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how was your first experience working on a cash register?

the 1st time I worked on a cash register I ended up being 10$ short at the end of the day. I wanted to know if I am just dumb, or do people generally have a hard time with their first time on a cash register.

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TheHarem

My first job on a cash register was back in 1980. We didn't have automatic scanners and we had to figure out the correct change ourselves. I was only off by 1 penney one time at the end of my shift. For real. So the best thing you can do for accuracy is to count the change back into the customers hand rather than just hand the change back to the customer. That way you will know that you don't have any bills sticking together or have short changed the customer. This will really help in your register accuracy and the customer will love the special attention. I just had a cashier in Target count my change back out to me the other day. It was so nice and I thanked her for doing that. By doing this you will nicely stand out from the other cashiers for your extra effort, plus you know your till will be accurate at the end of your shift. Good luck and don't knock yourself over the head for one boo boo.

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I will defiantly use that trick :]
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It really works. :)
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I don't want to make you feel bad, but I worked a cash register for a couple of years and was never more than a penny or two off at the end of shift (and I can trace that back to when I was too busy to count a roll of pennies I opened). It is important for the sake of both the customer and the store to be absolutely accurate when cashiering. Just concentrate and try to work past your nervousness.

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Thank you for ur honesty and reply I really appreciate it. Any tips you can give me? Anything I can do to get past the nervousness:/?
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it was horrifying

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Your answer made me smile :). My experience was terrible as well
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The first time I worked on a cash register my drawer came up $50 short. I found out it was because the employees that were already there were using my drawer without my knowledge and stole money. Remember to always log off if you are going to step away from it even for a minute.

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Did you get fired? Ok I'll defiantly log off from now on
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No I didn't get fired because they had cameras and saw it afterwards, but I never left my drawer logged on after that and had no problems afterwards :)
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You are totally normal, don't worry about it. After a while you'll be slingin change while your talking on your cell and answering ASK crap.

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Haha thanks for the support!! :)
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I actually learned on a register that wasn't a computer. Of course, that was a hundred years ago!!

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I took it apart and couldn't get it back together... Hey I was 5!

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My first job was working a register in 1970, so no scanners, and we had to figure the change ourselves. I don't remember the first day, but I'm pretty sure I was right most of the time. But I worked as a bank teller off and on over the year switch very few differences. One tip in case they haven't taught you this, is to keep all your cash face up and in the same direction. That way if you get a 20 in with your 10's, you'll see it right away. Believe me, they expect new hires to make mistakes, just take your time, and count twice. Good luck!

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