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LSUBoo
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re: BR area restaurant worker caught changing receipts to give self bigger tip
Way back when I delivered pizzas in college I had a coworker get arrested for altering checks to give herself bigger tips. Dumbass really thought no one was going to notice.


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Chili's on Siegen


My go to spot to watch pregnant women get hammered.


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TxTiger82
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re: BR area restaurant worker caught changing receipts to give self bigger tip
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his is why you always keep your second receipt.


Yep. I never really check my bank statement for extra charges, but I always take the customer receipt to make it clear that I could if I wanted to. This should be enough to deter anyone with half a brain from doing it.

Of course, this guy doesn't look like he has half a brain, so ....


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re: BR area restaurant worker caught changing receipts to give self bigger tip
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I does happen a lot. Most of the time good mangers catch it then discreetly fire the server before it becomes a news story. Usually it is not very large amounts of money. It’s like the scam they ran in Office Space. A bunch of Little increments that add up to a larger amount.


This sounds suspiciously like the plot to Superman III.


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TheCaterpillar
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It is where you ring in drinks for your first table, then move them from check to check throughout the night. Each table pays for them.


Right - we called it rolling drinks. Only way management caught on to it was to look when you opened the ticket to see how long it was open. We justified it by saying the customer isn’t affected, just the restaurant, and the restaurant charged 2.35 for each beverage which is robbery in itself so somewhere in there was a slight justification. Or so I’ve heard.



I still don't get it...

Never been a waiter or bartender so I guess I just don't get how the software works. Whats the step by step process of this?



TheCaterpillar
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Floating is moving any item paid for by cash to another tab. Drinks, soups, salads, etc the waiters make themselves. $2 a drink moved around 2-3 times a night and you made an extra $6-10.


Ahhh I get it.

So it's really only cash. They collect the money for the drink, then move the drink to another table that ordered it, collect cash again for drink, then do it again.

So the restaurant is getting screwed, not the customer.


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Ed Osteen
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re: BR area restaurant worker caught changing receipts to give self bigger tip
Pocketing cash for drink orders and moving around the drink orders to other tickets to disguise them? I'm lost too


baldona
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re: BR area restaurant worker caught changing receipts to give self bigger tip
It's basic invoice book keeping. With a credit card everything has to be accounted for on the bill.

With cash payment, someone can pay you cash for the total but you don't close the entire tab out. You move over anything that is not inventoried, made by the kitchen, or made by someone else like bartenders. Then the drinks that were paid in cash, you start a new tab for the next person that orders a soft drink.

Basically you charge 2 people for the same drink but only owe the restaurant for 1.


DirtyMikeandtheBoys
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I would notice almost any variance. I save my copy and I check my card online almost daily. I'm extremely petty about that kind of thing.


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LSUBoo
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re: BR area restaurant worker caught changing receipts to give self bigger tip
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Pocketing cash for drink orders and moving around the drink orders to other tickets to disguise them? I'm lost too


Say I order a burger ($10) and a coke ($2) and when my bill comes out, I give them a $20. My change is $8 (ignore the tax for simplicity) and I tip $2. The server though, when he closed it out with the cash payment, moves the coke to another tab, so my actual tab that he closed out was $10, and the extra $2 goes straight to his pocket. At least I think that's how it works.

As far as just pocketing cash for drink orders, I saw that when I bartended. Customer orders a beer, that'll be $5, customer hands the bartender a $5 and a $1 for the tip, bartender turns around and instead of entering the cash transaction, cancels it out and pockets all $6. Had a coworker get fired for that once.


Carson123987
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re: BR area restaurant worker caught changing receipts to give self bigger tip
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Customer orders a beer, that'll be $5, customer hands the bartender a $5 and a $1 for the tip, bartender turns around and instead of entering the cash transaction, cancels it out and pockets all $6. Had a coworker get fired for that once.


most good restaurants require a manager to remove items from a ticket, so the bartender would have to not enter anything at all.


dgnx6
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re: BR area restaurant worker caught changing receipts to give self bigger tip
yeah the restaurant isnt getting screwed in those transactions, the customer is.


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baldona
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re: BR area restaurant worker caught changing receipts to give self bigger tip
If you think waiters are bad, bartenders are way worse at skimming. You'd be dumb to do it with bottled beers as their inventory is Monitored. But well drinks with one mixer, they know the exact amount. Make the drink, tell the customer $5, drop the $5 and $1 tip both into the tip jar.


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LSUBoo
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re: BR area restaurant worker caught changing receipts to give self bigger tip
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most good restaurants require a manager to remove items from a ticket, so the bartender would have to not enter anything at all.


This particular place, if the ticket hadn't been saved as an open tab, it could be canceled without any permissions.

ETA: Plus we all knew the prices of everything, so it was easy to do this before even getting to the screen.
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dgnx6
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re: BR area restaurant worker caught changing receipts to give self bigger tip
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As far as just pocketing cash for drink orders, I saw that when I bartended. Customer orders a beer, that'll be $5, customer hands the bartender a $5 and a $1 for the tip, bartender turns around and instead of entering the cash transaction, cancels it out and pockets all $6. Had a coworker get fired for that once.


Biggest thing i would see when i worked at bar was someone orders like a grey goose for $7, bartender then goes and rings up a well vodka and pockets the diff.

If the bar takes inventory on their liquor, they would find this out pretty quick.
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LSUBoo
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re: BR area restaurant worker caught changing receipts to give self bigger tip
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Biggest thing i would see when i worked at bar was someone orders like a grey goose for $7, bartender then goes and rings up a well vodka and pockets the diff.



You would think that would be caught if they "went to the well" a few too many times, because inventory wouldn't line up.

Again, if the manager is checking that shite at all.


deltaland
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re: BR area restaurant worker caught changing receipts to give self bigger tip
Local bar had a bartender who had a bunch of fake 100 dollar bills that are used in movies (they look identical except for the very small "for film use only" printed on it. She was taking real ones out of the register and swapping with the fake ones. Hit them for about 800 bucks a week for almost a month before someone noticed.


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TxTiger82
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re: BR area restaurant worker caught changing receipts to give self bigger tip
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Biggest thing i would see when i worked at bar was someone orders like a grey goose for $7, bartender then goes and rings up a well vodka and pockets the diff.


Another common bar scam is the short pour. Half pour for two drinks in a row and you just stole a full drink. You could either drink it yourself or sell it to the next customer and pocket the cash.
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baldona
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re: BR area restaurant worker caught changing receipts to give self bigger tip
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You would think that would be caught if they "went to the well" a few too many times, because inventory wouldn't line up.


Eh, many places didn't care about their wells much. Only time managers really cared was when they had money tied up into costs, whether it be ownership or a bonus or something.

Plus, everyone pours different. Multiple bartenders its really about an average liquor cost.

Busy bars got free booze all the time. New vodka comes out, a bar would get cases of the free stuff to serve. Rarely was that stuff inventoried in my experience. It was a bonus for everyone.


dgnx6
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re: BR area restaurant worker caught changing receipts to give self bigger tip
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ou would think that would be caught if they "went to the well" a few too many times, because inventory wouldn't line up. Again, if the manager is checking that shite at all.


They didnt check at the place i worked at, was several years ago. The thinking with this was... you are on camera making a transaction for every drink you made. Not just throwing the money in your tip jar without ever going to the register.




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