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Lottery win bad news for gas station employees

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luckieStarr's avatar - darven
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Posted: February 3, 2009, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

A store owner giving the employees a part of the bonus is certainly up to the owner.  It really wouldn't have hurt the guy to  give the employees "something out the win...a few hundred and he would probably have gotten good appreciative workers...now what?  I doubt if anyone he hires will have any loyality to him...because they will know he only cares about himself.

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    Posted: February 3, 2009, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

    It never ceases to amaze me how so many people think that they are entitled to someone elses money.Most of you would really scream if someone demanded that you give them part of YOUR lottery winnings,yet you think that it is wrong for the gas station owner not to share HIS bonus with his employees.Put yourself in his position and tell me that you would share your bonus with ANYONE.I'm guessing that most of you would change your tune in a heartbeat if you suddenly came into $250,000.

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      Posted: February 4, 2009, 3:31 am - IP Logged

      The most telling line in the story is "They added that they all ran the store and that the owner was rarely around."

      Do these people not understand that the benefit of being the owner is you do not have to be around? That is why you hire people.

      I think that clearly shows that the employees probably had a strong sense of entitlement, and this shows in the manager actually having a meeting with the owner about the cash.



       

      We don't really know what happened here, but I bet they wanted a big cut.

      At that point, you cannot make anyone happy, and how can you trust someone with a register full of cash, if they think you owe them money?

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        Posted: February 8, 2009, 9:51 am - IP Logged

        If I were passing this gas station I would pull in and next to the pump, and tell the attendant to tell the manager that I am boycotting his station and telling others to do so, and then pull away. I would say it loudly enough for others to hear.

        If I were the 25M winner I would buy a station close to his and charge 99c a gallon (whatever I could get away with) or maybe slip some free scratch-offs to customers heheheheh..

        I would not relent until he rehired all of the employees.

        I agree he doesn't have to share one penny with them but his reaction to them is excessive.


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          Posted: February 8, 2009, 11:11 am - IP Logged

          If I were passing this gas station I would pull in and next to the pump, and tell the attendant to tell the manager that I am boycotting his station and telling others to do so, and then pull away. I would say it loudly enough for others to hear.

          If I were the 25M winner I would buy a station close to his and charge 99c a gallon (whatever I could get away with) or maybe slip some free scratch-offs to customers heheheheh..

          I would not relent until he rehired all of the employees.

          I agree he doesn't have to share one penny with them but his reaction to them is excessive.

          Attendant?

          Where have you been living for the last 30+ years?Its been pretty much a self service industry since the 70's.

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            Posted: February 8, 2009, 3:54 pm - IP Logged

            If I were passing this gas station I would pull in and next to the pump, and tell the attendant to tell the manager that I am boycotting his station and telling others to do so, and then pull away. I would say it loudly enough for others to hear.

            If I were the 25M winner I would buy a station close to his and charge 99c a gallon (whatever I could get away with) or maybe slip some free scratch-offs to customers heheheheh..

            I would not relent until he rehired all of the employees.

            I agree he doesn't have to share one penny with them but his reaction to them is excessive.

            "I would not relent until he rehired all of the employees."

            So you admit you would not hire his ex employees either? LOL

            In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
            Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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              Posted: February 10, 2009, 11:30 am - IP Logged

              If I were passing this gas station I would pull in and next to the pump, and tell the attendant to tell the manager that I am boycotting his station and telling others to do so, and then pull away. I would say it loudly enough for others to hear.

              If I were the 25M winner I would buy a station close to his and charge 99c a gallon (whatever I could get away with) or maybe slip some free scratch-offs to customers heheheheh..

              I would not relent until he rehired all of the employees.

              I agree he doesn't have to share one penny with them but his reaction to them is excessive.

              Hmm, 99 cent gas and free scratch-offs.... Would that be classified as gifts or business expense? Big Smile

              Original Post by MaddMike51

              Attendant?  Where have you been living for the last 30+ years?Its been pretty much a self service industry since the 70's.


              Hmm, well there was one or two gas stations with a "full service" option (which they charged a little extra for) in my area up until around eight years ago..

              You can't predict random.