Could be wrong, but I wouldn't hold my breath for too long waiting for a response (unless you get a quick generalized form letter). A family member of mine has worked there a very long time. His store is very customer service oriented a he and his workers have always bent over backwards to help people (I've hung out there a lot through the years) That being said, he utterly HATES AutoZone corporate and their policies. I'm not surprised at all they fired that guy.KG7IL said:I am a regular customer. I sent a comment, expressing my displeasure with the firing, and I feel the policy is wrong, that the employee should be honored.
I asked for a response "While I am still a customer"
I vote yes, there's a list of other reasons not to buy parts from auto zone, I worked for them for four years, I'm not surprised they fired him, but I definitely think it's wrong that they did.axxe55 said:Boycott AutoZone! the man did the right thing, period. had he not done what he did, there is the possiblity the would be robber might have shot both men dead, just so there were no witness's. IMO, yes he definately did do the right thing and for them to fire him, just goes to show the character of their company. let's start a nationwide boycott and send emails on his behalf, expressing our displeasure in their policies. look at what one member started with Bass Pro Shops! maybe we could have the same results if we all get on board and start some sort of action against them.
I know it will not put them out of business but I hope around here they will feel it and hopefully someone will change there mind.
I agree with hmh ^^^^^. The only real problem is that corporate will not understand why sales are dropping
hmh, we can change their minds.Boycott AutoZone! let's start a nationwide boycott and send emails on his behalf,
These are extenuating circumstances. Devin McLean did what the situation demanded and he was commended by the police for what he did and how he did it. Auto Zone needs to step up to the plate, admit they made a mistake, rehire McLean and change their policy.I still work there one day a week back up to the back up plan but it's in the manual you can't have a gun as an employee. No different than being punished for doing something you're not supposed to do as a kid.
I'm all for the 2A, I own a gun business as you know. However, as a business owner, I believe it's their right to have certain policies whether right or wrong it is well within their right to do so. If I was in the same situation, I don't think I would change a thing, but I would do so knowing that it's probably going to cost me my job. Is AutoZone's policy stupid? YES! Are corporate and regional managers crappy leaders? From my experience at my store, yes. Orielly's has the same policy, so does Advance, NAPA, and just about any other retail store you can think of. Unfortunately that's part of being employed there, the same holds true for factories and a wide variety of other companies. The only reason I keep my job for the meager money I do make is since my current job is contract work, I could lose it at any given time so I would rather work at AutoZone than sit at home and collect an unemployment check. If you want some good car advice come into my store when I'm working Now you know an employee who isn't incapable of independent critical thinking. I do wonder about some of the people we hire myself. I'm just a PSM and not a store manager so I don't do the hiring and firing.These are extenuating circumstances. Devin McLean did what the situation demanded and he was commended by the police for what he did and how he did it. Auto Zone needs to step up to the plate, admit they made a mistake, rehire McLean and change their policy.
Auto Zone's "zero tolerance" policy is intolerant of independent critical thinking. That is probably why I don't go there as all of the employees I encounter there are entirely incapable of independent thinking.