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2013-07-10 11:03:43 PM  
The hotter it gets the more my cats want to go outside and sleep. I dread the month or so of 100° temps in Texas with all the complaining why they can't join the ferals outside.

Everything is relative. When it's 22° C or about 72°F in Ontario as a high, my girl friend would reach for a sweater.

I got laughed at in Waco for asking if a colleague kept his horse sheltered when the temp was over 100 °.  I was used to horses in Colorado where 70° is a warm day.
 
2013-07-10 11:04:52 PM  

WTP 2: why does anyone take a pet if they know that they will be leaving them in the car ?????


...
Some of us have dogs that -love- cars, even if its a 7min trip to the bank & they don't get out.

If I just open my car door, my dog will leap in on the off-chance I might be willing to take him somewhere.

/he always mopes when I leave him behind & he does not like the words 'its too hot'
//on the other hand, its never too cold for him so he has plenty other months of the year for rides
 
2013-07-10 11:05:55 PM  
 
2013-07-10 11:07:08 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: RealFarknMcCoy2: A car (even with the windows rolled down) on a day which is only 70 degrees can quickly reach 100 degrees if parked in the sun.

I'm gonna go ahead and call bullshiat on that.


So you're gonna go ahead and be WRONG. You don't know shiat, obviously. I TEACH Pet CPR, First Aid & Care. I know WTF I'm talking about.
 
2013-07-10 11:08:16 PM  

BitwiseShift: The hotter it gets the more my cats want to go outside and sleep. I dread the month or so of 100° temps in Texas with all the complaining why they can't join the ferals outside.

Everything is relative. When it's 22° C or about 72°F in Ontario as a high, my girl friend would reach for a sweater.

I got laughed at in Waco for asking if a colleague kept his horse sheltered when the temp was over 100 °.  I was used to horses in Colorado where 70° is a warm day.


45 degrees and lower, I ditch shorts and I put pants on. 35 degrees and lower? I might take a light jacket...
 
2013-07-10 11:10:04 PM  

Hagbardr: IamKaiserSoze!!!: Hagbardr: Malacon: Mike Chewbacca: It was 95 outside, probably 120 in the car

A car can hit 120, in the sun, on an 80 degree day.

If it was 95, it was most likely substantially hotter.

I've used a station wagon parked in full sun on a hot day to sterilize bedding and clothes while fighting a bedbug infestation. It works well.

I''m not zactly sure that's the kind of story you share to impress people

I live in a townhouse. If the neighbors get bedbugs, I get them too. I was successful in killing them off but lost a lot of sleep for weeks. Those farkers just laugh at you if you use the pyrethrin sprays and bombs. I ended up using shiatloads of caulk, rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle, and Alpine Dust to get rid of them.


I've seen a few horror shows documentaries about bedbugs in America. You can have done nothing wrong and still have a bedbug infestation.
 
2013-07-10 11:11:55 PM  

Oldiron_79: GregoryD: I love all the people in this thread who would just keep their head down and follow the bosses orders. You would have made great guards at Auschwitz..

Jokes about the holocaust aren't funny, my grandpa died at Auschwitz...... He fell out of the Guard tower.


Good way to go... he could have been beaten to death by emaciated jews. He was lucky.
 
2013-07-10 11:13:27 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: Hagbardr: IamKaiserSoze!!!: Hagbardr: Malacon: Mike Chewbacca: It was 95 outside, probably 120 in the car

A car can hit 120, in the sun, on an 80 degree day.

If it was 95, it was most likely substantially hotter.

I've used a station wagon parked in full sun on a hot day to sterilize bedding and clothes while fighting a bedbug infestation. It works well.

I''m not zactly sure that's the kind of story you share to impress people

I live in a townhouse. If the neighbors get bedbugs, I get them too. I was successful in killing them off but lost a lot of sleep for weeks. Those farkers just laugh at you if you use the pyrethrin sprays and bombs. I ended up using shiatloads of caulk, rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle, and Alpine Dust to get rid of them.

I've seen a few horror shows documentaries about bedbugs in America. You can have done nothing wrong and still have a bedbug infestation.


Or get raped, I hear.
 
2013-07-10 11:17:28 PM  

RealFarknMcCoy2: So you're gonna go ahead and be WRONG. You don't know shiat, obviously. I TEACH Pet CPR, First Aid & Care. I know WTF I'm talking about.


