What is the right thing to do in my situation?

Hello, all. I am a teenager and work in fast food restaurant. I close at night with one other person. There are 2 older women (by older I just mean older than me, they’re in their thirties) I usually work with and have formed a close friendship with both of them. We talk about a variety of things and confide in each other. I’ve worked there for a long time and greatly enjoy my job. We’ll call them Employee A and Employee B. Employee A is a wonderful lady, one of the kindest and most hard working people I’ve ever met. She has worked there for many many years, but is not in great favor with our boss because she tends to be a little scatter brained and my boss looks down on her for it. Employee B is fairly new, she’s been there about a year, but caught on very fast and is a very fast paced worker in general which is a valuable skill at my job. She’s also innovative and has thought of many new and efficient ways of doing things. Not only is she good at her job, but she is my boss’s niece. Just some background.

Last night, Employee B and I were working a shift together as normal, when she called her husband on the phone (she didn’t know I was listening) and informed him of her plans to call a man about buying marijuana. This isn’t a very big deal imo, so I go about my business. Some time later, a man comes to the front counter and when I go to help him she says something along the lines of “Oh no, he’s here for me go back to what you’re doing.” As I was going back to my job, I noticed her taking money in the register and putting it into her pocket. She then met the man in the lobby and paid him with the money from the register. When she came back, she told me she had to go put “something” in her car. I asked her what she had to put in her car in a way that she’d know I was suspicious. She just said “something” and I let it go. When she came back in, she did one of those voice-dictated text messages asking her aunt, my boss, if she could “borrow” money from the register. However, I think she just did this to throw me off because later on in the night she asked me to do something on her phone, and when I opened it her text messages were on the screen and she’d never sent the voice message I heard. At the end of the night, we count the drawers, and she always always insists on me going home before she does them so she is alone. We are not supposed to leave anyone alone in the store, but she is in a position of authority over me, so I do what she asks. I never thought much of it before, but now it’s starting to make sense. However, I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do with this information. I don’t want to be a tattle tale, especially because that’s a very serious accusation and I know that Employee B has a baby at home and losing this job would hurt her family. It would also drive a wedge between her and her aunt and probably cause family drama, which is not what I want. That’s if my boss even believes me over her niece. I also feel uneasy knowing that she’s done this though. I don’t know if I should confront her personally because it would make things awkward between us especially if I some how misunderstood the situation. I’ve debated telling Employee A but I’m concerned that she’ll either A) Tell employee B what I said or B) Tell my boss, who may not even believe her because she doesn’t have much regard for A’s opinion and B is her niece.

So, I’m in a sticky situation. What is your advice to me?

First: :bigyikes:

Second: DO NOT involve employee A.

Third: You can print this out and give it to your boss, and look for another job.
They won’t take it well.

I’m sorry this happened. I will certainly pray for a good outcome and resolution.

If she is cooking the books (pardon the pun) to make the drawer balance, it’s still stealing.
If I were the boss, no matter how hurtful, I would want to know. But, again, you don’t know how he will react, but I also don’t think you can continue to work at a place with these problems. :shrug:

Didn’t realize there was a second thread so for the sake of consolidation I’ll say again what I said in the other thread.

Your restaurant should have an anonymous tip line. That way corporate can deal with it.

Me either! Great idea. If it;s a big chain, yes, do that!

I am so sorry this is happening to you. I agree with the others. Print out this thread and present it to your boss along with your letter of resignation. Or the tip line someone else mentioned. Either way time for a new job. I fear employee B will throw you under the bus in a heartbeat. I would hate to hear you are fighting accusations of stealing.

God Bless

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