I'm actually not in retail, though I did several years as a cook in my parents' resturant before I started driving big rigs. I may sent in some funny stories about that time sometime in the future (like the girl who must have been the dumbest server in the universe), but first I wanted to post a question (or maybe more of a discussion) to all of RHU.
I was reading an online news article about a retail slave being fired for making online comments outside of work. This is the news article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2012/10/16/calgary-airdrie-woman-website-comment.html
The basic information is that a young teen committed suicide because of cyberbullying. As you might expect there are a great many memorial pages and walls set up online in her memory. On one of these pages, an anonymous post was left that said (according to the article) "It's about time this bitch died". Another reader of the page decided to do something about such a cruel poster. She discouvered the identity of the poster as well as who he worked for. She contacted the employer (a Mr. Big and Tall store in Toronto ON, Canada) about the retail slave's post.
The Mr. Big and Tall store promply fired the slave.
So my question to RHU is this: Was this a proper thing for the owners and managers of the store to do? Or is this a case of a retail slave being wronged?