• Report: #141831

Complaint Review: Home Depot

  • Submitted: Fri, May 06, 2005
  • Updated: Fri, October 09, 2009

  • Reported By:flint Michigan
Home Depot
15255 Silver Parkway Fenton, Michigan U.S.A.
  • Phone: 810-714-2962
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  • Category: Employers

Home Depot I was fired for following company policy. ripoff Fenton Michigan

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: im sorry stacy

*Consumer Comment: OH PLEASE by bashing your corporate leaders

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Not that all Home Depot are bad, but depending on mgmt you should get the shaft quite frequently.

*UPDATE Employee: Something Does not Sound Right

*Consumer Comment: Employment at will

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Retail vs Office Positions

*Consumer Comment: sorry.. Ok it was 63 days

*Consumer Comment: Dale is wrong as always - MD is an "employment at will" state. The MD DLLR site even states this fact.

*Consumer Comment: Dale is wrong as always - MD is an "employment at will" state. The MD DLLR site even states this fact.

*Consumer Comment: Dale is wrong as always - MD is an "employment at will" state. The MD DLLR site even states this fact.

*Consumer Comment: Dale is wrong as always - MD is an "employment at will" state. The MD DLLR site even states this fact.

*Consumer Comment: Angelina! You are the poster child for STUPID

*Consumer Comment: Angelina! You are the poster child for STUPID

*Consumer Comment: Angelina! You are the poster child for STUPID

*Consumer Comment: Angelina! You are the poster child for STUPID

*Consumer Comment: You are Wonder Woman !!! The things in your report are INCREDABLE

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: HOME DEPOT IS THE WORST PLACE TO WORK FOR-UNFAIR TO EMPLOYEES

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: HOME DEPOT IS THE WORST PLACE TO WORK FOR-UNFAIR TO EMPLOYEES

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: HOME DEPOT IS THE WORST PLACE TO WORK FOR-UNFAIR TO EMPLOYEES

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Everything on the report is true

*Consumer Comment: Ever heard of an "at will" state.

*Consumer Comment: Ever heard of an "at will" state.

*Consumer Comment: Ever heard of an "at will" state.

*Consumer Suggestion: Not sure what to make of this one

*UPDATE Employee: Sales Associate

*Consumer Comment: I guarantee you what I said was the truth...my two

*Consumer Comment: I guarantee you what I said was the truth...my two

*Consumer Comment: I guarantee you what I said was the truth...my two

*Consumer Comment: I guarantee you what I said was the truth...my two

*Consumer Suggestion: Gold Star for Angelina

*Consumer Suggestion: Gold Star for Angelina

*Consumer Suggestion: Gold Star for Angelina

*Consumer Comment: Ok, I can see how you would be upset about being

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I was hired into The Home Depot on March 4, 2005. On Thursday May 5, 2005 (after working a full 9 hour shift), I was on my way to the time clock, to be confronted by the Front End Supervisor, and was told that the Human Resourse Manager (Laura Norman)wanted me to see her in her office. When I got to her office, she had the store manager (Jeff Shultz) in the office with her, right then I knew I was getting fired.

I sat down in a chair, and was then told, that my employment is being terminated. I then asked why, I was told: " We have received a customer complaint on you today." I asked "For what?" I was then told "A customer from this morning made a complaint that you would not help her and were very rude to her."

I then explained to the HRM "I was following the store policy, since I was running the register in the outside Garden, and I was the only cashier out side. I told the lady that I was not able to leave the register and leave a line of people at the register that I would have someone help her. I then called for a garden associate to help her. After she got the products she needed, I rang her up at the register, wished her a good day, and that was the end of the sale." The HRM then told me that, "I should have left my line of people and my register to go help her."

So, I guess The Home Depot store was put in place for employees to follow and managers to fire people over. But the story is not over...

I was also informed that I was being let go because of excessive absenteesim. Now, I admit that I called into work 3 times, but lets see. My 14 month old daughter was taken by ambulance to the hospital because she quit breathing. I called from the hospital and spoke with the store manager (Jeff Shultz) and was told that the absence would be excused. Another day, it was snowing and I was working outside for a full 12 hour shift. I got sick (most people do, when the stand in the snow for 12 hours). I called into work the next day and explained to my supervisor (Rachel Dake) that I was going to be late because I was going to go to the clinic.

So actually I was not absent, I was only late. The last absent was due to pink eye, I brought in a Dr. note, but my HRM lost it (how convienent).

I guess the saying is true, "The bad always over sees the good". I was the type of person who earned 7 merit badges for good recognition from department managers. I got those badges for going the extra mile, working 14 hours shifts, staying late, coming in when called, helping in dapartment, and working in the snow when no one else would.

Stacey
Flint, Michigan
U.S.A.

