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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