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To cover up my very genuine mistake at work?

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palebluesky Sat 25-Mar-17 22:11:36

I feel awful about this but please don't berate me.

I collected money before Christmas for a charity collection (I didn't organise it.) I put it in my bag intending to put it in the office where it was meant to go. We finished early and I got chatting to people and I suppose I just completely forgot about it.

I changed bags after Christmas due to getting a present and I've just used the old bag again and found the money. It's just under £20. I have promptly donated online to the charity and have upped the donation as I really do feel awful.

But WIBU to keep quiet about it? My boss is a bit of a bully.

Majorgoodwinschickenbeatstrump Sat 25-Mar-17 22:12:55

Of course not- the only time you should feel bad would be if you kept it! Nothing wrong with this at all, it was a genuine mistake which you sorted out (and added interest!)

TooSleepyToCare Sat 25-Mar-17 22:13:04

I wouldn't mention it. You've donated it so there's nothing to be gained from sharing.

LindyHemming Sat 25-Mar-17 22:13:08

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VladmirsPoutine Sat 25-Mar-17 22:14:20

You need to calm the fuck down. You didn't rob an elderly woman of her worldly goods. You've done what can to reconcile the issue and you should think no more of it.

CatsRidingRollercoasters Sat 25-Mar-17 22:15:29

YANBU. You've given the money to the charity and you've upped it - it's fine! No need to tell your boss - nothing to be gained by telling them.

palebluesky Sat 25-Mar-17 22:15:42

Thank you so much blush I can't believe I did it and it's a good thing I noticed because otherwise I suppose I would technically have stolen it. Not that I'm excusing myself but I was given an insane number of things to do the week before we broke up. Just had a little cry smile because you're all so nice!

palebluesky Sat 25-Mar-17 22:16:12

I do Vlad I know but boss can be just awful and I would probably have been dismissed. She's done worse.

VladmirsPoutine Sat 25-Mar-17 22:20:33

By the way pale I didn't say that in a patronising manner. I can just sense the amount of guilt and horror you feel through your posts. You've done more than others in your shoes would have done (essentially you've done the decent thing). I wonder if the issue is more about the horrendous boss you have? If so please feel free to elaborate on that but as it currently stands; you have done all and even more than you could to rectify this situation.

ineedamoreadultieradult Sat 25-Mar-17 22:23:28

Did anyone notice it had not been donated/put in the right place? If not in this instance I wouldnt say anything and I always say to own up to things but I cant see what good it would do here.

palebluesky Sat 25-Mar-17 22:24:06

I didn't read it patronisingly, don't worry! She's awful but she stops people moving on by writing awful and untrue references and I think I just feel sick and shaky at the thought that if she'd found out what I'd done, even though it was a very genuine error, she would probably have dismissed me for gross misconduct, meaning my qualifications would be useless.

cherish123 Sat 25-Mar-17 22:30:45

You have done nothing wrong.

CoolCarrie Sat 25-Mar-17 22:31:11

Let sleeping dogs lie with this. You have made good your mistake, so don't say a word.

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