Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Warning: Contents may contain dodgy-ness

Warning: This post is very controversial, actually not so much controversial as perhaps slightly unethical on my part. I will avoid using names etc.

So a certain friend of mine tonight informed me of something tonight. Something I bet they hadn't now that I'm posting it on the internet.

A certain manager at a certain computer games store we will call him "Harry" and the computer games store "CG". Anyway Harry being decidedly 'dodgy' came into the shop at closing time, decided the staff working that day had not sold enough and then made the oh so smart decision of paying them for a smaller amount of hours (one staff member apparently worked from 10:30am - 5:00pm and was only paid until 2:30pm

I'm sure that certain people i.e. the person who told me will be outraged that I put this up here and to be honest I'm not entirely sure that it's right either. What I do know is that this is NOT RIGHT, that this manager is pretty much committing fraud.
Besides not paying the staff their correct amount (breaking the law btw) he is lying to the company. I will explain why this is.
Had the manager properly paid the staff, the shop may not have made budget for the day. And this looks poor on the managers behalf. By NOT paying the staff correctly it saves the business money yes, and yes the store perhaps would have made budget. But it is fraud because obviously head office is not getting the proper data for the day. I'm not sure how to explain this any clearer.
Head office makes decisions based on the sales figures and budget reports sent in every day. These decisions include how many hours should be allocated to each store, future budgets etc. By Harry not submitting accurate figures he is leading head office to make changes they may not have to do. I mean if this sort of thing was something that Harry regularly did, not saying that he does, but if it was, and it didn't only stop at short-changing employees, it is something that could seriously affect the store, and to an extent the entire company (for example budgets for the surrounding stores in the region).

Thats just my two cents. I think its very wrong. I really don't know where to go from here. No one really reads this, but as there is not much else I can do about this...here it is in case anyone actually decides to.

- Jen

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh Jen... hell hath no fury like yours! :P But really though... the fictional person who was denied money should report the other fictional boss. Just gotta hope that happens!