Six Apple iPhone box breakers sacked by O2 and investigates further 20
Six members of staff have been sacked by O2 and they continue to investigate the actions of a further 20 staff members after said staff members used staff discounts to purchase Apple iPhone’s at a reduced price and then auctioned those Apple iPhone on eBay says reports.
All six dismissals are said to have occurred in London UK, however it is not yet known in what areas the other 20 investigations are taking place. O2 has apparently confirmed the six sackings and pledges to continue to take action against any further abusers of the staff discounts privilege.
Back in April, MobileToday reported that the Apple iPhone had become a major mobile phone target for box breakers once its price was reduced to Â£100.00. It is believed the box breakers were attracted to the UK’s Apple iPhone price of Â£169 which happens to be some Â£75.00 less than in Europe.
One O2 worker said: “The message is very clear. It has got people worried. This is the first time O2 has made such threats on the issue and, like many other stores and staff; I have completely stopped selling to box breakers.”
While a London based O2 salesman adds: “Staff didn’t think they’d get caught, but they have been. Anyone who has done it should be worried. The warning is there, and they are looking to fire anyone who goes against it.”
An O2 spokesperson confirms: “All incidents where an O2 member of staff is reported to have been involved in fraud are thoroughly investigated and dealt with under O2’s conduct policy.”
Source — mobilenews