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

im sorry stacy

AUTHOR: crusher311 - (USA)

first off i also used to work for home depot and 7 badges is possible my freind in hard ware had that many he was the first to get more then ten he was loved by all he worked with and went above and beyond for the customer. as for the hours more then posable most stores in anchorage had people going over 80 in a week for two months. as for sick time even at will states have laws for sick. and they don't care what reason they fire you for training new employ's is not that costly for home depot. keeping them cost more with medical and insurance. there new hiring policy is a testament to that 90 day temps they don't have to pay for half the insurance they would for a reg part time employ or a full timer. the casher not leaving the line is a huge rule at home depot your not allowed more then 10 feet from your register. as for being fired for not leaving the register you got fired stacy to make the customer happy not because they wanted you gone. home depot wayed replacing you verses lossing a long term customer sadly you lost out. i would have taken that one to corporate level you may not have gotten your job back but you would be rehire-able at a different location. it is sad but home depot fires alot of people for following company policy and it is wrong and should be illegal to fire some one for following the rules. how depot's empowered to say yes policy ruined the company for good employees. and turned home depot retail in to a joke because home depot was started as a company that would back up it people and now its a company that fires for following the rules. as for the people who commented about  attendance please let me know what company's you work for because i will never work for you as my family always comes first. when some one calls in on me because of there sick i should not have to cover it what kind of comment is that you should feel obligated you cold hearted piece of i am not even going to say the vulgar term.
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OH PLEASE by bashing your corporate leaders

AUTHOR: The - (U.S.A.)

So in conclusion, here's a word or two to the home depot and lowes employees who are pleading for the customer's sympathy in respect to their hardships involving low pay, low hours and to much work......etc., oh and let's not forget all the complaints about those horrible rude customers who work hard in their own jobs so they can go into these stores and give their money in exchange for merchandise so these company's can pay you people.

First, where do I begin. My GOD. Truly. I could start by bashing your corporate leaders but to tell you the honest truth I have come to the conclusion that it's the employees who are bringing the companies down almost single handedly.

So with that thought in mind, those of you who can't handle the truth should really stop reading my message now because, believe me you're not going to be happy with what you're hopefully about to absorb.

The fact is you only apply for jobs in those huge box chain stores so that you can spend alot of your time getting away with only appearing to be working really hard all the time while you're really goofing off. You don't want to work for a mom and pop store because you know the mom and pops are always there watching their stores like protective parents.

Most of you do in fact try your best to avoid eye contact with the customer in hopes the customer will not ask for help. The rare times you do offer assistance prior to being asked is usually when you think the customers looks like they have found what they need and are on their way out of your departments. Or my favorite is when someone asks if you need assistance and as soon as you say yes they inform you it's not their department but they will call someone for you. You avoid going down isles when you see someone who looks like they are looking for something and most definitely you try to pick and choose who you offer your assistance to. Some of you apparently prefer dealing with types you perceive to be equal to yourselves and others of you prefer to suck up to whoever looks like they may be spys from corporate (secret shoppers).

The fact is you people also have to get jobs at places like Lowe's and Home Depot because you did not apply yourselves enough in high school to be able to get into legitimate university's where better paying company's recruit their employees from. Apparently most of you also failed to take the time to learn a specific trade or better yourself in any way professionally. I know this is true because a great percentage of you have not even bothered to learn proper grammar when English is obviously your language.

Instead you decide to take the quickest and easiest job you can find so you can continue on your same path of not having to do much for yourself or anyone else. All the while you whine and moan and groan and beg for sympathy from the very people you treat like s**t when they try to do business with the company you work for so you can earn a living and try to pay you bills.

Let me get this straight. Most of you complain about the low pay and not having enough fellow employees. So instead of bettering yourselves and getting higher paying jobs you all slep it out at the box stores and take you hostilities towards the company you work for out on the customers by being short, often rude and basically showing your complete lack of regard towards how you treat the customers by taking your sweet time getting around to helping them, standing around chit chatting with your fellow sleppers in departments other than your own while the customers are having to hunt you down and practically beg you to do your jobs.

It's obvious you people would act the exact same way even if they doubled or tripled the number of workers in each store. I know it's hard for you little brains who haven't bothered to learn much on your own to understand, but there is something called research that proved long ago that no matter how much someone is paid, their attitude and quality of work and dedication to the company they work for, etc. remains the same. It is called innate behavior.

Basically in a nut shell it means that you are who you are and your behavior is not going to change just because you are paid what you want to be paid. You are not going to all of a sudden become a better person who is willing to treat people the way you would like to be treated just because you are paid more.

You people's claim that you don't like having to work hard because you're not paid much is bogus at best. The fact is, you're not paid much because you're not willing to work hard.

In plainer terms, once an a*s, always an a*s. Common sense and kindness can not be taught and it sure as hell can not be bought.

Face it, you all are not mad at Lowe's and Home Depot, you're mad at yourselves for not getting off your lazy butts and bettering yourselves so you could have a better life.

So please quit your bullshit sessions and either do your jobs or wait to get fired. As far as expecting you to ever show sincere kindness to the people who shop in your stores, I won't hold my breath. But for your own sakes since many of you invest in the stock option plans your company offers, get a grip and realize you are the ones driving the stock prices down Home Depot folks because you are the ones running the customers away who the original founders of Home Depot obviously worked their butts off to draw in.

Doesn't it make more sense that instead of half of you trying to bury your brown noses up Nardelli's a*s and the other half trying to cut him down to size why don't you do something yourselves and quit making excuses for your own lack of self motivation. Instead, consider this thought. It has taken thousands of you losers to tear apart what just a couple of intelligent, hardworking and focused individuals built. I'm talking about Home Depot for all who can't figure it out but Lowes's is not far behind Home Depot's demise by the way.

