Saturday, November 27, 2010

The LuLac Edition #1386, Nov. 27th, 2010



I talked to a bank employee over the Thanksgiving holiday and I asked him about what it was like to work in that industry as a teller.
Q: Toughest part of the job?

A: Making sure I balance out everything at the end of the night.
Q: And if you don’t?
A: It’s on me.
Q: You’re kidding?
A: No someone comes in and tries to cash a bum check for a grand and it bounces, and I didn’t get the proper authorizations, it’s on me.
Q: People say this depressed area has no money. Truth or fiction?
A: Fiction. There are people coming in with tons of money.
Q: They must be pretty happy.
A: No as a matter of fact every single one of them are miserable.
Q: Wow. How about young people?
A: Scary.
Q: Why did you say that?
A: Some of them are so illiterate they can’t even write out a check.
Q: C’mon.
A: Hey I see it every day.
Q: Ever fantasize what you could do with all that money?
A: No, I’m too busy trying to not make a mistake.
Q: Big responsibility. I mean you are the first point of contact for the bank’;s image, if you don’t have a balance at the end of the night, that would really mess things up. A big job. Mind if I ask you your compensation?
A: Nope.
Q: For this responsible job in this crucial industry, what do you get paid here in Northeastern Pennsylvania?
A: $10.25 an hour.


At 11:26 AM, Anonymous Pope George Ringo said...

Young people are so used to doing nearly everything on a computer that it is no wonder they cannot write a standard check.
Nobody asked me, but have you ever noticed misspelled graphics on cable news shows?? Looks as if spelling does not count as a prerequisite for hiring.
I even recall when John Entwisle of the Who passed away, a local anchor (long since gone) referred to him as a bass player--that's bass pronounced like the fish--twice.
I'm afraid that if we have to depend on today's youth to take the helm of leadership in this country in a few years, we are toast; thanks to both our educational system and the good old computer.

At 3:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why should an employer pay more to an employee than the employer feels the employee's services are worth?
There is no one forcing an employee to work for wages. Many jobs pay commission, paying one upon production, but who has the guts to take that kind of a job?
There are many types of self-employment for those who have the courage to take on that task. How many have the stones to do it?
Yet the liberal wage slaves deem to steal, via legislation, from an employer and give it to those who may not be up to the task of producing value for that investment, but simply sit and collect an hourly minimum wage because the government, which produces nothing, mandates it.

At 3:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Banking is an industry so heavily regulated that it is forced to pay employees for no work on holidays, yet the bank itself can not be open on holidays to generate any revenue. When a business is closed on a particular day, income is not generated, yet income must be paid out. Really fair.
I would like to see paid holidays, paid sick time and paid vacations done away with in this country. It amazes me that what was once an enticement to bring in the best employees is now demanded as a right by those content to punch a clock.
If the business is not open to generate revenue, or one is not their to produce, then no pay is to be meted out.

At 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Florida no longer teaches cursive this generation won't even be able to consistently SIGN or endorse a check!


At 7:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep and many of you old farts can't program your outdated VCR's or figure out anything on a computer besides point and type.
It is different skill sets for different ages.

At 2:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do they teach in Florida?

I never needed to program a VCR. I dont watch TV enough to be concerned about missing any of the crap programmed. Old Farts like me still read books without pictures.

I guess I just admitted to being an Old Fart.

At 8:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do they teach in Florida?

About what they do in PA but with more Spanish thrown in.

At 11:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Generally speaking, an employer can't compel an employee to make up for any losses without the intervention of a court. They can fire you for failure to perform or any number of reasons but it is doubtful that the can legally take money from the employee. Maybe things are different in the banking industry but I doubt it.


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