Gas station attendant gets nothing

MarkDuncan
Btw, this is the response I got from Shell

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for taking the time to contact the Shell Customer Service Centre. Your email has been received and reviewed by a member of the Customer Service Team.

Shell is saddened by this senseless loss of life at one of our Retail sites. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victim.

Further to your below queries, there's an appropriate department assign for this sad event, please see the contacts details provided here below:

moc.llehs|ksed-aidem#moc.llehs|ksed-aidem, or by phone 1-877-850-5023

Kind regards,

Toronto Sun
September 19, 2012

Gas station attendant gets nothing
Joe Warmington

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Jayesh Prajapati, who was fatally injured Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in a "gas and dash" at a Toronto Shell station, seen with his wife Vaishali and son Rishabh (Supplied photo)

TORONTO - No flag at half mast at Shell gas stations or headquarters.

No employer reward for capture of his killer.

No covering of funeral expenses like the public did for Jack Layton.

And no moment of sombre pause at gas stations like the TTC did for their killed on the job employee.

For gas station attendants there is no glory.

Yet this one was a real hero. Jayesh Prajapati, after all, gave his life to save Shell Canada from losing $112.85.

And if he really didn’t do it because he felt it was going to cost him, then all the more reason to reward his loyalty and bravery.

We are not picking on Shell Canada because the real (alleged) bad guy is fugitive named Max Edwin Tutiven. But feeling Shell needs to step up and do more, I put these questions to them.

And spokesman Stephen Doolan respectfully answered them.

Will Shell offer a cash reward for the arrest of your employee killed?
“There may come a point in time where discussions around a reward occur, but at this stage, to my knowledge, they have not. Shell and the retailer are fully cooperating with police and their investigation.”

Will Shell pay for the employee’s funeral expenses?
“Shell is saddened by this senseless loss of life and our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Currently there no plans to pay for funeral expenses, however our understanding is there are plans underway to establish a trust fund for the family. Shell will be contributing to this trust fund.”

Is there a thorough investigation underway to determine if he, or others, were forced to pay back money that was stolen?
“Shell is conducting a full investigation of the incident to ensure that any lessons learned from this sad incident are incorporated into ways of doing business in the future. The Ontario Employment Standards Act prohibits employers from deducting wages because the employer had property stolen.”

Why were Shell Canada’s flags not at half staff at HQ and at all Shell stations?
“Shell follows the same protocol as governments, where the flag is lowered to half staff at the death of a head of government or the Queen.”

A head of state or Queen never dove in front of a speeding bullet like Prajapati did.

Perhaps Shell can nominate him for the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame which has plenty of oil barons but no noticeable gas jockeys on their indication list.

Meanwhile the manhunt continues to catch dangerous fugitive.

Sources say Tutiven “had connections with the old McCormick Boys gang of the west end” and could perhaps being hidden thanks to those contacts. There are also unconfirmed accounts he was at the visitation of slain former McCormick associate and Little Italy shooting victim John Raposo this summer.

To add insult to the whole mess, when this alleged killer is finally caught he will be offered taxpayer funded legal aid for his defence.

Prajapati gets nothing.

Comments

Emperors_New_Clothes
If that man was having that money deducted from his pay, which I am sure was not a lot, but he was providing for his family, he ran to stop that car, to feed his family and put a roof over their heads. He died providing. Shell should provide as well. RIP.

Payden
The thing is that at the end of his shift, the attendant has to balance the books and he has to pay the $122 dollars. Shell doesn't care, they only want their money….I know, been there…

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You are right Payden. I have been there too. In my younger days I was a gas jockey at a few different brand stations, both full serve and self serve. When you finish your shift the litres sold must match the dollar amount you have…if not then you as the attendant are on the hook for the money. That is probably the main reason why this senseless death occurred. It isn't just Shell though, as there will also be a station owner who could help do something for the family.

mijadrie
I believe that if your books don't balance due to your own counting error, then you should pay up. However, in the case of people running off without paying, is out of your control. Therefore not your responsibility.

William C Hodgson
My brother used to do this job. They sold gas and propane. One night the books didn't balance and they tried to go after my brother for it. they even called the police to investigate it as a theft. Turns out there propane storage tank had a leak and that was why the inventory was short. There was no apology forthcoming. Needless to say he quit this job after such shabby treatment. I would like to point out this in not a jab a the parent oil company but the little Hitler that was the franchise owner of this particular station.

mijadrie
That was very shameful treatment. I am sure they were embarrassed but said nothing to save face.

wizardofwestwood
Problem is how do you prove to the manager/owner of the station that the shortfall occurred due to someone stealing gas?

mijadrie
There is no such thing as a gas station that does not have security cameras. That is how you prove it, also, would the attendant not call the police to report the theft? The real peoblem that I see, is how do ypu prevent people from telling their friends to come up and "gas and dash" if they are no longer responsible?

mike ditto
wizardofwestwood - we have cameras in this day and age, too many in fact.

Canada999
Regarding security cameras: I believe I saw in one of the reports that the driver had obscured his license plates.

BrianLandon
A gas station attendant will have to 'pony' up the money stolen. That is a fact. Shell should be deluged with emails to push these clowns to have the decency to pay for his funeral!!

marymsmith
Shell Canada Switchboard: (403) 6 9 1 -3 1 1 1
Corporate Mailing AddressShell Canada LimitedP.O. Box 100 Station MCalgary, AlbertaT2P 2H5 phone colet

scousers
I emailed them today stating that we are all boycotting their stores.
They replied saying their prayers are with the family
How lame.

Charles Foster
Shell Canada's e-mail address

moc.llehs|ac-seiriuqnecilbuplareneg#moc.llehs|ac-seiriuqnecilbuplareneg

euclid777
For what it's worth, here's an e-mail address for Shell: moc.llehs|ac-seiriuqnecilbuplareneg#moc.llehs|ac-seiriuqnecilbuplareneg

oldlondonguy
Thanks. I sent this to Shell's email address minutes ago.

"Jayesh Prajapati was killed trying to save Shell $112.00 in a gas and run episode in Toronto.

The public wants to see Shell be a stand up corporate employer and do something outstanding both verbally and financially for the Jayesh Prajapati family
.
It's been a very black hole of nothing coming from Shell since his death."

scousers
We need to threaten to boycott all Shell stations until they step up
That is the only thing that will get action.

MarkDuncan
Thanks. I just sent them the exact same email.

MarkDuncan
Btw, this is the response I got from Shell

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for taking the time to contact the Shell Customer Service Centre. Your email has been received and reviewed by a member of the Customer Service Team.

Shell is saddened by this senseless loss of life at one of our Retail sites. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victim.

Further to your below queries, there's an appropriate department assign for this sad event, please see the contacts details provided here below:

moc.llehs|ksed-aidem#moc.llehs|ksed-aidem, or by phone 1-877-850-5023

Kind regards,

dave_naim
The problem is, Shell is not the employer. The station is either leased or a franchise.

Excellent, well done euclid, I will send them a nicely written E mail (ya right). Try to keep this posted as these articles about Mr.Prajapati appear, you should maybe put is out in the Star too and any other publication's.
I highly doubt I will be hearing a response, but if we can inundate or clog up their e mail system, it's well worth the effort.

mijadrie
In all fairness to Shell, don't kid yourselves, they are all doing it.
It is a common practice in gas stations (yeah, deny all you want) and common practice in many restaurants. At least in a restaurant the servers can make some vey decent tips and it would not hurt as much, but a minimun wage gas station attendant with bills to pay…..Very nasty practice.

Hi mijadrie,
Maybe you might be interested in this if you want to get involved. It started when I sent them a well thought out plan (didn't think anything would come of it, after all who am I against a corporation such as Shell, I just a little guy, but they seemed to have taken interest rather quickly) Here it is:
Hi scousers, thanks for joining the quest, here's what I came up with so far, (the email his going a few people). Hi there carly cat, welcome to the quest, here's what I got so far (looks like we shook them up quit a bit) didn't expect a response so soon if I got one at all. These are some folks that want to get involved as well. Hi Brian,
I just sent this to another person on our quest; here's my e mail to euclid (P.S. I didn't read it all so I may have exaggerated a bit on multiply address's) hey it's a good start. euclid,
Your not going to believe this but last night I received an e mail from Shell it was an automated response, so I didn't pay any attention to it and they are going to have someone contact me, ya ya ya, so I didn't want to bother until I get some thing concrete. GUESS WHAT I received today, their head office in Cape Town e mailed me back, with apologies and names and numbers and email address's from everyone Media relations, etc.. etc.. I was so excited I wanted to contact you and some other folks who has been following us, it's a somewhat long detailed e mail, looks like were off to the races. You said post it not sure how to do this with Disque software? I would assume I would have to build a web site? I don't use Twitter, never had a reason to yet, I'm lazy I guess LOL. What if I copy and attach the e mail and run it through your Disque ID or send me your email address either way I'll get it to you and other folks. Looks like we shook them up a bit eh!

scousers
Yes thanks for the email address
Nothing worse than a greedy corporation!

Hi scousers, thanks for joining the quest, here's what I came up with so far, (the email his going a few people) that want to get invovled (as soon as I figure out how to send the new real address in Cape Town, that would probably be your best bet.
Hi there carly cat, welcome to the quest, here's what I got so far (looks like we shook them up quit a bit) didn't expect a response so soon if I got one at all. These are some folks that want to get involved as well. Hi Brian,
I just sent this to another person on our quest; here's my e mail to euclid (P.S. I didn't read it all so I may have exaggerated a bit on multiply address's) hey it's a good start. euclid,
Your not going to believe this but last night I received an e mail from Shell it was an automated response, so I didn't pay any attention to it and they are going to have someone contact me, ya ya ya, so I didn't want to bother until I get some thing concrete. GUESS WHAT I received today, their head office in Cape Town e mailed me back, with apologies and names and numbers and email address's from everyone Media relations, etc.. etc.. I was so excited I wanted to contact you and some other folks who has been following us, it's a somewhat long detailed e mail, looks like were off to the races. You said post it not sure how to do this with Disque software? I would assume I would have to build a web site? I don't use Twitter, never had a reason to yet, I'm lazy I guess LOL. What if I copy and attach the e mail and run it through your Disque ID or send me your email address either way I'll get it to you and other folks. Looks like we shook them up a bit eh!

carlycat1965
Me too Bill…I am going to send them an e-mail

Bill, reading article's and commenting on interesting topic's
Hi there carly cat, welcome to the quest, here's what I got so far (looks like we shook them up quit a bit) didn't expect a response so soon if I got one at all. These are some folks that want to get involved as well. Hi Brian,
I just sent this to another person on our quest; here's my e mail to euclid (P.S. I didn't read it all so I may have exaggerated a bit on multiply address's) hey it's a good start. euclid,
Your not going to believe this but last night I received an e mail from Shell it was an automated response, so I didn't pay any attention to it and they are going to have someone contact me, ya ya ya, so I didn't want to bother until I get some thing concrete. GUESS WHAT I received today, their head office in Cape Town e mailed me back, with apologies and names and numbers and email address's from everyone Media relations, etc.. etc.. I was so excited I wanted to contact you and some other folks who has been following us, it's a somewhat long detailed e mail, looks like were off to the races. You said post it not sure how to do this with Disque software? I would assume I would have to build a web site? I don't use Twitter, never had a reason to yet, I'm lazy I guess LOL. What if I copy and attach the e mail and run it through your Disque ID or send me your email address either way I'll get it to you and other folks. Looks like we shook them up a bit eh!

