I've been working at my gas station for about 6 months without incident. Today, I got a call from my manager saying she has to fire me because my drawer came up $120 short yesterday.
Now, the absolute stupidest thing I could ever do is steal from my register. Seriously, there are like three cameras on me at all times. I really didn't take it. The problem is, all things aside, not being able to account for that money does mean I "mishandled company assets". It really doesn't matter at this point what happened to it, because I have absolutely no idea. I mean, the $20 something I could answer for. I was having a weird day with the pumps yesterday, and when I filled out my paperwork at the end of my shift I was $20 something short. It's the $100 that's the problem. I can see from her point of view how an even $100 seems suspicious.
I repeat, I didn't take it. Jesus.
But now I have to figure out what to say on applications/interviews why I was terminated. I had a job I don't put on applications because I was fired after my 30 day review, and it was a 2nd job so it was a short amount of time and there was no period of unemployment. While I had a second job until about a month ago, I still really hate having gaps. Also, being fired is enough for a potential employer to turn me down. Being fired for issues with money makes it a huge problem. Even if I do get an interview, missing money is missing money so trying to plead my case might prove fruitless.
Any idea how I should address this? I'm desperately in debt and really can't be without a job for too long.
(former) Circle Jerkette