How do any of those things qualify you to determine the relative thermodynamics of a car with it's windows down? I'm sure you were probably taught that... but that doesn't make it true.

Is there a magic force-field around the doors that keeps the 70 degree outside air from transferring into the car... and it magically heats up inside?
 
2013-07-10 11:19:54 PM  
I'm gonna need your vest and your badge.
images.rottentomatoes.com
 
2013-07-10 11:21:19 PM  
Use your smart phone to record the animal locked in a hot vehicle to document the inhumane treatment of the animal. Call 911 and report it and tell them you are going to rescue the animal by breaking the window. When the owner shows up or the cops and give you a hassle over it, you've saved an animal's life and documented the offense. Provide the video footage to local media outlets that shows the vehicle, the license plate and a wide shot of the car with the animal in distress.

When the cops come charge the animal owner with cruelty to animals.

I just learned that you can bring your service animal inside with you and the business is by law forbidden to ask any questions about your service animal or your condition. If they do, they just broke the law and can be sued.

Animals have rights people. It's up to us to step in and help them.
 
2013-07-10 11:22:17 PM  
I had the "over-under" for someone to ignore the issue at hand and bash Wal-Mart in general at "under 15,"  the actual number was 17...almost impressed Fark, almost.

IMO, it sucks that this young lady lost her job for doing the right thing.  The manager and the company are very, very wrong in this instance.

Hopefully someone will see this story and offer this young lady a job...
 
2013-07-10 11:26:22 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: RealFarknMcCoy2: So you're gonna go ahead and be WRONG. You don't know shiat, obviously. I TEACH Pet CPR, First Aid & Care. I know WTF I'm talking about.

How do any of those things qualify you to determine the relative thermodynamics of a car with it's windows down? I'm sure you were probably taught that... but that doesn't make it true.

Is there a magic force-field around the doors that keeps the 70 degree outside air from transferring into the car... and it magically heats up inside?


No, there are things called WINDOWS which are made of GLASS, which magnify the heat from the sun shining through them into the car, and the heat RISES, thereby keeping the cooler air from coming into the car. Or am I going to fast for you??
 
2013-07-10 11:26:45 PM  
If I have my lab with me, I just leave the car running with the air conditioner on full blast. I can remove my key from the ignition with it still running and lock the doors. Of course, I dont take my dog with me when I go grocery shopping. Errands, yes. Groceries, no.
 
2013-07-10 11:29:00 PM  

yagottabefarkinkiddinme: Use your smart phone to record the animal locked in a hot vehicle to document the inhumane treatment of the animal. Call 911 and report it and tell them you are going to rescue the animal by breaking the window. When the owner shows up or the cops and give you a hassle over it, you've saved an animal's life and documented the offense. Provide the video footage to local media outlets that shows the vehicle, the license plate and a wide shot of the car with the animal in distress.

When the cops come charge the animal owner with cruelty to animals.

I just learned that you can bring your service animal inside with you and the business is by law forbidden to ask any questions about your service animal or your condition. If they do, they just broke the law and can be sued.

Animals have rights people. It's up to us to step in and help them.


You''re not suggesting that people lie about a service animal for their convenience, are you?
 
2013-07-10 11:30:27 PM  
 
2013-07-10 11:32:40 PM  

RealFarknMcCoy2: Pray 4 Mojo: RealFarknMcCoy2: So you're gonna go ahead and be WRONG. You don't know shiat, obviously. I TEACH Pet CPR, First Aid & Care. I know WTF I'm talking about.

How do any of those things qualify you to determine the relative thermodynamics of a car with it's windows down? I'm sure you were probably taught that... but that doesn't make it true.

Is there a magic force-field around the doors that keeps the 70 degree outside air from transferring into the car... and it magically heats up inside?

No, there are things called WINDOWS which are made of GLASS, which magnify the heat from the sun shining through them into the car, and the heat RISES, thereby keeping the cooler air from coming into the car. Or am I going to fast for you??


The windows that are inside the doors after they are rolled down are magnifying sunlight?
 
2013-07-10 11:34:42 PM  

safetycap: RatMaster999: safetycap: Click

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Or clack?

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That first guy is doing it wrong.  I have one of those tools and hitting the center of the window will just get you a rebounding tool.  Aim for about an inch in from the corner, and all you'll need to do is tap.


You could totally teach a class. I know I'd sign up!


That was awesome, thanks.
 