Bill, reading article's and commenting on interesting topic's
euclid I just sent them this e mail, see what you think. But I was just thinking I'm going to wesel my way around their site and or make some calls to see if I can get an Executive's e mail address's, I alway's say go to the top!

"I know I will probably never receive a response from Shell, but I would like to point out, here's just a part of a commentator to the Sun newspaper, there are ton's of comment's and even more with the other publications. Look's as though you just lost a heck of a lot of customer's, more to follow suite. Word of mouth and media could put a dent in you for your complete lack of compasion, especially your spokesman Stephen Doolan. Way to go Shell!
I dare you write me back! As for your "generalpublicenquiries" is that real and does any one really read them."

BrianLandon
i agree, lets find the name and email of the President and deluge him.

Bill, reading article's and commenting on interesting topic's
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Sorry major spelling mistakes, I was in a rush, I promise you I dotted my (i's) and cressed my (t's) when I contacted them

Bill, reading article's and commenting on interesting topic's
Sorry major spelling mistakes, I was in a rush, I promise you I dotted my (i's) and cressed my (t's) when I contacted them

Bill, reading article's and commenting on interesting topic's
Hi Brian,
I just sent this to another person on our quest, he's my e mail to euclid (P.S. I didn't read it all so I may have exagerated a bit on multiply address's) hey it's a good start. euclid,
Your not going to believe this but last night I recieved an e mail from Shell it was an automated respose, so I didn't pay any attention to it and they are going to have someone contact me, ya ya ya, so I didn't want to bother untill I get some thing concrete. GUESS WHAT I received today, their head office in Cape Town e mailed me back, with apologies and names and numbers and email address's from everyone Media relations, etc.. etc.. I was so excited I wanted to contact you and and some other folks who has been following us, it's a somewhat long detailed e mail, looks like were off to the races. You said post it not sure how to do this with Disque software? I would assume I would have to build a web site? I don't use Twitter, never had a reason to yet, I'm lazy I guess LOL. What if I copy and attach the e mail and run it through your Disque ID or send me your email address either way I'll get it to you and other folks. Looks like we shook them up a bit eh!

euclid777
Looks good. I completely agree that going to the top is best. If you get a better address, please post!

Bill, reading article's and commenting on interesting topic's
euclid,
Your not going to believe this but last night I recieved an e mail from Shell it was an automated respose, so I didn't pay any attention to it and they are going to have someone contact me, ya ya ya, so I didn't want to bother untill I get some thing concrete. GUESS WHAT I received today, their head office in Cape Town e mailed me back, with apologies and names and numbers and email address's from everyone Media relations, etc.. etc.. I was so excited I wanted to contact you and and some other folks who has been following us, it's a somewhat long detailed e mail, looks like were off to the races. You said post it not sure how to do this with Disque software? I would assume I would have to build a web site? I don't use Twitter, never had a reason to yet, I'm lazy I guess LOL. What if I copy and attach the e mail and run it through your Disque ID or send me your email address either way I'll get it to you and other folks. Looks like we shook them up a bit eh!

AlbertaDude1234
Thanks as well. I sent the following to Shell:

To Whom it May Concern,

As a loyal Shell customer for many years it saddened me to hear Stephen Doolan's recent comments in the press. I am writing this email to express how I am disappointed with Shell response and position on this situation.

Jayesh, a son, brother, husband and father was killed over $112.85. He felt the need to try and stop the theft as this most likely represented a full day's pay driving away from his station that he would be held accountable for. I do not care to hear that Shell has an official policy against station owners charging clerks the shortage. The reality of this is the station owners do charge the clerks with the shortages. I would encourage the CEOs to do a little "Undercover Boss" and see what really happens in the trenches.

To hear that Shell (or the owner of the station) will not help covers expenses is sickening. To this end I pledge to Shell that I shall stop buying gas at my local Shell station till I see a statement from Shell confirming they or the station in question have paid for Jayesh's funeral.

How does this impact Shell? Here are my numbers:

Two vehicles, I fill both tanks on average every 12 days with 160L. At the posted price in Edmonton of 119.9 that equals $191.84 every 12 days. That works out to 30.42 fill-ups a year for a grand total of $5835.13.

I will also encourage my family (also Air Mile collectors) and friends to no longer patronize Shell.

I hope Shell will do the right thing for this family and help easy their immediate financial hardships.

Thank you,

nisan_pa
i sent an e-mail from TD. good idea guys… bombard the outlook.

canali
go to their facebook page esp if they have a canadian one: that's where you'll get effective more pressure via public shaming.

stater_of_the_obvious
Thank you Charles and euclid777 for the email addresses. I will be letting them know how I feel about the disgraceful treatment of Jayesh.

marymsmith
I too wrote and told them it was all over the papers and to please pay for the funneral and compensate the family that I knew they had a good heart. They were not even informed of it happening. Keep e mailing please.

mickey__mouseolini
In general, the Sun is anti-union.

Well, Sun…..this is what non-union employees of large corporations can expect from their employers.

NOTHING.

It's all about profits, SUN.

As well, there's nothing 'bad' about offering an accused person legal aid if they can't afford a lawyer. Let's not confuse Corporate greed, with the notion of public defenders.

Without unions to help forge employment standards in Ontario, we'd all be treated as callously by our employers as Mr. Prajapati has been treated by his.

BMclean
Just a thought, perhaps the station owners should be considering installing spikes such as those used at rental car company compounds in the U.S. When a car pulls up for fuel the spikes deploy at the front and rear of the vehicle, when the pump is paid for the spike recede and the car drives away. We do not need any more legislation imposed on the customer regarding fuel. We already pay far too much for fuel.

christopher swift
Funny thing how little respect gas jockeys get. I had ample time to ponder this during my ears in university on that job. You're handling thousands of gallons of flammable liquid, and handling money. I can think of all kinds of better paid jobs which don't have that much responsibility.

jetgrey
Boycott Shell stations like I do.
They will get the message.

John Brooker
What is also missing is the fact that the criminal and his family aught to be forced to support this mans family for life! Our laws need some serious revamping, to see some justice done.
We are all looking to Shell. It wasn't their fault, nor the staion owners fault that this idiot felt owed a tank of gas!

mickey__mouseolini
There's nothing stopping the victim's family from suing for damages…and Ontario has ample laws to cover such situations.

AS well, if Shell indeed forced employees to cover shortages ( in violation of the employment act ), Shell is most definitely at fault to a degree.

canali
i hope all those employed who work for skank bosses who penalize them for drive away gas thefts report this to some of the hotlines and legal avenues that have been appearing …and if that the dude who was Prjapati's boss is found out doing so (despite mouthing otherwise) we throw the book at him and do a huge public shaming: blood is on his hands, too.

gordo
My condolences to the Prajapati family. AND SHAME ON SHELL… I know I'm only one person but I won't be buying my gas at any Shell station again.

Bob_The_Bear
We must boycott this station. $50 saved and nothing in return. The owner should lose $50000 in gas sales since he demands 50% payback from his employees over thefts !

Thomas Silver
Who is the franchise owner of this station and what has he/she done to help repatriate the victim's family over this senseless death?

So B, It
I second that.

russtucker27
Make that 2

emjaysun
On my way home this evening before having read this, I put gas in my car at a Shell Station in Etobicoke. That will be the last time I deal with Shell for a long, long time. When we consider the obscene profits the oil companies rip from us, they could at least afford to show some real respect for this gentleman and support for his family.

Jodi Watson
That 112 dollars that would have come out of his pocket might have meant his family couldn't eat for a few days. He died providing for his family. How you can insult a dead man who died at the hands of some crazy fukker is beyond me. You are a REALLY special kind of a$$hole, the kind that makes the rest of us question our faith in humanity. Suck it, and have a nice day :o)

LeoBrunny
You are a heartless swine of a person.If this had happen to one of your family member your post would be different.Please google the word Empathy and your eyes may open.

Michael Bond
I know, eh?…this knob's comment should be erased from this forum…loser that he is.

mickey__mouseolini
Understandable that you would be upset…

but, there is no Oil company out there with a heart of gold.

They'd all react similarly, if it was one of their employees.

Left_is_not_right
My sincere condolences to Mr. Prajapatl's family.

I am curious…

If a company DOES force their employees to pay for a dine-and-dash or gas-and-dash, etc., wouldn't that LEGALLY make them partly responsible for the employee's death?

After all, if an employee risks and loses his/her life - or is permananetly disabled trying to prevent having to pay for a theft out of his OWN pocket, I would think that the threat of losing one's money could have a definite bearing on how the employee responds to that kind of crime.

I would also assume that most companies are insured for theft - so there would be no need for the employee to recoup that loss for the employer.

Tracey Pike
Goes to show us all…gas companies are about profit, not the people who work for them. How very sad. RIP Mr. Prajapati. You gave your life for a company who doesn't care.

G Klein
My condolances to his family.

As pointed out, Shell is not the only co. where lessees make the gas attendant pay. It has been like that since the 1970's when I did it part-time for other oil cos.

It's just sad that this POS, when caught, will only get a slap on the wrist. Even though he has over 40!!! convictions to his credit. Yet he is still out of jail. Where is his dangerous offender designation?

Sandy Thompson
Shell will pay and the family will get a lot more than "nothing" when the family sues them for attempting to make the employee prevent gas theft by illegally deducting it from their paycheques. I'm sure some lawyers are chomping at the bit for the chance to represent the family and take their cut of the millions.

dave_naim
Isn't it the case that the station is leased or a franchise? I'm not sure Shell can be held responsible. It may have more to do with whoever operates the station.

I'm not suggesting this will stop a lawyer from naming Shell in a lawsuit. The family may not be successful in winning a suit against Shell. My guess is the family would not prevail in a suit against Shell.

