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A few years ago, i started my second job at Wawa as a gas attendant and stayed there for about 5 years. Before I begin, I would just like to say that this is probably the easiest jobs anyone can ask for, however, it does have its downsides for things such as standing out the in freezing cold in 0 degree weather filling up stupid customers gas tanks.
Over the years, I have had some insane experiences working here, but the one I can remember most is one that I will never forget until the day I die.
To give you a little background, Wawa is a gas/convenient store that is open 24 hours, same concept as Quick Check or Sheetz. At each cash register, in and outside of the store, is a safe that the cashiers and gas attendants can make money drops into so that their register doesn’t exceed the amount of cash they are allowed to hold.These safes can only be opened by a key that only the General Manager has access to.
One morning I walked into work, got my money for the register and walked outside into the kiosk (the little box that us gas attendants stay in to get warm when were not filling up cars.) After I settled into my box and got my money in the register, I noticed that the safe under the register was open and there was no money in it. Therefore, not knowing what happened, I asked my manager if he came out to change the money out and put a new canister in the safe, he replied “No, none of the safes should be open outside!” After hearing that, I checked all of the other 4 kiosks, and sure enough, all of the safes were opened with no money in them whatsoever. That is when I realized that my Wawa store that I have been working out for a couple of years has been robbed of about $15,000.00 !!!!!!
We figured out that someone broke into the kiosks, which had door locks on them, and then broke into the safes with a crowbar.
It has now been about 3 years since that happened and to this day I am still in shock, especially being the first individual to bring the robbery to attention. However, this was not the last time a robbery at this Wawa that it occurred. 3 more incidents happened, then finally, the Wawa corporation came up with a better concept of locking the kiosk doors. Since then, there have been zero robberies involving the safes outside, at least I know of.