- Feb 27, 2019
I paid half my wedding vendors with checks because they charged extra for cc payment (even though, they are technically not supposed to, but I'm not the credit card company here).
I went into a shop the other day with 50 quid in my hand, ready to buy something from them.I got a parking ticket and it was lucky I had a check in my wallet because the town halls around here don't take plastic; we need checks for our taxes as well.
Good for you.I went into a shop the other day with 50 quid in my hand, ready to buy something from them.
The sign said 'we are a cashless shop'.
I walked out again and spent (more) on a similar thing elsewhere.
I understand where you are coming from re: employee safety but are hold-ups that common? Over here in the UK it is rare to hear of such things - they do happen, of course, but as we don't have firearms in general circulation, we don't have so many issues with their undesirable use. Not to say that knife crime in some cities isn't an issue... but in 'middle England' most people are fortunately only very rarely the victim of crime, and even more rarely the victim of violent crime.I applaud any business that goes cashless. It's MUCH safer for employees. I'm also suspicious of businesses who are cash only or give large discounts for cash, since that means they may not be paying proper taxes.
I was trying to get a mobile communications device and SIM card for occasional use. At this moment in time we are permitted to buy such things anonymously and with cash, but I understand that the police are asking for their sales to be stopped, on the basis that 'County Lines' drug gangs use them as part of their networking.Good for you.
And, I hope you told the owner/manager why your money went to their competitor ... and also told their competitor why they did get your money, in case they're considering going cashless too.
Even if cashless is inevitible I won't go down without a fight, which may delay doomsday a bit.
Sorry, but I have no idea what this is, or what it has to do with going cashless.... I was trying to get a mobile communications device and SIM card for occasional use.
With apologies for my half-explained rant and for telling you things you likely already know, and in no way wishing to sound condescending or 'mansplaining'...I use online payment for prop taxe
Sorry, but I have no idea what this is, or what it has to do with going cashless.
Is a mobile communications device just a smartphone, or any cellphone, or some other thing(s)?
Next, I know what a SIM card is, it stores data.
My Nikon uses one, but what does a SIM card have to do with going cashless?
Huh? How is trying to make ONE aspect of many employees lives safer disregarding safety of others? Shitty strawman argument.Of course I care about employee safety but many jobs you and I benefit from present higher risk to employees than cash does to retail cashiers.
Here's the top 5 you should stop using and benefiting from before retail businesses that have gone cashless.
#1 Logger is the most dangerous job, but good luck eliminating wood from your life It's everywhere.
#2 Fishers - I'm not giving up fish and other seafood.
#3 Aircraft pilots and aircraft engineers - I don't fly any more, but for green reasons, not because it kills pilots. Have you stopped flying to save pilots' lives?
#4 Roofers - I like having a good roof on my house. I guess I'm a selfish jerk. Did you install your own roof?
#5 Trash collectors - I guess I should just let it build up in my backyard.
How am I, "disregarding safety of others" by pointing out that other jobs (the benefit of which we are not giving up) are more dangerous?Huh? How is trying to make ONE aspect of many employees lives safer disregarding safety of others? Shitty strawman argument.
I didn't say you were disregarding safety of anyone. I just praised a business for making a decision that benefits employee safety. I, personally, think it's great. You don't. Ok cool. Whats your catch phrase again? I feel it would fit great here!How am I, "disregarding safety of others" by pointing out that other jobs (the benefit of which we are not giving up) are more dangerous?
Again, protecting my privacy by using cash is very important and few understand what's happening today.
I haven't! But I did correct myself and apologize. In *my* culture, giving cash is looked at as thoughtless and rude, like you didn't care enough to go buy an actual gift. But it was my mistake to think everyone is from that culture! Obviously it is very common in many others.Apparently you’ve never had the good fortune to receive - or give - lucky money!
Honestly, I love getting cash as a gift. When I was younger my parents were worried I would be disappointed not to unwrap a surprise gift but the truth is I am very hard to buy for so getting cash was the perfect gift for me. And in our culture and region we give cash gifts at weddings, graduations etc. And we always give cash as a gift to all our service people. I know they appreciate it and can use it over a gift generally.I haven't! But I did correct myself and apologize. In *my* culture, giving cash is looked at as thoughtless and rude, like you didn't care enough to go buy an actual gift. But it was my mistake to think everyone is from that culture! Obviously it is very common in many others.
TBH I still like getting it as a gift though. I have too much *stuff* already!
I do appreciate that risk is risk, and everyone's tolerance and appetite for risk is different, but businesses must surely be the safest they've ever been, what with most transactions being electronic and CCTV carpet-bombed across any public area nowadays!@OoohShiny You might like this link that is more UK specific https://www.acs.org.uk/sites/default/files/acs_crimereport2019_online_version.pdf
But basically yes, it is definitely an issue. In several cities in Canada (western at least), thieves are getting more violent and more brazen. In Winnipeg I can name more than 10 people who've been bear sprayed, threatened with machetes, guns pulled, etc. And that's only one major city facing these issues. I've heard people mention the drug/opiod epidemic as a possible cause, but either way, it is dangerous for employees working on the front line.
Cashless wouldn't solve everything, but it certainly makes the EMPLOYEE less of a target. Cashless is also safer for a business FROM its employees. No cash for employees to steal!