ANSWERS: 65
  • I recount change and if it is wrong either way, I correct it
  • well its always good to give it back. Coz at the end of the day every penny has to be detailed in accounts. If any thing is wrong she might end up losing her job.
  • I would give it back. If the cashier's drawer is short at the end of the shift it could come out of their paycheck.
  • It's a "karma" thing for me. So, yes, I would give it back.
  • If it was a big corporation I would take the extra change and not feel guilty about it. If it was a small shop or small business, I would give the extra change back to the cashier.
  • If it was just a penny or two I would probably ignore it, but if was any more than that I would give it back.
  • I might keep it, if I'm broke. Unless it's a lot, then I would give it back. Sorry.
  • If I noticed it right away I would give it back.
  • I WOULD KEEP IT thats a mistake she made and a mistake we can get rich off!
  • If it's over a five cent piece, I'd give it back.
  • Give it back. I don't want anything more or less than exactly what I have coming to me.
  • It depends on the situation, if it was a nice person in a good shop then I would give it back, but if they were rude or it was a shop that tries to rip people off then I would probably keep it.
  • I would give it back. Chances are the cashier would have to give it back our of her payday or lose their job for the shortage. I have worked places like that & they will take it out of your payday because they think its your mistake. Not worth it, they don't get paid much anyway & may be the only means of supporting their little families so I would gladly give it back without letting the boss know it so they don't get in trouble.
  • This kind of scenario happened to my boyfriend a couple weeks ago. The checkout lady gave him $20 too much back and he told her. She was so thankful for his honesty and told him she probably would have been fired. Always give it back!
  • I have had this happen to me. I gave the cashier a fifty and she gave it right back to me. She was too busy talking to a cashier that was next to her. I gave it back to her and she never thanked me or anything she just gave me back the right change. I was annoyed that I wanted to help her and I did not want her to get into trouble, but when she was not greatful I was wishing I didn't give it to her. I was young and if it were now I would still give it back, but I would have said something to her for not thanking me or something.
  • I have always given it back. I have also found that I had not been charged for something I purchased and gone back to pay for the item. Sometimes the cashiers are in such a hurry to bag they think they scanned something but didn't--same applies to change they think you gave them a $20 when you only gave them a $10.
  • No . We go halves 'cos it's my sister LOL.
  • I do let them know if they made an error because I wouldn't want someone to be penalized or possibly lose their job over small change.
  • If it is some mom and pop store I'd give it back, but not if it was some big corporate store like a walmart or something.
  • That solely depends on her. If she was nice and had good customer service, she's getting it back. If she was rude and obnoxious, no way.
  • comeon, its probably just a few cents! give them the money back (:
  • i honestly don t even look at it ,she drops it into my hand and i drop it into my pocket.the mistake would have to be a really obvious one like if i was buying something that cost eight bucks and i gave her a ten and she gave me back five bucks change.if i do notice that she gave me back too much,i give it back to her.
  • Give it back to her
  • This has happened to me before, and I gave it back.
  • I would give it back. But a lot of people are saying that they would give it back because the cashier could lose her job if you don't give it back. Unless the boss is a real,..ahem..you-know-what, she won't get fired for one mistake. If she makes these mistakes a lot and costs the business money she could be fired as a result of an ongoing problem, not just for one offense. I had to fire someone for this before. It sucked.
  • Please give it back! The cashier may get a disciplinary if their till is down.
  • I give it back, alwasys. Did you know that in most businesses they have to make up the difference if their cash register is off? That could be very sad for some people. I couldn't make them pay for me like that if I could prevent it. It's worse than stealing, it's putting someone else in a bad light and making them look like a thief
  • If I like didn't notice at the time, yeah, otherwise I have been known to tell them.
  • Return it. It's not my money to keep.
  • I always count my change as she is giving it or grabbing it, and I will give back any extra. I used to work retail and know the pains others have had from an unbalanced register. Now I use my debit card more often that I don't handle cash as much as I used to. The situation occurs much less than it used to. Just yesterday my change was .09 and the guy gave me 1 nickle and 5 pennies on accident, it was only a penny, but I gave it back.
  • Typically.
  • Return it. After being in retail for a number of years, I know how important it is for the register to balance at the end of the night.
  • I would if I noticed there and then! Infact it happened to me the other day! But often i screw the change up with the receipt and put it in my purse so dotn notice lol!
  • I return it. It isn't mine. If the clerk has a deficit in their till THEY have to come up with the difference in many cases. This isn't right. I have to return it or my conscience would bother me. I have driven back to town to do that when I have discovered it.
