Well, actually it isn’t better. In fact, it is down right bad.
Over the past few weeks several food delivery people in my town have been assaulted and robbed. Two pizza places and a Chinese restaurant. The incidents have ranged from intimidation to full out ass kicking and threats to blow the person’s brain out. The last one was 4 guys on one.
My son’s part time job is as a pizza delivery guy. The particular place that the robberies have been taking place happen to be in my kid’s zone. As a concerned citizen and even more concerned mama, I am displeased by the solution that is being offered by my son’s employer. Which in short is no solution at all.
“Yes, we are aware of the issue and have been in contact with law enforcement.” The basic idea, of course, is not to fight back and just to give the thugs what they want.
We all know how well that works out.
A few years ago a Chinese food delivery man was killed here and so several of the Chinese restaurant owners decided to take action and now they all carry. The young man who comes to our house is under 21, so his Glock can be easily seen on his hip, but he has had some training and he does very well approaching the house etc. Even though we have been ordering from them for years and we are friends with the owners, this boy behaves exactly the same way every time he comes to the house. He knocks, steps back from the door, has one hand clear and his hip is pointed away from the door. He is very alert.
My son used to work for them, but he is a daddy and needed more hours than this small place could give. The current place he works is a big chain and they prohibit firearms.
We can’t protect you, the cops can’t protect you, but we are uncomfortable with legal, law abiding Conceal Carry Permit holders carrying while at work, so just cross your fingers and hope no one jumps you.
Yes, he could get another job, but it will be the same kind of job. He is young, in school, and a daddy. He currently isn’t skilled or educated to do much of anything that will also allow him to advance his education. The bottom line is, even if he does change jobs, he should not have to choose between his job and his life. It would be great if in this country we worried more about punishing the bad guy than the good ones.
The companies do not worry about getting sued when they get one of their employees get killed, but they are down right paranoid about the bad guys family bring a suit. Can’t say I entirely blame them as our court system pretty much awards monetary damages to anyone who asks regardless of merit, but still money over life. Seems a tad off on the whole moral scale.