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O/T - Auto Zone just lost my business

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  1. GBatch_25

    GBatch_25 Active Member

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    Greta VanSustern just interviewed a fellow who stopped a robbery at his AutoZone store in Virginia. He worked there and heard the robbery in progress and ran to his car, retrieved his legally registered weapon and ran back into the store and stopped the robbery.

    For this and for saving his Manager's life, AutoZone Corporate fired the young man. I sent AutoZone an email telling them they just lost my business. How asinine can they be?

    Gene in Illinois
     
  2. timberfaller

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    Here is the FOX News report about it!!

    http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/autozone-fires-worker-who-stopped-robbery.html
     
  3. crusha

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    Sigh. Here somebody is in danger, an employee no less, and all they care about is making sure their insurance rates don't go up because they tolerate employees having guns in their cars on company property.


    Employees are expendable...but insurance premiums are forever.


    Class act guys.
     
  4. CharlieAMA

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    What is the email address to Auto Zone? They suck here in Amarillo anyway. Charlie
     
  5. midalake

    midalake Well-Known Member

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    Have not heard the story, but if true it is hard to think how someone that should get a medal.


    Gets the shaft.

    GS
     
  6. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    And it's not like there ain't plenty of alternatives to shop at. Cripes, we have auto parts stores practically on every corner here.
     
  7. Don Steele

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    I used that "contact us" portal on the Autozone website to let'em know they have lost my business unless they have some OTHER explanation. I advised them that as it stands..it APPEARS that they should HONOR Mr. McLean, give him a public apology and get him back to work...IF THEY CAN.
     
  8. Bruce Specht

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    Corporate America and common sense seem to be an oxymoron in this day and age. of course Autozone never should have had a your business anyway.
     
  9. halfmile

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    Surprised no one reports an answer.

    HM
     
  10. 548

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    That manager is lucky the robber didn't start spraying bullets when this guy pulled his stunt.
     
  11. Ross

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    Don't know anything except this posting but it seems like a SAD state of affairs when you get punished for protecting yourself & others. Ross Puls
     
  12. John Galt

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    Thanks 548 for supplying the sheep perspective.
     
  13. 548

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    Seriously Galt. Companies have policies regarding employee conduct in the event of an armed robbery. Those policies are in place to guide employee conduct in a manner that statistics show will have the highest likelyhood of producing no injuries. It is the policy of no company to engage an armed robber; for good reason.

    Those mom and pop convenience stores where the armed owner is behind the counter is an obvious exception. But from a corporate view, you can not allow this type of conduct within your company.
     
  14. scooterbum

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    Bite it.
     
  15. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    548, tell that to the people that were killed in the 90's in the Chicken Unlimited store in the burbs of Chicago. Or the people in the store in Chicago just a few days ago all 5 injured in a robbery / shooting. I have every right to defend myslef and others. Too many people are afraid to get involved to help others that's one of our problems in this country.
     
  16. blizzard

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    548- You and your opinion should both go away.
     
  17. 548

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    Nobody said you don't have the right to defend yourself; absolutely you do.

    And so does the company have the right to enforce policy. Their hands are tied. If they don't address this situation, they establish "past practices" so that next time this happens and things go badly, the company is wide open to law suits.
     
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    Last year in Milwaukee in an Aldi store there was a rober with a shotgun. A CCW holder was ready, but only fired when the perp pointed the gun at the clerks head.

    Perp hit in the leg and survived to go to jail. I might not have had that much restraint.

    Any Harvard Business School corporate Empty Suit should understand that CCW holders are a little smarter than the average shopkeeper with a pistol under the counter.

    HM
     
  19. pyrdek

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    I wonder if the CEO or the PR VP of Autozone met an armed robber on the street in front of their store, or even in the store, and were the victims, rather than "just some employee" they would still want their employee to just sit back and watch?

    The easiest way to turn a gun grabbing liberal into a staunch NRA member conservative is to have him/her be assaulted by a criminal. It is amazing how quickly THEIR viewpoint can change when THEY are looking at the muzzle of a criminal's gun pointed right at THEIR face!

    The funny part is that this same action by a law abiding citizen can also very quickly change the viewpoint of a lot of criminals when their supposed "sheep like" victim turns out to be a wolf.
     
  20. ROGER A.

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    your a DOLT !!!!!
     
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