  • I return it for two reasons: 1. What goes around, comes around. 2. I've gotten in trouble before as a cashier because I accidently gave back too much change and someone wasn't honest with me. I know what it's like.
  • im in an honest program so i would return it - its that karma thing you know
  • I will give it back. A small amount of change won't make you become a millionaire anyway.
  • I always return it, Where I work if you give back change or the totals don't add up, I end up paying the remainder, I don't want that to happen to some poor sap because he was having a bad day.
  • Give it back.
  • Give it back -- and so would most of my friends. Except Karla. She wouldn't say a word. Would you Karla?
  • If I notice while standing at the register, give it back. If I notice after getting home, don't sweat it. I figure times like that balance out the times I've been short-changed.
  • It depends what sort of shop it is. If it's a supermarket like Tesco then I keep it, if it's a smaller store I give it back because I dislike Tesco and I don't want the smaller company to go out of business... though I'm sure it all has a knock on effect as the economy goes anyway. There used to be a cashier in Asda by my house who really couldn't count. The first few times, I gave her the money back to try and help her out, but she'd just snatch it back and make the same mistake the next time. In the end, I just started keeping it. Once I spent £50, and I can't remember how but it ended up she gave me the £50 worth of stuff for free and £20 free money as change, so I made money. That sort of thing used to happen a lot, but it seems she's learnt to count now :-(
  • id keep it, her mistake
  • Being honest is far more rewarding in the long run. I always tell them.
  • I have been in this situation. I came home and I gave my dad back the change. He told me it was too much change and told me to take it back. I did.
  • Absolutely not.
  • Yes, I would. Not returning the discrepency could very well result in the checker losing his/her job, as the cash register would not balance out at the end of the shift; I would look on that not as stealing from the company, but as stealing from that particular person, and something I cannot condone.
  • That has happened and yes I did take it back.
  • To be honest with you, no!
  • Absolutely yes! And in fact that happened to me yesterday. I counted my change from a grocery store purchase and found that I had been given one dollar more as two dollars were stuck together. I immediately went back and handed the girl the dollar. I used to be a retail clerk and would have had to make up the difference out of my own pocket, as I'm sure she would of had too. Now I believe that my "Karma" has been set on positive....I would do it again.
  • its funny because that has happened 2 me b4 twice nd the 1st time i took it nd the second time i gave it back the 1st time i took it i thought it was a blessing because i really needed the money
  • yeah i would and have. karma is a bitch.
  • yes. and I have.
  • Yes. It makes me feel good and civilized. Yesterday I went to a car wash located next to a Gas Station. I walked into the Mini Mart looking for change. I grabbed the quarters and forgot three dollars next to the cashier's box. While I was washing my car the cashier came to me and gave me the three dollars. I wasn't aware that I had left the money there. Things like that makes me feel good and hopeful that we still have decent people around we can count and deal with.
  • yes i most certainly would. and yes i most certainly have done it. i feel like its the right thing to do. =)
  • Yes Both my girls worked fast food when in high school and when that till didn't balance out it came out of their pocket. One of my daughters gave back too much change to one customer. I think she thought he handed her a $20. So she was short $12 just one transaction for one day. She only made $40 a day :(
  • Keep it. I decided just to rate the ones with no points in them. l8ter
  • This has happened to me on a few occasions. I always return the money. Most small businesses make the cashier put in the money missing. They earn little as it is, so I give it back.
  • I always give it back. Otherwise she would have to pay.
  • I always give it back -- this happens from time to time. I used to work retail, and I know that punched in the gut feeling you get when your register record and the amount in your cash drawer don't agree. I'm probably just overly cautious, because the worst discrepancy I ever had was a little over $4, but still. One other thing to keep in mind is that if this is at a shop that you go to regularly, you'll be amazed at how friendly that sales person is the next time you go in the store. You shouldn't give the money back because of that, but I'm just saying...
  • I kept the extra change. It happened to me yesterday and I don't regret going back to say something.
  • Keep it and say nothing. I never count my change anyway, so it's easy to do.
  • How much extra and when did I notice? If it is a few pennies and I noticed when I got to my car, I would keep it. If it was a dollar and I noticed when I got home, I would keep it. If it was a significant amount and/or I noticed while still at the checkout counter, I would return it.
  • in this situation , one should always give it back to the person concerned. It is the test of character, and honesty that is embibe in the person from his / her background. that shows the values of the person.
  • Keep it, and say nothing. Its not my fault they made a mistake, why shouldnt i benefit from it.

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