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post #101 of 244
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Originally Posted by Defoler View Post
From this, I see people wearing a hoodie or a hat going into best buy, picking the biggest baddest laptop they can find, yelling "MINE! UP YOURS!" and walk out with a smile and a cheery walk.

Good move there.
Any thief who knows anything about being a thief would already be well aware of this policy. I don't think you realize how many cameras and surveillance takes place at a place like Best Buy - it's not as easy as you portray it to be.
post #102 of 244
when they hire you. you sign a politic. I have the same politic here and I'm glad I have it cause now I can just watch and laugh and still have my job after that .

And it's not like you will loose your job because someone is steeling the store. You're not working for a little store. They have ample money to pay that and it goes in loss and profits as something that broke during shipping only difference is the supervisor that write something about it saying it was stolen.

and there's always some guards waiting outside the store so you won't be getting far if you try to steel something just a tad too heavy to run with .
    
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i think is dumb to risk your life for some corporate multimillion bussiness or any bussines
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post #104 of 244
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My mother is a parole officer and she has a guy on her caseload that tried to rob a subshop of some form and when the robber produced the knife the employee in pure movie style took a larger knife and said the famous line "thats not a knife... this is a knife". I believe the employee too got fired, guess its safer that way.
LOL too funny.
Edited by Xinc - 5/6/11 at 9:34am
post #105 of 244
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i think is dumb to risk your life for some corporate multimillion bussiness or any bussines
I think it is dumb to let a loser steal something and fire your best employee because you're afraid he's going to sue you. The kid isn't dumb for acting, he's dumb for working somewhere that his loyalty isn't appreciated.

Though you are right that it poses a risk to him, but many things do.
    
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post #106 of 244
Think about it this way though - what are you gaining from stopping him? Chances are very very high he'd get caught anyways. It's not like you'd be saving the company from any real financial hurt.
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He was fired for assault then.....not stopping a thief.
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post #108 of 244
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I agree but then you have the inconsistency of it all. Security to prevent crime that you specifically state you can not prevent by company policy. You think the insurance company, knowing this, will lower the premiums in any way? Nope... That's why the have those nice small lettered clauses which state that you will do everything in your power to prevent such acts. By having a policy like this you invalidate your intention of trying to prevent crime.

I do admit, it is all a catch-22 situation. I am just glad that Kline is safe and unharmed.
While a good point, there is no catch 22, the insurance company knows the policies just as well as best buy. Its not about the chance of intervention, its the threat of intervention. Same as hanging a security camera outside your house that isnt hooked to anything or sticking the alarm company sign in your lawn when you dont have an alarm. Its the threat of force, criminals and honestly humans in general follow the path of least resistance, they will hit a store that doesnt have security, before they hit one that does, just that simple.
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post #109 of 244
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I never know what to say about this.

Honestly he is not police and don't need to act like them. So many what ifs in the moment as it's a fight or flight situation.

I wish people would start not stopping for receipt checkers at walmart, as it violates your personal rights(sams club you enter a contract for them to do that). If they stop you(physically no matter how light)/hold you it's assault/false imprisonment simple as that. Once you buy something it's your personal property.
Yeah, have fun feeling awkward as they call you out for being a thief when you walk past them. Hope you're ready for a visit from the police too.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 5/6/11 at 9:56am
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This thread is full of corporate grown cowardice and greed. I really can't help but like it. Now I'm wondering...
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