While working yesterday I was robbed. They didn’t get much of my money, maybe $20 at most. Unfortunately, they also took my cell phone and keys. I thought they were going to steal my car but apparently they just wanted the keys so they could go through my car looking for more to steal. And perhaps to keep me from following them since they ran off on foot. After they left I had to walk over to the apartment office so I could call the police. Having my phone stolen created another problem becuase I don’t know any phone numbers that I keep programmed into the phone. I didn’t know my work number and had to search a while to find it so I could report the robbery to them.
After the police came they wanted me to go home and get my other set of car keys to make sure that the robbers didn’t come back and steal my car. This also was an ordeal because I didn’t know my landlord’s number either. Once I got hold of him it took about 45 minutes for him to get there and open my apartment. He gave me a new set of keys too since my apartment keys were on my car key ring. That is going to cost me $10 on next months rent. After that I was finally able to return to work where I had to file a report with the central office. Then I was able to leave early and go home.
Besides the cash that was stolen I’m going to be out the money for a new cell phone, $10 to replace my keys, whatever it costs to get another spare car key, and the money I would have made the last three hours of my shift. I’ve got one year left on my Sprint contract and they told me my price for a new phone would be the two year contract price plus $75. I’m thinking I’ll try to find a used phone to save money there. Anyone had any experience with a used phone?
Where I work it was almost inevitable that I would eventually get robbed. Now that it has happened though I’m seriously considering finding new employment. I’m going to work today and I won’t make a decision just yet but this is another factor against keeping the job.