To wonder about DN's criminal activity?

(86 Posts)
youneedabiscuit Sat 09-Jul-16 12:00:51

My niece seems to be selling a LOT of Ted Baker items on Facebook selling pages, all new with tags. She's a shop manager so not sure how she's coming about these items.

I asked her mum and she has no idea, and says her DD just keeps saying "it's not important, the money is".

What do you think is going on?

AgentProvocateur Sat 09-Jul-16 12:02:34

I think it's obvious what's going on, isn't it?hmm

PortiaCastis Sat 09-Jul-16 12:04:12

Have no idea but why don't you ask her where she gets things from. Posting on here will not get you an answer will it?

DeathStare Sat 09-Jul-16 12:04:36

Who knows, but I'd keep out of it.

youneedabiscuit Sat 09-Jul-16 12:04:43

Well I'm worried! She's only 18.

Berthatydfil Sat 09-Jul-16 12:06:54

Well she is either buying these items using a staff discount and selling them on - probably not in line with her employment t&c but legal, she is buying counterfeit items and selling them on - illegal, or she is stealing from her employer.
Its not going to end well.

youneedabiscuit Sat 09-Jul-16 12:10:40

Berth she's not shop manager a shop that sells these items, sorry, I should've made that clearer

myownprivateidaho Sat 09-Jul-16 12:11:21

Yeah I'd assume she is buying them with staff discount. Not illegal, but as a pp says, would get her fired. However if she thinks she'll get another job without a reference from them, then it probably is worth it.

youneedabiscuit Sat 09-Jul-16 12:16:01

my say the discount was £25%, and the item was 20. That's only a discount of £5. Surely no one will buy with such a small reduction? People on Facebook want bargains

WorraLiberty Sat 09-Jul-16 12:16:51

I'm not sure I understand?

You asked her mum instead of asking your niece?

youneedabiscuit Sat 09-Jul-16 12:18:01

Worra it came up in topic of conversation with her Mum, of whom looked incredibly worried about it and is quite timid so won't question her DD.

In all fairness, DN won't be bringing trouble to her Mum's door as she lives on her own, but a Mother still worries

19lottie82 Sat 09-Jul-16 12:18:36

Jesus, "criminal activity"? Stop jumping to conclusions and keep out of it!

AnthonyPandy Sat 09-Jul-16 12:19:23

She's 18 and is a shop manager? Good grief!

WorraLiberty Sat 09-Jul-16 12:20:12

Right but after that conversation with her Mum, why did you not ask your niece then?

Surely she can give you a clearer answer than anyone on this thread?

PortiaCastis Sat 09-Jul-16 12:20:37

Oh dear dig a deep hole

PortiaCastis Sat 09-Jul-16 12:22:27

More pizza worra?

ilovesooty Sat 09-Jul-16 12:22:59

Just ask your niece if you want to know.
Alternatively mind your own business.

Purplemonkeydishwasherpimp Sat 09-Jul-16 12:23:22

What does "she's not shop manager a shop that sells these items, sorry, I should've made that clearer"

That post makes nothing clearer. And they'll be knock offs, i would stay out of it.

WorraLiberty Sat 09-Jul-16 12:23:48

Yes please

And easy on the toppings, I don't don't want a messy door attracting ants grin

youneedabiscuit Sat 09-Jul-16 12:23:55

I'm not close enough with her to ask outright myself

Yes she's shop manager Anthony why is that worthy of a good grief response hmm

PortiaCastis Sat 09-Jul-16 12:25:04

grin

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 09-Jul-16 12:25:05

18 and a shop manager. I highly doubt it and if she is, and you're not dreaming up crack pot stories It's very very unfair on say Mary who's still on shop floor having worked there 30 years. No wonder so much resentment goes on in the work place.

youneedabiscuit Sat 09-Jul-16 12:27:50

live why is it unfair to said Mary if DN has the appropriate skills to bring to the table?

WorraLiberty Sat 09-Jul-16 12:28:51

So you're not close enough to ask her, despite being bothered enough to ask internet randoms, and to have already decided that it's 'criminal activity' anyway.

And her mum is too timid to ask her, despite claiming to be incredibly worried?

You do know this is MumsNet and not PsychicNet, don't you?

Unless you want an entire thread of idle speculation about your niece?

Branleuse Sat 09-Jul-16 12:31:00

depending on the shop theres a bigger discount than that. A friend of mine had a 60% discount in the shop she worked in

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