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Black fridayFrom Hereforthefreecake, AskReddit

I worked for Mrs. Fields Cookies in my local mall during Black Friday back when I was in high school. Our manager got called to a store in a different city because a manager had very severely hurt themselves melting chocolate for their chocolate dipped cookies.

I end up having to work for the majority of the day with an equally lazy buddy of mine slinging cookies and taking orders for cookie cakes while the mall was packed. Around 4 in the afternoon (and about 1600$ in sales) a gentlemen in a button down Mrs. Fields Cookies Shirt comes to our counter telling us he had to do a mid day drop for us for whatever money we had taken in in the day. I let him in the back. He tinkers for a second on the computer and ends up taking our deposits.

So now it's an hour before closing time. My boss is now back to our location to help us close. He starts going through our paperwork and money and realizes we are about $1,600 short.

I explain to him that Mr. Soandso came down to our location to do a mid day drop since he didn't work.

He told me Mr. Soandso doesn't exist and calls the corporate office.

It turned out this guy had gone to over a dozen Mrs. Fields in the area and robbed over 10k worth of money. They never figured out who it was. I ended up being fired over it with my buddy.

We stole a giant cookie cake as compensation. Worth it.





...that was supremely dumb of you. I get that it was probably busy, but just letting a guy in without even checking if he's got permission? Uh, yeah, you deserved to get fired for that.


Can't argue with that, there should be any protocol to make sure this kind of thing doesn't happens... if they didn't had it, well, sucks for the OP, but at least they got cake....


Can't say more without knowing the protocol, but at the very least, I would've called the manager to verify before letting anyone in the back. Especially someone I don't know and have never seen who is saying he has to take the money collected. Reminds me of the 2 idiot Circle K employees who totally trashed their store because a crank caller told them that a silent alarm was going off. They wound up smashing windows, tearing out registers, discharging fire extinguishers, all at the instructions of this guy claiming to be from Corporate Security. It happened in Globe, AZ

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