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post #161 of 244
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You're not a fire fighter, would you extinguish someone on fire or sit there like it isn't your responsibility?
Horrible analogy. Totally different conditions. Were talking about money, not lives.
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post #162 of 244
Nice to know if I get mugged for MONEY, alot of people here have no spines and are cowards and would just stare with their mouth open.
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post #163 of 244
And that's why we have police. What's the point of having police if we have idiots like this employee who just try to enforce justice. Leave it to the professionals, it's so simple!

Guy deserved what he got. I feel sorry for the poor thief. I hope he wasn't injured.
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Nice to know if I get mugged for MONEY, alot of people here have no spines and are cowards.
Again, threat of personal injury is involved, most people would be more apt to step in at that point
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post #165 of 244
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Nice to know if I get mugged for MONEY, alot of people here have no spines and are cowards and would just stare with their mouth open.
We are talking about a workplace environment.
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post #166 of 244
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Horrible analogy. Totally different conditions. Were talking about money, not lives.
no the person he was talking to also used "someone getting beat up" as well. so the analogy was true.
    
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Horrible analogy. Totally different conditions. Were talking about money, not lives.
My analogy was directed at the comment I quoted regarding not having to do something that isn't your job, and the moral weight that the decision carries. I was pointing out that just because it isn't your JOB to do something does not mean that you will not be morally motivated to do something about it.
    
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You're not a fire fighter, would you extinguish someone on fire or sit there like it isn't your responsibility?
I see your point and I'll admit that I could have worded it better, but I do see a difference between what happened in the Best Buy and your example.

With someone on fire, of course you'd try to help. You wouldn't be instigating the situation at all by trying to help there. If you try to intervene with a thief, they could have a concealed weapon bringing harm upon yourself and others in the store, there could be accomplices and it'd be the same with a physical altercation.

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My analogy was directed at the comment I quoted regarding not having to do something that isn't your job, and the moral weight that the decision carries.

I was pointing out that just because it isn't your JOB to do something does not mean that you will not be morally motivated to do something about it.
If that's the case then I stand by what I said. Workplaces have protocols to make sure when bad things happen, they're dealt with in the 'most correct' way possible to prevent further issues or complications.

If we change your extreme example a little to, the workplace being on fire. You'd be required to exit the building and wait for fire fighters or else you'd be breaking protocol and risking your job just as the Best Buy employee did by tackling the thief. If you went to try and put the fire out, you could end up being the person in your example and no one would be there to help because YOU didn't follow protocol.

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Nice to know if I get mugged for MONEY, alot of people here have no spines and are cowards and would just stare with their mouth open.
Refer to first point in this post.

There would also be other conditions to take into account, if you were 5'8" and 175lbs and watched someone mugger (who was 6'4" and 280lbs) steal a purse, I'm sure you'd have the same opinion right?


Unfortunately the 'most correct' thing to do in certain situations does not always end up being the most moral.
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As far as I know police are not around every corner and have a response time equal to moving pond water, that is where citizens need to grab their scrot, and do something. I'll be sure not to stop the guy stealing any of your stuff.
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I am now dumber for reading this article.
Thanks alot OP!
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