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post #51 of 244
why can't it be as simple as if you are doing something illegal you should lose your basic rights. I had a problem with fights when i worked as a door guy at a local bar. they could woop your a** but you weren't supposed to hit them, just restrain them and throw them out. lawsuits have gone kind of crazy now. I don't understand how a judge could let a criminal sue Best Buy because he got a broken arm while stealing. kind of crazy to me
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post #52 of 244
This entire ordeal is what I like to call sue-happy people mixed with pussification of america. We rather wait and depend on the cops than taking action because we are scared that either a. we will get hurt, b. the company will fire you. Last time I checked most 911 responses are at least 30sec - 5 minute wait for officer on scene. The company's policy is totally stupid. How about we should all go down and steal from Best Buy because they don't stop you. How stupid is this. To me this just puts up a big sign for all the robbers in the area, "Hey come on over and rob us blind we won't stop you."

As I see it that man should get a medal. Took out the bad guy and saved the company estimated $2000+ dollars. Instead he gets fired. Think if banks did this. How much money would be stolen in one day if say Chase decided on this.
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No morality on Worst Buy's part... Least we know where to rob now, take all you want, no one's gonna stop ya. And if they try to, remind them that they'll be fired as you're walking out, they'll never touch ya. YEAH, thats the way things work.
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And you wonder why when crime happens, nobody does anything. Hell, even capturing an incident on a cellphone can be terms for dismissal.
     
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the most awesome thing to put on your resume:

"let go because i stopped a thief"
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post #56 of 244
Quote:
Originally Posted by SwishaMane View Post
No morality on Worst Buy's part... Least we know where to rob now, take all you want, no one's gonna stop ya. And if they try to, remind them that they'll be fired as you're walking out, they'll never touch ya. YEAH, thats the way things work.
Nah they'll just get ya later with the 10 cameras they had on you.
post #57 of 244
That's just ridiculous. That's the corporate world for you. Protect your employer's assets and get fired in return. "Our insurance would have covered the stolen laptops" is their logic.
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post #58 of 244
they shouldnt have fires him as there were no liability issues,

they only should give a tick on the hands and let him continue his job..

He was even 51 years old
They still fire him after working there one of the hardest,
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post #59 of 244
This shouldn't be about BestBuy. We understand why they do this, and they're right in their policy. But firing the guy was absolutely wrong. Sit him down and talk to explain why he shouldn't do it in the future. Deck him a week of pay. Firing is just wrong.
    
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Originally Posted by nardox View Post
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 that's what's even worse about this ordeal is that the thief would even have a right to sue if he were injured. I could see if they took him into a back room and tortured him, but come on, he got tackled trying to escape.
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