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Walmart fires employee for coming to the aid of woman being
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 18 October 2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Posted on 10/18/2013 4:34:58 AM PDT by moonshinner_09

Walmart fires employee for coming to the aid of woman being assaulted by her boyfriend in the parking lot

Kristopher Oswald says he was doing the right thing when he jumped to the aid of a woman being assaulted in the parking lot of the Michigan Walmart where he worked. Walmart says he violated company policy and fired Mr Oswald the next day. The 30-year-old stock clerk in Hartland, Michigan, was punched six times in the head by the woman's furious boyfriend, but he says he never thought the incident would cost him his job. 'I never expected all of this. And the least I expected was to not have a job,' Mr Oswald told WXYZ-TV. But Walmart says corporate rules demanded that Mr Oswald not intervene in that circumstance. Mr Oswald's manager wrote he was fired 'after a violation of company policy on his lunch break.' 'We had to make a tough decision, one that e don't take lightly, and he's no longer with the company,' company spokeswoman Ashley Hardie told the Associated Press.

Mr Oswald said he was in his car on his break from his job stocking shelves about 2.30am Sunday when he saw a man grabbing a young woman. It appeared that he was trying to stop her from leaving the parking lot, Mr Oswald said. He said he asked her if she needed help and the man started punching him in the head and yelled that he was going to kill him. Mr Oswald said he was able to get on top of the man, but then two other men jumped him from behind

Livingston County sheriff's deputies arrived and halted the fight. The woman was not seriously hurt. Police investigated, but could not track down the suspect.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; michigan; walmart
If you are woman shopping at Walmart and you are being attacked,Walmart employees are told to stand back watch & allow the person to beat/harm a woman.You can see how much Walmart thinks of it's customers.As the many say,one more reason not to shop at Walmart
1 posted on 10/18/2013 4:34:58 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

Wouldn’t they have done the same if it had been a man being?


2 posted on 10/18/2013 4:39:48 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO!)
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To: moonshinner_09

I can’t get the link to work.


3 posted on 10/18/2013 4:43:27 AM PDT by tje
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To: moonshinner_09

He should have taken the opportunity to sell her something for her wounds instead of trying to prevent them — bandaids and gauze were on sale.


4 posted on 10/18/2013 4:45:05 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: moonshinner_09
Police investigated, but could not track down the suspect.

The suspect was the woman's boyfriend. She's protecting him. Dang, people are stupid.

5 posted on 10/18/2013 4:46:59 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: moonshinner_09

Zero tolerance exists when there is no common sense.


6 posted on 10/18/2013 4:47:21 AM PDT by Clarence
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To: moonshinner_09
Livingston County sheriff's deputies arrived and halted the fight.

The woman was not seriously hurt.

Police investigated, but could not track down the suspect.

What! I am sure the woman knows the name of attacker.

7 posted on 10/18/2013 4:48:50 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: moonshinner_09

Hmm. He was on his unpaid lunch break....


8 posted on 10/18/2013 4:50:39 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: moonshinner_09

Anyone who gets between a woman and the husband of boyfriend who is beating her bloody will find, more often than not, that he is being attacked by the woman as well as by the man. I have seen it work that way more than once and have done the good deed one time. Never again.


9 posted on 10/18/2013 4:55:47 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Tax-chick
One suspects that it was inappropriate for a white man to become involved at all.

Allowing certain patrons to kill each other in the parking lot is just part of a larger Theft Prevention Program.

10 posted on 10/18/2013 4:56:58 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Tried to tell 'em Affirmative Action was a bad idea...Now look what happened!)
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To: moonshinner_09
From the stand point of Corporate. They don't want any liability issue. Citizens can do heroic stuff on their own, just not under them.

And thus we are downgrading into UK - the daylight beheading of one of her soldiers on the street, and passersby ‘KNOW that some vague gubmint was going to take care of it’

11 posted on 10/18/2013 5:00:27 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

Wow, that was sardonic!


