Sprint employees fired for helping Apple

Tagged: apple, Heroes, Off Topic, Sprint
Source: Fudzilla - Read the full article
Posted: 4 years 13 weeks ago

Don't be a hero Mike McGee

Two “have-a-go heroes” have been fired by the telco Sprint for helping an Apple security guard capture a thief.

Paul Shoemaker and Mike McGee (no relation), were working at a Sprint outlet at the Cherry Creek Shopping centre. They heard a cry for help from an aging security guard as a shoplifting suspect blazed past them. They chased the guy down, caught him, and held him until mall security and police arrived.

Despite the fact they have been working for Sprint for between four to six years they were fired. Apparently Sprint has a policy that employees shouldn't confront thieves which they did not know about. Although the pair have protested everywhere they say they are not going to sue Sprint.

McGee said that he does not want to go back after the way he was treated and Shoemaker said he was not trying to make money off of this. ”I know there are a lot of people who sue companies because their coffee is too hot, but that's not me," said McGee.

Sounds to us like Sprint was loony to let good employees go and could have made a lot of PR milage out of it rather than scoring such an own goal.

 

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rapljwop
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Wow! That's just... mental! Poor employees!

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I can't wait to see some thieves get whipped by good guys... LOL! Okay, that's just taking way too far. :)

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The person that fired those guys needs to forced to ware a cone of "EPIC FAIL" for one week! I'm sick and tired of these rule pushers that work for corporations and government. I know they have their reasons and that is to keep another pinkie finger out of the news. But then again, the guy was calling for help. I'd sue, so they are better than me.

If there is another Cell Phone Company out there that would like to hire two good guys that will back you up in jam then here you go. No resume needed as good character has been established. In fact if I was them I'd use this incident to get hired with the competition. All these young males stealing Apple stuff these days. I'd like to see them try that with a shotgun in their face!! Come to Florida.

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That’s just one more good reason why I’m currently in the midst of dropping Sprint.

I mean, Sprint does not want employees to stop a thief from robbing the Apple store. Methinks Sprint is hiding something… :) LOL!

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