Here's the article - thoughts?
Sprint Fires Employees for Pursuing Alleged Shoplifter
No good deed left unpunished? People should stay out of it because who cares if huge corporations lose some pocket change?
I've seen shoplifters handled really roughly (NYC) and I've also seen them bite store employees yelling "I have AIDS!" (DC). Sooooo :shrugs:
I think the issue here is employees aren't being encouraged or discouraged for ethical principle but rather because we live in a highly litigious society in the US. Everyone's afraid of getting sued so nobody wants the risk. I think that's the industrial-complex etc. etc. etc. dictating to people a life of acquiescence and acceptance to big business and big government policy.
It's not about people living in a community with relationships with one another, it's about consumers and employees answering to the same corporate/government entities.
It fits into a larger issue of people feeling alienated and detached from one another and relating to each other through a logo.