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(NYPost)   Semi driver who gave away his load of plywood to those in need just before Hurricane Irma struck Florida is fired from job   ( nypost.com) divider line
    More: Florida, Home Depot, Parable of the Good Samaritan, Samaritan, Truck, plywood, Long-haul driver Tim, Florida truck driver, McCrory  
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2017-09-16 02:12:07 PM  
Don't take it to the Supreme Court, Mr truck driver. Saving lives is not a mitigating factor for Gorsuch.
 
2017-09-16 03:55:04 PM  
Home Depot needs to be reminded that their brand is associated with firing this guy for saving 150 homes from being wrecked by the hurricane using lumber that couldn't be used by the store.  Western Express too, they fired a guy for helping people during a pretty severe crisis.

Bet they can't wait for automatic trucks that haven't got souls or capable of human compassion, there's profits to be had!
 
2017-09-16 04:12:21 PM  
Someone will give him a job. Perhaps even a better paying one.
 
2017-09-16 04:13:31 PM  

RJReves: Someone will give him a job. Perhaps even a better paying one.


That's my thought.

He's gonna come out a lot better.
 
2017-09-16 04:28:45 PM  
Goldman Sachs has no conscience.
 
2017-09-16 05:52:00 PM  
Hero tag for him.  Zero tag for Home Depot.
 
2017-09-16 05:52:19 PM  
Can't he just go get it back? They should be done with it now.
 
2017-09-16 05:55:09 PM  
Wow that could be a hit to the ole PR department.
 
2017-09-16 05:55:16 PM  
More upsetting that the cops were the ones suggesting he steal from his employer.
 
2017-09-16 05:55:40 PM  

Snubnose: Hero tag for him.  Zero tag for Home Depot.


He didn't work for home depot
 
2017-09-16 05:57:13 PM  
On one hand it wasn't his to give away, on the other it was the good, human, RIGHT thing to do.

Home Depot could have spun this into a PR win but instead following the policy of profit over all has lead them to shiatting their own pants in public again. Good job I'm sure SOMEONE who spends money at your store will pick your side Home Depot.
 
2017-09-16 05:57:18 PM  
Probably because it wasn't "his" load of plywood
 
2017-09-16 05:58:44 PM  
Here's what will happen. The uppers at Home Creepo realize the potential shiatstorm of bad publicity by firing truck driving man (and salivate at the opportunity of commercializing a "good Home Depot worker saves homes in crisis" story, and rehire the truck driver, and quietly fire the manager who was told to fire Mr Good Samaritan in the first place.
 
2017-09-16 05:58:50 PM  
giving away things you don't own is generally considered stealing
 
2017-09-16 05:58:59 PM  
It should be a requirement that HR also has PR experience or knowledge
 
2017-09-16 05:59:27 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Home Depot needs to be reminded that their brand is associated with firing this guy for saving 150 homes from being wrecked by the hurricane using lumber that couldn't be used by the store.  Western Express too, they fired a guy for helping people during a pretty severe crisis.

Bet they can't wait for automatic trucks that haven't got souls or capable of human compassion, there's profits to be had!


This. A load of plywood is cheap PR compared to the media shiatstorm from firing this guy.
 
2017-09-16 05:59:39 PM  

Snubnose: Hero tag for him.  Zero tag for Home Depot.


Don't blame Home Depot. They just closed before he got there (he had a flat on the way down). All they did was tell him to come back after the storm.

/Maybe blame his trucking company who told him to come back to Atlanta instead.
//DEFINITELY blame his trucking company for firing him afterwards.
///Did he show poor judgement taking a nap before doing that and getting stuck down there without time to get out? Push.
 
2017-09-16 06:00:02 PM  

Alebak: On one hand it wasn't his to give away, on the other it was the good, human, RIGHT thing to do.

Home Depot could have spun this into a PR win but instead following the policy of profit over all has lead them to shiatting their own pants in public again. Good job I'm sure SOMEONE who spends money at your store will pick your side Home Depot.


He didn't work for home depot
 
2017-09-16 06:02:32 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Home Depot needs to be reminded...


Snubnose: Hero tag for him.  Zero tag for Home Depot.


Alebak: Home Depot could have spun this


Ooba Tooba: Home Creepo


Do tell... what did Home Depot do wrong, considering this guy was not their employee?
 
