Error in Judgment

A CVS store in Beltsville, MD, was robbed earlier in the week, and the manager, an Army veteran, intervened in the attempt. CVS fired him for the effort.

It seems two men jumped the pharmacy counter and forced the pharmacists to open their safe so the two thugs could steal the controlled drugs inside. Our army vet had his cashiers call the police, and he locked the doors so the thugs couldn’t leave.

In the end, the thugs got away, anyway. When the vet’s boss arrived afterward, he fired the vet—for intervening. The vet, a bigger man than some, said this about his firing:

My boss, when he came in to deliver the news, he was sick to his stomach. He didn’t want to, but he didn’t have a choice.

Actually, the boss did. Misguided CVS policy, or not, the boss didn’t have to fire the man; he could have stood as tall as his employee.

Remember these errors in judgment, by both the boss and by CVS, as you contemplate doing business with CVS.

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