2013-07-10 11:40:42 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: RealFarknMcCoy2: Pray 4 Mojo: RealFarknMcCoy2: So you're gonna go ahead and be WRONG. You don't know shiat, obviously. I TEACH Pet CPR, First Aid & Care. I know WTF I'm talking about.

How do any of those things qualify you to determine the relative thermodynamics of a car with it's windows down? I'm sure you were probably taught that... but that doesn't make it true.

Is there a magic force-field around the doors that keeps the 70 degree outside air from transferring into the car... and it magically heats up inside?

No, there are things called WINDOWS which are made of GLASS, which magnify the heat from the sun shining through them into the car, and the heat RISES, thereby keeping the cooler air from coming into the car. Or am I going to fast for you??

The windows that are inside the doors after they are rolled down are magnifying sunlight?


You leave your car with the windows rolled all the way down? And your pet stays inside?? Or you just don't have a pet at all, and are talking out of your arse?
 
2013-07-10 11:41:14 PM  

RatMaster999: safetycap: RatMaster999: safetycap: Click

[i.imgur.com image 600x450]

Or clack?

[i.imgur.com image 342x282]

That first guy is doing it wrong.  I have one of those tools and hitting the center of the window will just get you a rebounding tool.  Aim for about an inch in from the corner, and all you'll need to do is tap.


You could totally teach a class. I know I'd sign up!

That was awesome, thanks.


IMO... this is a much better window breaking tool. Compact... really easy to use (just push)... and the cost 3 bucks. I keep one in the door panel on my truck in case I ever drive into a river... or off a pier.

media-dl.chimein.com

Doesn't have the cool seat belt cutter and stuff though.
 
2013-07-10 11:42:48 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: yagottabefarkinkiddinme:

You''re not suggesting that people lie about a service animal for their convenience, are you?


Yes, yes I am. Your service dog could be just for helping you remember to be nice to other people...to wake up on time if at a hotel, anything. Including companionship. They are never allowed to ask, and by law can be sued into the Stone Age.
 
2013-07-10 11:43:22 PM  

GregoryD: 45 degrees and lower, I ditch shorts and I put pants on. 35 degrees and lower? I might take a light jacket..


Except for long pants once a week (some dress code), I believe Texas goes below 80° sometime in November for a test, then really dips below 80° in February so almost naked people going to Carnivale need a coat, and then warms up in March.

When the 5 star hotel staff and the Mercedes service writers all wear shorts and the work place policy is shorts at 85-90° it's all good.
I do put ice cubes in the feral cats' water. In fact, if that Walmart girl had just offered to bring the dog a nice cold beer, I'm sure all that unpleasantness would have been avoided. Something other than LaBatts or Molson.
 
2013-07-10 11:44:47 PM  

Katolu: AverageAmericanGuy: Goddamned busybodies.

Yeah, just like the anti-abortionists trying to get up in a woman's business. Busybodies.


Yeah because stopping someone from murdering their child is the equivalent to a dog in hot car? Sicko.
 
2013-07-10 11:46:59 PM  

RealFarknMcCoy2: Pray 4 Mojo: RealFarknMcCoy2: So you're gonna go ahead and be WRONG. You don't know shiat, obviously. I TEACH Pet CPR, First Aid & Care. I know WTF I'm talking about.

How do any of those things qualify you to determine the relative thermodynamics of a car with it's windows down? I'm sure you were probably taught that... but that doesn't make it true.

Is there a magic force-field around the doors that keeps the 70 degree outside air from transferring into the car... and it magically heats up inside?

No, there are things called WINDOWS which are made of GLASS, which magnify the heat from the sun shining through them into the car, and the heat RISES, thereby keeping the cooler air from coming into the car. Or am I going to fast for you??


I don't think you actually understand the physics of car heat, or physics at all.
 
2013-07-10 11:52:05 PM  

RealFarknMcCoy2: Pray 4 Mojo: RealFarknMcCoy2: Pray 4 Mojo: RealFarknMcCoy2: So you're gonna go ahead and be WRONG. You don't know shiat, obviously. I TEACH Pet CPR, First Aid & Care. I know WTF I'm talking about.

How do any of those things qualify you to determine the relative thermodynamics of a car with it's windows down? I'm sure you were probably taught that... but that doesn't make it true.

Is there a magic force-field around the doors that keeps the 70 degree outside air from transferring into the car... and it magically heats up inside?

