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(Sun Sentinel)   CVS employee has to ask his manager if it's okay to give cash to the armed robbers standing in front of him   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 45
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2013-12-27 09:16:20 AM
That would make a funny skit.
 
2013-12-27 09:20:21 AM
Please hold..........................
 
2013-12-27 09:23:54 AM
What the farking fark?

"I don't know if I'm authorized to protect my own life, one minute please."

See, now, this is why we need universal basic income. People like this are a threat to themselves, and to everyone around them, if they have to work.
 
2013-12-27 09:24:48 AM
Oh, you gotta ask? Ok, that's cool. We'll wait.
 
2013-12-27 09:25:09 AM
Hey guys, um, this is kind of awkward, but, um, he said "no"... Is there anything else you can think of???
 
2013-12-27 09:26:34 AM
Probably in the procedure manual...

Reminds me of the Cheetos commercial where the Cheetah is a bank teller and says to the robbers; Sorry I am on a break, go see another teller
 
2013-12-27 09:27:57 AM

sendtodave: What the farking fark?

"I don't know if I'm authorized to protect my own life, one minute please."

See, now, this is why we need universal basic income. People like this are a threat to themselves, and to everyone around them, if they have to work.


Or basic universal euthanasia...
 
2013-12-27 09:28:36 AM
Every time I worked retail, the managers told us to hand over cash if we got robbed. Is this no longer a part of employee orientation?

Fark, even at the no-name liquor store in Baltimore when I saw the Louisville Slugger under the counter, my manager told me not to use it to try and thwart a robbery.

// and no coffee pots in arm's reach
 
2013-12-27 09:29:12 AM
Honestly, if she hadn't waited for the manager's approval, she probably would have been accused of aiding the robbery and gotten fired.

The crazy, pathetic sad part is that the criminal understood the request and WAITED! That is how inured we all are to bureaucracy and to an unresponsive police force. OK, you go ahead and get your manager. I'll wait.

Damn. Just damn
 
2013-12-27 09:34:12 AM
this is how they do it at Rite-Aid
 
2013-12-27 09:34:45 AM
Is Douglas Adams writing from beyond the grave?
 
2013-12-27 09:38:28 AM
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2013-12-27 09:38:52 AM
This story is a load of horseshiat.  Know quite a few people in management at CVS -- they will flat fire you if you don't immediately accede to the demands of any robber.  It's a rule across the entire company.  If someone is threatening, even without a gun, you hand it over and keep people safe.

This employee will end up being disciplined/fired.
 
2013-12-27 09:39:38 AM

Katolu: Is Douglas Adams writing from beyond the grave?


"WHERE IS SHE?!" - "Who? The 'Director of Robot Arm Repair'?"
 
2013-12-27 09:40:54 AM
The robber was possibly a personal injury/criminal negligence lawyer who could make so much more from the manager giving the clerk the wrong, death-causing advice.

If so, all the retail handbooks would be rewritten to say "If a gun is pointed at you, don't ask your manager anything." It would also give new meaning to Wrongful Firing suits.
 
2013-12-27 09:43:16 AM
I'm sure he asked them if they had a CVS rewards card first.
 
2013-12-27 09:43:23 AM
Came for I Have a Gub, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-12-27 09:45:11 AM
is there no way that it could have simply been the clerk attempting a clever(ish) delaying tactic or trying to cry for help? (Hey boss, I'm getting robbed [SEND HELP])

/DNRTFA
 
2013-12-27 09:45:47 AM

carrion_luggage: I'm sure he asked them if they had a CVS rewards card first.


LOL  --  And then made the robber wait for six feet of receipt and bonus coupons.
 
2013-12-27 09:47:59 AM
He was probably new, there is a big turnover there.
 
2013-12-27 09:49:17 AM
Overwhelming situation at work and he asked his manager what to do? Shocking!
 
2013-12-27 09:53:59 AM
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2013-12-27 09:55:44 AM
I worked at a Sheetz for a few years.  The general plan was to hand the cash over and don't get shot.  Which was good, because I wasn't about to risk taking a bullet for $6.00/hour.  Happily, I never got robbed.
 
2013-12-27 10:02:48 AM
Given the state of employment in the US, asking the manager first and asking the robber to hold both equally could have ended their life. Homeless starvation, or shot by robber?

Tough pick. The United States, ladies and gentlemen, where this kind of thing happens.
 
2013-12-27 10:15:04 AM
I'm pretty sure the first thing that almost any employer tells their POS employees is to just hand over the cash when robbed.  It's a pretty standard instruction.
 
2013-12-27 10:15:55 AM
Management will fire all the employees anyway, because the crime was done with inside knowledge.
 
2013-12-27 10:20:11 AM
no pictures of Jeremy Freedman, whose voice I totally hear asking the manager if it was ok?

