Never try to keep your money. Money can be replaced. If you are faced with being robbed, hand over the money and thank God you're safe. Money isn't worth losing your life over. Also, an employer will not fire you for giving up the money. A good employer would want you to give the money up and be safe.
#2: Give Robbers What They Want
Give robbers exactly what they want. If they ask for all the money in the register and ten boxes of Marlboro Lights, give it to them. Nothing on this earth is worth more than your life, but robbers may be willing to kill you if you don't give them what they want.
#3: Remain Calm
While being robbed may be one of the scariest things you will ever face, it's important to remain calm. Do what the robbers ask and get the ordeal over with as quickly as possible. When they're gone you can break down.
#4: Don't Hold Anything Back
Don't give robbers your purse, while trying to hide money in your pocket. Give them everything. This will be hard to do, especially if this is money that you worked hard for. To hand your money over to a deadbeat who can't get a real job seems unfair, but it may save your life.
#5: Don't Be a Hero
The worst thing you can do while being robbed is to try and be hero. Trying to attack the robber may end badly. People have been shot trying to protect their assets and it's just not worth it. Keep your temper under control, while keeping in mind that money can be replaced and you can't.
#6: Make a Mental Note of Their Appearance
While these are images that you will probably remember for the rest of your life, it's very important to remember as much as you can about the robber. This information will come in handy when giving your report to the police. They will want to know the clothing they were wearing, their shoes, facial appearance, scars, tattoos, hair color, eye color, and anything else that would make this person stand out.
#7: Don't Make Sudden Movements
When being robbed, move at a normal pace. Moving too slow will aggravate robbers, while moving too quickly will make robbers think you are trying to alert the police or get someone's attention. Move as normally as possible.
#8: Don't Show Fear
Yes, being robbed is terrifying, but you must not show this fear. Showing fear to a robber may only make things worse. If the robber senses fear they may make even more requests. Give them the money and get them out of your face as quickly as you can and then show fear.
#9: Don't Be Afraid to Break Down
There is nothing wrong with breaking down after being robbed. This is a normal reaction, especially if weapons were involved. Your vital signs will be through the roof as well. Your blood pressure will soar as will your heart rate. Crying will help to release this built up tension and slowly bring your vital signs back to a normal range.
#10: Worry About Calling the Cops After the Robbery
While you're being robbed, don't try to alert the cops, even if you work at a place that has a convenient button for notifying the police. Robbers will notice any suspicious behavior and will not like it. The important thing is to get out of the robbery safely. Once the robbery is over, call the cops immediately.