I used to shop at auto zone, but no more. The guy deserved a commendation, not losing his job. They might not miss my patronage but if enough people would stop shopping there it might make a difference.
Does your job description define who you are?Quote:
He said he felt it was his responsibility to to do what he did. Well, not according to his job description I assume.
Does your job description dictate your morality?
Is your job description more important than your ability to act?
Will your job description define what is right or what it wrong?
If I'm AutoZone's VP of HR, I'd put this guy on paid suspension for a week. But I'd give him a round-trip ticket to company HQ and have a sit-down with him and the head of Loss Prevention, and explain clearly what we expect of employees and what we don't. Then I'd take him out to the best restaurant in town, buy him a great dinner, and send him home to contemplate his future as an employee with AutoZone. His "homework" would be to call me back at the end of the suspension and let me know if he wants to continue with AZ or not. Psychological counseling on the company would be provided for a month whether he stays with the company or not. And all those actions come at a total expense that's a tiny fraction of what the company would have paid in legal fees or a settlement for a dead employee killed on the job.
no way.. screw Autozone. Not going there anymore.
You're right of course...but that dont make it right.Quote:
But by virtue of the emploers policy of no guns at work it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that what the man did went against what his employers expected of him.........
When you use a ZERO tolerance policy, you dont look at things in the context of its meaning. You throw out all rational explanation and thought process. This zero tolerance crap is going to be the down fall of this society.
And yes, not the best example but I am super tired.:smile:
I'd have to go with the written warning. Corporations are amoral organizations whose sole reason for being is to create profits. Admittedly it would be good mentoring but I really can't see it as cost effective to fly him around with a free meal thrown in. That sends a mixed message and only educates one employee. A better fix would be to set up a new training regimen for all the stores that covers this same information. That would ensure that the information actually gets to the people who need it. As much as I detest and disdain their corporate policy, it is their business and it is much cheaper to just fire him and hire another drone worker.
I wonder who did the firing; hopefully not the manager who had already expressed his gratitude.
To a large corporation, employees are a replaceable asset. You won't find this written on any company letterhead, but its how the college educated executives think. If an employee is murdered on the job, thats a tradgedy. Thats sad. They will send some flowers to somebodys doorstep. A week later they hire a replacement.
If an employee were to exercise their right to self preservation in a situation like this, thats a liability. That word will make a corporate brainwashed risk management fanatic pucker their anus so hard it will go inverted.
A murdered employee is a cheap loss to a corporate bean counter. An employee defending themselves exposes the company to liability in a lawsuit (profit losses), which is also sad that the world is like that but thats how it goes.
So to protect the profits, they write the policies, and keep the shareholders satisfied.
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AutoZone employee fired after taking action against
I guess this is another case of doing the right thing is not doing the right thing.
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I think it's safe to say he'll be inundated with job offers pretty soon.