So next time you hear a customer say I hate Home Depot or Lowe's please feel free to correct them and suggest that they hate the employees of Lowe's and Home Depot instead. After all let's put the blame where it really belongs because quite frankly I believe there are plenty of employees in your stores to take care of the customers provided the employees are willing to actually get their act together and stop pretending to be as overworked as they claim. As far as pay, from what I've seen you people are paid to much as it is.

I say this all mainly because of your pathetic attitudes. You folks get what you deserve and maybe one day you will realize how what goes around truly comes around. Good luck keeping your stock prices up. I noticed one employee stated the upper management at Home Depot is cashing out and not reinvesting in the company. WONDER WHY ! I find it hysterical though that a employee really wants us to believe he/she would be privy to such info but that's beside the point. Probably a good guess.

Last but not least. Millions of people purchase stock in company's like Home Depot and Lowe's but they don't go around diluting reality by actually considering themselves as part owners of the company. That's just some bullshit gimmick the idiots at Walmart started in order to try to motivate their even dumber employees who actually bought it hook line and sinker. Sinker being the key word because that's what's sinking the big box store's ship. You are small time investors, that's all. But notice it's mainly Walmart, Home Depot and Lowe's who are having the same type of problems with cocky, lazy, stupid and rude employees. It's because you morons really bought into the crock concept that the stores belong to you and so you don't hesitate to give the customer attitude reflecting your stupid notions that losing one customer's business here and there won't hurt you any. Guess what stupids, it seems you kept that attitude up so long that word has really gotten around. Home Depot - $39.95 per share. HAHAHA.

And that concept is exactly what's going to sink all the big box ships because that's exactly what drives the cocky dumb a*s attitudes you people exhibit when you deal with the customers.

One last thing. Many of you big box employees seem to think all wealthy people run around like Puff Daddy and JZ flashing their wealth and spending big. NEWS FLASH: The really wealthy manage their money very well and are usually not interested in trying to impress the morons who like the flash. So the next time you feel the need to rebut a report from a customer and put the customer down for appearing cheap, remember that misconception is what helps to keep you being a loser. A customer in your store buying a 24.00 item today may very well be back tomorrow with a 3,000.00 or more order.

I could go on and on but I don't really have time. So my best advise to Home Depot corporate is save the money you spend on your employee's education because I don't think it's helping much. If they really wanted to go to school they could find a way to pay for it themselves. The messages left from many of your employees speaks volumes towards their intelligence potential.

Final fact. Most people have jobs alot harder than yours.

Granted there are exceptions to the above but they are very very very few and far between so if you think you are one of the exceptions you are probably insulting your own intelligence once again.

HAVE A NICE DAY!

Isn't that what you all like to smile and say to the customers after you know you have treated them poorly.

I guess the notion misery loves company is true. You guys prove that. But just think, Home Depot & Lowe's & Walmart might have been ok places to work if it were not for the repulations you people have earned for the stores and yourselves.

Again, Have a nice day!
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Not that all Home Depot are bad, but depending on mgmt you should get the shaft quite frequently.

AUTHOR: Latoya - (U.S.A.)

Actually the hours that you have worked is not that far fetched as people believe and it is possible to get that many merit badges that quickly if you are actually going to the managers and reporting the satisfactor work and asking for the merit badge. I use to work for Home Depot as a Head Cashier and did it all the time for the lot guys, because they hardly ever got any. It is as not that hard to believe you could get fired for something so retarded, certain Home Depots will find reason to fire people instead of laying them off because it is easier to fight unemployment (my opinion of course) I seen it done. Not that all Home Depot are bad, but depending on mgmt you should get the shaft quite frequently.
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Something Does not Sound Right

AUTHOR: Sam - (U.S.A.)

I have been working with Depot for 2 years now, something doesnt sound right here.

First off all i home depot is not a perfect place to work or not fair always but i must say they hardly fire anyone, i have been working with so many lazy a**. They wouldn't get fired just because company put so much money to train them.

Again, 7 merit badges in 3 months is impossible. I have 21 customer satisfaction letters mailed in for me, however i only have 6 merit badges so far. They dont give it pretty offen.

once again working 12 hour or 14 hour shifts, that doesnt make a sense either, the longest i have worked is 10 hour and that only happned once in my two year with depot. Usually managers are the one who take up the heat and stay longer.

the only reason people get fired from Depot is Ignorance of Safety processure or dishonest conduct at work.
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#5 Consumer Comment

Employment at will

AUTHOR: Timothy - (U.S.A.)

Robert is exactly right. Most, if not all states assign no property right in a job whatsoever. The short way of saying that is "at will." It's a harsh system, for the employees at least, but the strength of our economy owes alot to it. Look at a country that has career entitlements and you will be looking at a country with a shoddy economy.

The up side for the employee is that he is not obligated to serve a single employer, and can leave his employment at any time without recourse against him. If you are good at your job, if your employer will have a hard time replacing you, then the ball is in your court. You can take your skills to any other employer, and this is your leverage against your current employer.

Many people get confused when talking about illnesses, etc. because of the FMLA. Everybody seems to think they understand the ramifications of the FMLA, but it often becomes painfully apparent that it is widely misunderstood. I don't really feel like getting into the specifics here but, suffice it to say, there are no laws (that I know of) that protect somebody's job simply because they have a doctor's note.
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#6 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Retail vs Office Positions

AUTHOR: Anita - (U.S.A.)

