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The truth here, that some people see, and others dont is that morality plays just as big a part in business as emotion, that is none, it is a numbers game. Numbers dont recognize right, wrong, good, bad, happy, sad...only red or black.
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post
And the sissification of America continues. Used to be, you got caught stealing the store owner had every right to pursue and kick your ass. Now, if they so much as say anything to you while you're going out the door they can be sued.

The guy was shop-lifting. Common sense and morality states that he deserves anything he gets while trying to get away.
Actually, the guy who tackled him had every right to stop the thief and even detain him as he was committing a felony (likely). It's simply company policy (and a safe one at that) to let anybody get away.

To be clear: best buy could get sued for this, but no judgement against them would happen. In this country you can sue for anything you can dream up, it doesn't mean you'll win, necessarily. It's best to avoid lawsuits if you can however.
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I don't think you guys realize how much of a liability this is. What if they guy wasn't really stealing? What if he tackled him and found out that it was just a misunderstanding? From a corporate standpoint this type of precaution must be taken. Letting employees make moral judgement calls is too much of a unnecessary risk. What if an employee sees a kid getting verbally bullied in the store? Should he be able to step in and pop the bully? Maybe you think he should, but for a company that is wayyyyy too much grey area.
As much as I want to facepalm at Best Buy and rant about some of the stupid crap that is allowed in this country (guy who breaks into your home gets to sue when you beat him with a baseball bat, for example), the above quote makes logical sense. If it wasn't a theif and the employee made a mistake, Best Buy could be sued for a lot of the green stuff.
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I agree that it would be hard for myself to feel like I shouldn't stop people who are stealing from any where I may work, but honestly the policy is in the best interest of the company. If the laptops were stole and the thief was never caught the stores insurance pays for it. Most likely they got enough pictures of him that the police can track him down. Either way Best Buy doesn't really take a hit.

On a side note its bothers me to no end how little the managers above my manager care about the employees who actually do the work. Currently thats how it is with almost all larger companies, its all about profit.
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Wrongful dismissal suit?
Not sure it would go anywhere, he was clearly in violation of company policy.
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America, where thieves have rights.
Though i hate to say it, i agree with you on that. In My opinion if you are a convicted criminal you should have the fewest number of right possible, and i think this guy should have been promoted. I would have been happy that he stopped the guy. Although, i almost beat the **** out of a Best Buy Employee who grabbed my arm when i was going to my car because he said i walked out without him checking my receat, when he wasnt at his desk/counter thing. I told him to let go, he said no, i told him i was gonna punch him in the head, he let go, no charges nothing, if he did press charges i would explain that he grabbed me first. But still.
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1. Go to BestBuy/Walmart
2. Steal/pretending to steal some expensive items
3. Hope someone tackles/stops you
4. sue for injury
5. ?????
6. Profit!
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The truth here, that some people see, and others dont is that morality plays just as big a part in business as emotion, that is none, it is a numbers game. Numbers dont recognize right, wrong, good, bad, happy, sad...only red or black.
Are you saying it is or isn't a huge part?
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Though i hate to say it, i agree with you on that. In My opinion if you are a convicted criminal you should have the fewest number of right possible, and i think this guy should have been promoted. I would have been happy that he stopped the guy. Although, i almost beat the **** out of a Best Buy Employee who grabbed my arm when i was going to my car because he said i walked out without him checking my receat, when he wasnt at his desk/counter thing. I told him to let go, he said no, i told him i was gonna punch him in the head, he let go, no charges nothing, if he did press charges i would explain that he grabbed me first. But still.
I think grabbing you and won't let go can be considered as 'assault by contact'
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