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Go, thief!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Perry White, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    OK, this is freaking ridiculous. I hope he finds a new job soon.

    http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070829/NEWS01/70829023
    Home Depot employee looking for job after stopping alleged thief

     
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Sweet, I've had my eye on stuff there. Now I can just walk out with it.
     
  3. JR

    JR Active Member

    I understand the reason for the policy, but firing the guy? I hope he sues.
     
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    This isn't the 25th time a story exactly like this has been posted.
     
  5. Frylock

    Frylock Member

    Like most corporate policies, this one is to cover their own rears. Might get sued, you know.
     
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Lowe's needs to hire this guy yesterday and build an ad campaign around him.
     
  7. JR

    JR Active Member

    Disagree.

    If you own a retail store, whether it's Home Depot or Mom & Pop's Pillow Shop, the first thing you tell your employees is, "Give them the money and don't argue" .

    It's not about lawsuits. It's that the money in the cash register ain't worth getting killed.

    Besides, they're insured.

    Still, firing that guy was reprehensible
     
  8. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Reminds me of the Miami columnist who got fired for tape-recording the phone call with the local pol who ended up killing himself.

    Fired? Why not a stern talking-to, a reminder about policy, a week without pay? But fired?

    All Home Depot needed to do was have some spokesperson dweeb tell reporters that the employee broke with company policy, but that they appreciate his efforts.

    Maybe Arthur Blank's Home Depot empire would prefer to unleash the hounds on perps. His QB could help him there.
     
  9. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    Probably not. Lowe's has the same policy.
     
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I know... the future BIL is an assistant manager at one...
     
  11. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    My hometown, in this case. I know somebody will lend him a hand.
     
  12. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    It happened again: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-flbgoodsamaritan0911nbsep11,0,1176566.story

    FORT LAUDERDALE - As the lunch rush started Monday, waiter Juan Canales stopped a carjacker from taking a woman's Honda CRV out of the parking lot where he worked.

    Hours later he lost his job.
     
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