Most office jobs are M-F and 8hrs between 7-6.
In Retail where the business hours are from 6am to 9pm, 10pm or Midnight, AND the business is open 7 days a week, employee hours get creative.

At Home Depot the schedule would come out at the end of the week for the following week. And your days of work and hours are never the same as the week prior.

Try making a doctors appointment.
Try making a hair appointment.
Try accepting a dinner invitation.
Try finding daycare or just a babysitter.
Try celebrating a Holiday with family when the Holiday is at Sunday or Monday, and your schedule comes out on Friday.
And just give your employer your jury duty notice and viola they schedule your day off on the day of jury of duty so that they don't have to pay and you end up with only one day off.

The companies solution to this is to allow you to put it into writing before the schedule is written. Some retail companies KEEP ALL of these request in your employee file as ammunition for the next time that you make a request.

If this sounds trivial, try working in Retail. I worked in retail for over 20 years....for many different companies. Fortunately I didn't marry or have kids, but I knew of many spouses that did not understand this thing about the schedules and it caused problems. Some spouses believed that the retail worker (spouse) needed to speak up or be a better employee to get a regular schedule. Trust me that is not how you get a regular schedule, and even then they can still make changes as needed.

What these stupid companies don't know and don't care is....

If we were given a month schedule...we could make the appointments on our days off, which are mostly during the weekdays. Hence less request and more file space.

We are not performing life and death jobs, so if they give us a month schedule.....no one will die.

If they gave us a month schedule and we could actually have a life, we might have better attitudes.

If they gave us more consistent schedules, it would reduce the illnesses, insurance claims, request to take time off for doctor visits/medical procedures. Lots of sleep disorders, gastrointestinal problems, etc.

When you work Part time, and trust me there is a lot of part time in retail, they call you in to work a.s.a.p. Soooooo if they write the schedule for a month and suddenly they get busier and need more hours filled, they can call one or two of their many part timers.

The Home Depot that I worked at was not 24 hrs., but several of the grocery stores that I worked at were.
So if you worked 4, 5, 8 hrs between 7am and midnight usually, it didn't matter. They could schedule you 11pm to 8am without blinking an eye.

So getting back to Angelina's comments. I wouldn't boast so much about attendance it doesn't guarantee a job anywhere. It's all about money and no matter who you are, if they need to let you go they will......and they do. And whether or not they let you go lawfully or not it doesn't matter. Just look at all the lawsuits that employees have had to file against wrongful dismissals. The companies would rather pay to fight you and/or pay you off just to keep you off the payroll.

Some of us do take time off for health reasons 'cause the rest of you continue to work when you are sick and spread the illness. So as an Office Manager you should stay away when you are sick and be considerate of your subordinates and they'll respect you by their attendance.
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#7 Consumer Comment

sorry.. Ok it was 63 days

AUTHOR: D - (U.S.A.)

Ok it was 63 days. you are still wonder woman.
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#8 Consumer Comment

Dale is wrong as always - MD is an "employment at will" state. The MD DLLR site even states this fact.

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

Most states are this way. The employer can hire and fire for any reason, fair or not. If the employee has a contract stating differently, the employer must abide by the terms of the contract. Otherwise, too bad, so sad. For everyone else who just doesn't get it, the jobs belong to the employer, NOT the employee. I would suggest that Stacey move on and find work somewhere else. My guess is either she was always absent, or the management team wanted her gone for other reasons. Maybe they didn't like her hair color or thought she was the wrong person for the job. Training people costs money, so it won't be because they just like having high turnover. Whatever the reason, employers want "company" people working for them. If you are not willing to give your all for the team, bye. If I had someone working for me and was always coming up with reasons to NOT be at the job, I would fire them in an instant. Why should my income be jeopardized by the whims of someone else? Schedules are made for a reason. If you want time off, tell the manager well in advance. If he/she can afford to give it to you, most will. If not, oh well. Welcome to the real world.
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Dale is wrong as always - MD is an "employment at will" state. The MD DLLR site even states this fact.

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

Most states are this way. The employer can hire and fire for any reason, fair or not. If the employee has a contract stating differently, the employer must abide by the terms of the contract. Otherwise, too bad, so sad. For everyone else who just doesn't get it, the jobs belong to the employer, NOT the employee. I would suggest that Stacey move on and find work somewhere else. My guess is either she was always absent, or the management team wanted her gone for other reasons. Maybe they didn't like her hair color or thought she was the wrong person for the job. Training people costs money, so it won't be because they just like having high turnover. Whatever the reason, employers want "company" people working for them. If you are not willing to give your all for the team, bye. If I had someone working for me and was always coming up with reasons to NOT be at the job, I would fire them in an instant. Why should my income be jeopardized by the whims of someone else? Schedules are made for a reason. If you want time off, tell the manager well in advance. If he/she can afford to give it to you, most will. If not, oh well. Welcome to the real world.
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#10 Consumer Comment

Dale is wrong as always - MD is an "employment at will" state. The MD DLLR site even states this fact.

