Okay. I work at a gas station I’ve been robbed 3 times, after the 1st one your mind goes into shock like wtf just happened I’ve been robbed and your mind is in attack mode. Anybody and everybody is a threat to you, you can’t stop thinking about it, you’re stressing about it, constantly talk about it. In my situation I got robbed the 1st time, then 4 days later got robbed a 2nd time, and my mind went into overload. Panic attacks and everything. A whole year after working at the gas station, suprise was robbed a 3rd time but because this wasn’t my first rodeo and I just went through all the stress from the 1st two it didn’t really effect me but changed my mindset to okay I’ve been robbed, what am I going to do about it?
So. Our other store got robbed a week or 2 ago.
One of the coworkers was talking about how the managers at that store are getting pissed off cause the dude won’t stop talking about it. He was quiet with me about it when he worked with me at my store, and he was pretty much calm helping my store out, probably cause he knows I’ve been robbed 3 times, and that I carry against company policy. Screw company policy for all I care.
But I tried telling the coworker that helped out today that he’s going to be talking about it, he has a right to talk about it. None of you guys were there, yes you understand the store got robbed, but you don’t know what his mind is going through.
I just wonder what kind of advice I can give to the coworker who just got robbed. I was 20 when I first got robbed and this kid is 20 now. It made me so angry that he got robbed, and I don’t know the guy personally. But he stopped me a few days after the robbery and told me the store is treating it like a joke and this that and the other and I told him your store is going to turn around and tell you to stop talking about the robberies or they’re going to terminate you for inducing panic.
I just don’t know what to say to him. It took me awhile to cope with it. Anybody want to give me some thoughts and what I should say to him?