£1500 missing? What would YOU do?
I’ve got to be honest: I love a good whodunnit.
And I’ve got one for all the Sherlock Holmes fans out there.
Here’s the scenario:
You run the bar at a golf club.
One week, although the till shows takings are good, there’s actually £1500 less in the safe than there should be.
Only one member of staff was responsible that week for cashing up.
He swears blind that the money was in the box before it was put in the safe.
Nobody else checked the box before it went in the safe – it was only checked at the end of the week, when the shortfall was noted.
The only people who have the combination of the safe are the 3 owners.
So it is possible that one of the owners took the money out (not unheard of for business partners to be unethical).
However, going on a balance of probabilities, it is more likely that the person who cashed up removed the money before it went into the safe.
So would you:
A – having done the investigation, invite the employee in for a gross misconduct disciplinary
B – Question whether you can discipline them, as they’re self-employed they are self-employed, so you can’t discipline them anyway
C – report it to the police
D – tell one of the employees’ family members what has happened, in order to be reasonable?
Hit reply and let me know which one you think is correct – I’ll be back on Monday with the correct answer…
Have a great weekend,
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