I get corporate fear. I get playing it safe. I get acting like total pansies. That is personified at Randalls Grocery stores, which is part of Safeway.
I used to be asset protection for a large corporation in the mid to late 90’s. Not just a store security guard, but an actual crime fighter as the company I worked for took theft and loss seriously. I had the authority to make arrests and take down suspects that I had solid evidence against.
Hell, it was kind of wild west, carrying a badge and cuffs, watching the camera’s and doing on floor surveillance. Only a few companies had this level of security, and almost all of them sell things that cost a lot more than they should.
Things started changing, however,Â and I had to get out of the business. We were still held to loss and arrest quotas, but the company started fearing for lawsuits and implemented a lot of rules which not only made doing our job harder, but made things more dangerous for us, the asset protection guys.
It was damned if you do, damned if you don’t. It was intolerable. It was the direction that leads to this kind of miscarriage of justice, the firing of a guy that should be a hero. I get the, “he violated policy,” crap. I think the policies are just that, crap.
Go see Grand Torrino, Go see John Wayne movies, Go see how men used to be. This is not it.
I hope those asset protection guys from Randalls, The corporate hacks, and the store manager all feel good while pretending to be real men. I suspect their wives know better. They are just sad pathetic posers. The real man is unemployed now.
I hope he finds work soon. He, Mr. Troy Schafer, is a good man.
The world needs more like him, and less of those corporate idiots.