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

Most states are this way. The employer can hire and fire for any reason, fair or not. If the employee has a contract stating differently, the employer must abide by the terms of the contract. Otherwise, too bad, so sad. For everyone else who just doesn't get it, the jobs belong to the employer, NOT the employee. I would suggest that Stacey move on and find work somewhere else. My guess is either she was always absent, or the management team wanted her gone for other reasons. Maybe they didn't like her hair color or thought she was the wrong person for the job. Training people costs money, so it won't be because they just like having high turnover. Whatever the reason, employers want "company" people working for them. If you are not willing to give your all for the team, bye. If I had someone working for me and was always coming up with reasons to NOT be at the job, I would fire them in an instant. Why should my income be jeopardized by the whims of someone else? Schedules are made for a reason. If you want time off, tell the manager well in advance. If he/she can afford to give it to you, most will. If not, oh well. Welcome to the real world.
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#11 Consumer Comment

Dale is wrong as always - MD is an "employment at will" state. The MD DLLR site even states this fact.

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

Most states are this way. The employer can hire and fire for any reason, fair or not. If the employee has a contract stating differently, the employer must abide by the terms of the contract. Otherwise, too bad, so sad. For everyone else who just doesn't get it, the jobs belong to the employer, NOT the employee. I would suggest that Stacey move on and find work somewhere else. My guess is either she was always absent, or the management team wanted her gone for other reasons. Maybe they didn't like her hair color or thought she was the wrong person for the job. Training people costs money, so it won't be because they just like having high turnover. Whatever the reason, employers want "company" people working for them. If you are not willing to give your all for the team, bye. If I had someone working for me and was always coming up with reasons to NOT be at the job, I would fire them in an instant. Why should my income be jeopardized by the whims of someone else? Schedules are made for a reason. If you want time off, tell the manager well in advance. If he/she can afford to give it to you, most will. If not, oh well. Welcome to the real world.
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#12 Consumer Comment

Angelina! You are the poster child for STUPID

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

I work 7 days a week - The only reason I do is because my company sold 27 facilities to get out of the red - Jees - At least my company pays me for bereavement time, sick time and vacation time - My job is much more stressful than yours and I guarantee that - Then I come home and have to work more - kiddos need help and the house does not clean itself - Get over your better than attitude and look at the realistic life
Gotta go - got a sick kiddo
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Angelina! You are the poster child for STUPID

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

I work 7 days a week - The only reason I do is because my company sold 27 facilities to get out of the red - Jees - At least my company pays me for bereavement time, sick time and vacation time - My job is much more stressful than yours and I guarantee that - Then I come home and have to work more - kiddos need help and the house does not clean itself - Get over your better than attitude and look at the realistic life
Gotta go - got a sick kiddo
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Angelina! You are the poster child for STUPID

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

I work 7 days a week - The only reason I do is because my company sold 27 facilities to get out of the red - Jees - At least my company pays me for bereavement time, sick time and vacation time - My job is much more stressful than yours and I guarantee that - Then I come home and have to work more - kiddos need help and the house does not clean itself - Get over your better than attitude and look at the realistic life
Gotta go - got a sick kiddo
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Angelina! You are the poster child for STUPID

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

I work 7 days a week - The only reason I do is because my company sold 27 facilities to get out of the red - Jees - At least my company pays me for bereavement time, sick time and vacation time - My job is much more stressful than yours and I guarantee that - Then I come home and have to work more - kiddos need help and the house does not clean itself - Get over your better than attitude and look at the realistic life
Gotta go - got a sick kiddo
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#16 Consumer Comment

You are Wonder Woman !!! The things in your report are INCREDABLE

AUTHOR: D - (U.S.A.)

The things in your report are INCREDABLE!!! You stated that Your daughter was sick, Worked 14 hour days, Worked 12 hour day in snow, Had Pink Eye, Worked late, Came in when others wouldn't and Earned 7 merit badges ALL IN 33 DAYS!! That is totaly Amazing! When did you have time to sleep?
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#17 UPDATE EX-employee responds

HOME DEPOT IS THE WORST PLACE TO WORK FOR-UNFAIR TO EMPLOYEES

AUTHOR: Edwin - (U.S.A.)

Home Depot is the worst place to work for, they are mean, nasty and rude as well as mentally abusive to store employees.Home Depot store #2578 in Oceangateway, Berlin/Ocean City MD has done similar things to store employees. One employee was employed with them for over 15 years when new managers came in. That's when the hell began. It was like being a slave with no rights or say in how you were treated. There was racialism and harassement to certain employees and when someone defended these employees they were threaten with being fired. Currently there is a talk of a lawsuit against the store managers for what is being seen as harassement, mental and emotional abuse. HomeDepot needs to get there act together.
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HOME DEPOT IS THE WORST PLACE TO WORK FOR-UNFAIR TO EMPLOYEES

AUTHOR: Edwin - (U.S.A.)

Home Depot is the worst place to work for, they are mean, nasty and rude as well as mentally abusive to store employees.Home Depot store #2578 in Oceangateway, Berlin/Ocean City MD has done similar things to store employees. One employee was employed with them for over 15 years when new managers came in. That's when the hell began. It was like being a slave with no rights or say in how you were treated. There was racialism and harassement to certain employees and when someone defended these employees they were threaten with being fired. Currently there is a talk of a lawsuit against the store managers for what is being seen as harassement, mental and emotional abuse. HomeDepot needs to get there act together.
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HOME DEPOT IS THE WORST PLACE TO WORK FOR-UNFAIR TO EMPLOYEES

AUTHOR: Edwin - (U.S.A.)

