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Eugene, Oregon coffee company, Dutch Bros., "built on love and relations," has a policy against allowing its employees to be armed. On November 24, 2010, a robber tried to rob one of their kiosks, where an employee was there with a gun he had taken to work in violation of company policy. The robber died shortly after commencing his robbery.

The police felt sorry for the guy and withheld the detail that the guy had brought a gun to work from the media.

Now the company knows about it. Instead of firing him, however, they are getting him counseling, a month of paid leave, and reconsidering their policy.

Company officials and employees are working with law enforcement officers and security specialists on a review of Dutch Bros. safety guidelines. The no-firearms policy is one of the rules that is being scrutinized, Boersma said.

"We want to make sure (that policy) is in the best interest of our employees," he said.

Boersma, who with his brother Dane founded Dutch Bros. in 1992, said dealing with the fatal shooting "has been gut-wrenching."

Although the incident has been widely reported, Boersma said he's not at all concerned that the publicity might cause financial harm to the business.

"That hasn't been the focal point for me," he said. "The focal point has been the safety and well-being of everybody."
 

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This is how it should be!!!! Treat the man like a hero instead of a criminal. I hope this will be a lesson to all the gun free victim work zones.
 

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No one should be required to place corporate profit above their life. I think the CEOs of companies with such a policy will a quite a surprise waiting after they draw their last mortal breath and I don't think it will be a happy surprise.
 

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tbill said:
No one should be required to place corporate profit above their life. I think the CEOs of companies with such a policy will a quite a surprise waiting after they draw their last mortal breath and I don't think it will be a happy surprise.
Unfortunately, lots of poor folks are forced to deal with thier stupidity until they do.
 

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http://www.dutchbros.com/AboutUs/
Here at Dutch Bros., we're all about being positive and lovin' life. That's why when we came across the "Optimist's Creed" we decided to adopt it as our own and call it the Dutch Creed. We strive to pass the good vibes on to our employees and customers through leadership within our company, and customer service. Check it out; it just might change your state-of-mind:

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best and expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
 

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tbill said:
No one should be required to place corporate profit above their life.
No one is requiring you to work at a company that does. And if there isn't one that suits you, you can make one.
 
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