Ed-vise: Employer Training

A foggy GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, some fog out this morning on the way to jits. I don’t understand why companies don’t weave reflective fibers into the jackets they sell. Not hard and decreases the chance of getting run over.

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

Question for employers: have you trained your employees on how to deal with a shop lifter? How about a violent customer? Perhaps a robber?

If you, as an employer, have no such training, then you have an obligation to tell the employees “DO NOT ENGAGE.” To tell the employee “Let the shoplifter go. Do not pursue.”

Have you, as a business owner, took a look around the neighborhood to see how your store is viewed? Is your building “tagged” by gang symbols. Trash everywhere. Is your establishment respected?

What about what you sell? Is the inventory a target? High value? Addictive substances like alcohol?

Recently in LA, another employee was killed trying to defend his employers liquor store. Killed not by a person with a gun; but by a child with a scooter. Thirteen year old bashed the employee in the head with a scooter while the employee was attempting to subdue the child’s friend for stealing. There was another employee also attempting to stop the crime who was also struck but not killed.

Now, as an employee, do you think your employer cares about your physical well being at such incidents? After all, worker’s compensation should cover the hospital and funeral issues. That’s why employers carry it. So they are off the hook when something like this happens.

Remember Brianna Kopfer? She was the employee stabbed to death when a stranger walked into the store while she was there alone. Probably company policy that she could be there alone. Probably no training on how to deal with a person that was giving her bad vibes. Croft House is the employer. Any mention of her on the company website? Nope. Business as usual. Any changes to company policy? Don’t know. Probably a good question for me to ask.

Many will applaud an employee that tackles a shop lifter or pulls out a gun and shoots one. They shouldn’t. Especially if the employer NEVER provided training on how to do so.

So, based on training provided to you as an employee, What Would You Do if confronted by a shop lifter or hostile customer? Do you feel confident that your employer has provided the necessary training to deal with the situation or are you acting on what you have learned through life?

If you are not being reimbursed for your MMA or Ju Jitsu training by your employer, then I would recommend you NOT use them on behalf of your employer’s business. Of course, protect yourself at all times. If the employer is not protecting you, then why should you protect them?

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember you’ll lose your job at the spa if you…RUB PEOPLE THE WRONG WAY! HAHAHAHHAHAHA…be nice!


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