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I am working at a local store in San Mateo for the past couple off weeks while between jobs. While I had several customers in the store to watch I processed a transaction as another customer asked a question of me. The customer appeared to be late 20's and it was a single $2 beer so I waved her through. The customer turned out to be an under cover agent age 17. It was a low level transaction of the type I had processed several in the past hour and looked like a regular customer I had carded before in the past couple of weeks. We have been carding other customers all weekend as it was rather busy due to the volume of foot traffic. Has it been hard liqueur I might have made more of it at the time. The previous day we knew the police had been running an operation. It was a momentary loss of attention on part.
This is my first offense ever, and I'm scared since I took the part-time position as a stop gap between jobs. I'm frightened that this will affect my future employment searches as I have interviews scheduled in the next couple of weeks for full time employment.
Thank you for your advice. I plan to talk this over with the store manager tomorrow. I may have some additional questions to ask you seeing this is my first offense ever, and I've been stressing about it since it happened. I did not want this to happen to my current employer seeing that they have helped me out in the past.