Walgreens pharmacist fired for using gun to foil robbery

You'd think the suits at Walgreens would be grateful. Instead, they fire a dedicated employee who foiled a robbery using a concealed weapon he carried. The bizarre reason? Walgreens has a "no escalation" policy on robberies: One week later, after being praised for staving off the suspects, Hoven was fired. His attorney, Dan Swanson, says a Walgreens District Manager fired Hoven, citing a "non escalation policy." "As we stand here today, neither Jeremy, nor I have seen that policy," Swanson said. Walgreens sent a statement to WZZM 13 News, saying employees are trained and expected to comply in crisis situations: "Our policies in this area are designed to maintain the maximum safety of our customers and employees. Store employees receive comprehensive training on our company's robbery procedures and how to react and respond to a potential robbery situation. In past incidents, employees have told us they've found this training effective. These policies and training programs are endorsed...(Read Full Post)

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