John Szczecina was the manager at the Shell gas station in Rancho Cordova, California. The expensive mishap that led to his termination was pricing the premium gas for just 69 cents a gallon.
Obviously, with prices that good, hundreds of drivers decided to fill up while they could, probably telling everyone they knew to get gas from that specific Shell station. It took several hours for the mistake to be discovered, costing the gas station a whopping $16,000. There is definitely a difference between 69 cents and $6.99.
“I put all three prices on there, except the diesel. The last one kind of didn’t go. So, I just took responsibility for it and said yeah it’s my fault,” Szczecina said.
Szczecina is worried about getting sued by the station owners. With that big of a loss in revenue, it’s easy to see why he would be afraid of that possibility. There have been record-high gas prices being set all across the country. Currently, the average price of gas in the state of California is $6.43 a gallon.
To combat the lost revenue and any potential legal ramifications, Szczecina’s family has started a GoFundMe. With Szczecina’s positive thinking, let’s hope gas returns to the 69-cent mark sometime in the future.