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Are you saying it is or isn't a huge part?
I think he meant no. Businesses don't need emotion or morality.
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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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Are you saying it is or isn't a huge part?
It is not a part at all


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I think he meant no. Businesses don't need emotion or morality.
More so than that, large corporations cannot function with emotion or morality, not unless profit is not a priority.
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post #83 of 244
Then whats the purpose of:

1) Security guards? Your gonna have to leave the thief go anyway, right. Cost reduction by firing guards.

2) Security Cameras? Your not going to want to invade the persons privacy, right? Get rid of them. Less maintenance fees then.

3) Alarms? Why? You can cause a heart attack or some sort of trauma and kill the robber. Maybe make them deaf for life. More law suits.

So in essence security is more of a liability than a deterrent. Fired because you sought to protect the company's interest. Sheeezzzz....
post #84 of 244
This happens in most companies today. At my job we are told to ask the shoplifter to stop and follow us, but if they run we have to let them or we will be terminated as we are creating a possible liability situation.
 
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Originally Posted by Kahbrohn View Post
Then whats the purpose of:

1) Security guards? Your gonna have to leave the thief go anyway, right. Cost reduction by firing guards.

2) Security Cameras? Your not going to want to invade the persons privacy, right? Get rid of them. Less maintenance fees then.

3) Alarms? Why? You can cause a heart attack or some sort of trauma and kill the robber. Maybe make them deaf for life. More law suits.

So in essence security is more of a liability than a deterrent. Fired because you sought to protect the company's interest. Sheeezzzz....
Insurance requirements, same way your home insurance policy cost goes down when you install a security system, you are less of a liability
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Somehow I don't think this is the end for the 51 year old guy..
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This goes to show you that a company like Best Buy is not your friend.

They are looking out for their interests, not yours. Even when you put yourself in harms way to help them. I don't see firing him as any kind of solution to the issue, especially given his previous performance.

I know why they have the rule in place, I'm talking about their decision to fire him.
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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.
Alright, so if the guy pulled a gun and started shooting and killed a bystander because he was being attacked, should he be rewarded then? The policy is to let them go, get as much information as possible and call the police so instances like this don't happen where you can get sued(not just by the thief, but by any innocent bystander who gets hurt, or even the employees themselves) over a couple hundred dollar laptop. He should not be rewarded, it wasn't his stuff to defend. He was told by the owners of the stuff who's property he was on not to do what he did and he did it anyway.

It's not a "doing the right thing" issue, it's a "doing your job" issue. There is a reason that rule is in place, and that is because it isn't worth the trouble just because you want to be some kind of hero over some dumb laptops, and put everyone else at risk.
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This goes to show you that a company like Best Buy is not your friend.

They are looking out for their interests, not yours. Even when you put yourself in harms way to help them. I don't see firing him as any kind of solution to the issue, especially given his previous performance.
Of course they aren't your friend, what business is? Their purpose is to make money, plain and simple. This isn't an "ooohhhh Best Buy BAD" type of thing like some are making it out to be, all major retailers have this policy.
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Having worked for worst buy and in security no less, everyone gets informed at one point or another that under no circumstance are employees to touch customers, or anybody for that matter, in any way. Its considered assault thanks to frivolous lawsuits.

That guy who stole the laptops will sue and he will win or WB will settle out of court.
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