Was I Wrong?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by herfrds, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. herfrds

    herfrds Songster

    Jan 11, 2010
    To report this.

    While at work on Sunday I had a lady come through my line. I noticed her package of hamburger had had a hole punched through it. I asked her if she wanted a new package in exchange for this damaged one. She said no she had poked the package herself. I must of looked perplexed. She explained that our store the burger always looks brown and not red so she pokes a hole through the package to see if it is red all the way through. If it is not she puts it in a plastic bag and tosses it to the back of the cooler case.
    This has been going on for quite awhile. We had all been watching for little kids who might have been poking holes in the burger not a 50+ year old woman!

    I wrote a note to the owner to let them know what she had told me. She had also told another co-worker who also reported it. I had another co-worker by my side when she told me what she was doing. So there was 3 of us who had her tell us what she was doing.

    Owner was not happy since they have had to throw this burger out.

    They spoke with her about it and tried to explain why some places have burger that stays red longer and since the owners do not want to add chemicals to their burger ours turns brown faster. Nothing wrong with it other then the color.

    I was at the till waiting on another customer when she came up and pretty much slapped my arm and asked me if I got employee for the month for telling on her and called me b-word.
    My mouth dropped open and so did my customers. I calmly walked away found the owner and reported it. He told this woman she is no longer welcome in the store.

    Found out she was bad mouthing me all over FB tonight. I blocked her; she was never a friend; and told those who are part of my friends list who are friends with her to just unfriend me since none had bothered to ask her the whole story.
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  2. N F C

    N F C Champion

    Dec 12, 2013
    It sounds to me like you did the right thing. She was out of line...for what she did to the store merchandise and for confronting you like that.

    Don't let her nastiness get to you. If I shopped at your store, I'd be glad to know employees cared enough to keep the products I buy clean and undamaged.
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    It sounds to me like you acted in a very professional manner and the store is lucky to have you as an employee. :eek:)
  4. herfrds

    herfrds Songster

    Jan 11, 2010
    Well this woman is in huge pile of trouble.
    I was with the county attorney today and asked him about this situation.
    He said destroying the burger by poking holes in it and not buying it is a vandalism and a misdomener. He also said with her putting her hands on me is assault and her comment which was saved by a person is defamation against the store and the owners.

    The owners are getting all their ducks in a row. The cameras above the tills are great things!

    Do not want to be in her shoes!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    The nerve of that woman - it takes all kinds I guess. Then she even admits what she has been doing. Sounds like she isn't the sharpest crayon in the box. Hope you will be able to update this at some point. I hope she gets more than a slap on the wrist.
  6. Exotica

    Exotica C'est La Vie

    You handled the situation with such grace. She definitely crossed the line and I would've reported her too. You guys are wasting perfectly good meat because of her since people usually refrain from buying damaged packages.. especially if it's beef! I can't believe she had the audacity to even touch you! Sheesh.. The horrors of retail.. Some people believe they are all high &mighty. I'm so sorry you had to go through that. I'd be so upset if I were you! [​IMG]
  7. Jesseing1222

    Jesseing1222 In the Brooder

    Oct 9, 2015
    Defiantly. If I was her.l. My whole life would just be :caf
  8. prostar

    prostar Free Ranging

    Apr 23, 2015
    Sunny SoCal
    Good grief. :(
  9. Allears

    Allears Songster

    Jul 4, 2015
    South Africa
    I'm so sorry you had to go through all that when you were actually just standing up for truth and what is right. That takes courage in today's society with all the bullying that goes on.
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    That is disgusting. Sticking your unwashed fingers into raw meat repeatedly, then continuing to shop, touching only God knows what. [​IMG] How is it possible for a grown woman to think that that is in any way acceptable?

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