/Fark, I am disappoint
 
2013-12-27 10:22:09 AM

fireclown: I worked at a Sheetz for a few years. The general plan was to hand the cash over and don't get shot. Which was good, because I wasn't about to risk taking a bullet for $6.00/hour. Happily, I never got robbed.


Add me to the list of people that were instructed to hand the money over.  The store was insured.

We were never robbed, but the Wendy's across the parking lot was.  I was pretty nervous afterwards, since I spent most of my shifts in the evenings alone.  Very surprised they didn't hit us instead.
 
2013-12-27 10:49:54 AM

imtheonlylp: this is how they do it at Rite-Aid


they're not kidding, with Rite Aid, it is personal
 
2013-12-27 10:50:00 AM
I can't believe he actually waited. She should have asked for his ID, too. I'm willing to bet he'd have handed it over.
 
2013-12-27 10:51:56 AM
I can honestly see myself getting deep enough into autopilot to do this. It's been a while since I've worked retail though.
Maybe the drawer was locked against her? Too flustered to remember she could falsely push the cash payment button?
 
2013-12-27 10:52:45 AM

skippysteak: is there no way that it could have simply been the clerk attempting a clever(ish) delaying tactic or trying to cry for help? (Hey boss, I'm getting robbed [SEND HELP])


As in: (dial 911) "Hello, manager? I need a key and a TPS form for an armed robbery in progress. Okay? Thanks, bye."
 
2013-12-27 10:53:49 AM

E5bie: I can honestly see myself getting deep enough into autopilot to do this. It's been a while since I've worked retail though.
Maybe the drawer was locked against her? Too flustered to remember she could falsely push the cash payment button?


Hey, we can't have you falsely claim cash payment. That's against policy.
 
2013-12-27 10:55:37 AM

Dr Dreidel: Every time I worked retail, the managers told us to hand over cash if we got robbed. Is this no longer a part of employee orientation?

Fark, even at the no-name liquor store in Baltimore when I saw the Louisville Slugger under the counter, my manager told me not to use it to try and thwart a robbery.

// and no coffee pots in arm's reach


This. Worked at 7-11 on nights. The manager said, "Give them the cash, help them load the safe, give them a six-pack and tell them to have a nice day. It's not your money and it damn sure ain't worth your life."
 
2013-12-27 11:36:33 AM
s /him/his /her/her in the headline please.
 
2013-12-27 11:45:49 AM

WelldeadLink: E5bie: I can honestly see myself getting deep enough into autopilot to do this. It's been a while since I've worked retail though.
Maybe the drawer was locked against her? Too flustered to remember she could falsely push the cash payment button?

Hey, we can't have you falsely claim cash payment. That's against policy.


That's why he called the manager.
 
2013-12-27 11:54:45 AM

JohnAnnArbor: WelldeadLink: E5bie: I can honestly see myself getting deep enough into autopilot to do this. It's been a while since I've worked retail though.
Maybe the drawer was locked against her? Too flustered to remember she could falsely push the cash payment button?

Hey, we can't have you falsely claim cash payment. That's against policy.

That's why he called the manager.


"Boss, I just got robbed!" - "Honestly Betsey? I can't save you this time, this is the third time in a month your drawer has been short and we have to let you go." - "But Boss, if you just check the security camera and..." - "Betsey, don't make this hard on me and make me call the cops, get out now."
 
2013-12-27 12:18:39 PM
Someone didn't read the employee manual.
 
2013-12-27 12:43:29 PM

imtheonlylp: this is how they do it at Rite-Aid


The sassy black lady commentary really starts to add up.
 
2013-12-27 12:59:49 PM

mutterfark: This. Worked at 7-11 on nights. The manager said, "Give them the cash, help them load the safe, give them a six-pack and tell them to have a nice day. It's not your money and it damn sure ain't worth your life."


Don't forget to give them each an open beer, so the cops can nab them for open bottles.
 
2013-12-27 01:44:10 PM

Egoy3k: I'm pretty sure the first thing that almost any employer tells their POS employees is to just hand over the cash when robbed.  It's a pretty standard instruction.


Which is why I am surprised that there aren't more robberies like this. The thief has nothing to worry about, except the million-to-one shot of a cop walking in during the robbery. And simply checking out the parking lot first, or even having a lookout greatly reduces that.
 
2013-12-27 05:11:04 PM
As an aside from whatever may or may not have happened, what does it say that people are willing to believe someone was scared enough over losing their job they would put their life at risk?
 
2013-12-27 05:24:17 PM
A guy at a gas station around here was held up, and he was subsequently fired for giving the money to the robber.

I don't do business with that chain, now. Fark them.
 
2013-12-27 05:27:36 PM
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2013-12-27 08:32:54 PM

imtheonlylp: this is how they do it at Rite-Aid


Best thing I've seen all day.
 
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