No, there are things called WINDOWS which are made of GLASS, which magnify the heat from the sun shining through them into the car, and the heat RISES, thereby keeping the cooler air from coming into the car. Or am I going to fast for you??

The windows that are inside the doors after they are rolled down are magnifying sunlight?

You leave your car with the windows rolled all the way down? And your pet stays inside?? Or you just don't have a pet at all, and are talking out of your arse?


RealFarknMcCoy2: Pray 4 Mojo: RealFarknMcCoy2: Pray 4 Mojo: RealFarknMcCoy2: So you're gonna go ahead and be WRONG. You don't know shiat, obviously. I TEACH Pet CPR, First Aid & Care. I know WTF I'm talking about.

How do any of those things qualify you to determine the relative thermodynamics of a car with it's windows down? I'm sure you were probably taught that... but that doesn't make it true.

Is there a magic force-field around the doors that keeps the 70 degree outside air from transferring into the car... and it magically heats up inside?

No, there are things called WINDOWS which are made of GLASS, which magnify the heat from the sun shining through them into the car, and the heat RISES, thereby keeping the cooler air from coming into the car. Or am I going to fast for you??

The windows that are inside the doors after they are rolled down are magnifying sunlight?

You leave your car with the windows rolled all the way down? And your pet stays inside?? Or you just don't have a pet at all, and are talking out of your arse?


Don't get all shiatty with me because of what you said.

RealFarknMcCoy2: A car (even with the windows rolled down) on a day which is only 70 degrees can quickly reach 100 degrees


And yes... my dogs would not jump out of the car with the windows rolled down.. because I actually took the time to train them. Even the Border Collie who was capable of jumping in and out of the window of my lifted farm truck.

If you "meant" windows 'cracked' or 'partially rolled down'... I got no argument with that... but that's not what you said... which prompted my original response to you.
 
2013-07-10 11:52:56 PM  
Holy Hell... preview dude... preview. What a mess.
 
2013-07-11 12:01:09 AM  

Anastacya: mongbiohazard: Anastacya: Oh after RTFA, nevermind. She refused the instructions of her matter and flat-out told him that she would go over his head the next time that she saw a pet in a vehicle. Dumbass.

We should always be following orders, even when they are immoral or illegal. Everyone knows if you're just following orders you're exempt from responsibility for your actions or inaction, both morally and legally.

He told her to come to him with an issue. She said no, I am going to call the cops and not come to you. How is that exempting her? He never said to not say anything, he simply said to see him first. While I appreciate your lovely sarcastic attempt to say that we should all be drones, telling your boss that you aren't going to report things to him and instead go over his head is generally grounds for firing anywhere.

But hey, we should all be edgy and stand up to our bosses because fark authority, yea!


Yeah, I really hate to side with the employer on this one--especially since it's Walmart. But the circumstances are not on the employee's side here.

1. She saw a situation when she was NOT on the clock and not in uniform (and therefore not technically an employee). She called the cops who did whatever it is they do. OK, fine.
2. Then AFTER that, she made sure to escalate the situation (by telling the guy if he did it again, she'd be sure to call the cops); although apparently she is now in uniform and thus representing Walmart.
3. THEN she told her manager about the situation (probably because Douchebag Dogkiller complained) making sure to say she would disregard his instructions to let him handle it next time and she'd call the cops, thus further escalating the situation.

This isn't about the dog, or her "confronting the customer" about it. It's about her being unable to leave well enough alone but having to jump up and down and let everyone know "Hey! I'm gonna call the cops! If there's a dog in the car I'm calling the cops!" Maybe the manager would--who knows? But that's not good enough for her, apparently. I bet she's just a joy to work with.
 
2013-07-11 12:09:23 AM  

yagottabefarkinkiddinme: BarkingUnicorn: yagottabefarkinkiddinme:

You''re not suggesting that people lie about a service animal for their convenience, are you?

Yes, yes I am. Your service dog could be just for helping you remember to be nice to other people...to wake up on time if at a hotel, anything. Including companionship. They are never allowed to ask, and by law can be sued into the Stone Age.


Yup, that is a problem.  "Papers, please," is the solution.
 
2013-07-11 12:12:07 AM  
Ok...couple of things... The girl did the right thing, she called the cops. If her manager said there was nothing they could do, he's an idiot, what was going on was ILLEGAL! Not even gonna mention she was off the farking clock (oops, just mentioned it). If she needs a job after this, I say go apply at a vet's office, and mention why you were fired from Wally world. I've called the cops on ppl for doing this be for while on the clock working guest services in a retail store. Having seen dogs in cars with windows "cracked" , while out shopping I've dumped ice water in for the dogs while waiting for the cops to show up. Finally, my dog knew the stay command, if she went with me anywhere anytime and I left her in the car the windows stayed down, not just cracked.
 
