posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 05:40 PM
I had to add my 2 cents on this one. When I read the op's post, my blood boiled. Although I did not read all the replies, I did read the 1st few
pages of them. So if I am repeating what others have said, I apologize.
For the record, I for one, would beg him to fire me for that reason. Granted, I wouldnt "beg" out loud. But I would continue reading whatever I
chose while on my personal time.
I read a couple of responses that talked about the "right to work" states and that you could be fired for NO reasons. This is true. But, companies
have strict policies and procedures that they must follow and a lawsuit for this frivolous firing would not be unheard of nor would you lose. I live
in one of those so called states and believe me when I say, employees sue employers for wrongful firing on a very regular basis. It is a case by case
basis, but the employees do win quite regularly.
In a company as large as the one you mentioned, they would definitely have procedures that they must follow. In terms of firing, they should create a
paper trail first. (write-ups, etc) So before it would even reach firing level, it would be discussed on a higher level than your store mgr. (and you
can request that, too)
I would do my job, and do it well. Do not challenge this guy. But DO make him put it in writing. I have a feeling it will stop there. Keep in mind,
that he will just make your life suck and find another reason to fire you. Unfortunately thats how corporate works.
Good Luck to You.