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I once worked at a place where I had to do that. Sometimes, when you got up to the front of the line, there was enough money in the employers' account to cash the check; sometimes there wasn't. Sometimes it took a few tries. If I happened to be visiting the bank at the same time as one of my co-workers, we would get in different lines and see who got to a teller first - that person had a much better shot at getting their money that day.

I once worked at a place where everyone had to do that and I was the bookkeeper.

It was like I was wearin' a sign that said "verbally abuse me". I had painters' wives comin' in on Fridays totin' their 6 kids and tellin' me they needed that money for groceries. (As if I were somehow holding out on them? I had the money in a drawer somewhere perhaps and was refusing to let them have it for ... I don't know what ... spite?) It was horrible.

who had eight unchased pay checks at one time because she knew the painters needed it worse than she did
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