"the Debaters: Young female workers are paying the price for late opening hours."
"This is an opinion piece. It is the writer who stands for the views that are put forward in the text, not Against."
"the DEBATE. ”I have a black belt in taekwondo so I can defend myself”. So says one of the respondents in our survey about working alone in stores. It is the first in-depth study of solitary work in the trade. "
"working alone is very widespread in the trade. Not least by the increasing number of convenience stores. But even in the smaller shops in the malls are ensamarbetet usual."
"The service that we have become accustomed to, a convenience store open late in the evenings or a shopping mall with a wide range open during large parts of the day has a price. "
"the Price to be paid mainly by young female workers. More women are working alone and they are more afraid of ending up in threatening situations. A third concern of robbery, threats and violence."
"Ensamarbetet gives a worse work environment. It is difficult to take short breaks, for example, to go to the toilet. Stress due to high workload, are also common. Many are worried about not being able to get help if you hurt and not having someone to ask for help in difficult situations."
"It's very degrading to be forced to have to summon the guard when to go to the bathroom,” said one person in our survey. "
"another explained that ”you feel uncomfortable if you are alone in the cashier, preferably in the evening when it sometimes will skim types.”"
"So, is taekwondoträning a reasonable approach? Of course not, but many who are working alone to develop their own strategies."
"It may be about to have something on hand that can serve as ”weapons” if there should arise an awkward situation. To say things that make it sound as if there are people nearby, though it does not do it or to let friends meet up outside the store at closing. "
"Be in constant hotberedskap is a kind of stress, which researchers believe is harmful in the long term. This is because it is not followed by more casual situations. "
"”I Feel threatened or ”uncomfortable” I keep myself at the store's entrance with a warning garments. If something happens to trigger the I the alarm, which draws people's focus to itself and leaves the store out in the mall”, explained a lonely workers. Another ”carry on försvarsspray.”"
"Employers often let employees solve the problems themselves, or opt for cheaper measures like better alarm and surveillance cameras. Employees are demanding instead to be more accessible the guardian, better support if something happens, to avoid having to perform certain tasks alone, and better knowledge and practices."
"working alone introduced today regularly without thought. It has become the usual way to increase opening hours without increasing staffing. "
"There is no special law on working alone, the controls are the Swedish work environment Authority regulations on solitary work, AFS 1982:3. A soon to be 40 year old rule written long before ensamarbetet was widely used in shops, and before it was the norm with the opening hours late into the evening."
"the Premise of it is that solitary work is permitted in principle, but may be prohibited in specific cases. We believe that the risks are so great that the principle must be the reverse. Solitary work shall, in principle, be avoided, but may be allowed if sufficiently good conditions."
"nSusanna Gideonsson, chairman, representing the commercial employees förbundnCarolina Uppenberg, report designers"
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