2017-09-16 06:02:41 PM  
I don't know why some of you are getting all up in Home Depot's face on this it's not their fault in any way. He does not work for Home Depot. He works for a Home Depot supplier IE a wholly separate company.
 
2017-09-16 06:03:42 PM  

lennavan: More upsetting that the cops were the ones suggesting he steal from his employer.


And calling looters to come get it.  And 20 of them passing out ill-gotten goods.

Zeypherville PD owes this guy a year's pay.
 
2017-09-16 06:03:43 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: giving away things you don't own is generally considered stealing


Ayup.  It's not hard to give away stuff that ain't yours.

Except when it costs you your job.  Think about it: to be a hero, you have to sacrifice something.  His sacrifice is his job.

The right move though would have been to call up his boss and ask first.  Ideally, that GoFundMe should be paying the company back for the plywood.
 
2017-09-16 06:03:43 PM  

Ocean_Pimp: Snubnose: Hero tag for him.  Zero tag for Home Depot.

He didn't work for home depot


No, but they're the ones who insisted Western Express fire him. Then again they fire their own employees for interfering with shoplifters and kidnappers.
 
2017-09-16 06:04:38 PM  
He didn't show poor judgement taking a nap.  Truck drivers are required by law to rest for a certain time for every hour they've been driving.  Exhausted truckers are how accidents happen.
 
2017-09-16 06:04:58 PM  

Ocean_Pimp: Alebak: On one hand it wasn't his to give away, on the other it was the good, human, RIGHT thing to do.

Home Depot could have spun this into a PR win but instead following the policy of profit over all has lead them to shiatting their own pants in public again. Good job I'm sure SOMEONE who spends money at your store will pick your side Home Depot.

He didn't work for home depot


Its was Home Depot's materials that he was fired for giving to the emergency efforts, no one is naive enough to imagine that Home Depot couldn't have weighed in to secure his job with the out-sourcing company Home Depot uses to drive Home Depot's supplies around that area.

Home Depot.
 
2017-09-16 06:04:59 PM  

danielem1: Don't take it to the Supreme Court, Mr truck driver. Saving lives is not a mitigating factor for Gorsuch.


What's this got to do with Gorsuch?
 
2017-09-16 06:05:17 PM  

sparkeyjames: I don't know why some of you are getting all up in Home Depot's face on this it's not their fault in any way. He does not work for Home Depot. He works for a Home Depot supplier IE a wholly separate company.


Yeah, but nobody knows who the fark P&G Lumber Supplies is.
 
2017-09-16 06:05:45 PM  

dbeshear: Ocean_Pimp: Snubnose: Hero tag for him.  Zero tag for Home Depot.

He didn't work for home depot

No, but they're the ones who insisted Western Express fire him. Then again they fire their own employees for interfering with shoplifters and kidnappers.


Bullshiat.  Home Depot managers had gone home until Tuesday.

McCrory said that when he informed his superiors at Western Express what had happened, they told him, "We're going to have to let you go" and that the plywood "wasn't [his] to give away."
 
2017-09-16 06:05:48 PM  

Ocean_Pimp: Alebak: On one hand it wasn't his to give away, on the other it was the good, human, RIGHT thing to do.

Home Depot could have spun this into a PR win but instead following the policy of profit over all has lead them to shiatting their own pants in public again. Good job I'm sure SOMEONE who spends money at your store will pick your side Home Depot.

He didn't work for home depot


Yes he did.

No, he wasn't a direct hire.  But he absolutely did work for Home Depot.  Shuffling it off on a delivery company does not change that fact.

Home Depot ordered the wood.

He was delivering it at Home Depot's request.

He was working for Home Depot, even though his paycheck said Western Express.
 
2017-09-16 06:05:55 PM  

sparkeyjames: I don't know why some of you are getting all up in Home Depot's face on this it's not their fault in any way. He does not work for Home Depot. He works for a Home Depot supplier IE a wholly separate company.


But Home Depot is a big evil corporation and the supplier might be a mom and pop shop that can't afford to give away its stock.
 
2017-09-16 06:06:39 PM  

RJReves: Someone will give him a job. Perhaps even a better paying one.


Perhaps Home Depot?
 
2017-09-16 06:06:45 PM  

dbeshear: Ocean_Pimp: Snubnose: Hero tag for him.  Zero tag for Home Depot.

