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Walmart Worker Claims He Was Fired For Trying To Stop Assault In Parking Lot

UPDATE: Consumerist spoke over the phone with a Walmart spokeswoman who says that after taking a step back and taking another look at the situation, the company has offered the worker his job back. [More]

Gettin' schooled.

Lawsuit Accuses Donald Trump Of Running For-Profit University That Didn’t Teach Anything

The New York State attorney general’s office filed a civil lawsuit over the weekend against Donald Trump’s eponymous school, where he had touted expert instructors ready to take students to new heights in the real estate world, claiming no one learned a thing and that it was just a bunch of false promises and side-swept hairdos. [More]

Walgreens Fires Pharmacist Who Foiled Robbery By Firing Gun

Walgreens Fires Pharmacist Who Foiled Robbery By Firing Gun

What some called a heroic save, Walgreens has found reason to terminate the job of a night-shift pharmacist. Jeremy Hoven fired his handgun during an armed robbery at a store in Benton Township, Mich. and was subsequently fired. [More]

Court Says Man Can't Be Fired For "Stealing" 2 Cents Of Electricity From Work

Court Says Man Can't Be Fired For "Stealing" 2 Cents Of Electricity From Work

A court has ruled that the man who was fired after he charged his Segway at work for 1.5 hours was wrongfully terminated. His boss asked him to remove the unit from the power source and 12 days later he got sacked for “stealing electricity.” The amount of power he absconded with was estimated to be of 2 cents in value. [More]

AOL: “You’re Fired For Doing Your Job. The Lawyers Were Listening.”

AOL: “You’re Fired For Doing Your Job. The Lawyers Were Listening.”

This site, when it all comes down to it, features the CSR as protagonist. Sometimes he’s the hero, bending company bureaucracy, flouting his own training because he feels sympathy. More often, he’s the anti-hero, speaking in circles and thwarting any attempt to get satisfaction from a customer. But it’s all about the CSR.