Having worked in a grocery store, it's very common to see that women will leave their purse unattended for a few moments in the cart while they shop for stuff.
He'll get his job back. No doubt.
I wish people and companies stopped being such pussies. That's partly the reason we have so much crime... these ar-tards know the company policies and think they'll get away with their shennanigans.
Now, if they know there's a Mossberg shotgun sitting behind the counter, and yes, they will use it, Mr. Dumbass criminal may rethink his next step before getting his ass pummeled.
I applaud this guy. F**k his liberal ass company.
its not as bad as the natural foods guy who got fired for taking home sandwiches at the end of the day that had already been counted as waste. that makes no sense at all, why fire someone for eating wasted food that has already been counted. if i'm closing at the end of the night, i would rather see the crew eat the leftovers rather than just throw them away truely wasted.
I saw that just this past Sunday... not only did the woman walk away leaving her purse, it was wide open with her phone and other stuff in plain view. Crazy in today's world.
if there is anything in that purse that is worth getting hurt or killed over, she should have been protecting it better.
These problems can be summed up with one word:
The lawyers/courts create the ridiculous environment where if you're a business you have to tell your employees, "Hey, if someone is stealing, just let them go..." because if that same employee were hurt trying to stop the crime the business, not the criminal, would be held responsible in a civil suit. That's where the problem is - they don't hold the actual criminal responsible.
So, as a business, you want to set an example by punishing good employees doing the right thing so that you won't be dragged through the courts if something bad happens. It's crazy backwards but that's pretty much how our legal system operates today.
Common sense is lost or any sense of right-or-wrong is lost in court. Mostly it's about theft (taking from the rich (business) and giving to the poor (employee)) without regard for who actually started the nonsense (the criminal).
Think about this: with our current legal system you wouldn't want to stop a criminal from stealing from your house because if he got hurt in the middle of it all then he could sue you (your renters/homeowner's policy). You are better off helping him load his truck (less expensive than a lawsuit). He's better off stubbing his toe rather than taking your TV.
The courts (and govt in general) are out of control.
The only reason the company has the policy is so employees won't sue them when they get shot.
Some other store needs to hire this guy ASAP. He's an instant free marketing campaign.