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(CBC)   Confront a customer about leaving a dog in a vehicle on a hot day? That's a firing if you are a Walmart employee   (cbc.ca) divider line 199
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2013-07-10 06:59:40 PM  
If I am just running in to pick up a prescription or something I will roll the windows down and leave a small bowl of water for my dog. If it is insanely hot, I won't even bring her. She is getting old now and being blind she really enjoys sniffing out of the car window, so I like to bring her along before she is unable to get into the car anymore.

Leaving your dog while you go for an extended grocery trip, however, is just bad. Mmmkay? Kudos to the employee, but I see both sides of the issue.
 
2013-07-10 07:01:58 PM  
Oh after RTFA, nevermind. She refused the instructions of her matter and flat-out told him that she would go over his head the next time that she saw a pet in a vehicle. Dumbass.
 
2013-07-10 07:02:37 PM  
of her manager*
 
2013-07-10 07:47:51 PM  

Anastacya: If I am just running in to pick up a prescription or something I will roll the windows down and leave a small bowl of water for my dog. If it is insanely hot, I won't even bring her. She is getting old now and being blind she really enjoys sniffing out of the car window, so I like to bring her along before she is unable to get into the car anymore.

Leaving your dog while you go for an extended grocery trip, however, is just bad. Mmmkay? Kudos to the employee, but I see both sides of the issue.


If I see a dog in a car, and it doesn't look like it's doing so well,  I'm going to have them page the "owner of the (make, model) vehicle" to come to the front of the store so I can let them know how the dog's doing. Especially if I don't know how long that dog's been in that car. It's  easy for a "just get in, get out" shopping trip to end up lasting longer when you're actually in the store and seeing things you just now realized you need.

Even mildly warm weather can cause the inside of a vehicle to get too hot, especially if the sun's out. Give that pup a hug and be careful, okay? She sounds like a sweetie who deserves some fun.
 
2013-07-10 07:58:45 PM  
I get the feeling that she's the kind of person who will now spend every waking moment at that parking lot until they finally ban her from the property.

/Because teh widdle doggies neeeeeeeeed her and NO ONE CARES ABOUT THEM!!!
//I dated a person like that once.  It didn't take long to find out.
 
2013-07-10 08:18:50 PM  
She should have sprayed red paint on the dog to advance her cause.
 
2013-07-10 08:29:41 PM  
"He said he was no longer going to be shopping at that Walmart..."

Baby steps people, baby steps.
 
2013-07-10 08:43:13 PM  
"Wal-Mart manager is uncomfortable with the potential liability of having one of his employees policing the parking lot for dogs left in cars. Instructs employee to bring the information directly to management should it ever happen again. Employee refuses and leaves manager no other recourse than to fire her."

Ahhhh yes... accuracy.
 
2013-07-10 08:50:02 PM  
"He told me then that I was terminated, he wanted my vest, my badge, and to clean out my locker and that I needed to leave."


it sounds like she's always been a loose cannon, but this time she stepped over the line. How many times did her manager have to tell her the rules yet she insisted on operating by her own code. Well guess what, missy, that code of yours just got you your walking papers. I got the mayor breathing down my neck and reporters camping out on the front steps waiting to crucify me. Not to mention Sara's at her sisters with 3 sick kids and the insurance company is fighting me for the flooded basement. So I suggest you use this opportunity to clear your head, forget about the case, get your sh*t together AND GET THE F*CK OUT OF MY OFFICE NOW BEFORE I PERSONALLY DRAG YOUR ASS TO LOCK-UP!!!
 
2013-07-10 09:02:33 PM  

calbert: "He told me then that I was terminated, he wanted my vest, my badge, and to clean out my locker and that I needed to leave."


it sounds like she's always been a loose cannon, but this time she stepped over the line. How many times did her manager have to tell her the rules yet she insisted on operating by her own code. Well guess what, missy, that code of yours just got you your walking papers. I got the mayor breathing down my neck and reporters camping out on the front steps waiting to crucify me. Not to mention Sara's at her sisters with 3 sick kids and the insurance company is fighting me for the flooded basement. So I suggest you use this opportunity to clear your head, forget about the case, get your sh*t together AND GET THE F*CK OUT OF MY OFFICE NOW BEFORE I PERSONALLY DRAG YOUR ASS TO LOCK-UP!!!


