Resolution in cases like the two mentioned is easy.
The store has to reimburse the victims.
It is all after the fact. They both should have turned around, found the owner/there is no manager/or contact the sheriff right then.
If you call me up a week later to, to complain about something like this, after a couple of weeks of 20 plus hour days, and having to deal with all this shit, LMAO I would tell you to fuck off. I would probably still be laughing even as the phone hit the wall.
But then again I am not as nice as he is.
If they had found him, and they where able to verify what happened, it wouldn't surprise me if he would have fired the guys on the spot.
Ultimately management always is the one that has to resolve these things, when it is possible.
Prevention is always the cheapest method of dealing with potential conflicts.
He has a very small regular crew during the years, during Burning Man all he can do is throw warm bodies into the fire. The best way to deal with this is ON THE SPOT. Waiting to bitch about it a week later, LOL.
I always enjoyed the week before the burn more and I knew I would even before I went.
Another great way to score points with the locals, show up early with the early entry pass. When they can't even go out. Or LOL, they have to work at the Empire Store or Bruno's and might not even be able to go at all. LMAO, remember the sign that was up in Gerlach for a few years
"HONK, if you really want to annoy me." Yep, I use to enjoy going out early to. We just refuse to be a theme camp, fill out the paper work, and we will pick our own space to camp.
I still enjoy the week of the burn though.
Anymore I really look forward to visiting with old friends and then seeing the new sites, in that order. I see less, and less each year it seems like.
I get the feeling some in dpw would be happier if no one tracked any dirt across their nice clean playa.
Now why would you say that? LMAO.....