I started a new job about 2 months ago. I deal with 5-10,000 dollars a day, so it surprised me when I was short 6.30 and was told by my manager, pay it, or get written up. We all know this is illegal, but I have kids to provide for, and the tips were good, so I payed up, so I would not get written up. Their rules are, if you are over or under more than 5.00, you get written up. My boss said, if you pay for it, then I will not write you up. I, knowing the law, knew this was illegal and that they could write me up, or even term me, but they could not take m oney of mine for a shortage in the till. I will make this short and sweet. I mentioned it being illegal, and going to the Oregon Department of Labor, when I quit, or was fired, but for now would pay, because I could not afford to lose this job. I told this to the assistant manager, whom was also mad to do this, heck everyone is made to do this and I know for sure they have 9-12 stores, Since the remark, I have been transfered to one of the worst stores (druggies go there mainly), and won't be given over 24 hours. This week it was only 16. When I asked why my schedule was changed over the weekend, she replied "well we have other workers coming in and we have to make room for them somewhere". I agree, but to go from 40, to 16 and to have my weekends that were promised to me when I worked a double shift for manager, and all of a sudden had 5 complaints, a final warning for telling a customer (who was my sister), that I felt they were trying to fire me or make me quit, I got a final warning that if I do anything, and I mean anything wrong, I will be fired on the spot. The final warning was for "insubordination". I never said I would not do anything, or not work, etc, all I said was the truth, I threatened the DOL. and my life there went from perfect employee to 5 complaints a transfer, and 16 hours a week. I do not know if there is anything I can do legally, I would quit under duress, and try for unemployment, but since I have a second job, I will not qualify for unemployment. What are your thoughts on this, even though I had not yet went to them, when all this happened less than 4 days after I told the assistant manager what I was going to do, could I charge them with retaliation, or whistleblowing, even though I had not done it yet, I had threatened to do it, and they knew others knew I was going to (yes, even other workers that were going to get in on it, because they also were made to pay for shortages, and still getting written up. I don't know if I am angry because I know they are breaking the law, or if I'm hurt cuz they treat me like I am stealing! I have asked to see the video of that night because I have a time in my head when I think a shortage happened, I won't go into detail, but I know I could show them a thief, but I know it will never happen, for I have been told this whole time there are cameras, and there are, 4 of them, but none overlook the register or register area so If I get robbed or killed, there is no one I can prosecute, or the survivors can prosecute (well see get prosecuted, you know what I mean). I am still going to the DOL on this, but is there anything else I can do to them for retaliating so extremely, that I am depressed, knowing my bills won't even be paid now? Thanks for your time guys, and so sorry about the book I wrote lol!