Arride wrote:I delivered pizza here for a month in San Antonio. Some of us are smart enough to car carry and say forget what the company thinks. I was willing to take "more dangerous" late night runs so that the younger or unarmed crowd didn't, but yeah, with the amount of money and chances of being robbed (several people had been who worked there or had worked there) being so high, I quit after a little over a month. Most of these companies will fire you if you defend yourself. LOL, their philosophy is "no one's life, not yours or a robber's is worth losing over $30". No, but my life and others are worth defending and it's better my life than someone potentially willing to take my life. Chances are if you get robbed and defend yourself working fast food / delivery you'll be fired and possibly sued by the company. It's sad. IMO, everyone who does that kind of work should have their CHL or at the very least car carry. Some people there knew that I carried because they'd guessed after I was proactive with them privately.
I think you're being generous. An individual store manager may care about employees, but the Corporations that own these chains don't. All they care about is the bottom line. They want you defenseless because they know that a dead employee is cheaper in the long run. Their policy is set so the family of the dead employee can't sue them successfully --the employee knew the policy when he took the job, etc--- by making self-defense against policy, and spouting the phony pretense of high minded concern about everyone's life, they're positioning themselves solely to head off the law suits that are likely to cost them the most money. So, if an employee defends himself, they can lay it off on the employee who violated policy; and if the employee is killed, they can again lay it off on the employee, who, after all, knew the risks.
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace in a continual state of alarm (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing them with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."