OK, so the actual story from Home Depot isn’t a “Please steal from us” letter. Rather, it is an article about three employees getting fired for violating company policy that says employees are not to stop shoplifters nor call police to report a shoplifter.
A former Home Depot employee said the company fired him and three other workers because they helped police catch several suspected shoplifters in May.
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Midwest City police said the men helped officers catch suspected shoplifters as they tried to run from a store with lawn equipment.
An internal memo from Home Depot outlines that associates cannot accuse, detain, chase or call the police on any customer for shoplifting. However, one of the fired employees said the company is selective in enforcing that policy.
I’ll agree with Andrew Kantor, my source for this article – Home Depot cannot have intended to announce to the world that they prohibit employees from stopping shoplifters or calling police.
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