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Insurance requirements, same way your home insurance policy cost goes down when you install a security system, you are less of a liability
I agree but then you have the inconsistency of it all. Security to prevent crime that you specifically state you can not prevent by company policy. You think the insurance company, knowing this, will lower the premiums in any way? Nope... That's why the have those nice small lettered clauses which state that you will do everything in your power to prevent such acts. By having a policy like this you invalidate your intention of trying to prevent crime.

I do admit, it is all a catch-22 situation. I am just glad that Kline is safe and unharmed.
post #92 of 244
"...it was store policy to not interfere with a crime in progress."

I wonder if BestBuy will find themselves being robbed far more frequently as thieves learn about this store policy.
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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.
Right, I'm just saying that he should not have been fired.

He was obviously a model employee who made a mistake. What I'm saying is that you shouldn't try to help the company, because they aren't going to try and help you if you pose any risk to them.

It is probably company policy to terminate, etc.
    
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Meh, they tell you this when you're hired.
I quit because they were going to fire me. I repeatedly told customers where much better prices were, especially in the GPU dept. Guess it kinda defeated the whole 'Sales Rep' thing.
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Right, I'm just saying that he should not have been fired.

He was obviously a model employee who made a mistake. What I'm saying is that you shouldn't try to help the company, because they aren't going to try and help you if you pose any risk to them.

It is probably company policy to terminate, etc.
Exactly.
Basically, BB is right to have this policy.
But they were dead wrong for firing the man for this.
    
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I work at a grocery store, our union made us sign a "Non-pursuit policy". Yup you can rob anything, all we can do is watch...
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I still stand by saying that the possibility of injury to human life is warrant enough to not do anything.
I also agree with this. For all those hating Best Buy, wouldn't it be immoral to stop such an action from happening to them? Wouldn't it be moral to let the big bad company take the fall? Even if you have nothing against Best Buy, you would argue it's of higher moral standard to prevent this guy from stealing from Best Buy rather than do nothing, save his job, and protect his (and others) safety?
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From this, I see people wearing a hoodie or a hat going into best buy, picking the biggest baddest laptop they can find, yelling "MINE! UP YOURS!" and walk out with a smile and a cheery walk.

Good move there.
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Reminds me of a best buy employee that got stabbed in the stomach years ago for trying to stop a shoplifter at a store near me. Not always a good idea.
That's why all retail jobs tell floor staff to let the person get what they want and call management ASAP. Sucks for the person that got fired, but you broke company policy.
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