VDJ I had a similar situation. When I was fresh out of high school, I worked at a popular sandwich shop (I won't give the name but it's the same as a form of public transportation). After spending a week closing the shop by myself, I told the manager that I wasn't comfortable closing alone. I suggested that he come up and just sit in the office while I close up. I didn't want his help, just to be another person there. He asked what I was afraid of.
Me:"UH Being robbed."
Me:"Because I don't want to be robbed."
Him:"But aren't you a black belt?"
Me"Yeah but that doesn't mean that I WANT to be robbed."
Him:"Yeah but you don't have anything to worry about."
Me:"How do you figure?"
Him:"Because you could just kick the guy's ass."
Me:"Look Bucko, if you think for one second that I'm going to risk getting hurt for THIS, HA! You have some serious thinking to do."
I never went back to work for him. He called me after missing work for 3 days and asked why I never came in. "Sorry but I can't work for someone who can't look out for their employee's safety."
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