Sandy Thompson
Are you suggesting this will stop a lawyer from naming Shell in a lawsuit? The hot coffee lawsuit woman mentioned elsewhere in this thread sued McDonalds, not the franchisee. And she was originally awarded 2.9 million dollars, and that just for a third degree burn on 6% of her body. (Full disclosure: The 2.9 million was reduced to 500k on appeal, then settled out of court likely for something in between on a later appeal.)

To have a chance of avoiding responsibility, Shell would have to show that it trains it's franchisees not to dock employee pay for gas-and-dash cases, that it has dealt severely with those who have been reported or caught doing this, and that it has done everything it can to prevent it.

apopso
DO NOT BUY YOUR GAS AT ANY SHELL GAS STATION!!!!!!

NBBoy
Dear Shell Petroleum:

Speaking as a communications professional, you have dropped the ball on this tragedy. Here's how you should have responded to your employee's tragic death. 1. Get your regional director's condolences out to the Prajapati family and media immediately.2. Get your flag at that station at half-staff immediately and have staff wear black arm bands in a gesture of respect.3. Cover Mr. Prajapati's funeral completely.4. Offer a reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect.5. Finally, if there is an expectation for the repayment of the lost fill-up revenue, drop it. If you have initiated these steps, bravo. If you haven't, and judging by the posts here it seems unlikely, then shame. I have to fill up today. I always buy at Shell for the Airmiles Points. I will buy from Mr. Gas here on in.

Truly Canadian
Nice of Shell to step up to the plate for this man. I can only imagine the hours and unpaid overtime that Shell allowed him the pleasure of working. I hope they find his killer. Shame on you Shell.

kressman1
Hey Shell..what's the matter ? Short of cash ? Last dime you got from me was last week.

pi8srvnge
Ah c'mon people did you really expect a heartless multi-billion dollar company to give a rodents behind about one of their many thousand minions?

Taebok
"Is there a thorough investigation underway to determine if he, or others, were forced to pay back money that was stolen?"

Investigation?
Just ask any gas bar employee.
Cashiers are responsible for ANY shortages in their till.

Someone steals oil from the outside display, cashier pays for it.
Someone steals candy bars when the attendant turns his head for a second, cashier pays for it.
Someone fills up their car and drives off, cashier pays for it.

We live is a society where the guy at the bottom of the totem pole always gets the shaft, you think this is going to be any different?

Hugh
"We live is(sic) a society where the guy at the bottom of the totem pole always gets the shaft."

Maybe this hypothetical "guy" is at the bottom of the totem pole and getting the shaft as a result of, shall we say…less-than-optimal decisions he has made earlier in his life. I can't imagine many children aspire to pumping gas, but for a number of (sometimes unfair) reasons, some people have to accept employment some would describe as "menial' in order to survive as they don't have the skills or accreditation to merit anything more lucrative.

Some are newcomers unfortunate enough to arrive here with diplomas from universities we don't recognize because they are in corrupt countries that allow you to purchase a degree, meaning they drive taxis or deliver pizzas …others, while born here, drop out of grade nine and impregnate their girlfriends before attaining the age of majority, rather than get an education and keep their DNA to themselves until they can afford a family.

As Judge Smails said in Caddyshack: "Well…the world needs ditch-diggers, too."

Speaking of investigation…while the article is long on questions of Shell's liability, it's very short on details regarding the unfortunate Mr.Prajapati. I would think a story about a man brave enough to throw himself in the path of a vehicle driven by an alleged thief might be a little more compelling if we knew how he ended up working in that gas station.

Jodi Watson
That doesn't mean companies have the right to take advantage of them. Who cares where someone works, at least he wasn't suckling off the taxpayer teat like many people.

czion
Boycott shell,profiteers of a terrorist nation.

czion
Boycott Shell profiteers of crimes against humanity and one of the largest developers of Iran oil fields.

Endgame69
I've known a number of people over the years working as gas attendants, if they were ripped off, they paid. Same goes for the food industry, someone walks out, waiter/waitress pays for the meal. Not right by any means, but that's the way it is.
Sad in this case that a man has to lose his life for eyes to be opened, only to be closed once more when this is all forgotten.
RIP

Jodi Watson
This needs to change. It's illegal, and how are they still being allowed to do this to minimum wage employees?

boberteddy
Problem is some employees would let friends drive away without paying and tell the boss they could'nt get the license plate.Same thing for waiters,a table full of friends rack up a big bill then walk out,so who pays?

BP
What did you all expect? He was a "nobody", just like you and I. He didn't work for no government office. I mean we throw state funerals for police officers who throw themselves in front of moving snow plows (but we don't dare say, how stupid was he for trying to be a hero?)…..and even in the past two weeks they held a massive funeral and honoured a man for being gunned down at a speach victory for Pauline Marois. One cost millions (remember that folks?)…..and the other one thousands and thousands….and who foot the bill?

But how dare this poor man, who feared that 100 bucks would come out of his pay…pay that he needed to support his family…….try to stop someone for speeding off with his needed income. Oh the audacity…..

Some of these comments here are so appalling. Shell should of paid for his funeral expenses. It was the very least they could of done. Im sure they wouldn't of missed a measely 10 k's. They spend alot more than that on their employees that work at the rigs, and get free gas year round (not to mention their wives/children/nieces/nephews/neighbours freinds….(Yea I know someone who works at one that was more than happy to share this info with me)……

Question left really is………..when is the trust fund going to be set up? I'd like to donate to help the family!

batcountry1
During my time with my company we have had two employees pass away. One suddenly due to a heart attack, the other after a long bout with cancer.

In both cases they were people working the factory floor. In both cases the flag was lowered to half mast. It's a simple show of respect that goes a long way.

BP
That is the right thing to do. Respect goes a long way!

I am curious to finding out if indeed Shell has the policy of docking pay for missing money..and if so then I hope this man's family sues Shell big time!

He and his family deserved a hell of lot more respect and compassion from the company!

It's appalling!

fox38
I will no longer buy Gas from any Shell Gas Out-let and I hope some-one sets up a account for this man's family. With all the Billions Shell is ripping off the People , they should beable to assist this man's family. The seniors are really getting hurt from the greedy Gas Companies as we are spending more money on Gas then groceries and the members of Parliament are saying nothing as the extra billions they are making gives them more money to blow on e-health & Etc.

Damzvin
This was a very unfortunate incident. The poor guy was making minium wage and didn't want to lose his job over $112 in gas. I doubt he even made $112 in his shift.

Poor Shell, they are out $112 of profit, but are saving on the wages they would have paid. Shell - wake up ! I will never buy gas from Shell again if they do not step up and assist this family. An employee dies while working on their property and they do nothing about it ! Just goes to show that they are all about profits and really don't care about "loses" of an employees life.

To all stay away from Shell.

Tech1986
If there ever was a company that could afford to pay, it's the oil companies! They make millions a day in profit, and yet they are this cheap. Another reason to hate oil companies!

lolahorses
I have a better idea stop going to SHELL GAS STATIONS AND BUYING GAS,…THERE JUST LIKE OUR INSURANCE COMPANY'S SUCKING THE LIFE OUT OF ALL OF US..Condolences to the family…

Pariah
Yet, He gave it all. RIP

Jim MacKenzie
Bye Bye, Shell Oil !

Shell's Stephen Doolan said, "Shell is saddened by this senseless loss of life…." He might have added "but even more so by the loss of Shell's $112.85". This could (should) be a PR nightmare for Shell.

czion
Harper government fails to tell canadians how shell makes 100's of millions from developing oil fields in iran.
Avoid shell stations.

PureProfessional
Duh, it's a corporation, owned by billionaires. The lack of response is not surprising. Workers mean nothing to them, they are cheap and irreplaceable, just another line item on the accounts.

UrbanSurvivor3
You should probably look up the meaning of, "irreplaceable".

Just saying.

daveee1
Good article.

As someone who has worked in retail for many years, this is just another example of how retail workers are treated by business owners and corporate head offices.

Retail survives on the backs of people willing to work for minimum wage with no benefits or job security.

For 6 years I sold automobiles, working for a few different dealers in the GTA and then got out of the business even though I had success at some dealerships.

I tell people, if you think buying a vehicle is a pain in the ass, try working for these people.

klime mirkovic
What do you expect from corporate pigs such as Shell
Do not buy from them
It is a shame that a man gave his life for nothing
My condolences go to his family

The300Spartans
Conversation at Shell HQ:

"Hey one of our gas jockeys was run over and killed by a gas thief a couple of days ago!"
"Oh! That's too bad that we lost a valuable asset, $112 of gas, that's awful! BTW what did you say happened to the gas jockey?"
"he was killed!"
"Well we must look after our Shell family so make sure we get that station washed down and up and running ASAP, can't let the profits drop!"

He was run over and killed!"

2bad4us
Typical of these big Corporations, it is all about money, if the money was to be deducted from the guys wages, then Shell should be held accountable for his Death. No more gas purchases from Shell for me.

David
My condolences to the Prajapati family. He sounds like he was quite a man who would do his best for his family.
Typical heartless corporation. I have filled up at Shell twice in ten years. Although Pioneer probably buys their stock from Shell, it still feels good going to Pioneer instead of Shell.
That so called trust fund "contribution" by Shell better be damn generous.

rightclick
Shell - shame!

UrbanSurvivor3
Dont you love it when a company actually TELLS you it no longer wants your business?

This is great I dont have to do any research at all to figure out that Shell never deserves another dime from me.

RealCanadianTaxpayer
Never mind the useless posts here,,,just boycott this d-a-m-n company. Actions speak louder then words.

wes23
Good idea. I'll take up that protest.

PHE7T2
I'm in

n2omichael
Typical! Of course if it was some 80 Year old Shell Cronie/Billionaire who died of a heart attack on his yacht in the Bahamas they probably would talk about what a "great man" he was and "Comp" his gazzillion dollar funeral!

Maybe someone should use this article to start a "Boycott Shell" Facebook page? Knowing Shell they would spend Millions on lawyers trying to shut it down, but, won't give this poor saps family a dime. Welcome to "Big Oil" and NO conscious!!

James
I wonder if Shell deducted the $112.85 from his last pay cheque?

Alexander F Esposito
Shell is one of the worst companies in the world when it comes to human right's violations and damaging the environment. Definitely a company that needs a refresher in how to treat people humanely and with dignity. Also, what kind of crap is "Shell follows the same protocol as governments, where the flag is lowered to half staff at the death of a head of government or the Queen.” I've seen school, community centres, legions, even the Honda plant on the 404 lowered their flag for an employee. Shell is the definition if a corporation that doesnt get it, and doesnt care.