2013-07-11 12:21:17 AM  
 
2013-07-11 12:23:51 AM  
To all the dog owners who (can) leave their windows rolled all the way down because their dogs are so well trained-

Doesn't that create a problem when someone says "oooh doggie" and proceeds to try to pet them?

I see liability concerns (dog bites dipshiat) beyond the "hot vehicle" issue

//that is all
 
2013-07-11 12:26:50 AM  
also; (dog bites dipshiat) should apply in or out of vehicle (dipshiat can always say dog jumped out of vehicle (if told there is no liability if he reached into vehicle)
 
2013-07-11 12:33:09 AM  

Bung_Howdy: To all the dog owners who (can) leave their windows rolled all the way down because their dogs are so well trained-

Doesn't that create a problem when someone says "oooh doggie" and proceeds to try to pet them?

I see liability concerns (dog bites dipshiat) beyond the "hot vehicle" issue

//that is all


I should have said she knew "down/stay" and she was not protective of the car if I wasn't in it. Saw her go for a guy who was directing traffic once, and anybody stupid enough to continue to reach into the car imo is trespassing/trying to steal my car/radio. She would not leave the car to bite tho.
 
2013-07-11 12:33:39 AM  

Anastacya: If I am just running in to pick up a prescription or something I will roll the windows down and leave a small bowl of water for my dog. If it is insanely hot, I won't even bring her. She is getting old now and being blind she really enjoys sniffing out of the car window, so I like to bring her along before she is unable to get into the car anymore.

Leaving your dog while you go for an extended grocery trip, however, is just bad. Mmmkay? Kudos to the employee, but I see both sides of the issue.


It only takes a few minutes for a car to heat up to a dangerous level, so that 5 minute trip into the store is too long.
 
2013-07-11 12:34:57 AM  

Bung_Howdy: To all the dog owners who (can) leave their windows rolled all the way down because their dogs are so well trained-

Doesn't that create a problem when someone says "oooh doggie" and proceeds to try to pet them?

I see liability concerns (dog bites dipshiat) beyond the "hot vehicle" issue

//that is all


Really?
"Your dog bit me... I'm suing you!"
"Why did you stick your hand in my car?"
"I didn't. I was walking by and minding my own business when your dog jumped out of the car, ran over to me, jumped up, bit me on my hand, ran back to the car, jumped through the window and then dribbled my blood from his mouth on the door."
"ORLY?"

If the liability of this concerns you... you should not own a dog.
 
2013-07-11 12:44:15 AM  

Pray 4 Mojo: Bung_Howdy: To all the dog owners who (can) leave their windows rolled all the way down because their dogs are so well trained-

Doesn't that create a problem when someone says "oooh doggie" and proceeds to try to pet them?

I see liability concerns (dog bites dipshiat) beyond the "hot vehicle" issue

//that is all

Really?
"Your dog bit me... I'm suing you!"
"Why did you stick your hand in my car?"
"I didn't. I was walking by and minding my own business when your dog jumped out of the car, ran over to me, jumped up, bit me on my hand, ran back to the car, jumped through the window and then dribbled my blood from his mouth on the door."
"ORLY?"

If the liability of this concerns you... you should not own a dog.


Lmao!! I suppose that could happen, however...i had a friend with a Doberman who got ahold of a guy trying to steal the radio out of my friends motor home, 114 stitches later and I'd be willing to bet the guy learned his lesson. Friend was an ex-prison guard with tons of cop friends, never lost a minute of sleep over liability.
 
2013-07-11 12:45:18 AM  

yagottabefarkinkiddinme: I just learned that you can bring your service animal inside with you and the business is by law forbidden to ask any questions about your service animal or your condition. If they do, they just broke the law and can be sued.


That privilege is being abused big time.  A friend of mine works for animal services in Los Angels and trains service animals.  She sees fake service animals on a regular basis.  For example, some drunk on the bus with his dog he claims is a service animal.  It's a very aggressive pit bull and he had not been fixed.  All service animals are spayed or neutered.  The bus driver couldn't do a damn thing about it because, as you mention, the law says he can't any question.

