I really cant take it any more. Why in the hell do people not bother to get change? Anyone who works in retail, or any form of direct customer sales
knows the pain in the ass that it is when a customer comes in with large bills to pay for a miserably small bill. It is not that we that work behind a
counter attending people DONT want to give you all the change you need, but really, it is NOT our responsibility to double as a bank.
We cant have hundreds of Euros /dollars in a lock box for your convenience. We usually start off the day with 100-200 dollars /euros a day in change.
THAT IS ENOUGH. MAYBE we have another 50-100 in change in another lock box.
All businesses make daily deposits for the most part, or pay bills directly as they come in from the register or the day before´s sales.
It is NOT ok to try to pay a 1-2 dollar/ Euro bill with a 50, or worse a 100 bill.
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG with you? GO TO THE BANK. We are at work already, stationed there until we have to go home. While some businesses can afford to
send an employee to get change several times a day or can afford to risk having hundreds upon hundreds of dollars /Euros on hand for your convenience,
MOST can not. YOU NEED TO GO TO A BANK and ask for small bills.
If you JUST got paid, make 1 trip a month to the bank and ask them to change your large bills for small ones. Especially if you plan on splitting
checks and treating people.
I know this doesnt apply to all businesses. BUT we have low sales as it is. We cant give out what little amount of small bills we have to people who
are too lazy to go to a bank.
I have asked people "excuse me, but is it possible that you may have a smaller bill or some change on hand?"-
They say "NOOOOOO, anyways I need to break that bill".....then when I say F-it (to myself)..and reply then "well this is on the house. I just opened
and I dont have change for that 50", all of a sudden smaller bills appear and change of all sorts.....
It really pisses me off. You know I am asking because I am low on change or JUST opened and dont have more than 100 euros in the register. If most of
the items you can buy are under 2 euros and your bill is about 1-3 euros, WHY DO YOU THINK it is ok to hand me a bill where I will give you back 90+%
of its worth?
So for every miserable Euro I sell I have to dish out 48 euros worth of change? HOW is that sustainable? I then have to have almost a thousand Euros
on hand just to save people like this a trip to the bank (SEVERAL of which are right down the street)!!!
When they outright ask for change without buying something, or after paying their bill I say "no I am sorry, but the banks are only a block down the
street and are open still." They say "yeah, but I dont feel like walking over there".....
so I have to close my little coffee shop several times a day or during the morning rush because 3-4 people are too F-ing lazy to take 5 minutes out of
No, if they are regulars I just tell them to give it to me the next time. if they are not, I really just try and get them to give me the change I know
they have. Almost always they just want to break a large bill and think, "hey customer rights"....well F U. Get off your ass and go to the bank. It is
I sell coffee and light eats. Most items are under 2 Euros. Take your 50´s and and shove em. Ok....
Besides the safety issue of having that much change on hand every day in tough times where people are desperate and WILL think of robbing you for a
quick grand, our sales are WAY down. We sometimes (depending on the business) only sell a couple hundred bucks a day. That means that if 6 people with
50s come in to pay for 1-2 Euros, really because they just want change, NOT your products, that is about your total daily sales....
It is usually not a problem once the ball gets rolling since other customers pay with appropriate bills relative to their bill, so you can usually
change a large bill every hour or half hour, as the day progresses.
What is not normal is to have a coffee as an excuse right after a place just opens JUST to break your large bills....JUST IN CASE you need change.
(which is the case 90% of the time). Give me break.
I understand that maybe I should keep a safe with tons of money on hand for their convenience, BUT I wont risk that. My wife and I work here and I
dont want to be a target. I cant go to the bank more than once a day, since I am by myself attending the business and my wife is in the kitchen.
It is not my responsibility. It really is yours......
Food for thought, a cab can refuse to accept a bill where the total amount owed is less than 20% of the bill given.
I think that is reasonable.
How would you like it if you were paid in quarters? It is still money......right? You just have to go to the bank yourself and get it changed.
In the same way, a business sees your large bills for small checks like a bag full of quarters. It means endless trips to a bank for your convenience.
Also something I didnt mention, but If I cant break your bill I have to treat you.....some people KNOW that is the law and take advantage of the
situation. They have a hundred on them always JUST for a free consumption.
I never noticed this issue being SOO bad in the US. Is this normal all over Europe or is it just Spain?
Could it have to do with the economic crisis, that banks have a low supply of some bills and since they cant print more they just whip out more larger
denominations? Are they trying to force us to spend more by limiting the small bill supply? In all fairness the ATMs here usually do only give out
large bills. That is true.
I just cant take it anymore. Jerks.
edit on 19-2-2013 by zedVSzardoz because: (no reason given)