He didn't work for home depot

No, but they're the ones who insisted Western Express fire him. Then again they fire their own employees for interfering with shoplifters and kidnappers.


That's not in TFA.  Home Depot had nothing to do with him getting fired, as they weren't affected in any way (other than not receiving a load of plywood).  They never received it, they never paid for it.
 
2017-09-16 06:06:51 PM  

Dragonflew: BumpInTheNight: Home Depot needs to be reminded...

Snubnose: Hero tag for him.  Zero tag for Home Depot.

Alebak: Home Depot could have spun this

Ooba Tooba: Home Creepo

Do tell... what did Home Depot do wrong, considering this guy was not their employee?


As I mentioned just previously:  He worked for Home Depot's contractor that drives Home Depot's supplies to Home Depot stores.  Home Depot could very easily tap the contractor and go "Let the guy keep his job, we wanted to help these people".  Instead, Home Depot remained silent and let Home Depot's contractor fire him for giving away Home Depot's supplies that Home Depot couldn't even use during the hurricane.
 
2017-09-16 06:07:08 PM  
I've hauled Home Depot loads. They just shove goddamn thing you can think of all willy nilly.
A load was too heavy one time on the tail. They suggested to me to just drive fast in the lot and slam on my brakes to shift it all forward.

/it worked
//don't shop at Home Depot
///Jon Lovitz
 
2017-09-16 06:07:12 PM  
No good deed goes unpunished.
 
2017-09-16 06:09:05 PM  
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2017-09-16 06:09:25 PM  

BizarreMan: RJReves: Someone will give him a job. Perhaps even a better paying one.

That's my thought.

He's gonna come out a lot better.


i hope so too. his action was selfless and charitable. we need more people like this.
 
2017-09-16 06:09:44 PM  

DarkVader: Ocean_Pimp: Alebak: On one hand it wasn't his to give away, on the other it was the good, human, RIGHT thing to do.

Home Depot could have spun this into a PR win but instead following the policy of profit over all has lead them to shiatting their own pants in public again. Good job I'm sure SOMEONE who spends money at your store will pick your side Home Depot.

He didn't work for home depot

Yes he did.

No, he wasn't a direct hire.  But he absolutely did work for Home Depot.  Shuffling it off on a delivery company does not change that fact.

Home Depot ordered the wood.

He was delivering it at Home Depot's request.

He was working for Home Depot, even though his paycheck said Western Express.


Man you really don't know how ANYTHING works, do you?  HD doesn't own that plywood or have to pay for it until they receive it.  Are you telling me that everyone who works for a company who either supplies or makes deliveries to HD automatically works for HD?  

Please show us on this doll where Home Depot touched you.
 
2017-09-16 06:10:36 PM  

DarkVader: Ocean_Pimp: Alebak: On one hand it wasn't his to give away, on the other it was the good, human, RIGHT thing to do.

Home Depot could have spun this into a PR win but instead following the policy of profit over all has lead them to shiatting their own pants in public again. Good job I'm sure SOMEONE who spends money at your store will pick your side Home Depot.

He didn't work for home depot

Yes he did.

No, he wasn't a direct hire.  But he absolutely did work for Home Depot.  Shuffling it off on a delivery company does not change that fact.

Home Depot ordered the wood.

He was delivering it at Home Depot's request.

He was working for Home Depot, even though his paycheck said Western Express.


You keep insisting on your own peculiar reality, bucko.

If he worked for Home Depot, how could Western Express fire him?
 
2017-09-16 06:12:28 PM  
There's a word for what he did. It's called theft.It didn't belong to him. He was given instructions with what to do with the load and he didn't follow them. The police didn't have the right to appropriate the load or direct him what to do with it. I actually back Home Depo and the transport company.

They have a trust with the company. It It looks bad on the transport company because one of their drivers stole a clients load and gave it away. Companies are less likely to trust that company which will affect other drivers. They might loose their jobs from loss of business.

If its not yours don't give it away,
 
2017-09-16 06:12:41 PM  
 WTF? 20 cops started unloading it and called the people to come get it. The cops stole the lumber. You think the driver is going to try to stop 20 armed thieves?
 
