Bakery manager sacked for accepting cash

A bakery manager who paid for customers’ purchases with her own card so they could use cash has been sacked.

Megan Metcalfe, 60, said she did it to help elderly shoppers at Birds Bakery in Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, where she has worked for four decades.

She said she took about 45 payments totalling £183, but accepting cash was against the bakery’s coronavirus policies.

Her former employer said this was why, “with regret”, they had to fire her… More here.

This is a difficult one and I suspect most of us will instantly feel that the decision was wrong. Then again, we are in very unusual times and sometimes helping can have the opposite effect to what was intended.

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