Farooq Khan
Shame on you SHELL for not stepping up to the plate and realizing your moral and corporate responsibility. All that Boardroom bullshit about team building and we are a Shell family. You are the Corporate SCUMBAG.l

Abitta_Craic
Shell oil and its executives care nothing about Jayesh Prajapati. A minimum wage, immigrant employee is as expendable as toilet paper in their eyes. Their claim that they're unaware of attendants being held financially responsible for thefts is a bald faced lie. Every pump jockey I've ever talked to about it has told me that's how it works. If the executives are unaware of it then they must be idiots. Liars more likely. All that is certainly to be expected. It's the hypocrisy and crocodile tears that turn my stomach.Man up Shell. Help the family.

promediojoe
It has long been known that the lowest paid job, fraught with one of the highest danger rates, is that of a gas-station attendant.

Those that are particularily at risk are those who work alone, on the night shift. The multi-billion dollar, multi-national oil companies that own and operate these gas stations, refuse to hire more than one (1) gas station attendant to work the night-shift and as a result, the lone individual is at grave risk. There are so many incidents that take place at these gas stations at night that we never hear of, because it does not involve a 2nd degree murder story.

Shell should be ashamed of itself and should ensure that the health & safety of the gas-station attendant is their #1 priority and begin to hire more than one lone vulnerable individual for the night shift at their gas stations. The minimum wage that they would have to pay for an extra attendant could be written off against their billions of dollars of profit every year.

Shell - Hire at least two (2) gas-station attendants on the night shift at your gas stations - change the "We will only have a single, lone individual trying to look after the store and pumps and customers on the night shift at all of our locations". You earn billions of dollars every year and can afford to hire two (2) on the night shift, as opposed to your current policy of only one (1).

BetaAlpha
Shell response. It costs too much.

The300Spartans
Conversation at Shell HQ, the next day:

"BTW what happened to that gas jockey again"
"He was run over and killed and we also found that the thief stole $200 in cigarettes and $10 in chocolate bars!"
"OK so let's start a trust fund for the family; put us down for $1,000,"
"Will do sir"
"Oh! By the way the theft cost to us was $322 for gas, etc. then another $2,000 to clean up the mess at the station and $12,000 in lost profits. So that's $14,322, add to that $1,500 for our legal fees for the trust fund, so that's total losses of $15,822. So deduct this from the total in the trust fund and if there's a shortfall then send the widow and family a bill for it (30 day payment terms) or a cheque for the net, if there is any, nudge, nudge, wink, wink!"
"Will do sir, you are very understanding and generous!"

S
Saddening indeed, on my part I will stop going to a Shell station.

sameosameo
Yeah only for a wk or two!

Kevin Falconer
not that it will mean much to Shell but I used the email addy posted below and sent them this

I spend about $15,000 a year at Shell for my gas. As of this moment in time, Not another dollar will ever be spent at Shell.
I cannot believe Shell will not cover the funeral expenses for Mr . Jayesh Prajapati
Do you think his wife can afford it?
Do you think he worked as a gas station attendant because he was just killing time?
For shame.
It was just returned as their inbox is full

thevoiceofraisin
be nice to see more hate male for the guy that did it then shell. poor response by them but should be a murder charge for the creep.

skinnyrs11
Corporations and most employer's could care less about their employee's and as from my experience with gas stations they would have made him pay for any discrepancy during his shift!
Condolences to the family.Shell has a terrible human rights track record so it is in character for them to show absolutely no respect for the lose of human life!

wayners
Shell's annual profit is in the BILLIONS yet this company apparently has nobody bright enough to make the proper decisions in this tragic matter. Shell should have immediately paid for Mr. Prajapatis' funeral, set up a trust fund for his family and lowered their flags in respect.

BetaAlpha
2011 profit was $18.6 billion to be precise.

CplFrazier
If nothing else I will not be buying another drop
of Schell gas.

nonnobis
Shell corp. c'mon step up and be the good employer, it is not as if you can't afford it.

Argulion
Gas and dashes would happen far less if station operators pursued charges rather than writing off crime as a loss. So now we all get to be guilty until proven innocent because it's cheaper to not prosecute, and/or 'mislead' someone into accepting responsibility for another's crime.

Li
Exactly. What a pain.

peewee13
Just another example of a corporate non compassonate or responsible giant. Put the screws to the people. If he was being forced to pay then the operator and Shell should be charged and brought to justice. Lets stick it to the oil companies for a change.

Rick Henderson
Traveling extensively in the USA, it is hard to find a gas pump that are not prepaid. It saves ripoffs and lives.
In these tough economic times, the Oil companies are flourishing. They make Billions not Millions.
Shell is no different.
And the fact that they will not pay for a Funeral for a dedicated employee who gave his life to save the company $112 bucks is shameful.
I am sure this will come back and bite them in the butt.
No Shell stops for me.

spinmeright
I honestly believe the employee was trying to save himself the $112. It's shameful that a big business such as Shell uses such criminal, bullying tactics.

I'm sorry for his wife and son. Their lives will never be the same as a result.

Bujijoe
Express your anger with your money, boycott Shell. Go anywhere other than Shell. Go to Esso, Petro Can, or any of the small independent retailers. Just don't go to Shell, even if you want the points, get them else where. While it's bad enough that they gouge money from those who drive, this miserable response to the death of an obviously loyal employee deserves nothing less than a public expression of disgust. Tell everyone you know, people you meet when your out to give Shell the wake up call they obviously need so badly. Maybe a after a few months of little revenue coming in, Shell as a company that gets so many government subsidy dollars, will begin to act they way it should.

G_Goon
Shell should be ashamed this man died under his employ and nothing forth coming I for one will never ever spend another penny there .One is right on the corner from my place so I have frequently bought gas there never again . Shell you should be ashamed however I doubt it :( To shell two middle fingers .

cowboyronnie
If you know anything about Shell you will know they do not lift a finger to help the people who run their stations. They(the business men and women) have to pay for everything inside the stores and with the station and money is deducted from them in advance. They tell you what you can stock, how to stock it and if one candy bar gets lifted, it comes out of their pocket. They even tell you what kind of car to drive. Not too flashy because they say so. They would not want people to think they(Sell) make too much money even though it would be none of their business what car you drive. It is a thankless job with little pay and Shell is the first one to take from them no matter the cause. That is why I do not buy Shell products anymore. A good friend operated a Shell station for over 25 years and seemed to be always taken to the cleaners by Shell no matter how hard he tried to run a tight ship!

chaitai
Where is the slimy operator/owner in this? Did he tell Jayesh Prajapati to stop thefts at all costs? Did he tell Jayesh Prajapati his pay would be deducted to cover these thefts?

madmoterman
Let's have a boycott SHELL week, if they don't pony up for the funeral.

Wolfgang Von Unterstein
Good idea. Spread it round. Boycott Shell.

carlycat1965
Go to HELL Shell!!

clubking
boycott all shell gas stations for the next week untill they pony up for funeral expenses and publicly guarantee that no gas station attendent will ever be personally charged for customer theft pass this on and post it on your facebook and twitter pages that will be sure to get their attention

BetaAlpha
Shells profit last year was only $18.6 billion dollars.

An no flags at half mass for a fallen gas pump attendent taken in the line of duty.

And Prajapatti took a 4,000 lb. bullet for Shell oil trying to stop an oil thief.

Brutal.

odyssey1234
"
And if he really didn’t do it because he felt it was going to cost him, then all the more reason to reward his loyalty and bravery."
Sorry, but I see it more as stupidity. Why jump out in front of a moving car? Dumb, dumb, dumb.

czion
Royal Dutch Shell and Iran.google.

John,
Very sad story, this man Jayesh Prajapati is a real hero. It’s his actions of moral value that I as a Canadian revere. This honest act cost him his life and he should be rewarded. Shell should morally come through and do the right thing by providing coverage for a loyal employee who probably wasn’t making much above minimum.
RIP and God Bless his family.

Thufir
A sad story to be sure but a 'hero'? To whom? His family? Shell? No, he was a man in a crappy job working for a thankless company and still felt it was a good idea to try and tackle a moving vehicle. Nothing heroic about it and just left his family fatherless. People need to think before they act.

johnslykhuis
Step up Shell. You can afford it. If not, can you spell boycott?

richardthecanuk
Shame on Shell Petroleum!!!!!

annadjur
Just an update, A Criminal Investigation was filed by The Ontario Federation of Labour into Shells policies of having to pay for gas stolen. Hoping they will be charged and have to pay the family a lot of money, that is the least they can do. No more Shell. Shell Pay for the funeral and all expenses. A lovely email was sent to them as well. Everyone please email them if you can.

hemusbull
Gas station attendant, store clerk, builder and so on positions are surviving jobs…Who cares about them? Do they have full time, permanent status? Do they have benefits? Is there any legislation to defend the rights of workers like these? No, no, no and no!

pokher_ace
The Shell Spokesperson sounds EXACTLY like one of the slimy, fact twisting weasel political advisors. No direct answers. Only answers to make Shell less evil looking. To imply that they do not know it is common practice in this industry to make the employee pay for shortages is an out and out lie. But then again the weasel Shell spokesperson avoided an answer only quoted a law. The family should sue as they are partly responsible for creating the condition where the murdered employee felt he HAD to go get the money and risk his life. Was the station paying WSIB premuims? This is a work place death.

twoferone
No it isn't a lie. Shell does not audit its franchisees books. It is not necessary. So how do you think they would know this illegal practice is taking place?

While I feel for this guy, he chose to go after the guy. WSIB will not cover it even if they are paying premiums.

Canada999
Shell should make a generous donation, but I think we should also look at the station owner. He's the one who probably made his employees pay out of pocket when gas was stolen. He now appears to be lying about it, even though Mr. Prajapati told several people that he had to pay. Wouldn't be surprised to find that the station owner is an immigrant who exploits fellow immigrants. That was the person Mr. Prajapati was reporting to. He probably made him feel he would lose his job if he didn't pay. The Shell policy was quite clear that stolen gas funds should not come out of employees' pockets. It was the owner of that location who ignored this.

p_guy
Shell's thought & prayers are for more profit.

Douglas Sextus
I fully agree with Shell!

BetaAlpha
I am not impressed by Shell on this one.

mdxster03
Why would anyone work at a gas station or any place for that matter when you have to pay for theft? If it's illegal to bully an employee's right then you as an individual call up the human right resource to complain. Prepaid and a shield glass is good safety for a gas station employee which I've seen at a few places. It doesn't matter if you die for Shell, Esso or Petro, they have no hearts period. Why you think they are billionaires? It is because they are good at taking advantage of the unregulated gas price and sad part is most of us have no choice but to pay for high gas price to commute to work.

Canada999
That is why big business likes to keep the stream of immigrants coming in - more immigrants than there are decent safe jobs. Desperate immigrants need to feed their families, and are willing to put up with that treatment.

be21
If Shell has to pay a cent, I am sure the price of gas will go up.

