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Section: Questions   Category: Money Matters
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Money Matters - Special Employee Request
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Yehonoson Hool
Question: Hi, I would like to know if I can ask a worker in a bakery to shape my challah differently. ie: Normaly they make the challos in loafs, would I be permitted to ask a worker to make me a round challa (same weight) as I would rather that shape, or is it not permitted to interfere and talk to an employee with out permission from the owner
Answer: The general rule for such situations is, how much authority does the employee have? In many situations employers delegate authority to their employees to make certain decisions regarding the business, such as extending credit, giving reductions, allowing for exchange or return of purchases and so on. If the employee has the authority to so do, you may make such requests, but if the employee has no such authority the permission of the employee is not sufficient.

Whether the employee has such authority will depend on several factors, such as the nature of the business, the position of the employee etc.

When in doubt, ask the manager or owner!
posted:2009-01-12 14:33:47

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