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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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Wouldn’t they have done the same if it had been a man being?
I can’t get the link to work.
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.
The suspect was the woman's boyfriend. She's protecting him. Dang, people are stupid.
Zero tolerance exists when there is no common sense.
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.
Hmm. He was on his unpaid lunch break....
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.
Allowing certain patrons to kill each other in the parking lot is just part of a larger Theft Prevention Program.
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’
Wow, that was sardonic!
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.
Walmart is an evil, inhuman, anti-American Globalist Corporation.
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!
Want to stop this stupidity? Find a way to derail the lawsuit lottery form of welfare.
> 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.
I’ve heard of similar incidents, sex during lunch hour, where the company could not fire the employee. I think that involved a union.
Your post is a denial of reality
“Walmart is an evil, inhuman, anti-American Globalist Corporation.”
Sounds like owebama