Kady49
I too have heard and actually witnessed where monies have been deducted from other's income. Just look where a student works or where someone doesn't know how to defend themselves. I have learned in my working history that many put up and shut up because it's still better here than where they came from but it doesn't make it right. Too bad they're abused in the process. Ignorance is bliss I guess. My condolences to the Prajaprati family.

ChuckyGotcha
Well if they hadn't, I would have.

MC9999
Did Shell teach this man during his training that he is to pursue people that gas and dash? I doubt it. They probably told him he would be dismissed if he pursued shoplifters, robbers, and people that gas and dash. I know of one major convenience store retailer that has this policy.
The person from Shell is not going to mention any of it. I am sure they have the same policy.

Emperors_New_Clothes
the problem comes in if they were making him pay for the gas that was stolen.

HappyH29
My wife worked for the local Canadian Tire gas bar and the drive-offs happened quite frequently. She NEVER was asked to pay for these. They did end up making the outside pumps pay-at-the-pump only though. I never understood why they did not install better cameras that could capture faces and licence plates. Then, just hand a copy of the tape over to the police and let them handle it. Getting paid minimum wage, she was not about to go running after some speeding car.

spinmeright
It's good that she didn't have to. If it is standard practice, and the employee's pays have been docked previously because of theft, it certainly makes the attendant the sole victim.
While my wages aren't minimum wage, I couldn't afford to lose money from my pay throughout the year- and still survive.

Thufir
"Getting paid minimum wage, she was not about to go running after some speeding car." Precisely. If she did and was taken from you as a result, would you consider her a 'hero'? Or would you be angry that she threw her life away like that?

I feel for this man and his family but the message that needs to get out is that it is not worth your life if you are robbed. If you are forced to pay back, the labour board, the human rights board, any good lawyer would be happy to take up the cause.

Tallus
Shell paying funeral expenses would go a long way

in showing they care for employees not even mentioning how the

general public will view them.

BetaAlpha
Canadains should fill up their cars today for $112.85 in protest.

From PetroCAN!

bimm
Wow this article explains how a giant like Shell Oil can not even look after the funeral arrangements for this family, their quote was currently there is no plans to pay for funeral expenses however they will throw in a few bucks into a trust fund and they are going to have an investigation, to ensure that any lessons learned from this incident are incorporated into ways of doing business in the future. How cold is that? I personaly will boycott doing any business with this company.They are going to have a major PR problem to skate around now………..I hope Shell Oil that 112.85 was worth it shame on you.

czion
Life is more precious do not give shell,iran's oil developer a single penny.

rjb67
Sad, but typical that the murderer will get the benefit of tax payer funded legal representation and the victom as usual gets nothing. Thanks lefties !!! And the saddest part is Layton who has stolen so much from the tax payer over the years stands along side his comrades at the NDP in not only condoning but pushing for these types of scenarios. Somehow the murderer deserves his rights. The victoms son should be allowed to spit in the face of the politicians who created this way of life for all of us.

HRHFHM
he died protecting his family

oldlondonguy
Gas companies

I don't know of any public relations, good deed, or stand up corporate leadership any gas company has done for the public or employees anywhere, at any time.

It's just Wall st. GREED and "I don't care" attitude over and over and over again.

byebyebrownie
After hearing this cold hearted corporate response to an employees death I will never visit a shell station in the future.

Bobb23
Rather than new laws,prepay before pumping,why not determine if this poor fellow ever had to pay for fill & dash,if so, fine Shell $5M for violation of Employment Standards Act & see how quick ever station changes it's policies to prevent clerks from chasing!

tjharrison
Shell's response saddens me because it is a complete U-turn from the progressive policies it had in place during the early 1960s. At that time, my 20 year old, unmarried birth mother was hired by Shell when public opprobrium of unwed, pregnant women was high. As a result of Shell's compassion, she was able to keep body and soul together in the city of Toronto (having been forced to quit her hometown for the duration of her pregnancy).

I sincerely hope and pray that Shell will extend to the Prajapati family the kindness and generosity it showed my birth mother, particularly as the family's ordeal is far more dire.

My deepest condolences to the Prajapatis for the loss of their brave father and husband, Jayesh, who faced down a thief, bully, and coward.

ConHockeye
is there anyone reading this who believes this parasite, career criminal will get more than 6 or 7 years max if and when they catch him, anyone?

Worried about the Future!
One thing has never been mentioned. Notwithstanding the tragety of the employee being run over and killed, when there are claims by the lone attendant that he/she has been robbed, the first place they look is at the employee themselves. The recent incident is rare as few people would want to stand in front of a car but having worked in the industry, (not Shell) we have seen holdups faked, money hidden in the outlet to be retrieved later and friends of he lone attendant being party to a theft. So, though I surely sympathise with the family of the poor soul the industry has quite a historical list of thefts and such happenings are not all that unusual hense the employee being asked to cover the loss. Now a good security camera system should be used in the office as well as the pump area!

Bob_The_Bear
Pinhole cams in the pumps. Film the face and eyes of everyone who activates the pump.

UPOS
It would appear Shell is going under because of all the thefts! Everyone sell your shares before their stocks crash.

I am sure they build in a cost for theft into their pricing…I am sure this fellow expected to have to pay for the loss(illegal act of the employer but common place)

Shell and their station owners should be assamed of themselves and be made to pay dearly for this practice!

marymsmith
I phoned Shell. The stations are francies and the person that runs it chooses to give benifits or not. So probably no. Shell has covered it's a zz well. But in this case they need to the right thing and atleast pay for the funneral. They may not even know about this the Shell company itself. Let s get those phones ringing and e mails out. RIP to the family. So sorry for your loss. Hope the shell owner and shell man up for you. And a lawyer takes it pro bono and sues them big time. What a terrible time for you. Prayers going to you from Toronto, ON.

Hermindepal Iftakar
Typical corporate responses….just another purveyor of douchebaggery. Sad really.

ATadLate
First: Condolences to the family of Jayesh Prajapati. Such a tragedy!

Of course the gas station attendant and/or his family get nothing….it's the way "we" do business here. Shell is more interested in making profits! Why should they care about one person who made what…..$9/hour? There will be someone else to take his spot. Heck if Shell actually cared they might be seen as "sympathetic", "compassionate", "liberal/commie", or "too soft"! That lexicon of words simply doesn't fit (nor belong) with big-business.

czion
33 billion profit ,and phoney corporate legal advise
Not even a canadian parent company.
Evil company ,stay away.

Hugh
First of all..oil, like gold, is a fungible product. Those threatening to stop buying at Shell outlets need to understand that the gas not sold by Shell to boycotting consumers will be sent from their refineries to other companies and then pumped into the same gas tanks. Shell loses nothing, as people still need fuel and the average daily consumption won't drop one litre. Anyone that worked at Esso after the Exxon Valdez disaster can attest to that phenomenon.

Secondly, where's the part of the article where Joe offers to donate part of the salary he received for writing this to the Prajapati family?

NOYB12345
So you are recommending what? That people accept the status quo like sheep? You go right on ahead and see how THAT works for ya.

Joe - keep up the good work.

Hugh
Okay…don't buy gas and"stick it to the man", instead of accepting the status quo like all the "sheep". You can always use something else, right?

Let me know how that works out for you.

NOYB12345
You used italics when quoting me. Flattery gets you everywhere. Who needs gas?

marymsmith
Then people should raise funds to hire the best dam lawyer available or a lawyer step up pro bono and take this guy to the cleaners including the suv going to the family and anything else he owns. Because he is a ganster he will have all that stuff hidden well. Right now he is working at putting his house and car into someone else's name. Get on top on it quickly. Anything he owns should go the Prajapati's. This is right from a horror movie. He had no benifits eithe?. Shame on Shell. I will never buy gas there. Protest against Shell. All the money they own and already ripping off the public with gas prices- off with their head. This is just too dam sad and I hope people step up and save the family. They must be terrified plus loosing the head of the household that fed them, worked hard and payed taxes. Shame shame on you Shell.

patrickbatemann
With all the dirt Chevron/Shell has done in Africa, this just wind blowing by.

FORDBSGTREK
I will never pump Shell gas into my vehicles!
Taking this boycott on by myself makes no different to Shell, so I need some help from you!

bro_steel
Big Oil - "we run your country, and the rest of the world too."

"The Ontario Employment Standards Act prohibits employers from deducting wages because the employer had property stolen.” What more do you socialist peasants want?"

Rest in peace Mr Prajapati, I hope your son becomes PM one day

retired_nurse
If there was no consequences on the attendant for gas and dash , the incidents of this crime would go through the roof. Pay first ,unless you are paying cash, is no different than paying after . Get most of my gas at Costco where your membership card is the first one you enter . And there is no shortage of line-ups at Costco . And yes Shell should have set up a trust fund for the family at 9am Monday morning and told the family that the funeral costs were covered .What little they do now will be because they were shamed into it.

eyewynn
We can have a say by not purchasing gas at Shell……..and for any other injustice for that matter we can boycott the business…….as for the poor family my thoughts and prayers go out to you……….but for me it is…..Thou Shell not buy gas there………

mmntech
The CEO of Shell Canada is Lorraine Mitchelmore. Unfortunately I was unable to find an email contact for her but she does have a LinkedIn page. Maybe someone who is a better stalker than me can find it so we can inundate the one making the decisions. Shell's reaction isn't evil, it's just embarrassing. To call them evil is giving them way too much credit. They're just —-holes.

It hasn't been proven that money was being deducted from Mr Prajapati's pay for theft. However, it's a common practice in the retail and customer service industries, despite being illegal. I washed cars at a rental place a couple years back. We had a bad employee steal $200 from the till for weed money and then take off. Store manager had to pay it back to the company. No charges were ever laid because we couldn't prove who did it, though we all knew. If you make minimum wage and work a 10hr shift, you're only taking home $102 less taxes. No wonder they chase the bad guys. An entire day's work gone because of some thief. The law exists but it's just not being enforced. I don't think most employees are aware that it is illegal to deduct pay for losses due to theft. I know I wasn't until just recently. For that I put the blame on the Ministry of Labour and the honourable Linda Jeffery.

As for Mr Prajapati, if his family wants and Shell won't step up, we should get an IndieGoGo drive started to help pay for their funeral expenses. Maybe the Sun can get the ball rolling on this.

twoferone
Ignorance of the law is not a defense. Everyone should do their do diligence and learn the laws as it pertains to them. It is not the job of the government to educate you on your rights as a citizen or as an employee. That is your responsibility. What concerns me is the number of people on here who have said they KNOW it is illegal, but NEVER did anything to stop their employer from doing it!! If you ignore it, you condone it. Everyone screams there is no need for unions because the Labor Law is here to protect you…I disagree and this sad story is yet another example of why they are still very much needed. Unless you have the money to fight your employer using the Labor Law and a Labor Lawyer, you are SOL. Unless you can go without a job while you fight the violation of your rights, many just let it go.

