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Wrongful termination

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DOLLAR GENERAL
1717MASON AVE APT 1413
Daytona Beach, Florida
United States
Phone: 3862997147
Hello my name is rashekia cross. I am a former dollar general employee @ store #1350 in fla. I strongly believe that I was wrongfully terminated over a customer's check not clearing the bank for insufficent funds. I, as a cashier, made a mistake in pushing the cash tender button instead of the check button. The amount of the check was $332.10. After making this mistake I immediately notified my assistant manager (Toni robinson) about the error. She came over and took a look @ the check and nonchanlty blew it off. Now, ms. Robinson has been a dg employee for at least 2 years now. Maybe an asst. Manager for a yr, she should have known proper procedure. It is funny, I now know that after my dismissal of the company that she should have did a transaction void and had me re-rung the items. Also, more importantly she didn't receive a write up thus making it her final write up. But I was written up and terminated. I need to be the asst. Manager and she needs to be demoted back down to a cashier. How does that sound? So, in the words of a infamous (Tony) to another toni - "every dog has their day" - scarface!!! Thanks for hearing my side of the real story. !!!
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N  29th of Mar, 2008 by    0 Votes
I was hired by Dollar General in November 07' to take over the running of their Platteville Location. I had very little training before being left on my own with a store that had only 4 other employees besides myself.
During that time I found out the keys were being left outside the Coke machine for the other girls to open the next day. Upon my taking over the store and finding this out I had tried contacting my Dm about this with no response back. 10 days after I had taken over the store and worked approximately 72 hours the second week I was there, there was money missing from the safe. 2 days later there was more, a whole deposit. I reported everything to my DM based on my past experience in dealing with missing money, and awaited her guidance in what to do next.
At this time my assistant manager who was only there for 9 days quits, and my 1st lead decides she will not be blamed for this quits on me. Leaving me SO shorthanded I practically slept at the store. I had to OPEN AND close the store each day while STILL getting reports done, checking in vendors, and organizing the store.
I had to wait an additional 30 days (through the holidays) working 58-70 hours each week and only being paid for 40 hours each week before I was approached by another DM. He asked me questions about other goings on in the store and then the missing money, then said he has to ask me for my keys. IT'S POLICY he states. If and when we call you back it would be with back pay. I said ok.
I waited from January 19th to March 21st to find out what was going on, and when I would be coming back. I signed over my bank account records, and credit card statements to them was interviewed by the police and still had not heard anything.
I up-rooted my life in Chicago, and quit my 10.50 an hour job to come out here to take over THIS job.
Then I get a phone call from my DM stating yah, we are not going to take you back. I said I don't understand...I didn't do anything wrong here, and she said well that is our decision.
Reason...Violation of Company Policy and MissAppropriation of FUNDS! I asked her was there something that they found that states I stole the money? She said no, but we could not find out who did steal the money, so it then falls on the Store Managers shoulders.
I AM the one who NOTIFIED THEM I wanted the store locks and safe codes changed, and THEY never responded to my calls and THIS IS How I am PAID for my concern???
I have been a manager for close to 8 years and never in my life have I come across a store/DM with complete and utter lack of concern for store protection! They would more likely blame the least likely victim in this than hold the TRUE person responsible! I had complete faith in the system here and it has completed disappointed me to the point I am BOILING UP with ANGER about the whole situation! My Integrity has NEVER been in question in all my life as a Manager or even a simple employee in any corporation I have ever worked!
