Sure hope Mr. Miller wins his lawsuit. We need more people like him who will step up and do what they think is right when a situation like this occurs. This guy was a thief and Mr. Miller was only doing what his instincts told him to.
So if a suspect tried to walk out with a 200.00 dollar skill saw Mr. Miller should not had intervened and used the asset protection and besides managers are to be involved with robberies at their stores and assist with disputes between employees and customers. He needs his job back as CEO.
Barny Fife would have chased down the crook even if Andy disapproved.
you may not like the way he does business but that's not necessarily a reflection of his personality. Especially since I only know your side of the story. I don't know you either. Based on the situation though I think he should get his job back and compensated for lost wages, but not millions of dollars. Some states have laws that if you stand by and don't do anything, you get arrested for that! I think Home Depot and other business need to just make people sign a waiver for those types of situations but for sure, not be fired for it.
I don't see him getting the millions he is asking for. He didn't follow compnay policy and lost his job over it. Had the man he chased carried a loaded weapon and took some pot shots at him and killed a few customers, you might have a different view. I can't say how I would react, and unless your in that situation, you can't either. But company rules are set for reasons, even if you don't know what those reasons are. It is cheaper to lose a skill saw than pay for funeral expenses and a settlement for the family of a deceased manager. Chasing crooks is police business call them and let them do the running, several of them need the exercise..lol..just joking on that.
postfan, your post should be deleted. This is no place to call people names...and your post really just makes you look bad.
Trvlace- At first I was upset at Home Depot for firing a man for trying to help get a crook off the street, but you have made some excellent points that I never thought of. I don't think he will get the millions and don't think he should, but I would like to see him get his job back/a second chance. I agree with you about Postfan. Those comments were not appropriate here. Thanks for setting me straight on letting the police handle the crooks. They do a fine job without my help.
When you are in a situation like that , its hard to say what you would do. This guy did what he thought was right(and what was right), he protected his employees. The police never get there in time from the donut shack. This guy should get a good settlement( maybe not 1.5 million) but he should get something. Ill never go to Home Depot again
I just want it cleared up that the person using the 'postfan' name here is NOT the same person that uses the 'postfan' handle on the other paper's forum! I've been using the 'postfan' screen name for over a year and now this person shows up and decides to use it here. C'mon...can't you be a little more creative and find your own name? BTW...I'm 'acdsrool' on this site and 'postfan' on the other! As for the story...I think the guy should get his job back but the damages are severely excessive!
Trvlace-I ask this because I am confused about some things, so understand I am NOT trying to be a smart@#$....
First, what names did 'postfan', or whoever it is, call this manager in his original comments? I re-read it and didn't see any direct name or indirect implication.
Also, whether or not I agree with postfan's stament is irrelevant-when I read it, it's not that far off from what you have said yourself. Postfan stated :"I am sure he signed some type of waiver acknowledging he understands the policies and rules of the company and penalties for not following them."
And then yours stated: "But company rules are set for reasons, even if you don't know what those reasons are."
So in essence you both pretty much focused on the same thing, so I guess I don't understand what in his post should be deleted.
That's all...just needing clarification
The post I refered to was deleted or edited. He called the manager a liar in that post. That is slander I think, and illegal in the USA. Also, this is a private forum and you must use it according to the rules and provisions it imposes on users and their posts. He clearly violated those rules. Thank you. Keep it clean!
I, too, saw postfan's original post and thought it quite nasty. That's the reason I wanted to clarify that I am not the same person that uses that screen name on another forum.
Thanks for the clarification....sometimes I give up my title as "sharpest knife in the drawer" and thus can miss the obvious! :-)
I also saw the nasty post, and ACDSROOL- I've seen your posts on here many times and knew right away that it wasn't you!
Thanks, Boo! I'm glad to know that not everyone will associate me with whoever this 'postfan' is!