Great headline: Wal-Mart thanks employee who foiled shoplifter, then fires her. But read to the end:
The next day, about two hours before her shift was over, Ravenstein says an assistant manager asked to speak with her. He then told her it's against Wal-Mart policy for anyone but a manager or someone in asset protection to try and stop a customer from stealing.
"He said there's really no gray area," Ravenstein says. "It just goes straight to termination."
She was told to turn in her badges and keys.
"I was in shock at first," Ravenstein says. "I didn't think anything like this would happen."
Nor did she know about the policy, Ravenstein says.
"I've never heard of it."
She says she's stopped people for forging payroll checks on more than one occasion.
"They never once said, 'You're not supposed to be doing that.' "
"Stopped people from forging payroll checks"!?!? More than once? Why am I getting the feeling that Wal-Mart doesn't engender a lot of loyalty from their workers?