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Saturday, 5 December 2015

Man turns in lost $350 he found in the parking lot, then gets fired

A Walmart maintenance worker has been terminated for reportedly failing to turn in $350 he found in the parking lot quickly enough. Michael Walsh, 45, of Schenectady, New York, was fired from his job as a maintenance worker at a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Niskayuna, New York, on Nov. 6, the Albany Times Union reported. Walsh had reportedly been employed by Walmart for 18 years.

A few days before the termination, Walsh was working in the store's parking lot when he found a $5 bill, which he immediately handed over to store management. When he returned to the lot, he discovered more lost cash in stacks of $10 and $20 bills.

The money, which amounted to $350 in total, was reportedly scattered all around the lot and did not come with an envelope or identification.
Walsh said he finished what he was doing in the lot before collecting the cash, counting it and putting it into his pants pocket. He then went inside the store to turn it in.
When he entered the establishment, however, he overheard a loud confrontation between managers and an upset customer.
"A woman was yelling at a manager, freaking out that she lost her money and I got nervous," Walsh, who suffers from anxiety, told the Times Union. "I kind of froze and didn't want any trouble."
Instead of handing over the cash immediately, Walsh went to clean the bathrooms first. He eventually turned the money in to a manager, about 30 minutes after he first discovered it.
According to Walsh, management took the money and said nothing to him at the time. Two days later, however, he was called into the office and told that he was being fired for "gross misconduct" because he had waited to hand in the cash.

During this meeting, managers reportedly showed Walsh time-lapse video footage of him discovering the cash in the parking lot and waiting 30 minutes to turn it in. The maintenance worker was then allegedly asked to sign a statement, for which he never received a copy, and to turn in his employee badge and 10 percent discount card.

Walsh had previously been employed for 10 years at another Walmart store in Glenville, New York, prior to relocating to the Niskayuna store. He said that in all the years he had worked for Walmart, he was never provided with any official rules or guidelines as to what to do with items found on store property.
"I enjoyed my job, I was a good employee and always got to work on time," he added.
"I got treated like a common criminal," he said about his firing.
Walsh, whose job involved picking up garbage, collecting shopping carts in the parking lot, and cleaning the store, received a raise in September. He said the timing of the termination was particularly difficult for him because he will now miss out on a 20 percent holiday discount as well as a life-long 10 percent discount awarded to workers after 20 years of employment.

Walsh has now applied for maintenance jobs at Target, Lowe's, BJ's, ShopRite and Ellis Hospital, and is currently still looking for work.

42 comments:

Olivia Ngene said...

Hmmmmm. Isn't that extreme?

















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NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Dey shld ve pardoned him still na. He returned it

igwe Adaobi said...

Sad.
At least he returned it, they would have pardoned him.

Darrel tom said...

Na mumu man u be na
Wondering y i dey read this kind story online, God wen will it happen to me na physically , praying for that day thou..


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edDREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Well i woundnt lay abuses on the company bcos dude fucked big time.... Time is precious and everytime yu misuse it there is a consequence...
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Juliet Iwuno said...

Eeeeeeeyah! Dats sad, but a policy remains one no matter who is affected. Linda take note!

etochi21 said...

Hopefully he is called back....weird world

Chiisunshine(carolips) said...

What walsh did is the the best thing to do. he waited untill the argument settled before he turn in the money. If it was me i wouldn't even go near the woman let alone to give her the money, else, she would ve pounce on me and accused.

Comment frm ROYAL PRIESTHOOD (royalpriesthood007@gmail.com) said...

Freaking funning story!

They should promote him bcos in Nigeria even lost money returned 2d police station is usually history.

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Anaekwe Ucheslimj said...

That's is an act of injustice towards Walsh!!! The company was too hard on him

Afolabi Eradajaye said...

Yeah what he did was good! But why sack him!! This oyinb's policies tho nah wah

tesh peters said...

Awww. That was harsh. What would have been the punishment if he had not turned it in at'll. I think they were just looking for an excuse to sack him before now.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

They should encourage integrity, not withstanding the time he waited to turn the money, but he finally did, so sacking him sounds ridiculous.


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irabo bobby fera favor said...

They treated him bad nd is not fair, they are not suppose to fire him just like that no matter what, becos he didn't steal the money from the person.

aproko manager said...

End time termination

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! This happened in my neighborhood. I hope they call him back

timileyin blessing said...

All this oyinbo money miss road are stupid,all the man did was nothing but right. TIMILEYIN BLESSING

GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

Dude didn't deserve the way he was treated at all. He showed enough integrity to have handed it over, time wasted has got nothing to do with it. I hope he is comforted by getting a better paying job.

Toronto Finest said...

He doesnt know his right lol. Wrong dismissal!

anita gold said...

Hahaahahahaha

PRESIDENT's DAUGTHER said...

And they didn't hand him any policies as to a time frame to which to return items whn found tht was misplaced hence no reasons for sacking him the guy shud suit their sorry asses in court hence all ur benefits thht comes with such a long yrs of working for them is gone wish u Good luck

Don Pafegs said...

That was unfair

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Abisoye Quadri said...

You didn't read the part they show him the CCTV footage of how he pick the money, they'll catch you

Anonymous said...

The above are typical Niger thoughts, That's why we are where we are today in Nigeria, We tell lies and lies and lies. In Oyinbo country, if Linda says she is 60 years old, that is the truth to them, the day Linda go and queue up where under 30yrs should be, she will be sued to court for telling a lie. So simple. We will get there one day

Jasmine Joseph said...

These pple dey crace, no be their fault sha. It's cuz he even returned the money sef

ary said...

Apparently in this world, it dpesn't pay to do good.

Edu Emina said...

He should sue the coy for wrongful termination.

chioma oranebo said...

Too bad 4 him

Victor Emeka Isaac said...

They wouldn't have just fired him na









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Anonymous said...

Ode ni..u no get brain..who give u visa self ??

Anonymous said...

Ode ni..u no get brain..who give u visa self ??

Anonymous said...

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Dave Onome said...

He ought to have been commended for being honest to turn in the lost cash. It's a wrong decision by management which will discourage honest ones in future.
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Jules Louis said...

Ha has d right to sue for wrongful dismisal. Afterall, he wast diven any job description and guidelines when and while he was employed.

Amaka Ngenegbo said...

That's not fair now. I hope he sues their asses.






















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-D great Anonymous said...

Sue them
~D great anonymous!

helen said...

he need to sue the company for wrong dismissal

CHYGURL from CHYNA said...

Chai!!!! Just Negodu WalMart

Anonymous said...

Darrel Tom or whatever ur name is, replying your self all the time won't make you win give away Dis year. I can bet dat u are anon 4:37.

jdsunk said...

Absurd

Dreezy the quidnunc said...

Only oyinbo fit love garbage work for 50 years ...

Nikkyhams Lamidi said...

SOMEONE SHOULD HELP HIM AND SUE THAT YEYE COMPANY
IS BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO PAY HIM ALL THOSE SWEET PACKAGES JARE, THAT'S WHY THEY FIRED HIM AND THAT MONEY SEF NA TRAP, THEY SET HIM UP
HE SHOULD SUE THEM
STUPID COMPANY
IS BECAUSE THEY SEE HIM AS A COMMON PERSON AND THEY DON'T WANT TO WASTE THEIR PRECIOUS BONUS OR PACKAGES ON HIM AND THEY NO HIS CLOSE TO GETTING ALL THOSE THINGS THAT'S WHY
HE SHOULD SUE THEM BIG TIME
THAT'S HOW SOME STUPID COMPANIES BEHAVE

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