N  28th of Apr, 2008 by    0 Votes
To Whom it May Concern

My name is Jamie Carrier i was the Asst. Manager at the local Dollar General. Another Co-worker and i were moving the merchandise off the floor so the floors could be striped and waxed when Sonya Gillispe came into the store and ask one of the other employes where i was he told her, she proceeded to the back of the store where i was and began screaming and cussing at me, at this point i ask her to leave the store she refused so i followed her to the door she walked out and i held the door where she could not come back into the store. Then she called one of the officers here in town on his cell phone not dispatch. The officer came to the store took my statement, during this time i called my manager she was of course no where to be found when i finally reached her she said and i quote "There was nothing else that i could do that i had followed proceedure." Then later that night before the other employee and i closed the store Sonya called a number of times threating me and the other employee. I then called Mandy and told her that i thought she need to get to the store in case of another insident. Then later the same night Mandy called the officer that took my statement and talked with him he told her it was a he said she said type of thing. The following days Sonya drove by the store called the store called me ugly names and a few other chose words and would hang up. Then Mandy called the DM which is Ruth Kepkha originally she was supposed to come to the store and investigate Mandy but insteed she was there to investigate me during all of this Mandy had been told by Ruth not to speak to Sonya in any matter but she did and told Sonya to get written statements from the people that were with her and they were not even in the store. My co-workers also wrote statements about what had happened it seems to me that Ruth and Mandy did not even take any of that into concederation. I was at work and closing about a week later Ruth called me and informed me that i was suspended until the investigation was completed so i gave Mandy the keys. On my way out the door Mandy had called the Police on me for no reason. I did nothing other than remove a problem from the store and i feel that i was treated unfairly..And further more it wasnt a week before this occurence that Ruth ask me if i wanted a managment position. I am going to however give dollar general the chance to redeem themselves. Because Mandy and Ruth are the ones that need to be investigated Mandy treats the other employees very unfair she degrades them in front of customers and the customers on several occations have ask me what happend they thought that i was the manager because i was there more than Mandy was she left me there for an entire week by myself and got paid for the week and she maybe worked 15 hours and got paid for a full week. I would greatfully appreciate your responce on this matter if not i will go higher.

Thank you
A  1st of May, 2008 by    0 Votes
Thats dg for you. what you did wrong was piss off the wrong person. all dms have a god complex and if you disagree with them on ANYTHING you are treated like garbage so you will quit and if you dont quit they WILL manufacture a reason to fire you, then replace you with somebody new and start the whole act over again with them.
N  1st of May, 2008 by    0 Votes
GIVING DOLLAR GENERAL ANOTHER CHANCE IS A WASTE OF YOUR VALUBLE TIME #1 YOU WERE TREATED BY YOUR SUPPERVISERS THE SAME WAY THEY WERE TREATED BY THEIRS. #2 GO FOR A JOB INTERVIEW FOR ANY OTHER RETAILER AND WATCH THEIR REACTION WHEN YOU TELL THEM YOUR PREVIOUS EXPERIANCE IS WITH DOLLAR GENERAL. ALL OTHER RETAIL COMPANY KNOW WHAT TYPE OF COMPANY DOLLAR GENERAL IS AND THEY FRANKLY DO NOT WANT ANY EMPLOYEE THAT HAS EVER WORKED THERE.
N  24th of Jul, 2008 by    0 Votes