The change in the law wouldn't be that hard.  Require some kind of specialty tag on the collar of the service animal.  Yes, those can (and will) be counterfeited, but not as easily as the fake documentation people just download from the internet and print at home.
 
2013-07-11 12:52:32 AM  

Pray 4 Mojo: "Wal-Mart manager is uncomfortable with the potential liability of having one of his employees policing the parking lot for dogs left in cars. Instructs employee to bring the information directly to management should it ever happen again. Employee refuses and leaves manager no other recourse than to fire her."

Ahhhh yes... accuracy.


She said she brought it to management on a previous occasion and they said they wouldn't do anything about it. So I think it's more likely they don't want to lose a customer than it is about any liability issue.
 
2013-07-11 01:04:51 AM  

haolegirl: a Doberman who got ahold of a guy trying to steal the radio out of my friends motor home, 114 stitches later and I'd be willing to bet the guy learned his lesson


Man... I love instant justice.

CSB (that nobody cares about):

Came home one night pretty late and startled my rescue Great Dane/Mastiff out of a sound sleep (hadn't had him that long and found later he didn't hear real well). He came after me from flopped on his bed to full speed in about 3 seconds. I would swear he realized it was me midair as the expression on his face changed. He still hit me pretty hard and knocked me back into the door.

I never bothered to lock my doors again.

/I miss that dog.
//And if you must know... I pissed myself a little when that happened.
 
2013-07-11 01:05:58 AM  

haolegirl: Pray 4 Mojo: Bung_Howdy: To all the dog owners who (can) leave their windows rolled all the way down because their dogs are so well trained-

Doesn't that create a problem when someone says "oooh doggie" and proceeds to try to pet them?

I see liability concerns (dog bites dipshiat) beyond the "hot vehicle" issue

//that is all

Really?
"Your dog bit me... I'm suing you!"
"Why did you stick your hand in my car?"
"I didn't. I was walking by and minding my own business when your dog jumped out of the car, ran over to me, jumped up, bit me on my hand, ran back to the car, jumped through the window and then dribbled my blood from his mouth on the door."
"ORLY?"

If the liability of this concerns you... you should not own a dog.

Lmao!! I suppose that could happen, however...i had a friend with a Doberman who got ahold of a guy trying to steal the radio out of my friends motor home, 114 stitches later and I'd be willing to bet the guy learned his lesson. Friend was an ex-prison guard with tons of cop friends, never lost a minute of sleep over liability.


LOVE all animals. Had many a (well trained dog) over the years with no issues (heat or otherwise)

BUT in today's litigious society, I worry about damn near everything. Just playing devils advocate. Not a far stretch to claim a dog jumped out of fully open vehicle window and bit someone (even if it went down differently). I'll bet the azzhole would win, too... I would have felt uncomfortable ever leaving (even my well trained) dogs with fully rolled down windows. Too many random variables (sirens, loud noises startling them, animals passing by, fatties with food, dipshiats who want to pet animals in cars, etc.)

/used to have the luxury of a lawyer on retainer
 
2013-07-11 01:09:29 AM  

beakerxf: Pray 4 Mojo: "Wal-Mart manager is uncomfortable with the potential liability of having one of his employees policing the parking lot for dogs left in cars. Instructs employee to bring the information directly to management should it ever happen again. Employee refuses and leaves manager no other recourse than to fire her."

Ahhhh yes... accuracy.

She said she brought it to management on a previous occasion and they said they wouldn't do anything about it. So I think it's more likely they don't want to lose a customer than it is about any liability issue.


That's the problem there.

There's a way to handle things when you need to escalate problems with your superiors. Telling them "Fark off. I'll do it anyway" is a good way to handle yourself out of a job.
 
2013-07-11 01:11:36 AM  

Ivo Shandor: Around here, the official police advice if you see a child or dog in distress is to smash the window.



Can it be their windshield?
 
2013-07-11 01:13:31 AM  
Sadly, I just plain don't take my dog on car rides for fear that some busybody superhero type will shatter my car window while I'm running into the gas station for a drink or something.. I understand the dangers, I've spent longer than some of these charts in hot cars myself. I think it's being blown out of proportion a bit.
 
2013-07-11 01:14:26 AM  

Bung_Howdy: BUT in today's litigious society, I worry about damn near everything. Just playing devils advocate. Not a far stretch to claim a dog jumped out of fully open vehicle window and bit someone (even if it went down differently). I'll bet the azzhole would win, too... I would have felt uncomfortable ever leaving (even my well trained) dogs with fully rolled down windows. Too many random variables (sirens, loud noises startling them, animals passing by, fatties with food, dipshiats who want to pet animals in cars, etc.)