Sadly but rightfully Shell is not responsible to help this family out in anyway. Yea it sucks, but if you are going to stand up for employee rights, then one must stand up for employer rights. The employer, who is Shell does not deduct for theft. If this is a franchise, Shell would would have no knowledge of the deductions. They do not audit their franchisees books….

Smith
Thank you for the Shell inquiries email address, I have expressed my voice to Shell hopefully many others will do the same. Maybe this will be the start of a mass boycott of one of the gas corporations.

Ossenaar
Well said Joe Warmington , and shame on those oil barrons without a heart !!

rjb67
I share your sentiment but lets be real. What consequences will he face? Even in the best case scenario, he gets caught, convicted, and comes out after spending a few years in a resort that we now call our prison system. Maybe a free university eductation as well. An education this dead man's son probably won't be able to afford.

Jodi Watson
It is a sad state of affairs in Canada's justice system, isn't it? You're right, he won't get nearly the sentence he deserves, but Shell has a chance to do something besides slap his family in the face. And they should. It would not hurt their bottom line at all to make sure this family has the money to live a nice life, now would it?

rob2ert_tuc2ker
Great article!

Bobb23
Today Liberals are introducing prepay for all stations across Ontario!
Why not,legislation that customer's can no longer pump their own gas like years ago,you must hand your driver's license to pumper & it's returned upon payment. Now have identity & Ontario has created new jobs!

Andree Bodemann
Enough already. Yes, a tragic event, but flags at half mast…. Maybe the NDP, the working man's best friend, could pay for a state funeral….

koogie
They don't want to pay for the funeral as it would be admitting some liability.

qwerty_4321
that is the most asinine thought I have heard in a long time. Seriously? You're going to try and say they were liable in some way? I guess every employer is liable for anything and everything then.

Artie
If their stations are employing the practice of forcing employees to pay for the gas when these incidents happen, then yes, they are partly responsible.

Richard Provencher
I would not be surprised if the employees are responsible for any stolen gas. Otherwise why would this gentleman place his life in jeopardy simply for $112?

russtucker27
I wouldn't use there gas it's crap anyways but if i did i certainly wouldn't anymore,just goes to show ya how much they care about their employees,it doesn't matter if it was for a dollar or a hundred a man lost his life,his family lost their father,provider and breadwinner,one MORE reason to hate oil companies ,what a pathetic bunch

czion
Once again the sun fights for the underdog against the evil multi billion dollar corp.shell
We shall have victory for the heart broken family.

Beverlly
It's not only big corporations, other employers' screw workers out of their pay/ wages ! Sad for the family.

evilel
do spin doctrors go to some kind of special post grad school because this kind of sleazery has to born in to them

Vee
Maybe we should start looking at Electric cars now. This won't happen if we all get them.

btrow1946
Shell is showing what a corporate as*hole it really is! Companies today don't give a sh*t about their employees. All that matters is the bottom line. An Alberta politician gets a full so-called state funeral (what a crock of sh*t that is) and this poor soul gets nothing! A sad commentary on our values.

TOgonedownthedrain
No job is worth losing your life over and if this man, Jayesh Prajapati had half a brain and one iota of common sense, he should have just recorded the license plate of the fleeing vehicle, then call 9-1-1 and he would still be alive, today to collect his measly $10.25/hour!!

Being a hero isn't worth it, not these days, anyways, and in his case, a dead hero!

Shell won't go broke over a lousy $112.85 and I'm quite sure they've lost way more in the past from people skipping out on paying for their fill ups!
Maybe, just maybe, if Shell and others weren't so greedy and over charge for gas, people might be more inclined to pay for their fuel!

Just sayin'.

RRRTC
shell can't be held accountable for jayesh's actions, he made the decision to try and stop the thief. most people in retail are told not to be a hero, just to hand it over.
if deductions were made from his paycheque, he could get reimburst by making a complaint to the labor board. i suggest keeping track of any deductions and make your complaint after you quit.

dryrat
Ya, that works when you're trying to feed a family on 10.25 an hour and you need your pay now, not in 6 months when the labour board hears your case. Give your head a shake.

RRRTC
well i agree it sucks, but without a union or anyone to represent you, you have very few options. shell leases their stations out to private operators, from what i understand this is a very one sided arrangement. if the station does well they increase the rent, making it harder for the operator and the employees to make a decent living. this isn't a recent trend, it was like that when i worked at a gas station in the mid seventies, it's probably always been that way.

Canada999
Yes, ideally, but his boss at the station probably made him feel he would get fired if he complained.

Verydisgustedone
Shell should be ashamed of themselves. THey should be paying for the funeral and setting up a huge trust fund for this family. Shell is NOT a poor company struggling to make ends meet!

LouJaffe
Simple.
Shell just lost one customer.
I will simply drive to the next station.
As a fellow father, husband, son and employee, it is the least I, or any one of us, could do to show our dismay with Shell.
Collectively, maybe they will get the message.
It is acts of ommission like that that start an avalanche of poor P.R. for any one corporation.

MMlll
Keep buying gas at Shell so you can add to their profits and bottom line.

Too bad they have "no money" for this literally 'poor immigrant family' who lost their father and husband and are left with nothing.

Very nice indeed.

Nukejockey
People, think about what you are saying and proposing. First of all you cannot force a company or anyone for that matter to respond to your desires whether they have merit or not. To demand Shell bury this man is nonsense.
This is reality people, this is life. Sure the story is a sad one. This man made his own decision to chase a moving vehicle. Shell is not responsible for his or anyone else's bills.

Verydisgustedone
Maybe a sense of decency—this billion dollar company could exercise some discretion and help this family under the circumstances!! This is life!! Well this is a death!!!

Irreverentio
Heartbreaking, unspeakably heartbreaking. If this were my dad, I would be on the warpath. Shell has a history of treating citizens and "worker bees" with arrogance, condescension, and distaste. "OMG," Shell PTB say, "get our hands dirty with dirt like that?" Sickening.

randy_d
Shell is too busy trying to invent a new reason to raise the price of gas. Besides if they pay for this funeral then there will be a rash of gas jockeys trying to catch gas runner robbers just so that they can get a free funeral. (sarcasm)

GeneTheDog, In an ugly and unhappy world the richest man can purchase nothing but ugliness and unhappiness. - George Shaw
Isn't it weird that all these right wingers are calling for a company to pay for an employees funeral? If I made this suggestion on any other day these same people would call me a commie, pinko, leftard that blows McGuinty and goes down on Horwath.
And these people aren't truly exploring why they think this situation is different from any other front line customer service employee. What about the convenience store clerk that gets injured or killed during a robbery? Should the convenience store pay for the funeral?

Or maybe they think it's different because it's a huge corporation versus a mom and pop convince store. Are they saying that Shell can afford it and therefore should pay for it while the mom and pop store can't afford it so they shouldn't?

My god people, this is the kind of thinking the occupy moment was trying to push. If you boil it down, they want big corporations to take a little more time effort and money and do some good in their communities and for their employees instead of just sucking as much profit out of a place and just moving along. These are the same people that say that all you need to do to be successful is to work hard. This victim did work hard and obviously cared about his job - and his pay for that matter. And because he's a very low wager earner, he's desparate. His bosses are taking advantage of him and instead of telling them that taking his money for gas theft isn't right, he keeps his mouth shut and actually starts to believe that it's his responsibility to protect the gas - which means protecting the profits of his boss, at his loss.

HELLO PEOPLE, that's pretty much EVERY WHERE. This is why people form unions, this is why people hate corporations, this is why there are occupy protests. Corporations are big dirty uncaring monsters that use people up and spit them out - for minimum wage! Hell, I doubt this guy even made minimum wage. And even if he did, all it takes is for one car to gas and dash and now he's going home having earned less than minimum wage.

WTF is wrong with you people?

czion
Get a good lawyer sue the evil corp for 100 billion.

meriali
This is just disgusting. He was a loyal employee, he risked his life for this greedy corporation called Shell…and they do nothing.

Makes me want to vomit on these Oil companies.

Please, other attendants, it's not worth your life or family. This man was a true hero for what he did, but we do not need lives lost just to help these greedy corporations. Go home to your families. RIP My condolences to his family.

Just another example of how immigrants can be great people.

Canada999
Some immigrants are great people, but some are not. Just like any human being on the planet.

The boss who was docking this man's pay for the stolen gas was also an immigrant. That's why he felt driven to chase after the car.

haybayroofy
Message to gas company's. Reduce the price of gas and you reduce the number of gas robbers

marymsmith
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Mike
Actually the police should be held liable for this and forced to pay for stolen gas. Toronto police slogan is serve and protect and as usual they failed to protect.

Robert Smoth
The little guy always pays. Did he have to pay for "gas and dash", probably. Ask how many servers in restaurants pay for "dine and dash". Lots do.

Joanne Singer
Tried to contact Sidorov, the Canadian who started the fund for Karen Klein, the bullied American bus monitor….surely this is as worthy a cause

czion
They have high paid corporate shysters,to spin pr scams .very dangerous and evil company.

czion
33 billion profit.don't give shell,the iranian collaborators a sec. of your precious time.
Evil corporation.

BetaAlpha
Hopefully something good will come out of this.

Like BC, the Ontario government should pass a pre-paid gas law. More lives will be saved.

A night time gas pump attendant is one of the most dangerous jobs today. Studies show even more dangerous than being a policeman.

GeneTheDog, In an ugly and unhappy world the richest man can purchase nothing but ugliness and unhappiness. - George Shaw
This kind of stuff happens to people on the job everyday. Why is Warmington rallying for this particular guy? More importantly, why are you people rallying for this guy? What about people that get killed on oil rigs or in mines? Does Warmington want those companies to pay for employee funerals?

Funny, I thought this whole right wing capitalism thing was about personal responsibility. Now he's suggesting the company should pay to put this guy in the ground? Why? What you people don't understand is that this is yet another example about how even hard working everyday Canadians get screwed over by the people they work for - from the CEO of Shell down to the franchise owner - no one is going to take any responsibility for what happened here. That's the price you pay when you put business/capitalism first in your society - it's every man for himself. Now you crazy people flip sides and say that shell should put up a reward and pay for his funeral. How can you people not understand that you aren't thinking logically about any of your opinions. You just go with what 'feels' right at the time. I think companies should have more of a vested interest in the safety and well being of it's employees. And if something like this happens, they should just do the right thing. But they don't because of they precedent it will set. There will be no accountability on the side of Shell here. As far as they are concerned, he worked, he got paid - end of responsibility. That's the right wing capitalist way. And now you don't like it?

