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Out of St. Louis comes the story of Trina Schramm, a 19-year-old, married mother of a two-year-old daughter who worked nights at a Shell convenience store in the southern part of the county.

About a week ago, the c-store was robbed on a night that Schramm was working. The thief put a knife to her stomach and face and took the $365 in the cash register. Once he was gone, Schramm filed a report, and then identified the thief after he was caught. All the money was returned.

And then she was fired. It seems that Schramm had violated company policy by keeping more than $200 in the register.
KC's View:
Y'think maybe a gentle reprimand would have been more in order?


There's a word for this kind of management style.