Home Depot is the worst place to work for, they are mean, nasty and rude as well as mentally abusive to store employees.Home Depot store #2578 in Oceangateway, Berlin/Ocean City MD has done similar things to store employees. One employee was employed with them for over 15 years when new managers came in. That's when the hell began. It was like being a slave with no rights or say in how you were treated. There was racialism and harassement to certain employees and when someone defended these employees they were threaten with being fired. Currently there is a talk of a lawsuit against the store managers for what is being seen as harassement, mental and emotional abuse. HomeDepot needs to get there act together.
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#20 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Everything on the report is true

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

I understand that a person who called in 3 times in 2 months should be fired, if there was no reasonable excuse. My 14 month old daughter (not old enought to do anything for herself) was taken by ambulance to the emergency room becuase she QUIT BREATHING!!!!! Hello, i believe that any child who quits breathing is more important its not like I could tell her to wait till I get home from work to go to the Dr.

Also, I personally would not want to be working around someone who has pink eye (contageous) because I know I would not want to get it and risk giving it to other people.

I also don't think that 1 customer report is not reason for firing someone. I was fowolling company policy.

If you were a manager of a store, would you want your employees leaving a register with a line of people? Or, letting the customer know that someone will be right with her to help. And call for some assistance?

As for work ethic, I held the same job for 13 years before the place shut down. I have very good work ethic so I don't know who the hell people think there are saying that someone else has no work ethic.
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#21 Consumer Comment

Ever heard of an "at will" state.

AUTHOR: James - (U.S.A.)

"If this employee had notes for these absences and/or tardies; HD can not legally fire her. Check any states DLLR site and they all state this. "

Not really. If you reside in an "at will" state, there is no reason or excuse needed to fire someone. They are employed, and therefore terminated, at will.

Assuming there is no violation of Federal law such as age based termination, they are gone.

And anyone with that amount of absences in two months needs to be gone, IMO.
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#22 Consumer Comment

Ever heard of an "at will" state.

AUTHOR: James - (U.S.A.)

"If this employee had notes for these absences and/or tardies; HD can not legally fire her. Check any states DLLR site and they all state this. "

Not really. If you reside in an "at will" state, there is no reason or excuse needed to fire someone. They are employed, and therefore terminated, at will.

Assuming there is no violation of Federal law such as age based termination, they are gone.

And anyone with that amount of absences in two months needs to be gone, IMO.
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#23 Consumer Comment

Ever heard of an "at will" state.

AUTHOR: James - (U.S.A.)

"If this employee had notes for these absences and/or tardies; HD can not legally fire her. Check any states DLLR site and they all state this. "

Not really. If you reside in an "at will" state, there is no reason or excuse needed to fire someone. They are employed, and therefore terminated, at will.

Assuming there is no violation of Federal law such as age based termination, they are gone.

And anyone with that amount of absences in two months needs to be gone, IMO.
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#24 Consumer Suggestion

Not sure what to make of this one

AUTHOR: Dale - (U.S.A.)

A few things needed cleared up. As for parent's taking time off because of a sick child; well, a good parent would tell you, Family always comes first. The first priority of a parent is always their family. By hiring someone with children, the employer is aware of that. I too run a small company and have seen a child used as a scapegoat, even when it's not true. However, any and all clinics, doctor offices, hospitals, etc. usually offer a doctor's note regardless if you have children there or are there for yourself. I have a special needs child and when something comes up, I always am given a note regardless that I personally don't need it.

If this employee had notes for these absences and/or tardies; HD can not legally fire her. Check any states DLLR site and they all state this. The laws the law. However, companies originated out of the US, e.g. Theaters, do not have to abide by these laws. Now, if the management team lost these notes, then it should not be a problem to contact who gave the notes in the first place, all doctor's, etc. keep copies of notes given to patients.

On the same note, if I had an employee miss this many days in 2 months, then they would have to be required to bring in notes for each, otherwise they would be fired, no question asked. However, I would also way in their work ethics, as this poster stated that she had merits, come in when called, etc. I have spoke with a friend of mine who works at HD and can't recall anyone ever getting that many merits for any reason even within a years time. So, it's hard to read this post, either the poster is just ticked from loosing her job or she really was put in a bad position. If she was done wrong, then she needs to contact her states DLLR and file a complaint. Good Luck!
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#25 UPDATE Employee

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AUTHOR: Homer - (U.S.A.)

I've worked for Home Depot for five years and I assure everyone reading that nobody gets the number of merit badges indicated by the initial poster in their first three months.

It doesn't happen.

In fact, they're rarely given out all right now because they're going away shortly.

This complaint should be filed under "retaliation".
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#26 Consumer Comment

I guarantee you what I said was the truth...my two

AUTHOR: Angelina - (U.S.A.)

(minor) surgeries were scheduled using my allotted vacation time...the same vacation days I used to cover my time when my step-father and close friend passed away. Yes, I was away from work, but I used my vacation time rather than call in "sick" or try to get "extra" time off and still keep my vacation time. That is what I meant.

As for all the other issues, it is up to each individual to have backup plans for sick kids, car trouble, etc. As someone without children, I don't get all the extra leeway that is sometimes given to parents. It is not my fault if you chose to have kids, and I should not have to cover for you at work because your child is puking.

