Social Dilemma - Do You Confront Nasty Store Employees?

Today's social dilemma came from Mary.  This would have really upset me.  

Hey Jaime...This happened to me the other day.  I thought it would make a good social dilemma.  I stopped at a store and overheard some employees talking about a fund raiser they are taking part in.  Apparently they ask customers to make a donation to an organization when the customer is checking out. The employees were standing about 10 to 15 feet from each other  in the main walkway of the store and not in a close private conversation situation so anyone could hear them. Employee 1 said "how did you do with the fund raiser yesterday?" And Employee 2 said "I didn't get anything. The customers were jerks."  I came out of the aisle I was in and said "you should be careful about what you're saying with customers in the store that can hear you."   Employee 1 said "well if customers were kind enough to give money, we wouldn't be having this conversation."  I was so upset and was going to go to the manager but I decided not to because I didn't want anyone to lose their job.  What would you have done?  Thanks Jaime  Mary

Well, I would have had some choice words for the employees.  I don't know if I would have gone to the manager but I would have said something like "you're asking people to be kind, but you're not showing any kindness yourself right now."  I also would have said, "you don't know what anyone's financial situation is, so don't judge what you don't know."  Adn lastly, "if you're gonna complain about work, don't do it in the middle of the store."   That's where I would have gone with it all.   What about you?   Please let me know your advice for Mary on the 98-3 TRY Facebook page


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