She operates outside of the Wal-Mart law. She patrols the lots and eliminates the criminals that no one wants to face. She is

www.sketchcharlotte.com
 
2013-07-10 09:26:30 PM  
I'd bet good money that her personnel file is/was as thick as a Bible.  I don't care who you are, or what cause you're rallying for, you can't just farking tell your manager you're going to go above their head for anything and expect to keep your job.  Not that it excuses the person with the dog in the car mind you, but in this case, there's a damned good reason she's unemployed, and probably will be for a little while at least.
 
2013-07-10 09:27:08 PM  
They have hot days in Ontario now?
 
2013-07-10 09:30:24 PM  

jaylectricity: They have hot days in Ontario now?


Yep, nearly 22 degrees.
 
2013-07-10 09:31:43 PM  
Meh, more Walmart shoppers should leave themselves in their cars.
 
2013-07-10 09:33:22 PM  

LordOfThePings: jaylectricity: They have hot days in Ontario now?

Yep, nearly 22 degrees.


fark 10 degrees below freezing even this time of year?
 
2013-07-10 09:34:00 PM  
Goddamned busybodies.
 
2013-07-10 09:34:06 PM  
"He pulled up to us and said, 'Hello, ladies, how are you?' And I said, 'You shouldn't leave your dog in the car,'" Cheney said.

"He told me it was none of my business and I said that that was fine, that if I saw him do it again I would just call the police next time. He said he was no longer going to be shopping at that Walmart, and I said, 'OK.'"


If you call the police on someone you might not want to make mention of that fact if they confront you. If she'd have kept her trap shut her manager might never have even found out about it.
 
2013-07-10 09:34:36 PM  
CSB:

Back in 1997 or so on a very hot 95-degree San Diego August afternoon, I noticed a dog panting furiously in a car parked right in front of the Blockbuster where I worked. I paged the store asking for the dog's owner to come forward. He did not. I waited about 5 minutes and I paged again, stating I'd call the cops if the dog wasn't let out in the next 5 minutes. (Please note: this was in an upper middle class neighborhood and our cops took very good care of us.) A guy angrily walked up to the counter and said it was HIS dog, and he could do whatever he wanted to to it! I kindly informed him that the law begs to differ. He stormed out of the store. The other person on duty with me (also another assistant manager) looked at me and said, "Thank you so much for doing that." I did not get fired, and I'm certain I wouldn't have gotten fired if the customer had complained. It was 95 outside, probably 120 in the car. fark that asshole. And good for this lady for sticking up for that dog. Next time, she should just call the cops immediately and not say anything to her boss or the customer. Let him find out the hard way that animal neglect is an actual crime.
 
2013-07-10 09:34:47 PM  
Wal-Mart is a truly awful company.  People who shop there should have their heads examined.
 
2013-07-10 09:35:25 PM  

Katolu: Meh, more Walmart shoppers should leave themselves in their cars.


More people should stop shopping at Walmart.
 
2013-07-10 09:35:40 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: She should have sprayed red paint on the dog to advance her cause.


I do that to the neighbor's dogs while shouting "Fur is murder!"
 
2013-07-10 09:36:12 PM  

WordyGrrl: Anastacya: If I am just running in to pick up a prescription or something I will roll the windows down and leave a small bowl of water for my dog. If it is insanely hot, I won't even bring her. She is getting old now and being blind she really enjoys sniffing out of the car window, so I like to bring her along before she is unable to get into the car anymore.

Leaving your dog while you go for an extended grocery trip, however, is just bad. Mmmkay? Kudos to the employee, but I see both sides of the issue.

If I see a dog in a car, and it doesn't look like it's doing so well,  I'm going to have them page the "owner of the (make, model) vehicle" to come to the front of the store so I can let them know how the dog's doing. Especially if I don't know how long that dog's been in that car. It's  easy for a "just get in, get out" shopping trip to end up lasting longer when you're actually in the store and seeing things you just now realized you need.

