Handling Other People's Money

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Philippines
May 23, 2017 8:30pm CST
Have you ever handled other people's money, like being a treasurer or cashier or bank teller or doing payroll or being a collector? I would probably suck at it because not only am I bad at math, but it would also mean being alert all the time against cheaters. If the total amount is "not balanced" at the end of the day, I would have to pay for it, right? I would also probably feel a little sorry for myself at seeing how much money other people earn or can spend. Ha-ha!
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
24 May 17
I've worked with money a lot. I used to be a betting assistant at the races which involved handling thousands of pounds, and now I work on the turnstiles selling entrance tickets. It's no big deal.
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• Philippines
24 May 17
you never experienced the money not tallying at the end of the day?
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
24 May 17
@hereandthere Oh yes, it's bound to happen occasionally when you've been doing it as long as I have. But not very often.
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• Philippines
24 May 17
@jaboUK i guess you'd have to pay the amount by the end of the workday.
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@much2say (40204)
• United States
24 May 17
When I worked in retail, I had no intentions of being a cashier, but they made me do it! I was scared out of my mind. But after a while it was not a big deal. There would be times when we would be "not balanced" by a few cents at the end of the day . . . but we were "written up" if significant amounts were missing. We did not have to pay for it, but if we were written up 3 times for that, we would be fired.
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• Calgary, Alberta
24 May 17
@much2say I hate handling cash money. That is why I got 5 credit cards. No bills just cards. My pay is deposited directly to my bank account. And all goes to pay my credit cards online. Good, eh?
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• Philippines
25 May 17
that's a fair policy. it reminds you to be alert and careful. how long did you work as a cashier?
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@much2say (40204)
• United States
25 May 17
@antonbunot You mean you won't take cash ? I will gladly take your cash if you do not want to handle cash . We don't use credit cards too often but I do use the debit card rather than cash.
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@Kandae11 (40368)
24 May 17
There was one period when I was on vacation and I helped out my sister at her boutique.
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• Philippines
24 May 17
did you handle the money? was it easy for you?
@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
24 May 17
Oh yes. I have been a teller in a bank, for how many years before I got promoted as branc accountant. I paid all in all my life as teeler more than 10,000 Pesos as shortages. I get short when I am so relxed. ha ha ha
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• Philippines
24 May 17
ouch! that's a lot! that's what i've heard, too, from tellers, cashiers and those at payment centers when they're not so alert.
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@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
25 May 17
@hereandthere That was over 7 years of being a teller actually.
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• Philippines
25 May 17
@SIMPLYD so among the tellers at your bank, was yours the highest or the lowest? hehe.
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• Bournemouth, England
24 May 17
I worked behind the counter at a petrol station for two short evening shifts when I was 18 in the late 1970s. Never again!
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• Philippines
24 May 17
just two nights? what made you quit?
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• Bournemouth, England
24 May 17
@hereandthere Very low pay, the complicated business of getting the readings from the petrol pumps and making the figures tally, pushy self-employed guys/drivers on expenses trying to bully this inexperienced teenager into giving them receipts for more petrol than they had actually bought and the responsibility of giving people the right change, etc.
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• Philippines
24 May 17
@asfarasiknow that would have been part of my problem, too, how to handle pushy people who want to get things done their way.
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@LadyDuck (177119)
• Switzerland
24 May 17
I do not like math, but during all my life I have helped my husband to manage the money of his clients. It was a great responsibility, I never made a mistake.
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• Philippines
24 May 17
you work well together.
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@LadyDuck (177119)
• Switzerland
24 May 17
@hereandthere Yes we do, it has always worked, even before we married.
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 17
I am useless at handling money too. I would never be a treasurer or cashier. It would be dangerous - for others!!
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• Philippines
24 May 17
i had a male officemate who handles their budget at home because he said his wife was bad at it.
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 17
@hereandthere I used to pay all the bills when we were first married but I didn't like handling finances in the business world or outside the home.
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• Peoria, Arizona
24 May 17
I handled my anime club in high school's money, I was treasurer and secretary haha, I am bad at night, but know how to spend money right. I never was trained to be a cashier, I would be awful at it haha
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• Philippines
24 May 17
one bad habit i have is not counting my change, but one time, a cashier give me the amount of the item i bought, which was bigger than my change. good thing the bagger/checker caught her mistake.
