In Murfreesboro Tn. the borg fired two managers for stopping a scumbag
from stealing money from a soft drink machine outside the door. Said "
they violated co. policy " yea right, just let the thieves steal
It ain't bragging, if you can back it up___
The article says that one of the fired managers had worked at HD for
seven years but had never heard of the policy of notifying loss
prevention person or the police........really hard to believe, as theft
is a major management issue. As with most hiring/firing, previous
performance makes a difference and these guys may not have been "gems".
I know I would be unlikely to chase down a thief who was armed with a
The stores find it easier to pass on theft to you the customer, after
all most of it is public stealing it trust me I work in retail yes
staff steal but public doe most of it with out doubt. Right down to
returns with parts missing and taps returned with old taps in box cut
material cut short cause the idiot can,t read a tape. do I tell you
more cause I could. You as consumers are your own worst enemies
If the thief had cleaned his clock with the crowbar, the manager's family
would've sued HD for not having x-ray machines at the door or some such
bullshit. Perhaps that's why the company would rather accept a certain level
of theft. Nothing in the store comes close to the price of a big, fat
Or worse,he could have had a knife or handgun.
ISTR a Wal-Mart greeter got slashed by a fleeing shoplifter recently.
But the soda machine was OUTSIDE the door.
What good are x-ray machines or metal detectors if the person doesn't go
THRU the door?
Best to use a cellphone to take the crook's picture and call the police.
BTW,who OWNS the soda machine?? Not HD.
IMO,the managers should have had Tasers. ZAP the crap out of thieves.
wasnt there a similar story a few years ago? a walmart employ was robbed and
she fought back and saved the money. SHe was let go for violating company
policy. Policy stated that no employee will confront a robber. IT was
cheaper to let the cash go than to deal with the lawsuits that would happen
should the employee be injured in a robbery.
Last week at WalMart I saw two employees jump and knock down a
customer in the parking lot. In a few seconds the city police
handcuffed and took the customer away. This is an everyday
occurrence. I support store security taking an aggressive stance to
stop theft. This is in east TN.
On Thu, 30 Aug 2007 11:41:45 -0400, "Percival P. Cassidy"
firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Lane) wrote in
"Chester, an MTSU graduate, finds himself unemployed."
MTSU graduate...working at HD...Okayyyyy.
"Chester said he wouldn't pursue any legal recourse. "
Chance to put the f**ks to the Borg and he passes. Boy he is dumb as a
box of rocks.
Chester, an MTSU graduate, finds himself unemployed.
I own, and often carry a handgun, so we have something in common. But,
there's one way we're different. I never assume I'm a better warrior than
someone I've never met. That would be stupid, and there is no way to debate
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