Quote: Originally Posted by Scott Free
Call it experience then if scientific studies are too suspect.
I found a wallet once with $500+ dollars in it. I would have sworn that I would keep such a find but instead (to my surprise) I turned it in. I thought that amount of money must have been the guys rent or something.
So with the bank money I expect I would keep it. I hate banks, they are vile institutions. They don't own money: they print it and steal it. But that's what I say, maybe I would think of the guy that would lose his job? I really don't know how I would act. I might treat it like a bowl of Halloween candy left out on a stoop and just take a handful. The thing is though, I could return it, that is a real option, since I am aware that I would be making up all kinds of stories to justify my decision, I am also aware that any decision I make is just a story.
Yes, thank you. I like a good argument. This is the only place I can get one.
You have no idea what sort of Hell the Brink's guards would face for having lost $80,000.
Repeated interogations, demands to submit to a polygraph, probably loss of his job........believe me, a lost parcel can make your life hell, and nobody punishes you worse than yourself.
As it is, even with the money returned, he will probably get a five day suspension without pay.
And they'll be damned lucky to get a reward out of Brinks....once my partner found $15,000 in the bottom of a bag, already written off, from another branch, free and clear. He turned it in. They gave him a ball cap. He called his "15 grand hat". Brinks was the cheapest and one of the nastiest employers I ever worked for.....but Damn, I loved that job!
And everyone makes a mistake sometime and gets days off.....usually though it is money left out inside a bank, so it is only their employees that know you screwed up......I once left a bundle of about 60 deposited envelopes sitting on top of a PCF ATM machine in a Superstore........somebody turned it in to customer service. Another time we loaded a $5 cassette in a machine with $20 bills.........so if you took out say $50, you got 4 - $20 instead of 2 - $20 and 2 - $5. The FIRST person to use the machine called the number on the front and reported it......
Most people are quite honest.
Kudos to the bus driver!
And, BTW, the banks never lose money.....either Brinks or the insurance company does.
Last edited by Colpy; Dec 11th, 2008 at 09:57 PM..