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#16 Doli

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 18:32

Is it better to just let them take the money and leave? His manager’s life could have been in more danger in a shootout between the two men or the robber could have grabbed the manager as a hostage to make sure he gets out. Companies have these rules so people wont sue them because a employee decided to be a hero and it didn't work out so great and a customer died. Instead of just letting the robber take the money and leave the store with a weapon you now have him sticking around longer.


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Posted 04 December 2012 - 18:56

Is it better to just let them take the money and leave?


99% of the time yes. That's why companies have a do as the thieves ask policy.

This said it's definately not a reason to fire someone. I mean it's a case by case. He felt it was safer to confront the armed thief and nobody got injured. He was there, the guy who fired him was not.

BTW props to him for not shooting someone running away. Finally a guy who have balls between the legs.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 19:12

This man is a trained soldier and did what he was trained to do and lost his job. Someone down there give him a job so he can provide for his family.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 22:18

Is it better to just let them take the money and leave?


Yes, but in many robberies, the crooks don't just take the money and leave -- they kill the store employees.

#20 Growled

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:44

Most stores have a policy of being non-confrontational towards customers (or robbers). An employee found violating that policy is usually fired.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 18:52

I work for them some of the most stupid policies ever.

#22 KingCracker

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 18:56

Same sort of thing happened to a walgreens employee a while back.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:32

I wouldn't want to tackle an irate customer or a robber these days. You never know what kind of juice they are on. You could get hurt or killed.