Ed-vise Episode 12

A COVID Positive GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, test came back positive for the virus. My symptoms are mild most likely because I am fully vaccinated…thank goodness! None the less there is a bit of weakness in the body…or I could just be feeling sorry for myself.

What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s WEDNESDAY! And I do love WEDNESDAYS!

As I say, “let us learn from the mistakes of others.” Today is no exception.

Last week a young woman in LA was stabbed to death in her place of employment. At about 130pm, Brianna Kupfer was working by herself for her employer…ALONE.

Alone in the furniture store. In LA.

It does not matter that the street the store sits on is not known for crime. What matters is that LA has been experiencing (like other cities) a massive increase in violent crime. NO EMPLOYEE SHOULD WORK IN THE STORE ALONE! Owners need to wake up!

What Would You Do?

First, as an employee, if you find yourself working alone, you need to IMMEDIATELY let people know! Your lead/supervisor/ owner. Let them know you are alone in the store. If they are a leader worth their salt, they will realize that help is needed!

I become very frustrated at reading these stories about owners not being present when their employees need them. They claim to have a love of their employees and want them safe but when it comes to payroll and head count…they’ll be fine with one person and no security. Nobody will come in and steal all our money; there’s no crime in LA; why would anyone want to kill a young woman.

If you as an employee are not getting the help you need (nobody’s coming) ask yourself this: “is your life worth it?” When working alone, even if in broad daylight, you are a target. What is referred to as a “Soft Target.” That is an easy victim.

It’s OK to lock the door and not let anyone in until a colleague or friend shows up. It’s even OK to call in sick. I bet the owner wakes up then! Now NOBODY is at the store! Now what owner? Bet you go down now.

I think Brianna did the right thing to a point. She texted a friend that the suspect in the store was giving her a bad feeling. That was a good thing. She ignored her “Gift of Fear” after that. She should have left the building.

Her life was not worth the value of all that furniture and cash. Not for a second! If you text a friend to say someone is making your Spidey Sense tingle…GET OUT! GET OUT! GET OUT! It’s just not worth it!

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember when Dracula passed out this past New Year’s Eve, there was a (he, he, he) COUNT DOWN! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Peace

Published by edhlaw

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