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17-Year-Old Mortified By What Her Boss Made Her Do In Front Of Customers

One UK teen who dropped out of school jumped right into the work force. She got a job at a Poundland store, a chain of stores equivalent to the American 'dollar store.' She knew her supervisors were strict about searches because they were concerned about employee theft, and the teen was always willing to comply with bag or pocket searches. But one day her supervisor went too far, and she quit. You might not blame her when you hear why.

Naomi Scott, a 17-year old from Hertfordshire, resigned from Poundland just days after her supervisor subjected her and other female employees to a 'bra search.' Scott says she was forced to reach under her shirt in order to pull and shake out her bra right in full view of customers. The humiliating experience weighed on her for a couple of days, and the teen ultimately quit her job.

Scott worked at the chain full-time for almost a year. "We've always had bag searches and pocket searches. But all of a sudden, last Thursday, they came up with the idea of a bra search," she explained to The Daily Mail. "One of my supervisors, a female, came up to us when we were on the till and said 'we need to do a bra search.'"

Scott had her cell phone tucked into her bra, but nothing more. Her supervisor wasn't satisfied with the girl's word. "I then had to pull my bra outward, give a bit of a shake and see if any coins came out the bottom," Scott explains.

Scott wasn't the only one. Several other female employees present were forced to do the same thing. "We had to do it just behind the till in front of the customers. No one looked very happy about it. It happened completely out of the blue, no one had ever asked us to do anything like that before. I felt uncomfortable, it was an invasion of my privacy and it was embarrassing."

She tried returning to work for a couple of more days, but the feeling of being violated was something she just couldn't shake. Even after she decided she wouldn't subject herself to the indignity again, she still felt uncomfortable around her supervisors. Several days after the incident, she quit.

"This was a highly regrettable incident where neither the colleague nor the Supervisor followed company policy," said a spokesperson for Poundland. "There is clear CCTV footage of the incident and we have taken steps to ensure it does not happen again."

Source: MailOnline
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