Yesterday I was called back to my manager's office while at work. She closed the door and I was instructed to speak to someone on the phone. It was an investigator from Loss Prevention. He asked me about myself and explained to me why he was calling. At that point I knew I was caught for what I'd done. As he asked me questions I confessed to my wrongdoings. I rang myself out for returns and purchases but never changed the price on them. I also had no receipt returns which is against company policy . Ifilled out a form confessing what I had done and stated I was sorry. He then spoke with my manager (as she was the witness) about the situation.
My manager then got off the phone with him so he could call my District Manager. A few minutes later my DM called saying that they would have to speak with Human Resources to discuss what happens next. I am terrified of being terminated. I don't know what to think or do. I am only 21 years-old and am in the process of graduating college and applying for jobs.
What is the likelihood that I will be terminated for what I've done? Is there any chance I may just be suspended or my discount be revoked? I do not want to lose my job with Victoria's Secret and regret making those returns more than anything.
If I am fired, what should I do? Will I be charged or will it go on my record? I just had a job interview today and was told that a background check needs to be completed. Will this show up on my background check? Will I be entered in a retail theft database?
I am so worried and scared. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated...