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Originally Posted by XNine View Post
Actually, I have worked retail. And am probably far more educated than yourself. That's neither here nor there. The point is, no matter what a Corporation says is "right or wrong," there's a truer definition of right or wrong out there. What this guy did was right. And, he should get a promotion for it, not fired.
If you are looking from the corporate perspective then he should get fired. I would do the same thing if I were the store manager.

It doesn't matter if he did the right thing or not, if he injured himself or the thief, then Bestbuy could get sued for millions of dollars. Plus Bestbuy probably bought insurance that will cover stolen goods.

And even if he doesn't get fired, there's no way his getting a promotion, that's like saying hey you guys should all chase the thief if you see one(and possible get yourself or someone else injured).

That's just how corporates works, they don't care about right or wrong, it's all about money.

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Originally Posted by robwadeson View Post
I didn't know it's that easy to steal from best buy, alienware m17x here I come!
cover your face and do it quick before the police gets here
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post #42 of 244
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i'd fire him too, if he was such a good employee then he should have known what are the policy of bestbuy against crime.
Sometimes I wish we could go crusades style and hack off their hands...

They'll never do it again, that's for sure...Certainly won't be able to hold 2 laptop boxes.
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Originally Posted by Bluescreen_Of_Death View Post
While I can see both sides of the debate here, considering that the employee didn't get hurt AND apprehended the person committing the crime, I think more of a "You dun goofed, go home for a week with no pay" with a subtle thumbs up is a better punishment rather than firing the employee.

But, with that said, if I were in his shoes, I'd do the same thing. I've always wanted to do a citizens arrest =]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen...#United_States
If he didn't get any serious punishment like getting fired it would set an example for other employees and make them think it may be ok for them to do things like this....
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post #44 of 244
I guess this is what happens when people get hell-bent on pursuing their rights and freedom of speech in situations that clearly don't call for it.
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I work for a company with the same policy. I have confronted thieves before and was told to leave them alone (after catching two). First off you cant touch a thief because that's assault. And liability is the other reason. Best thing to do if the guy falls down is get the merchandise and let him go. Personally I don't see why more people don't steal, the hands off policy is practically everywhere... I don't agree with it, but it is.
    
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Sad but most stores have this policy. The employee even admitted he knew better. Its a shame that this happened none the less.
wait, wait wait!

So you're saying;

I can rob a store and if i get the slightest of an injury while doing something wrong I can sue the company? and Probably not only get bail but get some gain?

*** AMERICA
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Actually, I have worked retail. And am probably far more educated than yourself. That's neither here nor there. The point is, no matter what a Corporation says is "right or wrong," there's a truer definition of right or wrong out there. What this guy did was right. And, he should get a promotion for it, not fired.
Yeah, you sound like a total genius...
    
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I completely agree with best-buy or any other company that fires individuals that do this. It is stupid for an employee to pursue a thief like this. What if he had a gun, and with the employee trying to stop him he pulled it and shot employees or customers.

There is a reason that companies have these policies. It is for the safety of the customers and employees.

Risking not only your own life/well being, but others is not worth the cost of a few pieces of electronics. Let the idiot take the goods put his picture up everywhere and let the police take care of it.
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Wow, too many people don't see the part where the "guy is stealing two laptops" and "and honest employee successfully intervened without hurting him."

Instead they see "Best Buy should/will be sued for this, Employee should know better."

Wow really?

I have to leave this thread, the fail in here is too hard to breathe.
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