The LuLac Edition #1386, Nov. 27th, 2010
PHOTO INDEX: OUR "INTERVIEW" LOGO.
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?
Q: Why did you say that?
A: Some of them are so illiterate they can’t even write out a check.
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?
Q: For this responsible job in this crucial industry, what do you get paid here in Northeastern Pennsylvania?
A: $10.25 an hour.