From strwbarie: Looks like someone Kame a little too hard
From Raw Story:
In a case of “It was on the Internet so it must be true,” a Tennessee woman was arrested for trying to use counterfeit money, explaining to police that she read online that President Barack Obama had passed a law making it legal, reports theTimes News.
Pamela Downs, 45, of Kingsport was arrested on Sunday after giving a clerk at gas station a $5 bill which he suspected might be counterfeit.
A police officer dispatched to the gas station wrote in his report that the fake money appeared to have been printed on a home printer with the two sides glued together.
Downs initially explained to the officer that she had received the fake money at another gas station in nearby Bristol a few days earlier and had never really looked at it.
After agreeing to have her purse searched, police discovered a fake $100 bill printed in black and white with the backside glued on upside down. Police also found receipts in her purse showing she had purchased a printer and copy paper at a local Walmart.
After being handcuffed and placed in a cruiser, Downs reportedly said, “I don’t give a ****, all these other bitches get to print money so I can too.”
In an interview at the jail, Downs admitted to printing the money in her apartment, stating that she read online that President Obama had made a new law permitting her to print her own money because she is on a fixed income.
A search of her apartment uncovered printing supplies including copy paper, scissors, glue and a printer.
Several more counterfeit bills, both cut and uncut, were also found with police estimating the total to be around $30,000 to $50,000.
Ok so with the hotter weather, clearly people need some help when they get stuck.
Working at a gas station we offer a cup (16oz) of water to the homeless or those waiting on a bus or friend to come get them.
However I NEED to say this:
The gas station is the WORST place to leave someone. Most will not allow a person to hang out inside for more than a few minutes. Many WILL set their foot down on the amount of water you're getting, feeling you are over using it for free. Gas station attendants are NOT mechanics and should not be asked for liability reasons to themselves, you and the company the slave works for. The pure BEST most can offer is water, a phone book, sometimes a phone, maybe a restroom. That's it, nothing more.
It's not a gas station's job to fix your car overheating, or your lack of gas. It's not the slaves job to cover what you're short on for cash to get your car moving. Asking the gas station worker to make wiggle room for that 50 cents can mean them getting written up or even fired (depending on company and other factors of course), so if they say no there's typically a reason and at least in my job that reason is we PERSONALLY would have to cover it.
To get mad at the worker because your timer ran out for the air or washing or vacuums is also very frowned on. Yes the heat sucks, but if you plan as best as you can and work with the help you can get it dealt with. It's easier to be in debt than stranded at a building you can't be in for long periods of time.
It's YOUR job to monitor what you do and how you need to do it. Make use of what little help they can offer and get it dealt with. Don't try to make the poor slave feel obliged to do anything other than what their work policy says is ok. Summer is high stress enough with people going everywhere to babysit your butt.
In other news I got my new job! I'm leaving gas hell for security hell. :D I really don't know if security is going to be rough, but it pays more than minimum wage! For now we're waiting on my training schedules to come in and once they do my flaky ass boss it going to be told what is what. I'm SOOOOO done with flaky schedules and them never even being put out in time to know how to plan a few days of my week. Like can I go get groceries? Visit friends? Take care of house hold errands? Trying to fit those in with "assuming" a work shift start is terrible.
My new boss seems to get everything very well. That I can tell them no if I'm busy when someone calls in sick. That I can go camping or on a weekend trip and they won't bug me unless it's critical. So hopefully that's good and stays that way, but we'll see lol and the news couldn't have come at a better time in my life.
I got a ticket for old tabs, cop used wrong address so wrote me for no insurance as well. Car is falling apart, my sister is having a baby quite soon. And then my BF left me, but yet we still live together for now... so this pay increase I hope starts me out for better things!
The petrol station I work at has had its fair share of issues over the years and we have often had to close temporarily for whatever reason.
The site is laid out so we are on one side of the road, with an entrance one end, and the exit is maybe thirty yards away and in between both is the pavement (sidewalk.) So when we have had to close, it's very easy for us to go and put some barriers in the entrance and exit, thus blocking off any traffic from coming onto site. Or so you would think.
Nearly every time we close off in this way you can guarantee some dumbass is going to just completely disregard the cones- so many times I have seen people drive over the pavement, slalom round the cones, push the cones out of the way with their car... I could go on.
The best part is the incredulous reaction you get when you inform them that "Yes, we are closed," and "No you can't get any petrol right this moment, due to the fact that all the electricity in town is off."
I dare say the place could be on fire and people would still drive in and pick up the pumps, oblivious to everything that is going on around them.
There were no pumps; they had just been delivered and were sitting on the back of the lorry wrapped in plastic.
Enter little old lady (probably driving a Nissan Micra) who manages to squeeze in through the gap in the fence, pulls her car up along side the lorry, and starts to unwrap the plastic from the pumps before trying to fill her car up.
Fuck the fact that the pumps weren't actually attached to the floor yet, let alone the fuel tanks, she wanted her fuel.
My store is “blessed” to have a gas station as well. A one-way *narrow lane* gas station. There are four lanes.
1) Each has an arrow on the exit side with “exit” written backwards for those driving the wrong way.
2) There are three different signs, 4.5 feet up saying “exit only.”
3) ALL the cars currently getting gas are pointing the same way.
4) There is a line of cars (usually 6+ long) on the correct side waiting to fill up
5) Three sets of four cones to further restrict and channel cars the right direction and in order.
…Yet we still get people coming in the wrong way, backing in on the exit side, trying to jump the line by running cones over, or just being more offensive than the rest… the list goes on.
Our other store had the fun “fill a trash bag with gas" incident…
The soda sale hell story had brought back a lot of memories at the gas station. We would do a buy three and save ten cents a gallon deal (which was excellent if you are getting soda, but under no other circumstances are you saving any money -- the gas limit on the sale leaves you pretty much getting a free bottle of soda) and they make you press it and press it.
I got the highest amount of sales on it, but only because I advertised it as, "If you're getting gas, it's pretty much a buy two get one free deal," to soccer moms and truck drivers, who are pretty much guaranteed to get the 15 gallons. Yes, this is surprisingly effective.
On another note, I know a lot of people liked this marketing technique Coca-Cola has going on. The "Share a Coke With..." is pretty genius, if you don't consider the following:
1. During the ten cent promos hitting Coca-Cola, it's a deal breaker if they can't find that person's name.
2. They will tear up my beautiful display to locate that name, and the piggies will never put them back in the same spot.
3. It causes great debate between the slaves on if we should front and face the merchandise (pull them forward and turn them so that the company logo is visible to the customer) or just do what we know the customer will do and turn them to show Share A Coke With The Assistant Diva's side.
On the flip side, my coworker who I will call Chatty Cathy because she is super friendly and fun, but tends to overshare with staff and custy alike actually got a free drink one 90 degree day because a Heavenspawn Teenager wanted the discount, but couldn't find a third with his name on it, but found a "Share A Coke With Cathy" one, and took it as a sign on what to do with that last drink.
May all your teenagers believe in the signs!