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The Chronicles of Mytical
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:44 PM
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Default The Chronicles of Mytical

These are either A) Too short/ not enough remembered for a thread of their own. Or B) Ones I am not sure I have not already posted.

Fair warning : 1) My memory is swiss cheese, though I remember things happening a certain way, I can not guarantee they actually happened that way. They happened, but perhaps not like I remember them. So..my apologies in advance. 2) There is some weird things that go on in third shift. You have been warned. 3) These happened in two different stores. I will try to keep the stores straight, but read number 1.

Lets start with the small store that was owned by two local people. Lets call this store "Sam and Dean's" Now I worked for Wallyworld I think like 10 years ago.. and I worked for this store a few years before Wallyworld. It was a LONG time ago.

BG - On paper I was hired as a third shift Cashier, but that is not what I was. While I was the 'main cashier' I was a stock guy who ran the cash register. While running the register was my first priority, I also had to stock when things were slow. Yes that meant I could be in the far back of the store when a customer come in.. don't ask me what they were thinking. I mean I didn't just stock the front (cigs and such), but dairy, canned goods, whatever. I was FULL stock, not just front stock. *shrugs*. I was also one of TWO people who could run the register, the other was the stock manager. /end background.

Anywho. Lets start with the two I remember the most.

Mid summer, at night temps were running high eighties to mid nineties. Guy comes in wearing a very very heavy coat. Red flag goes up in my mind. Still he is not at the register, and until they head toward the register I have to stock..so I stock.

We get a flock of people from the prom, so I go up to start running the register. Who do I see leaving the shop? Mr Thick Coat. His coat however is now square where his stomach is. No lie. It was obvious. Guy had a case of either pop or beer (My bet was beer) under his coat. So .. I tell him to stop. He goes faster. I can't leave the till, nor could I actually physically stop him .. so there went an obvious shoplifter. Nothing I could do. For all this person's prep ... he didn't hide his theft attempt very well. I mean come on.. his stomach was SQUARE when leaving. Not a small square either. At least a 24 pack of SOMETHING was tucked under there.

Now, like I said .. we are not allowed to stop thieves. Even if we ourselves see what is happening. Only the stock manager (a stick of a man, but tough) had that authority. We were told 'No Touchy'.

Yes this is leading up to something crazy. I had just pulled stock from the back room to one of the isles, when the alarm on the back door goes off. Manager gathers everybody and orders us to split up and see if we can see what happened. He sends me all the way around to the back. Yeah, not only did he leave the store completely empty of people .. but since HIS boss had said 'no touchy' what the heck was I supposed to do if I had found somebody back there? If they say had a ski mask on, they could flash a ton of merchandise they stole and I could do what? Politely ask them to pay? Yeah... think about this one for a bit...
Nobody IN the store to keep whoever walks in from walking out, and the people who can't do anything out looking for a thief. Brilliant!
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