Thursday, June 07, 2007

Home Depot fires employees for stopping shoplifters

Home Depot employees obviously don't want to do what's right for Home Depot! From Moonbattery:
Bob Stewart of Midwest City, Oklahoma has been fired along with three other workers from their jobs at Home Depot for helping police apprehend shoplifters in violation of company policy:
An internal memo from Home Depot outlines that associates cannot accuse, detain, chase or call the police on any customer for shoplifting.
The loss-prevention guy at our Shields (Boulevard) store turned around and told me all we need to do is tell the shoplifter to have a good day as they leave the store. I said that just doesn't make sense.

Actually, in light of our policy on border security, it makes perfect sense. Our Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff must be moonlighting as a security consultant for Home Depot.

As commenter V the K observes, "It's not amnesty. It's a path to ownership." I mean, these shoplifters work hard and pay their taxes, so if they break the law, shouldn't we look the other way?

I, for one, hereby refuse to shop at Home Depot until they remedy this situation. Lowe's, here I come.