• Peoria, Arizona
28 May 17
@hereandthere It is always good to double check since mistakes do happen.
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@acelawrites (12303)
• Philippines
24 May 17
I was once a treasurer of our organization, and good thing I did not pay for any deficit balance! ha ha ha!
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• Philippines
25 May 17
@mandala100 (50706)
• Hong Kong
24 May 17
No. It's hard to handle money of other people if you do't have the necessary skills.
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• Philippines
24 May 17
but sometimes you have to, so you just have to be careful
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@ShifaLk (8477)
• India
29 May 17
Yeah this is very difficult because you may have to pay for it :(
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• Philippines
30 May 17
thankfully, i've never had such a job.
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@ShifaLk (8477)
• India
30 May 17
@hereandthere that's great ... I was working at Pizza hut as a Cashier
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• Philippines
31 May 17
@ShifaLk did you ever experience shortage or excess?
@suziecat7 (3393)
• Asheville, North Carolina
24 May 17
I was a restaurant manager for many years and at day's end I had to make sure all the money was in order. Shortages of any significance was rare though it did happen. Often it required a recount which made me moan and groan
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• Philippines
25 May 17
did you have to pay for any shortages? what if there was excess instead?
@suziecat7 (3393)
• Asheville, North Carolina
25 May 17
@hereandthere - They never made me pay for shortages but I was sentenced to watch the cameras endlessly for possible theft or carelessness. We usually discovered the culprit eventually. Excesses were treated the same way.
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• Philippines
25 May 17
@suziecat7 was it carelessness most of the time? if theft, were you able to catch them?
@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
25 May 17
No problem with me. When I was working at the spa I was in charge of the money when I was alone.
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• Philippines
26 May 17
you never had a problem with shortage or excess?
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
29 May 17
@hereandthere No, I didn't have.
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@antonbunot (9672)
• Calgary, Alberta
24 May 17
No, I never did! But my wife did . . she handled my money . . . she was the manager, secretary, treasurer, and spender . . I was the lowly earner. She handled my money smartly. But she was, and still is. a lousy cook! - - Now I am looking for a good-cook-single-lady to handle my money. I don't really care if she is a lousy handler of my money . . as long as she cooks pinakbet, paksiw, pansit, and dinuguan well!
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
25 May 17
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• Calgary, Alberta
25 May 17
@thelme55 If you know one single lady, who is a good cook ,that I could woo to handle my money, please, please let me know. I will give up my wife as my money handler.
@1creekgirl (12031)
• United States
24 May 17
I'm the treasurer at our church and I'm fanatic about the bank statement coming out correctly to the penny. But my own statement is another matter! I'm terrible at math, but I'm honest.
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• Philippines
24 May 17
so how do you explain it if you're terrible at math but the statement comes out accurately?
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@1creekgirl (12031)
• United States
24 May 17
@hereandthere Lots and lots of being extremely careful with the math!
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
24 May 17
I had tried to hold the check of community projects before. It was allocated well by helping the local community.
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• Philippines
24 May 17
i remember having to encash a check to pay people. it was so stressful because i had to commute and the the bank closes at 3pm.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
24 May 17
@hereandthere I agree. When I had worked in Taytay, Rizal, I need to pay the local people in cash. The course of action is to ask the accounting department to put the cash in envelopes. It would be easy to distribute the money.
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• United States
20 Dec
i try to stay away from jobs that require that.too easy to be accused of something,and i'd rather not deal with it.
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• Philippines
20 Dec
with me it's more like i get overwhelmed when it involves numbers
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@Freelanzer (9498)
• Canada
28 May 17
Only as a volunteer and I loved it.
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• Philippines
28 May 17
good for you. i would be anxious the whole time.
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@m_audrey6788 (15366)
• Philippines
24 May 17
Well I used to handle payroll distribution but I do not care about their salary..what I care most is that they get it with no problem in the amount vs. the printed pay slip.
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• Philippines
24 May 17
how many employees did you use to process?
@vickyrose (2031)
• Canberra, Australia
5 Jun 17
I have. I was worried at first but through constantly doing it, I got really good. I love counting money. Money that's not mine is no value to me. It doesn't look attractive.
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