And if you don't think 3 occurances in the first two months on the job is excessive, you are out of touch with what employers are looking for.

PS: My two bosses at work have been with the company 17 years and 9 years respectively, and neither has ever had a sick day or unexcused absence (and they each have two kids), so it is not like it can't be done.
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#27 Consumer Comment

I guarantee you what I said was the truth...my two

AUTHOR: Angelina - (U.S.A.)

(minor) surgeries were scheduled using my allotted vacation time...the same vacation days I used to cover my time when my step-father and close friend passed away. Yes, I was away from work, but I used my vacation time rather than call in "sick" or try to get "extra" time off and still keep my vacation time. That is what I meant.

As for all the other issues, it is up to each individual to have backup plans for sick kids, car trouble, etc. As someone without children, I don't get all the extra leeway that is sometimes given to parents. It is not my fault if you chose to have kids, and I should not have to cover for you at work because your child is puking.

And if you don't think 3 occurances in the first two months on the job is excessive, you are out of touch with what employers are looking for.

PS: My two bosses at work have been with the company 17 years and 9 years respectively, and neither has ever had a sick day or unexcused absence (and they each have two kids), so it is not like it can't be done.
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#28 Consumer Comment

I guarantee you what I said was the truth...my two

AUTHOR: Angelina - (U.S.A.)

(minor) surgeries were scheduled using my allotted vacation time...the same vacation days I used to cover my time when my step-father and close friend passed away. Yes, I was away from work, but I used my vacation time rather than call in "sick" or try to get "extra" time off and still keep my vacation time. That is what I meant.

As for all the other issues, it is up to each individual to have backup plans for sick kids, car trouble, etc. As someone without children, I don't get all the extra leeway that is sometimes given to parents. It is not my fault if you chose to have kids, and I should not have to cover for you at work because your child is puking.

And if you don't think 3 occurances in the first two months on the job is excessive, you are out of touch with what employers are looking for.

PS: My two bosses at work have been with the company 17 years and 9 years respectively, and neither has ever had a sick day or unexcused absence (and they each have two kids), so it is not like it can't be done.
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#29 Consumer Comment

I guarantee you what I said was the truth...my two

AUTHOR: Angelina - (U.S.A.)

(minor) surgeries were scheduled using my allotted vacation time...the same vacation days I used to cover my time when my step-father and close friend passed away. Yes, I was away from work, but I used my vacation time rather than call in "sick" or try to get "extra" time off and still keep my vacation time. That is what I meant.

As for all the other issues, it is up to each individual to have backup plans for sick kids, car trouble, etc. As someone without children, I don't get all the extra leeway that is sometimes given to parents. It is not my fault if you chose to have kids, and I should not have to cover for you at work because your child is puking.

And if you don't think 3 occurances in the first two months on the job is excessive, you are out of touch with what employers are looking for.

PS: My two bosses at work have been with the company 17 years and 9 years respectively, and neither has ever had a sick day or unexcused absence (and they each have two kids), so it is not like it can't be done.
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#30 Consumer Suggestion

Gold Star for Angelina

AUTHOR: Kathy - (U.S.A.)

Wow what an employee Angelina is... now if only she told the truth.

I have worked 14 years and have had NO unexcused absences or sick days. Even with deaths of family or friends, surgeries, etc--I still made it to my job every day.

I WOULD LOVE TO CHAT WITH THE SURGEON WHO ALLOWED YOU TO RETURN TO WORK ON THE SAME DAY AS SURGERY. GOOD DRUGS I SUSPECT. DEATHS IN THE FAMILY I CAN UNDERSTAND.. HELL THEY ARE DEAD, NOT LIKE YOUR GOING TO BOND WITH THEM ANY MORE.


There is no excuse not to. The only time I have been off work is on scheduled vacation time. I supervise about 20 people (most of whom are in their mid-twenties--I am in my mid-thirties)and there is little work ethic with them--they are always calling in because of a cold or a sick kid or car trouble, and my company does not tolerate it.

THOSE d**n KIDS, ALWAYS BEING SICK...DONT YOU HATE IT WHEN THAT HAPPENS. I SUPPOSE THE MOTHERS COULD PROP UP A BUCKET FOR WHEN THE KID PUKES. HE MAY OR MAY NOT HIT IT. TIE THE KID TO THE BED SO HE WONT GET INTO TROUBLE WHILE THE MOTHER IS AT WORK. NOW LETS VISIT THE CAR ISSUES. I'M SURE THAT YOU PAY ALL OF YOUR EMPLOYEES SO WELL THAT THEY CAN AFFORD NEWER CARS SO THAT THEY DONT BREAK DOWN. BUT IN CASE YOU DONT MANY PEOPLE HAVE CAR TROUBLE. AS A GOOD SUPERVISOR YOU WOULD OFFER THESE PEOPLE A RIDE WHILE THEIR CARS ARE BEING WORKED ON. I KNOW THATS WHAT I DO.

You can be the best person for the job, but if you don't show up, it doesn't help the company.

IN REALITY ANGELINA YOUR A NUMBER JUST LIKE THE REST OF THE AMERICAN WORKERS. WE ARE ALL REPLACEABLE. WE ARE IN OUR POSITIONS TO MAKE OUR COMPANIES MONEY. BOTTOM LINE
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Gold Star for Angelina

AUTHOR: Kathy - (U.S.A.)