BetaAlpha
From a raw corporate view true actually.

He worked. He was paid for his work. He died. Now he is no longer an paid employee.

czion
Never give money to shell,dangeorous collaboraters .

czion
Don't give shell a single penny.collaborators with iran regime.

hidmister
WSIB will pay for the funeral his widow should be entitled to payment for life but it will be at minimum wage so no hope for her unless they can find a way to suck some money back like the small amount her kids will get. To bad they don't pay a living wage this poor man was only trying to feed and house his family. Shell should be stepping up the owner of the station isn't the one making huge profits shell should be ashamed.

mijadrie
The one good thing that will come out of this, is that the practice of making the attendant make up the theft from his own pocket will no longer be tolerated.

Ash127
This is insane. The writer is right the person who killed this man will defend himself in future and he will be offered taxpayer funded legal aid. He will go jail for few years and will come out and committee crime again than he will get legal aid again. It is not fair.

I wish Mr. Prajapti couldn't have run after him because in the end his family lost everything. RIP to Mr. Prajapati

Currentdrive
Really Warmington? "Gas jockeys"? "Oil barons" "manhunt" do you know no other phrases but cliched drivel..the "Queen never dove in front of a speeding bullet". Gad, I would read The Sun more if they hired actual WRITERS.

Mr. Prajapati deserved a better column than this.

Bernard of Septimania
Why should he? Sue the driver!

czion
I would dump all shell shares and bonds.blood money.

mycent
Corporate Greed and sheer Stupidity

Tech1986
What if you had to support your family on minimum wage and a thief was about to wipe out your day's pay, would you still do nothing? Yes it wasn't the best move, but when you think about your family, you automatically react without thinking. I'm sure if you had to support someone you'd know!

mycent
Pardon, but the Stupidity is in reference to Big Oil not the poor guy who died

NOYB12345
Cath you are so right. Like you, I also appreciate how Joe never forgets how off-kilter justice is in this city. The Layton funeral WAS a great example of that imbalance and should be brought up in this context, for sure.

DJD3
So I guess the next step is for Sid Ryan to get his team in there and unionize the industry

Well done Shell, I m sure you will be popular on the golf course with your "competition"

1richard1
You want to stop this crap……….pay first only!

J_Kevin
Joe, I thank you and The Toronto Sun for the awareness out to the public; my condolence goes out to his family.
A very sad lost, I do hope Shell prove us wrong as you mention.

kenn_67
Prepay! If everyone had to prepay and the pumps are not turned on until the fuel is paid for then this would never happen again. Every pump at every station in every city should be prepay!

J_Kevin
Joe, I thank you and The Toronto Sun for the awareness out to the public; my condolence goes out to his family.A very sad lost, I do hope Shell prove us wrong as you mention.

coates08
Shell, like many corporations do not give a @$%& about their employees. They only care about making billions off "sucker" customers.

Don Adams
I encourage everyone here to BOYCOTT Shell for as much as possible. Once Shell has a P/R crisis on its hands then they'll have to give in.

mike caswell
No doubt about it,they should make all gas bars pre-pay before gassing up.Robbing the gas bar would be the only option left which is alot less attractive and way more dangerous to do.What a tragic waste of a life.

Laura
What is the big deal about paying first? It should be standard practice in Canada. It's done in many countries because of problems like this. It prevents people from stealing gas, that simple. No on should lose their life because of gas.

Jamie
Against the law to take it off paycheque. Si,ple fix…pay then pump

canadaismelting
What do you expect from the Retail-Pigs. You should see what they do when it's a Christian Holy Man ripping you off.

John B Ball
This man was demonstrating leadership and commitment to his company station, Shell. He was watching their back and those of his family. We know his name and I believe that we need to understand and know the name of the "Leader" of Shell and what the leader of the Shell company has to say and what actions and help that they will take in support of the devastation that this mans courageous action, in support of the Shell station that he worked for, has unfortunately brought to his family.
He was one of "us", were is the empathy and demonstration of love and support. Possibly my thoughts are just "old school" and the companies response and offer of support is just too slow..

Tony Gombosa
i still say he was an idiot for doing this. you are not going to stop a 3000lb car with your body. besides do you not think if he was going to get that deducted from his pay all he had to do was go to the media and shell would of buckled under the media and public pressure. hell he would of made money with the donations that were sure to pore in. instead his kids have no father and wife no husband. and yes catch this prick and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law

Douglas Sextus
An he deserves every penny of what he's got.

speakingoutloud
In a day and age where technology has come so far, why are all the security cameras so crappy and grainy, you could barely pick out a picture of yourself let alone someone you might see on the street,

Witch
same as restaurants that charge the servers for dine|& dash. It's been happening for years. Why don't retail employees have to pay for shoplifters?

Li
Yes you are right. My niece worked as a waitress and had to cover the tab for people who dined and dashed. They did it once and the second time they tried to do it I told her to quit.
I think this is an outrageous thing to do. Why is there no law against this. People who dine and dash are stealing from the owners , why do the servers have to pay?

HeatherKnowsBest
Probably because if they didn't, an awful lot of the wait staff's friends and family would be taking advantage of "free" meals.

WolfyW
To Hell with Shell. I'll buy elsewhere.

duckman60
If SHELL dose not pay for poor guys funeral and. a decent settlement for the greiving family it will time for province wide BOYCOTT !!!!!!!!!!!! Hurt their wallet till they change their minds

Douglas Sextus
That's OK, I'm switching my cars to Shell!

Don Adams
Shell Canada, you will pay for 100% of this man's funeral's expenses. Stop stonewalling and giving excuses. Just fund the funeral. Also, if this man's pay stub shows $112.50 deducted for that gas-and-dash then I hope Canadians will boycott Shell (and maybe the other major gas retailers) until they clean up their act.

JohnSankey
"The Ontario Employment Standards Act prohibits employers from deducting wages because the employer had property stolen.”

Balancing the books doesn't legally have anything to do with wages, so the statement is legally correct. But, it's deliberately misleading - the employee does have to pay for stolen goods and he shouldn't.

BetaAlpha
Gas stations must implement a pay before you pump policy 24/7.

It would prevent gas and dash and all the technology to do is available today.

Its ok for BC why not Ontario? Whats makes BC better than us?

BlueJay87
Heartfelt condolences to the family of Jayesh Prajapati. Shell should do the right thing and absorb the cost of this family's funeral as well donate generously to a trust fund for his son's future. Make it right, Shell !!!

William C Hodgson
Why all gas stations don't implement a pay before you pump policy 24/7 is beyond me. It would prevent gas and dash and all the technology is in place to do so.

Against_the_grain
And when a criminal holds a gun to a gas attendant's head to turn on the pump, or carjacks someone for their gassed up car, what policy then?

BetaAlpha
A mans life is not worth $112.85 in gas.

Douglas Sextus
Actually, that's a good price!

BetaAlpha
Here is a thought.

How's about Shell providing free gas to this mans family for life?

FIBHunter
Will they be able to AFFORD Rent and Food and Clothing…
Never mind a Jalopy or a Car… and Maintain It…
Never mind the Gas???

In case you haven't noticed…
The HardWorking…LawAbiding… TaxPaying…
Average Private Sector Individual and Small / Medium Businss Owner…
Has been RAPED…by McGuilty and his Gang of Robbing Hoods…
For NINE LONG Years!!!

Aided, Abtted and Encouraged by the…
FIB / NDP / UNION Goon - Parasite / Socialist Elitist Cartel…

walkingbear
WE NEED A YOU TUBE VIDEO TO GET THE ONLINE RETALIATION ON THE GROUND AND RUNNING. I'LL DO IT IF NOBODY ELSE WILL. CAN THE SUN PROVIDE A FEW ONLINE PHOTOS DO YA SUPPOSE?

walkingbear
I will never buy gas from shell again!!! There should be an organized customer outrage protest over this sadistic, exploitive and non-canadian response. Gas station workers should be insured to cover situations where employees become victims of violent crime.

franklingalvin
Modest life insurance policies covering two years' wages and costing as little as $25 a month really should be a mandatory employee benefit, along with modest contributions for pensions, drug and dental. There is no excuse for Ontario not to introduce pro-rated minimum benefits for all employees earning less than $25 an hour. In the meantime, Ontario can pay for the funeral under its existing polices, along with help from CPP. That said, all Ontario parents of minor children should buy term life insurance. Term insurance is very inexpensive.

FIBHunter
My Condolences to Mrs.Prajapathi and Master Rishabh…
Rest in Peace Mr. Prajapati.…

On another note:
I read this Column in… THE SUN's… Hard Copy…
There was a… point made… by Sid Ryan…

Mr. Ryan… I have ALWAYS Disagreed with your Approaches, in the Past…
And Most of your Ideology, as well…
However, your Comment, I read today, shows a Different side…
One I NEVER knew Existed…

I agree and thank you, Mr. Ryan!

torontosounds
So will the Toronto Sun lower the flag on their building for this poor man?

Or will the Sun, donate the profit from this article to the family?

Why not an article from the Sun suggestion that these people become
unionized?
Well the answer is no one really cares, except his family and a few close friends
until it happens to you.

czion
Never buy a product from shell,headoffice the hague.

Prem Sharma
Your approach is humanitarian, no big giant have any care for such approaches.Begging will never work my friends. If you guys have a little care for the dying family, simple information to Shell to stop buying its gas if not accommodating the grieved family within 30 days can help.

oldlondonguy
My email to Shell about their lack of public sorrow and lack of financial help for Jayesh Prajapati just bounced back to me saying their email box was full.

I think that's a good thing. Must be lots of people doing the same thing.

GeorgeIvanovich
As I understand it (maybe I'm way off base), this station may have been a franchise and not a place owned by Shell. If so, legally Shell has no interest in paying anything, except out of goodwill. The store owner is more duty bound.
A Facebook campaign for a bus monitor in the U.S, started in Canada garnered over $700,000. That person could possibly start a similar campaing to which I would willingly contribute.
EVERYONE should look at getting life insurance. For low wage earners it's certainly tough, but the alternatives are worse if there is only one breadwinner.
My sympathies to the family.

johnmac_59
If had to pay for any gas that was stolen, then I'd be going to work packing a .44

nimble_jack
It was reported right after this accident that the owner of this particular station does NOT require workers to make up the til for drive-off thieves; they were encouraged to note as much of the license as possible and call police.

emjaysun
Jack: I don't think you really meant to call this an "accident," did you?

a294038
Perhaps his mosque would throw in a couple bucks??

