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Old 05-27-2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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I do not want to drag up the thread about carrying at work. I saw this today on aol. I work for a large German multinational and have no doubts that this would happen there.

We recently had a seminar about an active shooter in the office. At no time was an armed employee reacting brought up.

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Old 05-28-2011, 01:25 PM   #2
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Just to advise I sent and E-mail to Walgreen's Corporate Office in Illinois regarding my views of this situation. I understand corporate policy. But I also would rather be tried by 12 than buried by 6! And also addressed that if there was any business and a designated target area for robbery it would be in the drug dispensing area. I also pointed out that we live in a violent age that I believe companies have failed to realize. In the past a robber was more likely to just hold you up and leave. Today they are just as likely to shoot the victim for the Hell of it and anyone else in the area. And advised them to look at recent events in tha past few years. "Big Change!"
I DO NOT expect mush response since their Corporate Office is in the Socialist Republic of Illinois! But did advise that I was of the opinion that if anyone in the store should have a pistol to protect the employees and customers the pharmacist would certainly have been one of my first choices. And also would be a good idea to implement a training program for any employee who would have the proper permit and be carrying. Oh well! We will see if they respond. I think the Pole stands for it self! 25,371 in favor to 2,356 against!

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If the consequences of not acting (being dead) are worse than the consequences of acting (being fired), then who cares about company policy.

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I thought we'd see something like this soon. . . and the result is exactly what I thought it would be. I guess I'll switch my RX to another pharmacy!

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I don't go to Walgreens for other reasons. My son was a long term employee who got fired over a difference of opinion with a VP. No real reason, but that is what it was.

Anyway I don't believe Walgreens is much different then most of corporate America. If you are depending on stock pricing for worth, I am sure your company's insurance company is making those decisions for you on legally carrying employees, or what they do with an employee who does like this guy. The insurance companies are telling these company executives that if one of us was to open fire on a bad guy, and injure another employee or even worse, a customer, that the lawsuits would be against the company, not the shooter. The company is the deep pockets here.

I am guessing that in most fortune 500 companys, even if your shot stopped injury or death to the CEO, you would be thanked and fired.

I have no facts on that, just information from the guy who deals with the insurance companies for my employer. He is also a permitted handgun carrier, so he is pretty honest about the insurance gods.

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It just shows the stupidity/hypocracy of "The Age",to be fired for doing good.

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Wnder what the consenus would have been if the robber would have killed several empployees and customers first?

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gun owners should boycott Walgreens , CVS is better anyways

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Where I used to work (retired now), you weren't allowed to carry.
But that didn't mean there weren't plenty of arms in the parking lot....

An armed society is a very polite society. Criminals will turn around and leave at the sight of armed personnel behind the counters.
Either walking, or in a body bag.

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They had no right to fire him for defending himself and protecting the store. I hope that if he sues them, he'll never have money problems again.

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