Walmart worker fired for what?

“I did the right thing and stayed out of trouble. I worked hard and did a good job.

A New York Walmart employee who was fired after redeeming $5.10 in empty cans and bottlefound in the parking lot is getting national support.  Thomas Smith, 52, worked at Walmart Supercenter, where he was paid $9 an hour to gather shopping carts. Customers often left behind trash, including cans and bottles. Smith picked them up and redeemed them on two occasions at the store, according to the Albany Times-Union.

On Nov. 6, he was fired after being called into the security office, where a manager and two security staffers questioned him. The manager said Smith’s decision to redeem the bottles and cans at the store equated to theft of Walmart property and violated company policy.

The manager asked Smith to pay back the $5.10, but he didn’t have cash on him. He eventually paid back the money. Smith, on parole after being released from prison in May, served time in prison for a bank robbery in 2002. He said the robbery was to fuel a drug habit and said he’s turned his life around.

“I did the right thing and stayed out of trouble. I worked hard and did a good job.

Smith, who has two teenage children, said he’s worried he won’t be able to afford presents for them for Christmas.

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm