ANSWERS: 38
  • No it is a real bother
  • why not? over here we have a small collection box at each cashier (in one of the biggest retail stores) at all of their branches. They do the collections for diffrerent charities in the community where each branch is based.
  • I kind of think it is pressuring people with cash in their hands to make a donation, and I do not like it. It is considered to be fundraising for worthy cause, so I doubt that there would be a way of stopping it overall. Each of us can say NO though when we are solicited. I tell people that I have causes I support already and I chose them wisely. But as lots of folk realize, I do not have any problem saying whats on my mind. LOL I think you could be on to something - it IS extraneous pressure while money is at hand.
  • One cashier actually apologized to me but said she had to ask. I think it is ok because we have the option to say No and it is usually for a great cause. It would be better if they just had a can or jar that you could put it in without them asking.
  • No, it puts us all on the spot. I don't like that feeling.
  • Yes, it's not different from any other advertising, we have the right to say no though of course.
  • I don't see why not. Anyone has the right to ask for something and you always have the right to say no.
  • Ever notice everyone one has their hand out til you need help then it's a different story. I know it's happened to me.
  • I would prefer that they didn't. I don't donate to charities I know nothing about anyway.
  • The grocery store where I usually shop has a large cube you can drop money in on the way out of the store, I prefer that rather than being asked everytime I check out if I want to contribute. If you go to several different stores, that adds up.
  • a resounding no!
  • They can ask; I don't have to give.
  • Sure. It's a quick question, and they have never been pushy with me. It's just a simple yes or no and on with your day. I'd be curious to know how much is donated annually with this type of marketing. I'm sure it's very effective.
  • Ours dop at Carrs and I think it is great.
  • Sure. You don't have to say yes. And if you don't like it, shop somewhere else and let the manager know why you took your business elsewhere.
  • No. The cashiers don't like asking that and the customers don't like being asked that. Having a sign up is good enough. Or a donation box. Whatever.
  • I think it would be wrong for them to ask directly. But they could always keep a donation box and leaflets explaning the cause by their side. Anyone wanting to donate will certainly put money into the box. Those not wanting to donate are allowed to go without having to say 'no'.
  • No, but it is an effective method...
  • Depends of the philosophy of the business. I don't find it a bother. I just say NO if I don't see the need.
  • Absolutely NOT ! That pizzes me off to NO END ! I'm in the darn store and then a cashier ask me if I want to give to this or that charity ... IF I wanted to give to a charity; I would . i don't need to be reminded when I'm busy and in a hurry to do other important things.
  • I hate when they do that. I donate enough to the people I want. How about I ask them to give me money for all problems I am dealing with right now.
  • I hate when they do that. I donate enough to the people I want. How about I ask them to give me money for all problems I am dealing with right now.
  • NO!!!!! Let them just do their job and send me on my way.
  • No, I personally don't think it should be allowed because cashiers get paid hourly wages not by commission or tips. Even though all they are doing is asking, but everyone's entitled to their own opinion to accept or decline.
  • Sure. They can ask. Just like I can jump down their throats about how much they donated that day. You can probably tell, I'm a "people person".:)
  • worst you can do is to say "NO!"
  • They should do like PetsMart and have a big donation box (displaying what the charity is) and then if you want, you can leave money, but asking while you are paying for your merchandise, is almost like them saying "See you have money, so give." Many people have just enough to buy what they need, even if they get change, that could go towards gas or food another day. Times are rough and everyone is asking for money.
  • Everyone has the right to, I guess, but personally I don't like it. At my local grocery store (a Safeway), there is a clear plastic box sitting right next to the machine that dispenses your coin change. It's marked re: which charity and you have a choice to donate or not MINUS the direct approach. I like that. If there HAD to be direct "here's your change, now will you give some please to xyz" - then I'd have to come up with a standard reply to say "no, I've selected the places I'm giving to this year". Just feels uncomfortable. (Ie it's in your hand - the money, I mean - and they want it) Imagine if you said yes every time? Yikes! Would really add up fast. So the "attitude" with which they asked would be very important too. Would have to learn if that's a STORE attitude or that particular clerk - then decide whether to continue going there - and THAT would be a major deal. Easier to just let me decide. In the end, you'll get more from me when you don't get in my face and I just decide to drop money in - than pressuring me and having me say NO .. on principle. "Allowed" is the key word though. Wouldn't make it illegal or anything. But if talking with a store manager, I'd sure suggest strongly they NOT set that policy.
  • Yes i think that they should be allowed. How else will people remember to donate? And really whats 2 dollars? My grocery store supports 1 foundation per month. I always support it at the grocery store. 1 per month times 12 24$ per year. I dont think that there is anything wrong with that.
  • I think that people can see the requests for donations (they are at plain sight). If they wish to donate, they would offer. I hate feeling obligated to donate when I have other causes to which I contribute.
  • I suppose they can ask you about anything if they have no regard for what is good for business but in my opinion I would rather not be asked.
  • I think they should be allowed ask for whatever they want off you. You are not obliged to give and thats what counts though.
  • No, I dont think they should be allowed... I think a customer should feel comfortable to purchase something and not be asked for donations and to pass their money.. :)
  • I had to do that at a previous job and it sucked i would give them there order and then ask them if they would like to donate to whatever it was, i hated it, i actually felt embarassed to ask them but that was part of my job.
  • It makes absolutely no difference to me. It's a requirement of their job. I say no each and everytime without a second thought.
  • The cashier is effectively asking the customer if they have to give them all of their change back. Yes. This isn't about charity. This is about a cashier interrupting a business transaction after you've handed them cash with a charitable plea to con you into accepting less change than you’re owed. It doesn't matter what the verbal exchange is. It should be ILLEGAL for a cashier to NOT give a customer all of their change due for that transaction. Once the transaction is complete, if the cashier wants to stump for charity, that's fair, but not in the middle of a transaction.

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