I am very suspicious with this lady cashier....

@Cutie18f (9564)
Philippines
April 4, 2013 4:58pm CST
Lately, the owner of a restaurant who is a foreigner expressed his concern about their business which is not making any money. In fact, it is in the red, having a hard time paying its rent on time. The owner is usually out of the country and entrusts everything to someone, the secretary/cashier/marketing officer of the restaurant. He'd be away for a couple of months and when he comes back he is faced with all the financial problems like salaries for the staff, rent, etc. It so happened also that before learning this information I had a conversation with the trusted secretary/cashier who said that she bought this and that, like a dog worth ten thousand pesos, a cage worth 12,000, etc. Aside from this I can also see this cashier wearing original and expensive stuffs like her pants, shoes and bag are all pricey. I don't think she is earning that much to afford all these things. And if the restaurant is losing, how can she afford to buy all these expensive things? I know that I am supposed to mind my own business but I feel like telling the owner to spy on her or something. What do you think of this? If you were the owner of the restaurant what would you have done?
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8 responses
• South Africa
4 Apr 13
Sounds like that last is using the shop as her own wardrobe. Maybe she feels she is entitled because the owner is never there.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
I really think she is doing something with the money.
• South Africa
5 Apr 13
Yea shes taking her "cut" so to speak.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
5 Apr 13
Obviously large cuts.
• United States
4 Apr 13
The good thing here is that you know right from wrong. You alos know you should mind your own business as well. so,if you see her all dressed up look the other way. she could have money coming in from else where.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
Maybe Gifts, but when she just started working there, she didn't have all these things. I really wonder about this.
• Canada
4 Apr 13
I would definitely watch over the next week or so and keep talking to the person who you think might be stealing. Try to get some more information about what else she has bought since being there. Something is clearly amiss. And if this upsets you greatly then honestly... it really wouldn't hurt that much to talk to the owner... It could be a misunderstanding, and yes it is really not your business, but if you really like that restaurant and don't want to see it go under then you might want to consider saying something discreetly to the owner.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
I am not that close to the owner so I don't think I have any business doing that but this really bothers me a bit.
@jenny1015 (13391)
• Philippines
5 Apr 13
I think that the best way is for the owner to check on receipts and inventories. It is the only way on how he will know how much goes in and out of his business.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
5 Apr 13
I think he thinks the restaurant is not earning any money because that is what the secretary tells him.
@jenny1015 (13391)
• Philippines
6 Apr 13
I feel sorry for him for not knowing what he ought to know as a business owner. I mean, more than such report, he needs to find out what has really happened. He should check the receipts and book of accounts. I think that every business owner needs to know some basic accounting skills to be able to know where the money goes.
@sjlskl (3384)
• Singapore
5 Apr 13
In any business, it is better to keep an eye when it comes to money matters. From your description, it seems like there is something wrong with the cashier. The owner should start some investigation on his own and take over the business properly.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
5 Apr 13
I hope he does that as soon as possible.
@emily7339 (1340)
• Malaysia
5 Apr 13
I think it is not wise for the restaurant owner to leave his business to this person. He should get someone from his family to temporary keep an eye to monitor the overall business while he is away. He may take other measure like cctv cameras to catch the cuprit and to see what's going even if he is away. He could view it from online whenever he is available. If he could not, he should have find a way to observe this cashier's honesty. It sounds suspicious of her honesty anyway.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
5 Apr 13
But come to think of it, even with those cameras, he could not possibly keep an eye on her 24/7. Unfortunately, he has no family here.
• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Apr 13
Oh yeah, sounds like something weird is going on... I would do as the first responder said and set up cameras in the place so the owner can see everything that is going on while he is away. If the owner sees something they don't like, find someone more honest to do the job... That is really sad, it is so hard to trust people now...
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
It is. And this trusted lady looked very innocent and can be trusted at the very beginning. Now I am beginning to ask questions myself.
@dagami (1163)
• Rome, Italy
4 Apr 13
the owner can always check the books. if he notices that there are purchases of large quantities of meat, fish, etc. and the freezers are empty, then something fishy is going on. if they don't have customers then where did these food go? do they not issue receipts to their customers? it is also easy to keep track thru the paper trail. if you are not a relative of the owner, i suggest that you keep away from this mess. that cashier may have other sources of income that is why she can afford to pay for all those expensive things. your suspicions might be false and you could end up to be the bad guy in this situation. the foreigner must have other close friends whom he can request to keep a close watch of the place in his absence. if i were in his place, i'd ask someone to come and check the restaurant once in a while during my absence. that person can come inside to eat or even just pass by to check if there are people eating. that way he would know if the restaurant is really earning or not.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
I do hope he will do that. I'm the one worried although it is none of my business.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
4 Apr 13
If the owner is out of the country and now he is losing money I would definitely spy on the person in charge while he is not there. If I were the owner I would set up camera without anyone knowing. One so you can see the register and see if someone is stealing. Also a camera in the kitchen to make sure they are really working for their money. If the person in charge is buying exensive things and does not make that type of money something is wrong somewhere. I would discreetly speak to the owner explaining what you just wrote and let him take it from there. After all its not right if someone is stealing from him. Wouldn't you want someone to tell you if the shoe was on the other foot?
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
Lelin, I notice that right now they already have cameras but if the owner is always out, would that still work? I mean would the camera show everything because this lady is given the freedom to purchase anything that the restaurant needs. She also deposits money in the bank etc. I am really dying to tell the owner but I have no business doing this because I am not that close to the owner. I might be misunderstood.