I worked at Wal-Mart for 13 years. This past June I was
terminated. Early June I was called into the manager's
office and informed that there would be a red book
investigation. Human resources was to be doing this
investigation. Two other associates claimed that I was using
profanity. The word that they said I used is a word that I
don't use. I don't even like others to use that word around me.
This investigation lasted at least two weeks. On June 12 I went
to the store manager and told him that I might need to leave
work early on June 14. My aunt had passed away and I needed
to be at the funeral hom with my family. On the morning of
June 13 I went to this same manager and asked him if I was
getting fired. Several people had come to me to tell me that
the personel manager had been telling people that I was
getting fired. He assured me that I was going to be terminated.
I finished my shift that day. As I was on my way to the time
clock to punch out for the day, I was paged to the personal
office. This same manager then informed me that I was
being terminated. For an investigation done by HR, it is
funny that HR never bothered to visit the store to speak
with me. He informed me that I was to leave the store
without speaking to anyone so he had me escorted out like
a common criminal. I am not rehireable at Wal-Mart, and
I am currently unable to find a job. I believe that Wal-Mart
is one main reason that no one will hire me. That store
manager has since been released from Wal-Mart as well.
I emailed home office asking for an explanation, and they
obviously did not feel the need to respond.