If loss prevention or even a manager were watching, the cashier could lose their job. I worked with a guy that got fired for not scanning items. He was the last person you would have expected this from. But he was a very nice guy, and got talked into by another employee. Knowing both of them, I could see how he got talked into by the other guy who was rather pushy while the nice guy always wanted to please everyone.Bleys007 wrote: ↑If a cashier forgets or doesn't scan an item, how is the business going to know that employee X did it? If they're short money, that's trackable. If inventory numbers are off, they don't know who made the mistake, whether an item scanned incorrectly, if someone stole the item, or who is to blame.
Cashiers not ringing things in for friends is common. So even if it were inadvertent, it could still cost someone their job.