Thursday, May 19, 2011

Walgreens Fires a Hero

Herald Palladium > Local News > Walgreens fires armed worker

He used his own weapon to defend against an attack, and his reward was to be fired.
Hoven, a Buchanan native, joined Walgreens in 2006 at the Pipestone Road store. He became night shift pharmacist at the Napier Avenue store when it opened in 2007.

The store was robbed by four neighborhood residents, one carrying a gun, in December 2007.

Afterward, Hoven said, he and other workers complained verbally to managers about the store's security shortcomings. He said nothing was done.
Typical. Big corporation doesn't want to invest in security. Doesn't want employees to provide their own security. What do they want? Dead employees? (I bet there is a fair amount of security at corporate headquarters.)

Walgreen's has no stated policy on self-defense or concealed carry, so he may sue for wrongful termination.

So really, what does Walgreen's want? For the employees to just hand over the drugs and money? Cooperating with criminals does not make you safe. Legal concealed carry does not make you unsafe. [via NRA-ILA]


Sean D Sorrentino said...

Don't be shy about giving Walgreens a call to tell them you disapprove.

(800) 925-4733

I spoke to Carolyn and gave her my name and phone number if they decide to change their mind about firing a man who likely saved his one life as well as the lives of his managers.

Carolyn was very nice. She was able to pull up the info on the shooting on her computer very quickly, so this isn't the first time they've been called about it.

Zendo Deb said...

Thanks. I should have included that in the post. (I usually do.)

If you want to send an email to their corporate site you can do that here.