My co-worker and I had a big job last Saturday.
We drove all the way to the beach to install a commercial air conditioner at the laundromat.
The commercial insulation job took most of the day. On the way home, my partner and I stopped at the gas station to fill up the work truck. I spent $50 of my own money and I expected the boss to reimburse the fees when we got back to the shop. As soon as we entered the building, I went to the office. I told my boss about the gas and he asked for a receipt. I thought I had the receipt in my pocket, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I thought my boss would let it go and pay the money, but he refused to Shell out any money until I produced a receipt for the $50 cash transaction. I had to drive to the other side of town to get a receipt. The manager had to contact the corporate office and it was a lot of trouble. When I finally presented the receipt to my boss, he had the strangest look on his face. I honestly think that he thought I was lying the entire time. I’ve only been working at this heating and AC repair shop for a couple of months, but it’s easy to see why the place has such a high rate of turnover. The boss wouldn’t even take my word over a $50 gas charge with another co-worker attesting to the transaction. That doesn’t make me feel very secure about my job.