ANSWERS: 37
  • Well, it's definitely not a good idea to fight, that's for sure! If my store a button or some sort of device through which I could contact the police without making it obvious I would do that, and give him the money in a slower manner. If not, than I would just give him the money, and not push my luck with it. There's no point in fighting someone who is armed. If he has a gun, he's probably going to use it...
  • money can be replaced. Life on the other hand...
  • You are neither a police officer nor the insurance company. It's their job to protect the owner's interests. It's your job to protect your life by doing what the man with the gun tells you to do, and telling him "Whatever you say. It's all right here in the drawer."
  • The money or my life? Even if I was living a really shitty life, I'd give up the money - which most probably isn't mine anyway but belongs to the owner of the store! Even in doing that, there's a chance the smuck is still gonna shoot me to death! What a way to go and all for a couple of bucks to get the fool high for a couple minutes or two . . .
  • No, you will end up at the other side of the tracks if you know what I mean, the money is most properly insured against a robbery, your life not!!!! Don’t be a hero, there armed person will shoot before he thinks!!!
  • Fuck no! Chances are I would not be enjoying my job well enough to risk MY health and well-being for the company's profits.
  • Absolutely not. Your life is worth far more. I work in a bank and have always been told the most important thing is to do exactly what you're asked and let the money go.
  • NO WAY! the shop keeper can always make the money back. you only have one life and its not worth getting killed to save some money.
  • Only if I own the store
  • No, that is the worse mistake you can make - Let them have it freely - bottom line Good Question John + 5
  • I personally would not, if this is the body (5' 6" 125 lbs) that would be doing the fighting. But if I were 6' 4" and weighed 200 lbs I might consider it.
  • If I was working at a convenience store, (which I never would do), I would let him have whatever he wants. There is NOTHING in that store worth anyone's life! I was hired by a convenience store when I was a teen, but, they got robbed the day before I was to start work, so I called and told them NO WAY! And, a friend of mine was robbed at a 7-11. He said it is the worst feeling in the world, having that gun pointed in your face. He quit several days later.
  • No , run and lock myself in the toilet.
  • No , run and lock myself in the toilet.
  • Here's what my employee manual would say: 1. Give em a big "yes sir" 2. Bag up the money 3. Throw in a snickers (and whatever else he wants) 4. Assume the fetal position, crying hysterically. 5. Repeat number four for as long as necessary.
  • Can you blow him away instead?.... :-)
  • I'd give him, or her, whatever they wanted. Heck, they could have my job if they wanted it! I'm not dying for $6/hour!
  • Nope. Stores are insured against things like robberies, and I'll be getting my $6 an hour regardless of if the thief gets the $47.50 out of the register or not.
  • If its a large chain store no, if it belongs to my family or a freind, I will not go down without breaking the punk asses arm!
  • nope money can eventually be replaced my life wouldnt be!
  • No way, I would be as helpful as I could. The hero thing would be great, but the amount of money the robber gets from a convenience store is relatively small.
  • Even if I owned the store and had all the cash that I had earned over 20 years in the cash register I would give it freely to prevent violence.
  • No, they have Insurance cover I only have one life. Money is not that important.
  • i would defend myself, its been drilled into me. my friend pointed a toy gun at me once and i disarmed him before i realised that it was a toy gun and hu he was! lol
  • He gets the cash and I might even help him load the rest of his car with beer. If we had gas, he'd leave with a full tank as well. "Thank you Sir, have a good night!" Remember kiddies, nobody looks cool dead.
  • I help him load the get away car with beer, cigarettes and pork rinds. I hold his slushie while he gets in the car and I wave good bye as he leaves. If I can avoid getting shot for a couple hundred dollars worth of stuff, I'm going to do it.
  • No. I tell the employees at my grocery store when they are trained - just give it to them.
  • NO! They can have every penny I can manage to stuff in the bag and anything else they need. How about a slurpie? Pack of cigarettes? What about a movie rental....we have new releases!!!
  • I'm certainly not putting my life at risk for $25 that's not even mine.
  • Why would I? I'm not batshit crazy. It's not my money, so who cares. Let the police take care of it. . I'd just try to calm down and memorize all characteristics of this person.
  • Not a chance. I'm only brave when it matters. For instance, if someone I know and care about is in danger. I would go to great lengths to help in any situation like that but not for some cash that isn't even mine.
  • It may not be as cut and dried as you may think as an armchair philosopher. The general wisdom is to give the robbers what they want, just as it used to be advised to just give hijackers what they want. The case of 9/11/2001 proved that if you give hijackers what they want, they will kill you anyway because that is what terrorists do. May as well fight, as was the case of flight 93, and as became the case with the shoe bomber. There have not been any air-travel terrorist attacks since then. Taking a stand and fighting back worked. In similar fashion, I met a young woman who worked in a family convenience store, got robbed, gave the slimes what they wanted, and got shot point blank in the face anyway. That is what armed robbers do. She lived, with much ongoing constructive surgery to follow. Typically, we do not know what our drive or reaction would be. There could be issue of context. Do you own the store? Or clerking for the night? Are you fed up with previous robberies and willing to go down fighting? Got a firearm under the register? Those things all make a difference in snap decisions. One thing is for sure. If more armed robbers encountered armed resistance, and if they saw some of their breathren getting popped, there would be fewer armed robberies.
  • Heck no, I'll let him have whatever he wants as long as I'm safe. Money is not worth my life or the lives of others in the store, especially money that isn't mine.
  • No. Money is replacable, not lives.
  • Never. I might fight him for my own peace of mind though.
  • When I used to work the 10p-6a shift for 7-11, I always kept a loaded 12-gauge pump shotgun within easy reach under the counter, just for that very situation. I never had to use it, but it was comforting to have. No, nobody knew and it was a long time ago anyway, but you know my mindset on this sort of thing now.

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