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Getting change in the drive through lane

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November 08, 2020, 10:38 PM
Fed161
Getting change in the drive through lane
Yes this is a petty rant. As issues go, this is pretty inconsequential. But it still bugs me. Why does the person at the cash register put a pile of change on top of the bills, then hand the whole mess to you all at once. Of course the coins are spread out all over the bills, and you have to do a balancing act to try to get at least a few of the coins inside your vehicle before they spill all over. I understand the register person wants to move the line along quickly, but if they can't afford the time to hand you the coins and the bills separately, put the coins in your hand first then the bills. This gives you a chance to wrap your fingers around both without doing the balancing act.

I have worked as a janitor, collected trash on a trash truck, stocked shelves, worked as a painter etc in high school and college, but never worked a cash register. Am I missing something?
November 08, 2020, 11:02 PM
sigmonkey
No one ever listens to Leo Getz.

The Drive Thru is the closest thing to sex for some people.


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November 09, 2020, 02:35 AM
wildheartedson0105
quote:
Originally posted by sigmonkey:
No one ever listens to Leo Getz.


When it comes to your change, you won't be miles away.


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November 09, 2020, 06:39 AM
Fredward
Locally, they put your change in a cup, and hand you the cup.
November 09, 2020, 06:50 AM
Beancooker
I’ll piggyback on this rant.

Why, for the love of God, would you put someone on the cash register with zero math skills? Completely unable to count back change properly (which I don’t even expect nowadays).

I’m at the local McDonalds and the order came to $8.92. I give the girl $10.95 ($10 bill three quarters and two dimes) so I would get two paper bills back, and three cents to the charity box below the window.

She was gobsmacked. She had no idea what to do. First she tried to give me back the change and just keep the $10. I explained that I should get $2.03 back.
She called a co-worker over. She was telling the coworker “there’s just the 5, 10, and 20 buttons.) The coworker and her didn’t know you could type 10.95 and hit the cash button, which they didn’t do. She just hit “cash”, and gave me back $4.03. I explained that she gave me back too much, and she didn’t want to take the $2 back because she was afraid her till would be over.

I promised her that my math was correct and she just needs to take the $2.

What’s going on in schools now? I learned this shit in the first grade, and understood currency enough to know what I had, and how to not overpay when buying candies from the gas station.



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November 09, 2020, 12:11 PM
FN in MT
At least you get change. Quite a few fast fooders locally ,bought into the "Coin SHORTAGE" bullshit and required debit/credit or exact change.
November 09, 2020, 12:56 PM
2BobTanner
If you really want to have “fun” with the publik-skule edumacated cashiers, pay with $2 bills, $1 coins, and 50¢ pieces. “Gobsmacked” doesn’t even come close to the reactions that you’ll get. Big Grin


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November 09, 2020, 02:19 PM
LS1 GTO
And I thought the OP might have been behind me when, while waiting for my food, I open up the door and pick up the change in the ground. Big Grin









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November 09, 2020, 03:03 PM
HRK
We're talking about return change after payment, am I right?

I have a money clip style wallet, cash-a-mundo is organized under the spring clip, drives me nuts when they give you cash, receipt and change together, or change on top of cash, I mean it really makes putting money back in the wallet a PIA..

Just lay the coins in my hand, then the green, stick the receipt in the bag, then it's cash in the wallet, coins in the pocket, simple, easy peasy, then again, 1st world problem.



November 09, 2020, 03:50 PM
bendable
When they hand me money back and do not count it back to me,
I take the time to show them how it's done,
Then let them know that when they count it back to the customer,

The customer is sure that all is well..

So in the long run, they are saving time by counting the change back to the customer.





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November 09, 2020, 07:19 PM
whanson_wi
quote:
Originally posted by 2BobTanner:
If you really want to have “fun” with the publik-skule edumacated cashiers, pay with $2 bills, $1 coins, and 50¢ pieces. “Gobsmacked” doesn’t even come close to the reactions that you’ll get. Big Grin


For the 1$ coins, be sure to use one Ike, one Susan B Anthony, and one Sacagawea.

To quote the cashier in Arkansas back in the 70's when Dad gave her the American Express travelers check, "What is that there thing?"


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November 09, 2020, 07:42 PM
Icabod
They push buttons and the total comes up (it’s magic!)
Push more buttons, based on the cash handed over, and you get change. The change is lists as bills, then change. Hence, the cashier takes the bills, then puts the change on top.

Years ago, we counted change up to a dollar, then added bills. Pay out was change in the hand and bills on top.

I interview at McDonalds. One take away was that I had to have “Older employees” ready to take over when the computers went down. They were the only ones that knew how to make change.



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November 09, 2020, 08:59 PM
Scooter123
[QUOTE
What’s going on in schools now? I learned this shit in the first grade, and understood currency enough to know what I had, and how to not overpay when buying candies from the gas station.[/QUOTE]

What going on in schools today is primarily indoctrination with perhaps 3% of the time being actual education. In addition today students dont get grades, what they get are participation awards so that every one of them can feel like a winner. Lord help us when today's children start designing aircraft.


I've stopped counting.
November 10, 2020, 08:40 AM
Fed161
quote:

Years ago, we counted change up to a dollar, then added bills. Pay out was change in the hand and bills on top.



That's it. Not rocket science. This would solve the problem. Drives me crazy that they put the change on top of the bills.
November 12, 2020, 08:00 AM
Kskelton
Let the bill be 8.05 and give them $10. Then after they push their computer buttons give them a nickel and watch their head explode.

I very rarely carry cash just because it’s a hassle. People are too stupid to count change and the process seems slower than just using a card.. unless you happen to stop a gas station that wants to ask you 45 questions to use a card.

Debit or credit?
Do you want a car wash?
Is this amount correct?
Enter pin

Luckily we have QuikTrip here and they don’t ask for anything it’s enter card it authorizes and you leave.


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