Home Depot Just TRASHED Our Veterans- It’s Time To Boycott NOW


70-year-old Jim Tinney, Army Veteran, was fired by Home Depot for doing the right thing, attempting to stop shoplifters.

About two weeks later, Tinney, who thought the incident was behind him, learned that his unselfish actions would cost him his job. Tinney admitted to the station that company representatives were clear during training sessions not to confront suspected shoplifters.

Tinney said he understood the policy, but still thinks the punishment doesn’t fit the crime.

“I think they could have written me up, reprimanded me, but terminate me? That’s pretty strong,” he told KTRK-TV in Houston. “I’m 70 years old. I need to work. I needed that job. I enjoyed working with customers figuring out what they wanted to do. It’s fun.”

The Army vet said he was trained to not confront shoplifters and knows he violated company policy, but that his military training just kicked in when he noticed three men attempting to steal tools. He threw a paint roller extension pole toward the suspects’ feet. The men escaped.

The Home Depot said in a statement that only trained company security personnel can pursue and engage shoplifters, citing the safety of customers and associates, CBS reports.

“What I can tell you now is that we have a strict policy that only our trained security personnel can pursue and engage shoplifters. We’ve had deaths and serious injury over the years, and no amount of merchandise is more important than the safety of our associates and customers,” the company said.

Hold up, Home Depot attempts to appear like they care about their employees yet they turn around and terminate a 70-year-old’s employment?  Their PR statement is trash and this is not the 1st time has been biased against military vets!

KARK 4 in Arkansas reported about another Home Depot acting disgraceful to an Army Vet:

Jeff Newkirk’s latest trip to this Home Depot in west Little Rock, as his Facebook page sums up didn’t end well.
“Went to check out and gave him my military ID,” says Newkirk.
Newkirk, a military veteran, has three honorable discharges from the U.S. Navy, Army National Guard and the Army Reserves Airborne Special Forces.
“Loved it. Met a lot of great people,” says Newkirk.
He spent 13 years in the service.
He says he’d typically use what’s called his DD214 at places like Home Depot for the last decade getting a military discount. Until he says, Monday.
“He said that wasn’t good enough anymore,” says Newkirk.
When he questioned why he couldn’t use his military ID he says the store manager gave him the response that led to the bad day.
“I said well what’s not good enough? He said well your service is not good enough anymore,” says Newkirk.

All one has to do is search on the internet and they will find a mass of military vet issues with Home Depot.  Now they fire an Army vet for doing the right thing.

Society needs a serious wake up call, we seriously suffer what we tolerate and big corporations have 0 accountability for their actions towards human beings.

Why is it that most of the laws, rules, and regulations we have protect criminals and punish law-abiding citizens?

What this boils down to is this, Home Depot has the policy in place to protect themselves from lawsuits.  If an employee engages a shoplifter and is injured during the confrontation, then they can turn around and sue Home Depot.  It is far easier to let the thieves steal from them and see if a camera caught their I.D. and turn it over to LEO, most of the time it is just a wash.

Jim Tinney, acted with honor and high moral ground and is punished for it.  At most, he should be sat down and receive a warning not fired for reacting to crime.

It baffles me how we protect the thieves in this nation because of possible lawsuits and we punish those who have valor.  For me, I will never step into another Home Depot and I will do my best to raise awareness of their treatment of military vets.

I am well aware they once in awhile use PR to say, “Hey, we love our vets!  Look at what we did!” but it is all just words and blatant PR stunt.

Screw Home Depot.

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