
11 Sep 07
I think she called because eventhough you are paid by the hour, you ar still the manager to whom she could confide with regarding the event in the business... and i think she was quite excited about the capture of the theif it is just too bad that you are paid by the hour... if you were in her position, would you call the manager to tell her what happened...
@agnescav (566)
• United States
11 Sep 07
He called because he gets over-excited. Instead of calling the police, he told the attendant to go about her business as normal so he could come to the store and catch the thieves himself. About two months ago, an attendant at another one of our stores was robbed at knife-point. He missed that one because of personal issues, I think. His car was broken into a couple weeks before that. He had left the money from the stores in it. his first reaction that night was to try to shake down the homeless guy who lives in the church parking lot next door to him!
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