News of the Weird

Employee of the Year

By
Posted

In December, 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 a 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. But McLean broke free, ran to his truck and got his gun. He could've fled altogether but insisted that, morally, he couldn't leave 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.

No comments on this story | Add your comment
Please log in or register to add your comment
 
Download our dojax app
What do you think? Browse
Who is Northeast Florida's 'Best Righteous Crusader' and why?
Best of Jax ballot released on July 30 will ask this question and many others