$20,000 Raised for Ex Homeless Man fired from Walmart for redeeming $2 in cans

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Walmart be tripping.. They will let a low-paid employee go in a heartbeat.. They don’t care whether you’re old, a veteran or an ex-homeless man who is doing no harm..

The latest firing is just as preposterous as the last one.. 

Man fired from Walmart for redeeming $2 in cans

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y.(WCNC) — Thomas Smith is a 52-year-old formerly homeless ex-convict whose job was collecting carts and picking up trash in a Walmart parking lot. On Nov. 6, after two months of working there, he was fired for redeeming $2 worth of empty cans that were left behind.

In an interview with The Times Union newspaper, Smith told reporter Paul Grondahl he didn’t know redeeming the trash was against the rules.

“I didn’t know you couldn’t take empties left behind. They were garbage,” Smith told Grondahl. “I didn’t even get a chance to explain myself. They told me to turn in my badge.”

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