I apologize for the off-topic comment. I read this in News of the Weird today:
“– In December, the car-parts retailer AutoZone became the most recent employer to fire a worker for taking action widely admired — but prohibited in the workplace because of the company’s fear of liability. Devin McLean and his store manager in York County, Va., were herded into a back room by a gun-wielding holdup man and, being the only witnesses, understandably feared for their lives. However, McLean broke free, ran to his truck, and retrieved his gun. (He could have fled altogether but insisted that, morally, he could not abandon his colleague.) When McLean re-entered pointing his Glock 40, two things happened: (1) The robber fled, and (2) McLean became in violation of AutoZone’s “zero tolerance” policy against employees bringing firearms into the store. Two days later, he was fired. [Fox News, 12-4-2012]”
Here’s what I wrote on AutoZone’s corporate comment form:
“I’ve enjoyed going to your $MYTOWN location for over ten years. Every time I’ve been there I’ve gotten great customer service and expert advice.
Unfortunately, you’ve chosen to fire your employee Devin McLean in Virginia for retrieving his gun from his car and saving the life of his store manager. As long as your policy causes you terminate employees for saving lives with legally owned firearms that weren’t even brought into the store before lives were threatened, I won’t be doing business with your company.”