Wow what an employee Angelina is... now if only she told the truth.

I have worked 14 years and have had NO unexcused absences or sick days. Even with deaths of family or friends, surgeries, etc--I still made it to my job every day.

I WOULD LOVE TO CHAT WITH THE SURGEON WHO ALLOWED YOU TO RETURN TO WORK ON THE SAME DAY AS SURGERY. GOOD DRUGS I SUSPECT. DEATHS IN THE FAMILY I CAN UNDERSTAND.. HELL THEY ARE DEAD, NOT LIKE YOUR GOING TO BOND WITH THEM ANY MORE.


There is no excuse not to. The only time I have been off work is on scheduled vacation time. I supervise about 20 people (most of whom are in their mid-twenties--I am in my mid-thirties)and there is little work ethic with them--they are always calling in because of a cold or a sick kid or car trouble, and my company does not tolerate it.

THOSE d**n KIDS, ALWAYS BEING SICK...DONT YOU HATE IT WHEN THAT HAPPENS. I SUPPOSE THE MOTHERS COULD PROP UP A BUCKET FOR WHEN THE KID PUKES. HE MAY OR MAY NOT HIT IT. TIE THE KID TO THE BED SO HE WONT GET INTO TROUBLE WHILE THE MOTHER IS AT WORK. NOW LETS VISIT THE CAR ISSUES. I'M SURE THAT YOU PAY ALL OF YOUR EMPLOYEES SO WELL THAT THEY CAN AFFORD NEWER CARS SO THAT THEY DONT BREAK DOWN. BUT IN CASE YOU DONT MANY PEOPLE HAVE CAR TROUBLE. AS A GOOD SUPERVISOR YOU WOULD OFFER THESE PEOPLE A RIDE WHILE THEIR CARS ARE BEING WORKED ON. I KNOW THATS WHAT I DO.

You can be the best person for the job, but if you don't show up, it doesn't help the company.

IN REALITY ANGELINA YOUR A NUMBER JUST LIKE THE REST OF THE AMERICAN WORKERS. WE ARE ALL REPLACEABLE. WE ARE IN OUR POSITIONS TO MAKE OUR COMPANIES MONEY. BOTTOM LINE
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#32 Consumer Suggestion

Gold Star for Angelina

AUTHOR: Kathy - (U.S.A.)

Wow what an employee Angelina is... now if only she told the truth.

I have worked 14 years and have had NO unexcused absences or sick days. Even with deaths of family or friends, surgeries, etc--I still made it to my job every day.

I WOULD LOVE TO CHAT WITH THE SURGEON WHO ALLOWED YOU TO RETURN TO WORK ON THE SAME DAY AS SURGERY. GOOD DRUGS I SUSPECT. DEATHS IN THE FAMILY I CAN UNDERSTAND.. HELL THEY ARE DEAD, NOT LIKE YOUR GOING TO BOND WITH THEM ANY MORE.


There is no excuse not to. The only time I have been off work is on scheduled vacation time. I supervise about 20 people (most of whom are in their mid-twenties--I am in my mid-thirties)and there is little work ethic with them--they are always calling in because of a cold or a sick kid or car trouble, and my company does not tolerate it.

THOSE d**n KIDS, ALWAYS BEING SICK...DONT YOU HATE IT WHEN THAT HAPPENS. I SUPPOSE THE MOTHERS COULD PROP UP A BUCKET FOR WHEN THE KID PUKES. HE MAY OR MAY NOT HIT IT. TIE THE KID TO THE BED SO HE WONT GET INTO TROUBLE WHILE THE MOTHER IS AT WORK. NOW LETS VISIT THE CAR ISSUES. I'M SURE THAT YOU PAY ALL OF YOUR EMPLOYEES SO WELL THAT THEY CAN AFFORD NEWER CARS SO THAT THEY DONT BREAK DOWN. BUT IN CASE YOU DONT MANY PEOPLE HAVE CAR TROUBLE. AS A GOOD SUPERVISOR YOU WOULD OFFER THESE PEOPLE A RIDE WHILE THEIR CARS ARE BEING WORKED ON. I KNOW THATS WHAT I DO.

You can be the best person for the job, but if you don't show up, it doesn't help the company.

IN REALITY ANGELINA YOUR A NUMBER JUST LIKE THE REST OF THE AMERICAN WORKERS. WE ARE ALL REPLACEABLE. WE ARE IN OUR POSITIONS TO MAKE OUR COMPANIES MONEY. BOTTOM LINE
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#33 Consumer Comment

Ok, I can see how you would be upset about being

AUTHOR: Angelina - (U.S.A.)

reprimanded for not leaving your register. That seems a little weak as a reason for termination.

However, as someone with many years in office management, if I had an employee be sick or tardy three times in their first 2 months, they would be fired. I have worked 14 years and have had NO unexcused absences or sick days. Even with deaths of family or friends, surgeries, etc--I still made it to my job every day. There is no excuse not to. The only time I have been off work is on scheduled vacation time. I supervise about 20 people (most of whom are in their mid-twenties--I am in my mid-thirties)and there is little work ethic with them--they are always calling in because of a cold or a sick kid or car trouble, and my company does not tolerate it. You can be the best person for the job, but if you don't show up, it doesn't help the company. I think that 3 occurances for you in two months is more than enough reason for termination.
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