I WORK WITH DOLLAR GENRAL IN PEMBROKE YEAR PF 2007 AS LEAD CLERK I LOVE MY JOB ON MY MISTAKE HANDED A CASHIER MY KEY LOST MY JOB AND THE MANAGER THE NOW IS DOING THE SAME THING I KNOW IT TO BE TRUE.
D  19th of Aug, 2008 by    0 Votes
I HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR DOLLAR GENERAL FOR 2MONTHS I PUT ON A HAPPY FACE I AM YOUNG 28 YEARS OF AGE IN MY HOME TOWN I HAVE BEEN FOR 22 YEARS PEOPLE LIKE A HAPPY FACE. I HAVE WORKED HARD MYSELF AND TWO ITHERS HAVE HAD STOCK OUT WITH IN1 DAY AND A HALF EVERY THINGS WAS GOING GOOD. BUT SOMEONE STARTED USEING MY NUMBERS TO DO PRICE CHECKS REMIND YOU THIS LADY HAS FELL 3 TIMES IN THIS STORE AND HAS RESEVED COMP. FOR THIS. ANYWAY SHE DID THIS AND 3 TIMES I HAVE BEEN SHORT WHILE WORKING WITH HER. LAST NIGHT WHEN I GOT BACK FROM A HALF AN HOUR BRAKE MY REGISTER WAS LOCKED WERE THE MANAGER HAD TO UNLOCK MY REGISTER TO GET IN THIS EMPL. HAD USED MY REGISTER TO DO PRICE CHECKS I AM VERY, VERY, ANGUERY AND MAD ABOUT THE WHOLE THING !!! YOUNGSVILLE NORTH CAROLINA
A  26th of Aug, 2008 by    0 Votes
WHAT IN THE HELL IS WRONG WITH DOLLAR GENERAL? DOES ANY INTELLIGIENT, SMART, WISE AND OPEN-MINDED PERSON RECOGNIZE AND REALIZE THAT THESE TRAGIC AND UNFORTUNATE SITUATIONS NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED. PLEASE THIS HAS TO STOP!!! FROM REGIONAL MANAGERS TO ASSISTANT MANAGERS AND ALL IN BETWEEN, I AM BEGINNING TO THINK THIS A CONSPIRACY. ARE WE LIVING IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE? BOTTOM LINE: WHAT'S RIGHT IS RIGHT AND WRONG IS WRONG? WE HAVE MANAGERS STEALING MONEY FROM THE SAFE, PETTY CASH AND FROM AN EMPLOYEES CASH REGISTER WHILE THAT EMPLOYEE GOES ON A BREAK OR TO THE RESTROOM. PLEASE, NOW IS THAT FAIR, TRUE RIGHT AND JUST. MR. WILLIAM RICK DRELING, WHICH IS THE CEO OF DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATION NEEDS TO BE AWARE OFALL OF THESE IMPORTANT MATTERS. WHAT TYPE OF PEOPLE IS HE ENTRUSTING TO REPRESENT FOR HIS COMPANY? THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME!!
A  26th of Aug, 2008 by    0 Votes
RUTH AND MANDY SOUND LIKE THEY ARE FAIRWEATHER FRIENDS. DOLLAR GENERAL'S CEO, MR. RICK DREILING NEEDS TO BE AWARE OF THIS MATTER. PLEASE CONTINUE TO LOOK FURTHER IINTO THIS MATTER.
N  28th of Aug, 2008 by    0 Votes
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Posted: 2008-08-26 by RASHEKIA R. Y. CROSS [send email]
WRONGFUL TERMINATION

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DOLLAR GENERAL
894 N. NOVA RD
Daytona Beach, Florida
United States
Phone: 3862534028

HELLO MY NAME IS RASHEKIA CROSS. I AM A FORMER DOLLAR GENERAL EMPLOYEE @ STORE #1350 IN FLA. I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT I WAS WRONGFULLY TERMINATED OVER A CUSTOMER'S CHECK NOT CLEARING THE BANK FOR INSUFFICENT FUNDS. I, AS A CASHIER, MADE A MISTAKE IN PUSHING THE CASH TENDER BUTTON INSTEAD OF THE CHECK BUTTON. THE AMOUNT OF THE CHECK WAS $332.10. AFTER MAKING THIS MISTAKE I IMMEDIATELY NOTIFIED MY ASSISTANT MANAGER (TONI ROBINSON) ABOUT THE ERROR. SHE CAME OVER AND TOOK A LOOK @ THE CHECK AND NONCHANLTY BLEW IT OFF. NOW, MS. ROBINSON HAS BEEN A DG EMPLOYEE FOR AT LEAST 2 YEARS NOW. MAYBE AN ASST. MANAGER FOR A YR, SHE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN PROPER PROCEDURE. IT IS FUNNY, I NOW KNOW THAT AFTER MY DISMISSAL OF THE COMPANY THAT SHE SHOULD HAVE DID A TRANSACTION VOID AND HAD ME RE-RUNG THE ITEMS. ALSO, MORE IMPORTANTLY SHE DIDN'T RECEIVE A WRITE UP THUS MAKING IT HER FINAL WRITE UP. BUT I WAS WRITTEN UP AND TERMINATED. I NEED TO BE THE ASST. MANAGER AND SHE NEEDS TO BE DEMOTED BACK DOWN TO A CASHIER. HOW DOES THAT SOUND? SO, IN THE WORDS OF A INFAMOUS (TONY) TO ANOTHER TONI- "EVERY DOG HAS THEIR DAY"- SCARFACE!!! THANKS FOR HEARING MY SIDE OF THE REAL STORY.!!!
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A  12th of Sep, 2008 by    0 Votes
I am a manager, this is common, it has happened alot, i dont think you should have got terminated for this.
