Two US Employees Fired For Chasing Robbers Out Of Store As They Broke ''Company Policy''
Two women at a Lululemon store in Atlanta were fired for doing the right thing by reporting a robbery to the police and chasing masked robbers out of the store.
two brave Lululemon employees in Atlanta were unceremoniously booted for having the audacity to phone the police during a robbery, as reported by the New York Post. The daring duo, Jennifer Ferguson and Rachel Rogers, had the nerve to yell at and pursue a group of bandana-clad robbers who were casually "shopping" at their store.
After the heroic act, the two called the local constabulary who managed to nab the thieves. Yet, instead of throwing a ticker-tape parade in their honor, Lululemon rewarded them with a pink slip for daring to disrupt a robbery in progress, apparently a cardinal sin against the corporate playbook.
These gallant women were further interrogated by the regional manager and were denied severance, with the justification being a cryptic "no-tolerance policy". As Ms. Rogers pointed out, there was little clarity on what they supposedly did wrong.
In a dazzling display of company protocol, Ms. Ferguson was instructed not to interfere with robberies, but rather to clear a path for them and scan a QR code post-theft. Lululemon's handbook asserts that no merchandise is worth risking safety, hence, the strict policy against chasing or physically engaging with thieves. So, remember folks, when theft occurs at Lululemon, just roll out the red carpet and let the thieves shop 'til they drop.