Stewcats
Very sad incident. My heart goes out to his family.WCB should at least cover his funeral. Killed on the job????? I should say so.

BetaAlpha
If Shell had any class at all they would put a $1 billion bounty on this murders head.

Thufir
With respect and condolences to the family, how is this Shell's fault? Yes, a good employer would be there to support the family without question and that makes Shell a pretty sh1tty place to work. I'll keep that front of mind when I need gas next for sure but that is where fault ends.

In Ontario, they apparently cannot take the money from this guy for theft (although I wonder how many wait staff believe that). If that is true (and even it it isn't) then why in the hell would this guy risk his life this way?? There were cameras in place for crying out loud and he knew this. What on God's earth was he thinking - that'd be a hero to his employer? Selfish glory seeking is what got him killed and left his family without a provider. THAT is what should have gone through his head.

There is heroism and there are bad choices. Chasing after a car (!) was a bad and ill-fated choice that nobody should have made. It's happened before and was dumb then and is dumb now. Sorry. Cold but true.

The wise thing to do was consider that for the wages and benefits (if any) paid to an attendant by a multi-billion dollar company, is it worth getting hurt or killed over?

If someone I loved got themselves killed in this way, there would be some portion of my anger reserved for them in risking themselves in this way so pointlessly.

Sorry but it had to be said.

Artie
His family has said Jayesh and his fellow employees have had to pay for loses from previous gas robberies in the past. To you $112 may be nothing, but to Jayesh, it may have meant the difference between making the rent or not.
Your comment is uncalled for, insensitive, and in extremely poor taste…. Sorry, but it had to be said!!

Thufir
Well Artie, if Shell is breaking the law and forcing the employee to pay, then I suggest they hire a lawyer and sue the bastards. As unfortunate as this tragic death is, it has nothing to do with taste or whether it was called for or not. I don't know the family, did not write them a letter or talk directly to them. I made an honest comment on a newspaper's website. Try and keep some perspective man.

He is not to blame for some lowlife stealing and then running him down. He did however play a role in his needless death by leaving his booth and thinking he could take on a moving vehicle. RIP

a294038
Yeah yeah…just his family trying to conjure up some support!! Shell has absolutely no culpability in this whatsoever!!

Irreverentio
Go to Google, Thufir. Look up the meaning of logical fallacy. Read the definition. Basically decent people do not think they are risking their lives. They think they are doing the right thing under the circumstances. No, it didn't have to be said; but, then, you'd have to have a heart to say anything else, wouldn't you? That's simply egregiously disrespectful and a kick in the head to the family enduring the grief, anger, and sorrow losing their father and husband. You forgot to take your human pill this morning? Nope. That is NOT an excuse for callous indifference and blaming the victim. Get a grip/e!

Thufir
It's a comments page so you are the one who needs to get a grip. Callous indifference would apply if I was making comments to the family directly and in person so calm yourself. If someone is reading who would truly be hurt by reading some anonymous comments on a newspaper's website, well, they have bigger problems than anything anyone here would spew now don't they?

I am simply and objectively stating what I think is a fact that is easy to deny in moments of grief. I don't really care that you can't take hearing it.

I would turn your comment around and suggest that instead of thinking it is the right thing under the circumstances, that it is a lack of thought for our own safety that is equally responsible for the actions we take.

I get that we make decisions good and bad in the heat of the moment but with luck, we live to reflect on them. I also would not go as far to say I 'blame' this poor man for what happened to him.

I do think his choice was a poor one and he played a role in his unfortunate end.

emjaysun
You are beneath contempt!

Thufir
Really? Why? You think it was a smart move to grab onto a moving vehicle to prevent a big corporation from getting ripped off?

Shell needs to write a big cheque to this family to help them through thier grief and the killer should go away for a long time.

The attendant however did a foolish thing and died as a result. Tragic to be sure. But so very unnecessary.

Bob_The_Bear
If someone were to steal your whole days pay would you just stand there and wave good bye to the thief ?

a294038
he likely makes a lot less than a hundred bucks a day!! This is all nonsense….please show me Shell's policy of making the employees pay!! I used to work at a gas bar…many many years ago…….i never had to pay for drive offs. I simply had to report them to the police.

Thufir
Would you get into a tangle with a two ton moving vehicle over it? Yes, I would angrily wave goodby and live to view the camera footage.

Guitboxpicker
I would rather refer to it as something other than anger towards a loved one, such as frustation and confusion and whatever other emotional baggage that comes with losing someone you care about.
I myself have had to deal with my son who would go after someone stealing from his store and chase after the thief also fortunate that nothing came of it. Yes I still worry about it.

Thufir
I've never been through something so tragic but imagine that at some point on the journey through the stages of grief I would be very angry at such a choice that took him from my family.

To save my wife, child or friend. I'd dive into dangerous waters, run into traffic, face weapons of any kind, even jump in front of a moving vehicle.

I wouldn't do the same because my company was going to lose $112 no matter the circumstance.

czion
Our thoughts and prayers for the bankrupt evil corp.now get your shysters

Robertsbridge
"To add insult to the whole mess, when this alleged killer is finally caught he will be offered taxpayer funded legal aid for his defence."

And, if this alleged killer has fathered 10 kids with 3 or 4 different women, some politician, in the past, determined that the taxpayer needed to be responsible financially for that mess too.

Canada999
I have no idea if this is possible: but once the alleged killer is caught and finishes his jail time, his pay should be clawed back to provide some compensation to the victim's family.

czion
Don't wait for harper they don't return emails
sue the evil corp.100 billion.

marymsmith
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Annie Malcayo
There are cameras around the gas station and it will tell you that the guy clearly ran away after filling up the tank? Why he wasted his life for that incident. If you're working in a convenience store and someone rob the store are you going to be responsible for the loss?

BMELW
Rip

BetaAlpha
This just in……….

Shell is reducing gas prices today.

Time to forgive and forget people. Move on people.

czion
Gov. of canada doesn't care.stay away from the evil corp .it's your money.

mickey__mouseolini
double post.

Joanne Singer
PAY AND PUMP IS THE SIMPLE ANSWER TO THIS ONE. AND LOCKING UP THE PERPETRATOR FOR THE REST OF HIS MISERABLE LIFE………

Guitboxpicker
"PAY AND PUMP IS THE SIMPLE ANSWER TO THIS ONE"

Really? And what if I want to fill my car up and don't know how much to put in due to the constantly fluctuating gas prices that we have to endure?

How about the gas companies do something about this instead?

Bobb23
Right on,my exact thoughts as well! I always fill up but would never be able to guess the amount! Look at how many convenient store clerks are killed! Maybe we need a law,pay for your items thru a window before you come in to get them?

BetaAlpha
The retail gas pump attendant is rated the 7th most dangerous profession in which to work in. Just behind a farmer and a miner according to Everyday Career.

Death rate in 2008 was 32.

The death rate for nightime gas pump attendants was estimated at double, but no numbers were recorded.

No, this is not a joke. Yes the category is a broad one but retail workers are in fact putting themselves on the line everyday in order to make a little extra commission. Whether the workers ring the till at a grocery store, gas station, liquor store, or convenient store there is an added chance that they could die from a workplace hazard. It may never happen and you are probably safe in the local mall, but you still are in a lot more danger than the high school teacher or local tollbooth operator.

czion
England's gov. told Shell to get lost.Iranian regime collaborators.

czion
Don't be fooled by their glossy image.dangerous collaborators of iran's regime.

mycent
Big oil must make the attendant's job safer.
Make prepayment mandatory. Install cameras which can capture more detail. Install a bullet proof barrier between the customer and the employee.

'Stan Waters
Don't know what kind of pay you get Warmington but maybe if you dig deep enough, YOU can defray some of the costs. And just exactly how much did YOU truly donate? What a stupid, idiotic article.

czion
Just call the cops if you see a shell exec or engineer.collaborators of iran's regime.

a294038
How is this Shell's fault?? Why should Shell have to pay for a funeral? Why should Shell have to lower their flags to half mast?? Come on people…unfortunately this guy did the wrong thing, plain and simple!! It is not Shell's fault at all!! Same thing happened to another dude last winter…remember…where was all the fuss back then??

Canada999
He probably would not have run after that car if the money wasn't going to come off his pay. That's why this is unfair. Retail clerks as stores at malls don't pay for all the things stolen.

czion
Shell Canada is a sub of R.D.Shell in the hague.
Do Not Serve.

BetaAlpha
If we all drove electric cars this man would still be alive today.

nolefturn
yawn, electric cars = boring !

RIP jayesh !

carlycat1965
Make that 3

FrancoisPitou
I wouls accept a 10 cents a litre on my next Shell bill to assist. If everybody did that well it would be a good start.

Archiedog
Well Joe why not lead by example and open a bank account in trust so those who wish to help can do so by depositing money directly into it. Then you can sit back and continue to critize others.

czion
Do not serve Hezbollah's friend ,r.d.shell

BetaAlpha
Never a good idea to chase a bandit who stole gas from a gas station.

maof
Hey, this is the private sector, not a government entitlement! And in this case, a private sector whose government entitlements includes massive tax write-offs, research funds paid by you and me, thanks to Harper! Why should this private sector operator cough up important dough for the measly peons who work for him? Come on, get over it. It's the REAL world!

Andree Bodemann
As the said in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest…. "it's medication time"….

F234ffg
And ever it was thus… Condolences to the family.

leftartnot
sorry but we need to save the money for the next cop in about 10 years from now.

koogie
What a truely stupid comment.

Nukejockey
I think it wrong for people to turn on Shell Oil over this tragedy.Yes, the whole incident is an awful waste of life where the two men involved were not doing their best thinking. That the man lost his life is tragic for sure. I am sure Shell will be updating it's training manuals to reflect better judgement on such incidents.
As an employer they are not obligated to pick up any expenses for the employee's family, but if they did I am sure the jesture would be appreciated.

tjharrison
While Shell is not obligated to pick up any expenses, it certainly ought to do so since it is its policy to deduct monies from its underpaid employees if there's a "short" in the till, even if the "short" is due to a customer's thievery. (What does Shell do to its employees if those employees are robbed at the point of a gun?) Mr. Prajapati's actions were rational since he recognized that he would have lost about 10 hours' worth of labour, so his thinking was reasonable. However, you grossly understate the nature of the thinking of the a** who ripped off the station. That a** made a calculated decision designed to service only his desires.

Clearly, there's a gross disconnect between Shell's head office and its lowest paid employees. I would not only encourage Shell to make this gesture. I would suggest to Shell that it will have a PR disaster on its hands if it doesn't, given the public's general mistrust of oil companies and their obscene profits.

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/09/19/gas-station-attendant-gets-nothing


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