The only real concern I ever had with leaving my Border Collie in the truck was somebody stealing him. Farm town... trained herding dog... they aren't cheap.

/Ex got him when I left.
//Miss that guy too.
 
2013-07-11 01:16:23 AM  

Pray 4 Mojo: I would swear he realized it was me midair as the expression on his face changed.


I'm imagining a "rut roh" look and laughing.
 
2013-07-11 01:20:41 AM  

Pray 4 Mojo: beakerxf: Pray 4 Mojo: "Wal-Mart manager is uncomfortable with the potential liability of having one of his employees policing the parking lot for dogs left in cars. Instructs employee to bring the information directly to management should it ever happen again. Employee refuses and leaves manager no other recourse than to fire her."

Ahhhh yes... accuracy.

She said she brought it to management on a previous occasion and they said they wouldn't do anything about it. So I think it's more likely they don't want to lose a customer than it is about any liability issue.

That's the problem there.

There's a way to handle things when you need to escalate problems with your superiors. Telling them "Fark off. I'll do it anyway" is a good way to handle yourself out of a job.


This.

And there is also a way to handle things that you don't have to confront people over every wrong they commit. She shouldn't have confronted the guy. she should have just waited to see if he came back out and if he didn't call the police. For some reason people today think they have to personally confront everybody whenever they do something wrong.
 
2013-07-11 01:22:12 AM  
Was going to side with the employee on the fact that WalMart is horrible in the way they treat their employees. Maybe it shouldn't be a crime, but there should be some special industry regulation, modeled from WalMart, on how not to treat employees.
But from the article, she had a bad attitude towards her supervisor. Disrespected them. Countered their orders and company policy.
She got what she deserved.
Glad the dog was OK
 
2013-07-11 01:33:46 AM  

Mentalpatient87: Sadly, I just plain don't take my dog on car rides for fear that some busybody superhero type will shatter my car window while I'm running into the gas station for a drink or something.. I understand the dangers, I've spent longer than some of these charts in hot cars myself. I think it's being blown out of proportion a bit.


As a dog lover that would not hesitate to break a window to save a dog that is in legit distress... I would say I agree this.

The "Vet in a hot car" video that people kept posting upthread is a good example. They never say how hot it is outside... how long the car was closed up before he got in it... and he's repeatedly laying the (comically oversized) thermometer on the farking dashboard. Yet... it still takes likes 20 or 30 minutes to get over 110 degrees. I had a crew of guys working at my job in 110 degree temps last week... in the sun. Nobody died.

And yes... I realize there's a difference.

All that said... I'll take the widespread overreactions over widespread apathy.
 
2013-07-11 01:42:09 AM  

Anastacya:
Leaving your dog while you go for an extended grocery trip, however, is just bad. Mmmkay? Kudos to the employee, but I see both sides of the issue.

Yikes, I'm on your side here, but your use of the "Mmmmkay?" cliché makes me want to coont-poont your entire family.

Anastacya: Oh after RTFA, nevermind. She refused the instructions of her matter and flat-out told him that she would go over his head the next time that she saw a pet in a vehicle. Dumbass.


Ah, OK, so you are an asshole, then. Mmmmkay?
 
2013-07-11 01:43:43 AM  

Pray 4 Mojo: haolegirl: a Doberman who got ahold of a guy trying to steal the radio out of my friends motor home, 114 stitches later and I'd be willing to bet the guy learned his lesson

Man... I love instant justice.

CSB (that nobody cares about):

Came home one night pretty late and startled my rescue Great Dane/Mastiff out of a sound sleep (hadn't had him that long and found later he didn't hear real well). He came after me from flopped on his bed to full speed in about 3 seconds. I would swear he realized it was me midair as the expression on his face changed. He still hit me pretty hard and knocked me back into the door.

I never bothered to lock my doors again.

/I miss that dog.
//And if you must know... I pissed myself a little when that happened.


//and if you must know... I pissed a little reading that story! Hahahahaha!! What a beautiful combination of breeds that must have been. Btw, turned out the guy who got chewed up had been going motor home to motor home stealing whatever wasn't nailed down till he got what was coming to him. Was one of those big "let's all get together n camp" kinda things.
 
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