12 posted on 10/18/2013 5:04:56 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: Clarence

That’s because rigidly sticking to a policy is easier and requires less thought by management than using common sense. If management uses their own judgement and reasoning then they might get flack for a decision they make. Mindlessly implementing policy from above without question (zero tolerance) means they are covering their own backside at the expense of their people. Great leadership there. :-/ We routinely see the same thing with schools and their zero tolerance policies. That’s how you get kids suspended for cartoon pictures, poptart shapes, etc. Mindless drones CYA.


13 posted on 10/18/2013 5:05:47 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: moonshinner_09

Walmart is an evil, inhuman, anti-American Globalist Corporation.


14 posted on 10/18/2013 5:08:24 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: moonshinner_09

there’s a documentary about Wal Mart - and the employees and former managers tell about circumstances just like these - basically, WalMart builds the roads and parking lots to get to the store - they don’t care what happens in the parking lot - staff is low in the store - but people always come in there - over buy - self-check out - and leave...once the purchase is made - Wal Mart executives don’t care...the Walton family are the most richest people in the US - maybe the world...they have a compound built for survival - it’s another company that touted US MADE - got it going - then started buying cheaper made products from China -— it’s a money maker - no a safety net!


15 posted on 10/18/2013 5:11:53 AM PDT by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: Aevery_Freeman
I suspect it has more to do with the fact that in every such situation, WalMart will end up getting sued by one party or the other. You can't be certain that the whole thing wasn't a set up to begin with. Noble intentions or not, the employee endangered himself by physically intervening.
He gets killed or injured, he sues WalMart.
The bad guy sues WalMart, along with his “girlfriend”.

Want to stop this stupidity? Find a way to derail the lawsuit lottery form of welfare.

16 posted on 10/18/2013 5:13:38 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

> Walmart is an evil, inhuman, anti-American Globalist Corporation.

And so is every other corporation. Get over it. They exist to sell you stuff and make a profit.


17 posted on 10/18/2013 5:14:51 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

I’ve heard of similar incidents, sex during lunch hour, where the company could not fire the employee. I think that involved a union.


18 posted on 10/18/2013 5:16:27 AM PDT by meatloaf
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Your post is a denial of reality


19 posted on 10/18/2013 5:17:18 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

“Walmart is an evil, inhuman, anti-American Globalist Corporation.”

Sounds like owebama


20 posted on 10/18/2013 5:21:04 AM PDT by Rannug
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To: Tax-chick

None more so than ‘law enforcement’


21 posted on 10/18/2013 5:23:45 AM PDT by relictele ("An elective despotism was not the government we fought for..." - James Madison)
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To: Tax-chick

Thank you! In the Days of Obama, sarcasm is just too milquetoast.


22 posted on 10/18/2013 5:24:41 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Tried to tell 'em Affirmative Action was a bad idea...Now look what happened!)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger
I agree.

As lawyers are officers of the court, shouldn't their numbers be limited?

We don't allow people to receive police training and then go into private practice as real cops, they must find a jurisdiction to represent.

23 posted on 10/18/2013 5:28:53 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Tried to tell 'em Affirmative Action was a bad idea...Now look what happened!)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Sounds like the liberals I know.


24 posted on 10/18/2013 6:09:46 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Did you forget your sarc tag?


25 posted on 10/18/2013 6:25:02 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
Walmart is an evil, inhuman, anti-American Globalist Corporation.

It is the quintessential American success story.

A couple of times a year, my folks would go to the county seat in Bentonville to do their assessment and pay property tax. Helen and Sam ran a small 5-and-dime store. My brother and I talked to them many times when folks made the trip to Bentonville.

In the early 60s, Sam and his brother bought a small chain of department stores that were bankrupt or about to be bankrupt. The Waltons started their empire with about 6 stores. [I live in the small town that has store #4.]

Evil? Inhumane? Yeah. Walmart is a corporation, not a social organization. However, Walmart and its founding family have given $billions to social concerns.
26 posted on 10/18/2013 6:32:02 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: moonshinner_09

27 posted on 10/18/2013 6:35:20 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: moonshinner_09

Don’t blame walmart. Blame the trial lawyers.