Even mildly warm weather can cause the inside of a vehicle to get too hot, especially if the sun's out. Give that pup a hug and be careful, okay? She sounds like a sweetie who deserves some fun.


Oh I do take care. For me, too warm is around 75°F. And if I am in the store for more than ten minutes, tops, I will leave and take her home and then come back. Fortunately Pierre is a small town and I don't have to worry about a long drive (from pretty much anywhere). People just don't realize that even with parking in the shade, leaving the windows open AND with water, the air temperature is worse because they're covered in fur.

If I come out and she is too hot I just run to Burger King and get her an ice cream cone. They're 50¢ all summer :P
 
2013-07-10 09:36:41 PM  
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2013-07-10 09:37:53 PM  
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It doesn't even have to be that hot outside to be dangerous.
 
2013-07-10 09:38:07 PM  
Okay, as a dude who was raised in West Virginia, let me say this, 'the Walmart' is where things happen. Big city folk don't get this and to be honest, they don't get much.

I bet there's much more to this story. Was the dog there 5 minutes and some trifling' skank who recognized Cody's old lady's
Mazda and saw a chance to 'set shiat straight' cause Cody took her last monkey bar and Keystone before he went roofing for the day? Was the window actually closed or was it in a fixed position cause the knobs had been broken off and converted into a jury rigged on the go smoking pipe from which the dog got an equal share the whole time?

Don't over think what goes down at walmart, cause you either get it, or ya don't City boy.
 
2013-07-10 09:38:54 PM  
Wear a sign that says: "I WAS FIRED FROM WALMART FOR SAVING A DOG IN A HOT CAR" - see how long that lasts esp. if you walk around Walmarts parking lot.
 
2013-07-10 09:40:22 PM  

WordyGrrl: Anastacya: If I am just running in to pick up a prescription or something I will roll the windows down and leave a small bowl of water for my dog. If it is insanely hot, I won't even bring her. She is getting old now and being blind she really enjoys sniffing out of the car window, so I like to bring her along before she is unable to get into the car anymore.

Leaving your dog while you go for an extended grocery trip, however, is just bad. Mmmkay? Kudos to the employee, but I see both sides of the issue.

If I see a dog in a car, and it doesn't look like it's doing so well,  I'm going to have them page the "owner of the (make, model) vehicle" to come to the front of the store so I can let them know how the dog's doing. Especially if I don't know how long that dog's been in that car. It's  easy for a "just get in, get out" shopping trip to end up lasting longer when you're actually in the store and seeing things you just now realized you need.

Even mildly warm weather can cause the inside of a vehicle to get too hot, especially if the sun's out. Give that pup a hug and be careful, okay? She sounds like a sweetie who deserves some fun.


You'd much nicer than me. I call the police and break the window if the dog appears to be in danger.


/yes it was legal to break a person's window where I lived if an animal appears in distress
 
2013-07-10 09:40:59 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Goddamned busybodies.


Yeah, just like the anti-abortionists trying to get up in a woman's business. Busybodies.
 
2013-07-10 09:41:09 PM  
Around here, the official police advice if you see a child or dog in distress is to smash the window.
 
2013-07-10 09:42:17 PM  

sex0r: Wal-Mart is a truly awful company.  People who shop there should have their heads examined.


But the people who work there are all perfectly sane, right?

Yes, I know you do what you gotta do.   So  do many Walmart shoppers.
 
2013-07-10 09:42:39 PM  
i am a dog owner.  I would trade a job at wal mart for saving the life of a pup left in a car, no doubt about it.
 
2013-07-10 09:44:11 PM  
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This is what we will do to your car after we free your dog!  SNES for those old enough to know.
 
2013-07-10 09:45:46 PM  
why does anyone take a pet if they know that they will be leaving them in the car ?????
 
2013-07-10 09:48:20 PM  

WTP 2: why does anyone take a pet if they know that they will be leaving them in the car ?????


Why don't more stores allow pets? They are cleaner and better behaved than most toddlers I see in public.
 
2013-07-10 09:52:45 PM  

WTP 2: why does anyone take a pet if they know that they will be leaving them in the car ?????


Because he doesn't have a car alarm system.
 
