Bring cash to work?

@catzzz (109)
Ireland
July 14, 2009 8:27am CST
Recently I have an interview to a waiter job in a bar. the manager told me that I have to bring some cash for exchange. The procedure is like: if the customer buy a beer, I have to pay in the counter for the beer first. then, I have to collect the bill from the customer. I feel the cash handling is a bit weird...As I've never been a waiter in a bar. I'm afraid that I've been cheated. Anyone can give me advice?
3 responses
@dolphin2406 (1227)
• Poland
14 Jul 09
I have never heard of such a thing! I have worked in bars and also as a waitress in different restaurants and this was never a case. When people ask for their bill, you hand it to them and they pay directly at the cash or you take it yourself and give change from the cash. Well I don;t know how other countries operate however you must be careful. They may also do this so that you stay alert that customers don;t leave without paying as has happened many times in some cafes.
@catzzz (109)
• Ireland
15 Jul 09
O...I'm really afraid that cutomers leave without paying...
@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
14 Jul 09
all the bars or restaurants that i worked at. it was never done that way. we always took the money from the customer to the register to pay the bill, and then returned the change to customer. their was never no money out of our own pockets involved. what you explained sounds funny to me.
@catzzz (109)
• Ireland
15 Jul 09
thank you for your advice. I will think it seriously.
@jazzsue58 (2672)
14 Jul 09
This does sound odd, but I think the manager is just c**p at people skills. THEY should give YOU the money up front. The reason it's being done this way is cos they don't trust you not to nick the cash. I wouldn't trust them either!
@catzzz (109)
• Ireland
15 Jul 09
yes, it seems that they don't trust me...