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How safe is it working in a convenience store at night?

I have an interview at a convenience store next week for the overnight position. The name of the convenience store is Fiest Mart. It's a fairly nice convenience store. I'd be working alone overnights. I was wondering how safe it was. I'm worried about getting robbed and dealing with drunks. I'm a 21 year old female so I'm kinda worried about working overnights but I'm not much of a people person and I'd really enjoy the job. What are the risks and is it worth it?

Asked By: Megan - 2/21/2008
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Answered By: mcdannells - 2/21/2008
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Personally I wouldn't do it. I used to work overnight shifts at a grocery store and you deal with A LOT of drunks on weekends. I was never scared but I was also never alone.
Answered By: caa2626 - 2/21/2008
 
I don't think they have a bad rap for nothing. I wouldn't let my kid work at one at night! Find something else.
Answered By: joe'sgirl - 2/21/2008
 
Just give him the money, then when he has his back turned shoot him in the legs then take his gun and call the cops and laugh in his face. but if you dont wanna do that, give him the money and nothing will go wrong.
Answered By: Junior Warlord - 2/21/2008
 
Make no mistake, it could be risky. Check the history of the store - has there been any history of robbery in that area? If you take the job, keep your mobile phone on you, if theres no close access to a phone there.
Answered By: rats_and_atheism - 2/21/2008
 
it really depends on the location.... we run (family) many convenient store all around ohio and pa it is kinda risky nowadays but you can always make sure how it is by going to the store as a costumer and checking it out your self and i would recomend that you work day shifts bucause it really does get nasty at night... More
Answered By: AJ A - 2/21/2008
 
Well, I prefer you do not do it alone. I have a feeling that you may run into risk.
Answered By: Touhid - 2/21/2008
 
it will pay the bills. you can always call the police for people loitering outside the store.
Answered By: Mr. Sir - 2/21/2008
 
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Answered By: aisys_celticknight - 2/21/2008
 
I think that would be a terrible risk for you. If you need a job overnight, consider going to a hotel instead and working their desk overnight. Most hotels run three shifts, 7am-3pm, 3-11, 11-7.
Answered By: trdconsult - 2/21/2008
 
I would definitely NOT do that by myself, its too dangerous, the world has some crazy people.
Answered By: Sunny ♥ - 2/22/2008
 
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