Thankfully, working fast food, we don’t take checks. A lot of credit companies want signatures (Master Card in particular), so I still always have to on hunts for pens.
I’ve had customers end up signing their receipts in dry-erase marker, Sharpie and pencil…There was one time it took me so long to finally find a freaking Sharpie (all the pens I found were dead) for the lady to sign with, that she was getting ready to sign with blood or her fingernail.
"Which ever," she said "you think would be more legible.”
Fingernail. Definitely fingernail. The company is retail hell, but we don't make deals with the devil.
There are times when there isn't much on a gift card, and some store policies state that the customer can't get cash back on them.
I always use that as an opportunity to sell something more, like a candy or something. And when that fails, they generally just leave the small amount on the gift card with the cashier because they “live two hours away."
After a few weeks running cash after Christmas, you can really treat yourself that way!
Just be careful though... even through they're abandoned, and you're using them for store products, some places still consider it "stealing."