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Old 04-06-2016, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Thousands of people are rallying behind a brain-damaged Walmart worker who was fired last week.

Frank Swanson was a cashier at a Walmart in West Plains, Missouri for nearly two decades.

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Old 04-06-2016, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Sounds heartless, but I wouldn't want my employees hugging people.
What could possibly go wrong?

Speaking for myself, when I go to Wal Mart,
I don't wanna be hugging people.
 
Old 04-06-2016, 11:25 PM
 
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News, Walmart fired employee for pricing violations/excessive price matching.

Not as sexy as employee who gave free hugs.
 
Old 04-07-2016, 12:15 AM
 
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He wasn't fired for hugging customers. He was fired for excessive price matching, something he repeatedly did against the store's policy.

When I go shopping I don't want the staff hugging me. Being greeted when I walk is weird enough.
 
Old 04-07-2016, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Bran's tree
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It seems like it was the price matching issue. If he was there for 20 years, and hugging customers all this time, I don't think it's that, because they'd have fired him long ago for that. Seems like he was pretty well-known for the hugging thing.

Poor guy though...I'm thinking that a lot of jerkoffs sensed he was mentally impaired and naive, and thought it'd be a ripe opportunity to take advantage of him. People really suck sometimes.
 
Old 04-07-2016, 03:32 AM
 
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Why would any corporation be against price matching?
 
Old 04-07-2016, 04:09 AM
 
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Why would any corporation be against price matching?
I don't think it's as simple as just price matching.
 
Old 04-07-2016, 05:28 AM
 
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I have no way of knowing all the circumstances but to me it seems the sensible thing to do would be to simply move him to another position within the store within his capability.

Unfortunately, it seems a lot of companies want to get rid of employees with a lot of time and grade because they cost more than new hires. It would not surprise me if this were not a factor.

It used to be that employers recognized dedication, honesty, sincerity, and a strong work ethic. In fact, employers still demand it from employees but fail to give it in return.
 
Old 04-07-2016, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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News, Walmart fired employee for pricing violations/excessive price matching.

Not as sexy as employee who gave free hugs.

True. But again, this is a thread in which the OP has played fast and loose with the thread title because the employee fired was one who had given hugs. I'm sure he was an employee who had done a lot of things.
 
Old 04-07-2016, 07:50 AM
 
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I have no way of knowing all the circumstances but to me it seems the sensible thing to do would be to simply move him to another position within the store within his capability.

Unfortunately, it seems a lot of companies want to get rid of employees with a lot of time and grade because they cost more than new hires. It would not surprise me if this were not a factor.

It used to be that employers recognized dedication, honesty, sincerity, and a strong work ethic. In fact, employers still demand it from employees but fail to give it in return.
They claim he was discounting merchandise without proof of lower price elsewhere. For example, a customer says to the cashier that the tea they are buying is .50 cheaper at a competitor and this cashier says okay and discounts the item. It would fall under unauthorized discounts which is essentially stealing. If he is slightly mentally challenged he probably didn't think what he was doing was wrong but customers know who will give loose discounts (stealing) and go to that cashier.
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