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"See the name of the bank on the check? Go there and cash it. Then deposit the cash in your own bank account."

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. Ah, youth. I wouldn't stand for that kind of thing these days, of course.

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