N  18th of Sep, 2008 by    0 Votes
I was employed by Dollar General for 16 months. The DM and her sidekick came in one day and accused me of modifying time to cheat employees out of time and also using the assistant's password in an effort to blame her. The irony of this whole thing is that no one knows any other person's password. I admitted that I did adjust payroll on a weekly basis as I never was sure who was going to come to work; that employees were shown thee hours before submitting; that I would have no reason to use any other person password. They also accused my of not working the hours I had discussed as the schedule did not show this. Sales were up, thefts were down; the store never looked better; all moves were done. Who did they think did this. I worked on numerous occassions up to 72 hours a week, not to mention missing family events. Nothing was investigated; I was denied unemployment; I was cheated out of my vacation. When I did ask for vacation time the DM told me there was no one to cover. Dollar General uses you until you have nothing else to give and then you discarded with the trash!
A  18th of Sep, 2008 by    0 Votes
Is there anyother managers, asst. manager who would like to file a class action suit against Dollar General? Does anyone have an attorney we could all contact?
N  18th of Oct, 2008 by    +1 Votes
I was told by my dm that I was fired due to payroll edits, this investigation had been going on for 3 months, all employees gave a written statement that they had not been cheated out of any pay or time.This did not matter they said because there time was changed. No one lost and no one gain any thing by this time change. I have been with the company for 9 yrs. and have always did payroll the same and never has corporate or the dm talked to me about it and said I WAS DOING SOMETHING WRONG. In being fired I lost my 3 weeks vac. and a bonus of 2500.00 I do not feel what they did was right. I have never even been wrote up in all the yrs.If I had made a person lose pay because of these time edits or cheated the company out of money then I could understand why the fired me but I feel I should have been written up not terminated
A  29th of Nov, 2008 by    0 Votes
That is crazy that, that happened if there was not a problem before and you had been going by the same process for over nine years and then all of a sudden this happened something must of been changed. Either one of the other managers talked to the dm or somebody told about a problem, but regardless this is unfair and gives you grounds to sue for wrongful termination and solve it there. It had happened to someone I knew and the took it to court and they won the case.
N  19th of Feb, 2009 by    +1 Votes
I would like to be involved in a lawsuit as I too was wrongly terminated
N  19th of Feb, 2009 by    0 Votes
Family Dollar, Dollar General, different names, same story. Believe me, in the long run, you will be much better off not working for these unethical people. Take a little time for yourself, rest, then pick yourself up and go work in another line. These stores aren't worth it.
(and WM is no better.)
A  17th of Mar, 2009 by    0 Votes
i also was used by dollar general. i gave all i could to them and they gave me nothing.i was set up even had proof i went over the district manager's head.
they accused me of things i didn't do which i proved i didn't . whats important
is this is a small town where i live people around know me.this is only a small amount of what i could tell you. about tis company.you know i loved my
job there i would of stayed.i have been in retail for 30+years i put in for manage
position twice you know what they said(quote, you havn't enough training
i laughed and went on still working hoping some day could be manager but it
never happens.well like i saidthis only a small amount of things that happen to me.it's not the company its some of the people who work for them.
N  22nd of May, 2009 by    0 Votes
oh yeah seems to happen to at least one to two stores in ever district. i transferred to a store in iowa after working for the company for three years well in this certain store they had been through four managers before me i was starting to be blamed for things that i shouldn't have been blamed for i was there nine months and in those nine months i was suspended twice and then terminated sales were up inventory was looking wonderful and i got them store model then i was out the door
N  23rd of May, 2009 by    0 Votes
Dollar General is a horrible place to work. My boss had surgery, and with no management training I was expected to run the store during the busy Christmas season with only five part-time employees. Before my boss got back, some money went missing. Two employees were terminated, basically because one person lied to get herself promoted. Her story was never checked out. I was kept on, being told I did a good job, however, I gave my notice. My last week, I decided to use some of my vacationt time, and my district manager called. He said technically I was still under investigation! Needless to say, I didn't get my vacation pay, and was told that I was terminated AFTER I quit. I was refused unemployment as well. I wish people would boycott that store based on unethical practices with employees.
N  23rd of May, 2009 by    0 Votes
She was not the boss, Jason. She was a cashier. I stayed on after the other two were fired. One of them was a keyholder below me. Please read and comprehend the entire paragraph before commenting.

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