2017-09-16 06:13:53 PM  
"I've never actually ordered material or worked with a trucking company but i have a strong opinion i pulled out of my ass on how it works"
 
2017-09-16 06:14:20 PM  

Ignoramist: Man you really don't know how ANYTHING works, do you? HD doesn't own that plywood or have to pay for it until they receive it. Are you telling me that everyone who works for a company who either supplies or makes deliveries to HD automatically works for HD?

Please show us on this doll where Home Depot touched you.


You don't know how anything works, do you?

Home Depot is NOT a tiny mom-and-pop store.  That plywood was made for Home Depot.  It was theirs in the factory, it was theirs in the distribution warehouse, it was theirs on that truck.  Does everybody who delivers to HD work for them?  Probably not, they probably get some UPS/FedEx/USPS shipments.  But the big trucks?  Yes, they work for HD.
 
2017-09-16 06:14:29 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Probably because it wasn't "his" load of plywood


Bew hew. Cry Moar for your corporate gods.
 
2017-09-16 06:14:36 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Dragonflew: BumpInTheNight: Home Depot needs to be reminded...

Snubnose: Hero tag for him.  Zero tag for Home Depot.

Alebak: Home Depot could have spun this

Ooba Tooba: Home Creepo

Do tell... what did Home Depot do wrong, considering this guy was not their employee?

As I mentioned just previously:  He worked for Home Depot's contractor that drives Home Depot's supplies to Home Depot stores.  Home Depot could very easily tap the contractor and go "Let the guy keep his job, we wanted to help these people".  Instead, Home Depot remained silent and let Home Depot's contractor fire him for giving away Home Depot's supplies that Home Depot couldn't even use during the hurricane.


Yes because having a big customer tapping you on the shoulder and trying to influence your HR policies (i.e. employees who give customers' stock away instead of delivering it get fired) is a really good idea.  This plan makes HD into even a bigger asshole than everyone on here thinks they are already.
 
2017-09-16 06:15:01 PM  

Ooba Tooba: sparkeyjames: I don't know why some of you are getting all up in Home Depot's face on this it's not their fault in any way. He does not work for Home Depot. He works for a Home Depot supplier IE a wholly separate company.

Yeah, but nobody knows who the fark P&G Lumber Supplies is.


Well, now we do.
 
2017-09-16 06:15:02 PM  

DarkVader: Ocean_Pimp: Alebak: On one hand it wasn't his to give away, on the other it was the good, human, RIGHT thing to do.

Home Depot could have spun this into a PR win but instead following the policy of profit over all has lead them to shiatting their own pants in public again. Good job I'm sure SOMEONE who spends money at your store will pick your side Home Depot.

He didn't work for home depot

Yes he did.

No, he wasn't a direct hire.  But he absolutely did work for Home Depot.  Shuffling it off on a delivery company does not change that fact.

Home Depot ordered the wood.

He was delivering it at Home Depot's request.

He was working for Home Depot, even though his paycheck said Western Express.


That Pizza Hut delivery guy doesn't work for you.
 
2017-09-16 06:17:25 PM  

Moopy Mac: DarkVader: Ocean_Pimp: Alebak: On one hand it wasn't his to give away, on the other it was the good, human, RIGHT thing to do.

Home Depot could have spun this into a PR win but instead following the policy of profit over all has lead them to shiatting their own pants in public again. Good job I'm sure SOMEONE who spends money at your store will pick your side Home Depot.

He didn't work for home depot

Yes he did.

No, he wasn't a direct hire.  But he absolutely did work for Home Depot.  Shuffling it off on a delivery company does not change that fact.

Home Depot ordered the wood.

He was delivering it at Home Depot's request.

He was working for Home Depot, even though his paycheck said Western Express.

That Pizza Hut delivery guy doesn't work for you.


This guy is NOT the Pizza Hut delivery guy.  He worked for Home Depot, though a Home Depot contractor.
 
2017-09-16 06:17:37 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: giving away things you don't own is generally considered stealing


And sometimes that's the correct thing to do.
 
2017-09-16 06:17:52 PM  

Dragonflew: BumpInTheNight: Home Depot needs to be reminded...

Snubnose: Hero tag for him.  Zero tag for Home Depot.

Alebak: Home Depot could have spun this

Ooba Tooba: Home Creepo

Do tell... what did Home Depot do wrong, considering this guy was not their employee?


Being Home Depot?
 
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