Skip to comments.Fired Best Buy security guard who tackled suspect outside California store can have his [tr]
Posted on 01/29/2019 8:25:23 AM PST by oh8eleven
FULL TITLE = "Fired Best Buy security guard who tackled suspect outside California store can have his job back, company says"
The employee had been discharged for violating company policy after helping law enforcement apprehend Timothy Trujillo outside the Roseville store earlier this month. However, Best Buy said in a statement to the Daily News on Tuesday that it has taken "another look at what happened."
"In the end, we understand he made a split-second decision to do what he thought was right and, while we wish he hadnt put himself or anyone else at risk, we regret our initial decision and will be offering him his job back," the statement read.
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
Best Buy got inundated with hate mail. Boycott threats etc. He should demand a raise
Why would a company hire a security guard if they didn’t expect “security”? Any diminished or restricted role would be something more like a greeter.
How on earth are they even still in business?
Back pay for all hours lost .
The police should offer him a job.
You min at hate BB but don’t post lies.
I prefer shopping at the Buy More.
Thread from yesterday 1-28-2019
Seen a guy run out of Home Depot with a wheel borrow full of electric saws.
The guy from Home Depot yelled stop...I said why not get him? Against Company Policy once he is outside door.
This wasn’t a knee jerk PC decision, it was a policy.. brought on by fear of liability and insurance companies and lawyers...
That’s what this was about.. BEST BUY doesn’t care about doing the right thing, just not getting sued of having liability...
They are cowards, like all corporations
If they have decided to ‘take a second look’ at such terminations, the policy may as well be officially discarded.
I don’t like it, but I understand the logic that a store would choose to avoid liability at all costs.
If this has changed, good, but they should still have some policy limiting the corporation’s liability in case the burglar wants to sue for bruised knees or whatever.
A good friend of mine lost his job that way at a local grocery store. He was a cashier until a shoplifter decided to walk away with a cart full of not paid for merchandise.
Nah, I think a big fat, "let's change the earnings projections for next quarter" settlement for all the mental anguish the idiots caused this law abiding citizen would be better?
Correction to link for thread from yesterday
Big chain stores almost all have a policy - employees may not pursue, engage or touch a shoplifter in any way. Call mall security or the cops, and step aside.
My nephew worked at Dicks Sporting Goods. He said given the design of their store combined with that “no pursuit” policy, if some of the local yutes/thugs had half a brain and were organized, they could clean out the entire store in 3 minutes.
I have no idea what that means.
The recent ‘I’m just a monitor’ commercials come to mind. Society has come to expect people to not get involved, often with tragic consequences.
Save this response for all future overreactions.
Observe and report I guess.
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