By HP_22 - United States
Today, I was the only employee at a video store where I work when it got robbed. After crying, shaking and spending two hours and dealing with the police, my boss called and told me it was good experience and I would know what to do next time, then made me finish my shift, the night shift, alone. FML
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  MagicMeds  |  0

How is the boss an ass? SOMEONE has to take care of the store, and the manager can't really call up the other employees in the middle of the night asking if they want extra hours NOW. He could close the entire store down for a few hours but those kinds of places have all kinds of 24hours advertising, so that might not be wise.

At least he tried to be encouraging about it instead of telling OP to suck it up or something similar.

  danitana  |  0

The manager might not be able to call others to work. But he can work himself. When I got robbed on my shift we closed the shop. It's as simple as that, and I was offered crisis-therapy. Standard offer here, and not once did I hear anything about having to finish my shift. F the manager, sue his ass!

By  nomadxx7  |  0

Definitely a shitty experience. I'd make sure wherever you work you carry a can of Mace or a taser. Won't really do much but I'm sure you could use the extra security if you're working alone again.

  Veritas143  |  0

haha because it's going to be robbed again? Yeah it sucks and there's probably emotional stuff but the chances of it getting robbed again are slim to the OP didn't die..thats always a plus

By  ozymandias_fml  |  0

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  cieramc  |  0

it's not an overreaction....I would be scared shitless...a girl alone at night in a store that just got held up...Usually women aren't even allowed to work at night in gas stations and such. It's an EXTREMELY scary thing. People get raped and murdered everyday.

  squibbyboo  |  0

This is not a very fair assumption to make. I was robbed at gunpoint while also working at a video store. Even the men I was working with were traumatized and upset - some employees even went on stress leave after the incident. I couldn't even imagine being in the store by myself when it happened. How awful! And for her boss to not let her go home - that is terrible. Being threatened and robbed is not something you just get over. Have some compassion, you cold-hearted fools.

ps. I agree with #11. He would owe you that much.

  saviisneat  |  0

Lol I would LOVE to see what you would do if you had a gun to your head. If the robber told you to suck his hot dog, you would like it was the best hot dog in the world. Don't talk down to people because it didn't happen to you. You are sitting at home in a chair typing on the computer like some bad ass. Your statement is just pathetic.