28 posted on 10/18/2013 7:06:58 AM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: moonshinner_09

The guy is on his lunch break—not on the clock. Is the problem that it all happened on the Wal Mart parking lot?

IF he had been on his day off & done the same thing somewhere else, would he have been fired??

This only highlights why the Tort Lawyers in the USA have caused such problems.


29 posted on 10/18/2013 8:02:24 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: TomGuy
In the early 60s

I don't give a hoot what Sam Walton did 50 years ago. I care about what Walmart is doing to the country today. Its a major force that has ruined it.

30 posted on 10/18/2013 9:09:07 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Rannug
Sounds like owebama

It should. Obama is an evil, inhuman, anti-American, Globalist Corporate meatpuppet.

31 posted on 10/18/2013 9:15:43 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks moonshinner_09.
Livingston County sheriff's deputies arrived and halted the fight.
See, he should have called 911, and they would have told him to "stand down". /s


32 posted on 10/19/2013 10:04:53 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: TomGuy

Billions to social concerns don’t equal the impact of the lion heart that was missing when dealing with such situations... Walmart got panned SO bad on MAIN STREAM MEDIA sites! (e.g. ABC.com) that it offered the guy a job back.

Bunch of pussy cats. Not a lion heart to be seen.


33 posted on 10/19/2013 6:55:56 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: TomGuy; All

Billions to social concerns don’t equal the impact of the lion heart that was missing when dealing with such situations... Walmart got panned SO bad on MAIN STREAM MEDIA sites! (e.g. ABC.com) that it offered the guy a job back.

Bunch of pussy cats. Not a lion heart to be seen.


34 posted on 10/19/2013 6:56:20 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: SunkenCiv

That sheriff was lion hearted. He commended the guy. Walmart seems to be ruled by pussy cats.


35 posted on 10/19/2013 6:57:59 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Sadly, I think the reason Walmart has this policy is because if their employee injured the person doing the assaulting they would be liable for personal injuries and the millions the assaulter would get in a court. You KNOW a court would hold in favor of the assaulter over big pockets Walmart. Sadly, even though that policy sucks, I understand why they have it.


36 posted on 10/19/2013 6:58:39 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: RetiredArmy

And... will anyone stand up for lion hearts any more?

Surely if anybody has the muscle to lobby, if that is what it takes, Wal Mart has!


37 posted on 10/19/2013 7:01:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: RetiredArmy

And if it takes an incident (or more) like this to embarrass them into realizing the lion heart is what they need to be boosting... well, let it be. The original lion heart, the Lion of Judah, has arranged things that way. You can’t buy into cowardice forever; that brings its own punishment.


38 posted on 10/19/2013 7:03:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Walmart should require its employees to carry and take target practice.


39 posted on 10/19/2013 7:20:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
Walmart is an evil, inhuman, anti-American Globalist Corporation.

Nonsense. Walmart provides value to many, many customers. I don't like that they have this policy but I don't blame Walmart. I would blame the litigious environment of the country. Look to the trial lawyers and the plaintiffs looking for a payoff... That's where the problem is.

40 posted on 10/19/2013 7:34:45 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Ramius
I would blame the litigious environment of the country.

BS. Walmart has so many hundreds of billions and so much political influence that they could defend their employees on principle if they wanted to but they don't want to. Their principles lie elsewhere and it has nothing to do with money. The people that own and run Walmart are already richer than Croesus. There are more important things to them than money.

Whatever value Walmart provides -cheapo made in Red China junk sold in cheerless, Stalinesqe warehouses - hardly makes up for the incredible, unrepairable damage they've inflicted on this nation.

41 posted on 10/20/2013 5:42:37 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Blow your stack all you want. My response was to why they probably have the policy. Why is up to them and how they carry it out is their business. So, the reason is not mine. It is theirs.


42 posted on 10/20/2013 6:02:59 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: RetiredArmy

But to leave it there is to wade in excuses by implication. It isn’t just I who “blows a stack” here. GOD does.


43 posted on 10/20/2013 11:25:54 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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