A Walmart employee in Canada was fired this week after confronting a customer who left a dog in a truck, according to a television report out of Ontario.
Carla Cheney said she was fired from the Walmart in Kemptville, Ontario after confronting a man in the store’s parking she said left a dog in his truck on a hot day. When he disregarded her admonition, she called the police, according to the television report.
On the surface, the situation appears to be a cut and dried case of an employee whose common sense and actions ran afoul of a large corporations rigid policies which penalized her for doing the right thing. Then again, things aren’t always as they seem when such matters involve Walmart and because the situation involves personnel the company isn’t commenting.
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