Hello, My name is Jeanetta Watson
On Monday April 30, 2012 I was at work (FAMILY DOLLAR STORE #1586). I am a cashier for family dollar. I came to work from 8am to 3:30pm. When I got to work my (NEW) Assisted Manager Karen was their to let me in. Every morning if you are a cashier you are supposed to count down your drawer in front of your manager or assisted manager to make sure you have the correct loan of a 100.00 in your drawer before you can start ringer customers out. On that day Karen and I counted my drawer and my drawer was 101.15, so it was over $1.15 cent. Karen told me not to worry about it and just keep going because somebody must not have counted it correctly the night before. So she put my loan in for 100.00 dollars and we went on with the day as planned. As time came near for me to get off of work, my money was running low and my drawer and I ranged the bell, which lets her know I need her help... No answer the first time so I ranged the bell again a second time... she finally came and asked me what did I need. I told her I was running low on dimes and I needed some more..... Now just in case some of you who are reading this are not aware when you are working with money it comes in rolls, which mean: $0.50 cent for pennies, $2.00 dollars for nickels, $5.00 dollars for dimes and $10.00 dollars for quarters. So with that being said, I asked Karen if she could give me some more dimes and I handed her a 10 dollar bill ( which mean she would have gave me two rolls of dimes ).. She ONLY handed me one roll of dimes , which mean she still owned my drawer $5.00 dollars... When it came time for her to take me off the register and put my other team mate on.... we went through with the switch and went to the back to count down. When it came for me to make my deposit ( my drawer came back $-10.42 cent short. I told her that was a mistake and put the -$10.42 cent into the deposit log and clocked out.
I was sitting at home that following evening trying to figure out where could that -$10.42 cent had went, then it hit me. I went back up to my job and asked my team mate if Karen was still their and my team mate yes, she is in the back and asked me when I go back there can I let her know that she has been ringing the bell and she needs her help, I went to the back and found Karen I said, I know where the 10.42 cent went, she asked me where and I told her remember my drawer was over $1.15 and you still owe my drawer $5.00 dollars so really my drawer was -$4.17 cent ( because negative 5 dollars is a write up and -$10.00 is termination ) She started to denied she own me any money and I was wrong and she wouldn't do that to me etc, etc... So I told her On Monday April 30th, 2012 to check the cameras and you will see me handing you a ten dollar bill and call me when things get figured out... Tuesday came and gone, nothing from Karen... Wednesday gets here and it's time for me to go back to work... As soon as I walk into work ( Family Dollar) I clock in, go straight to the back and ask Karen what happened since she didn't give me a call like I had asked. Karen went to explain that she got up on her day off Tuesday May 1, 2012 and called my Store Manager Chris Cook to explain to him what had happened and what should she do.. She told me that Chris said when taking me off the register and putting my other team mate on the ten dollars must have went to the other team mates drawer and since I didn't get a call back on Tuesday May 1, 2012 that means I had nothing to worry about and everything is fine... I go back to work on Monday May 5th, 2012 my Store Manager Chris Cook tells my assist manager Mary Brooks to tell me to go the back office.. I got to the back and ask him is something wrong he Tells me yes, I said well what is it he tells me that I was negative $10.42 cent and he was going to terminate me.... I said hold up, now thought this matter was handle a week ago and Karen told me everything was okay... Chris went to explain that he didn't know what I was talking about and wanted me to sign a write up saying I was negative ten dollars and told me I would be terminated. I explain to him what his assisted manager Karen told me on May 2nd, 2012 and Still wanted me to sign the write up, I REFUSED to sign it because, I told two different things and I can't my name on that write up...... So Chris Cook Suspended a told me I could not come back to work until, Loss Prevention come in and take a look a the cameras.... That was Two Weeks ago and I still haven't heard anything from Chris or Karen... So I finally called them today to see what happened, Chris told me that Loss prevention didn't see anything unusual, so I was going to have to be fired... So if Family Dollar Corporate is reading this .. I did File a Lawsuit against you today for Wrongful Termination
Jeanetta M Watson.
Product or Service Mentioned: Family Dollar Manager.