This prank Idea is for a boss you don't like (in a smallish retail
business setting), whom you think deserves as much hassle as he
(or she) dishes out to others.
You need a single $50 bill, or some equivalent. If the value of the
bill is too small, the prank won't work. If you cannot afford
almost literally throw away that amount of money, maybe one of
your co-workers can be persuaded....
For any retail business, after the close of the day, the boss will
remove the money from the cash register, and count it to see if it
adds up in accordance with the day's transactions. The prank is
simply to surreptitiously put your $50 bill into the till while
ringing up an ordinary customer transaction. This is the opposite
of embezzlement, and likely is quite legal. You are giving money
away, see? You just don't want anyone, or any camera!, to see
you include your $50 with the customer's payment.
It is something of a Law of Accounting that The Books Must
Balance. Your $50 is an amount that is too big to ignore, while a
small amount might be ignored as part of a regular daily "leeway"
thing. With an amount too big to ignore, the boss will waste a lot
of time trying to figure out why there is $50 extra in the cash
The boss might eventually just pocket the money, even though
cameras might be watching. That might lead to even more fun
consequences. But at the very least, the Idea is that the
frustration you give your highly-deserving boss could be worth