Results for - No Pictures, Please

1,913 voters participated in this survey

This past week, Zoe Lowdown of Newark (UK, not NJ) was shopping at her local Waitrose (grocery store) when she saw a great deal on some champagne. She quickly took a picture to text her husband, a hint for a Christmas gift. Then she took a few snaps of various whiskey bottles, to ask her husband which one he prefers. She finished her shopping, paid for her items, and was then confronted by a security guard. He took her aside and scolded her in front of customers and employees alike, informing her it's against policy to take pictures in their store. Did you hear about this?

1. Have you ever taken a picture of an item while in a store, whether to share with someone else or help you remember something?

Yes
37%
707 votes
No
63%
1,193 votes

2. Zoe said she felt as if she were being treated the same way a thief would be treated. She wondered why the security guard evidently SAW her taking pictures, but said nothing at the moment. She also wondered why this supposed policy wasn't made more clear to the customers, with a sign of some sorts. Have you ever been reprimanded for taking pictures in a store?

Yes
8%
149 votes
No
60%
1,133 votes
Not Applicable
33%
618 votes

3. Zoe posted her experience on Facebook and word quickly got around. A representative for Waitrose issued an apology to Ms. Lowdon and also stated that it's store policy that you CAN take pictures for personal use, but that's all. What do you think should happen to the security guard who falsely scolded Ms. Lowdon?

He should be fired.
7%
126 votes
He should received a warning in his file.
21%
408 votes
He should receive time off with no pay.
4%
85 votes
He should have to take additional training.
31%
594 votes
He should be made to personally apologize to Ms. Lowdon.
34%
638 votes
Nothing.
17%
319 votes
I'm not sure.
19%
365 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
39 votes
12/08/2016 Business 1913 33 By: MamaV1776
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