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Stealing/finders keepers WWYD?

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wwydmoney Wed 05-Oct-11 12:07:35

OK I work a min wage job at 3am in the morning cleaning in a pub/restaurant.

This morning I found 85 euros shoved behind a radiator in the mens toilets shock.

When I was interviewed for the job my supervisor was going through the daily jobs and told me to lift all the seat cushions up 'because you always find money, I found a tenner last week, bonus!'

I pocketed the 85 euros but am now feeling bad. My DH thinks i'm being ridiculous, he thinks that anyone who shoves 85 euros behind a radiator in a public place probably isn't up to any good and deserves to lose it.

So WWYD, would you have left it, handed it in or kept it?

At the end of the day I don't think anyone will be coming back to claim their money that they hid in the toilets hmm

NotJustClassic Wed 05-Oct-11 12:08:53

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wwydmoney Wed 05-Oct-11 12:09:00

Am now also worrying that i've stolen someones hidden drug dealing money and am going to get hunted down by a pissed off dealer (paranoid)

wwydmoney Wed 05-Oct-11 12:10:07

If it had been dropped on the floor I would ask but this had been blatantly hidden.

wwydmoney Wed 05-Oct-11 12:24:00


Yani Wed 05-Oct-11 12:38:48

My ex-p used to hide money in various pub toilets to be collected by his supplier. He was a (drugs) dealer.

Disclaimer We split up pretty sharpish when I found out.

EauRouge Wed 05-Oct-11 12:39:08

I would ask if anyone had reported any lost money as well. The way I always decide is would I be pissed off if I lost that amount and no one reported it. If it was a tenner then I'd keep it, but 85 euros I would report.

My mum reported £60 she found to the police once and no one claimed it so they let her keep it. This was in the 80s though, the rules might have changed since then.

Trills Wed 05-Oct-11 12:47:23

Ask if anyone has reported any lost money, without specifying what the money is (the amount or the currency).

If no-one comes in after a week, keep it.

If someone does come in and say they lost 85 euros behind the radiator, ask them what the hell they were doing.

wwydmoney Wed 05-Oct-11 17:47:08

OK well i'm going to keep it.

I'm not going to mention it to the manager. A few weeks back I found a necklace under a table and gave it to him, he said 'nobodies going to claim that its a piece of crap' and threw it in the bin hmm

If I even hint that I found some money, he'll have it off me and in his pocket before you know it.

WhoseGotMyEyebrows Fri 07-Oct-11 14:57:02

Keep it!

Wurg Fri 07-Oct-11 15:07:44

Much as I want to say what you do and how much you earn shouldn't have any bearing on issues of conscience, anyone cleaning men's bogs deserves a BIG tip IMHO. Keep it.

DizzyKipper Fri 07-Oct-11 15:08:19

Well it was clearly hidden, and drug dealers are the only conceivable reason I can think of for why anyone would hide money behind a radiator. If I could think of any other conceivable, honest and LEGAL reason why anyone would hide the money there I'd report it, but as it most likely seems to be due to drug dealers I'd just think SCREW THEM and keep it.

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