2013-07-10 09:54:51 PM  
If she was on a mission and wanted to continue doing this, she needs a small burner phone and learn how to STFU.

/Normally I would say mind your own business but there is no need to boil pets.
 
2013-07-10 09:55:40 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: It was 95 outside, probably 120 in the car


A car can hit 120, in the sun, on an 80 degree day.

If it was 95, it was most likely substantially hotter.
 
2013-07-10 09:56:53 PM  

Anastacya: of her manager*


You originally typed 'master', didn't you.

Eeejit!
 
2013-07-10 09:58:55 PM  

Carth: Why don't more stores allow pets? They are cleaner and better behaved than most toddlers I see in public.


Big box stores like WalMart, IKEA, Costco and so on sell food for immediate human consumption, and I don't know about your area, but in Alberta, it's illegal to allow non service animals into stores that sell food this way
 
2013-07-10 09:59:04 PM  
I think the employee was wrong this time. The owner can't obviously bring the dog inside the store so he left an opening in the window for the dog. A truly bad owner who doesn't care about his dog wouldn't even think about rolling down the window. That employee is overly sensitive, most likely because she loves dogs a lot. It's not something you call the police for. There are far worse crimes happening around the city and a dog in a car with an open window isn't a reason to call them. No matter where you are, if it's hot in your city, then it's hot wherever you go, even if you leave that dog inside the house.
 
2013-07-10 09:59:26 PM  

Malacon: Mike Chewbacca: It was 95 outside, probably 120 in the car

A car can hit 120, in the sun, on an 80 degree day.

If it was 95, it was most likely substantially hotter.


No, the dog was only in the car for about 10 minutes. Using Snapper Carr's chart, that'd make it about 114. Still hot, and I would have definitely called the cops if the guy hadn't walked up, but not quite hot enough to break into the unit.
 
2013-07-10 10:02:04 PM  

the_sidewinder: Carth: Why don't more stores allow pets? They are cleaner and better behaved than most toddlers I see in public.

Big box stores like WalMart, IKEA, Costco and so on sell food for immediate human consumption, and I don't know about your area, but in Alberta, it's illegal to allow non service animals into stores that sell food this way


I know that is the reason but it seems pointless when you consider the number of rats and cockroaches in most restaurants and buildings that serve food. The contamination from leashed dogs is far less concerning than whatever is running around the place when the lights go out.
 
2013-07-10 10:02:18 PM  
I like how "If you see something say something." has turned into "If you see something shut the fark up or else we'll fire you for it." in this world.
 
2013-07-10 10:03:42 PM  

Gene Masseth Jr.: I like how "If you see something say something." has turned into "If you see something shut the fark up or else we'll fire you for it." in this world.


That you, Snowden?
 
2013-07-10 10:04:10 PM  

Anastacya: Oh after RTFA, nevermind. She refused the instructions of her matter and flat-out told him that she would go over his head the next time that she saw a pet in a vehicle. Dumbass.


We should always be following orders, even when they are immoral or illegal. Everyone knows if you're just following orders you're exempt from responsibility for your actions or inaction, both morally and legally.
 
2013-07-10 10:05:05 PM  
If the temperature outside is higher than 70, it's too hot to leave your dog in the car, even if it's "just for a few minutes," even if the windows are cracked. The interior temperature can exceed a safe level in "just a few minutes." Remember, your dog doesn't have sweat glands, his only cooling mechanism is panting.
 
2013-07-10 10:05:13 PM  
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2013-07-10 10:05:44 PM  
 
2013-07-10 10:05:46 PM  

GreenSun: I think the employee was wrong this time. The owner can't obviously bring the dog inside the store so he left an opening in the window for the dog. A truly bad owner who doesn't care about his dog wouldn't even think about rolling down the window. That employee is overly sensitive, most likely because she loves dogs a lot. It's not something you call the police for. There are far worse crimes happening around the city and a dog in a car with an open window isn't a reason to call them. No matter where you are, if it's hot in your city, then it's hot wherever you go, even if you leave that dog inside the house.


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2013-07-10 10:08:32 PM  

Carth: You'd much nicer than me. I call the police and break the window if the dog appears to be in danger.


Sure you do.
 
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