I'm a cashier at a popular burger place that recently opened at the beginning of May. After a string of jobs that just weren't...ideal...since I moved to the big city, I found this job here and adored it from the beginning. It was easy, fun and I was good at it more or less. Like most people, I made an oopsie here or there, but nothing catastrophic.
At the end of every week, I'd look at the schedule, note down my hours for the week after and be on my merry way. For 5 weeks, I'd do this without a hitch, until last Monday.
I had taken a few days off to go to a convention but had noted my hours before I left. During that time off, I had conversed with one of my coworkers, telling him how I missed him and the rest of the night crew and that I was looking forward to see them all soon. That's when he told me that I was off all next week.
"Well, that can't be right," I told him. "I took down my hours just before I left and I work on x days." But that wasn't the case any more apparently, because to prove what he said, my coworker took a picture of the schedule and uploaded it to Facebook for me to see for myself. Sure enough, every day was off for me.
Since it was the middle of the night, I put it off until the next morning to call my boss to ask him what was going on. Basically what happened is that over the course of the 5 weeks the restaurant's been opened, $2000 is missing and it all disappeared during shifts I was on! And apparently the only way that could've happened is if I messed up so badly on basically every single transaction that the errors totalled 2 grand, or I helped myself to the five-finger discount.
So they took away all my shifts until this is sorted out. But that is illegal and even though it's against the law, I've decided to wait it out for the week to see what happens. If it stretches into a second week, then as much as I love my job and I love my boss, I'll have to report them to labour relations.
So to sum it up, I've done nothing but work hard for my restaurant and I get accused of ripping off thousands of dollars while they pull something illegal. Fun stuff, eh.
May all your customers be nice.