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Just got fired yesterday from Home Depot!!!!

This will be good therapy for me...
I worked for Home Depot for 4 1/2 years...New Dept. Head was hired in, New Store Manager past 6 months...they decided to "clean house" nothing you can do because of the "at will" law in Ohio...Literally "fire" at will...you don't need a single reason why...In short I was making pretty good money as a kitchen designer $17.00 an hour..my reviews were always good and had excellent customer comments...I was third in "dollars per hour" among my peers....not bad, just not as good as theirs...this dept. head sat me down for the first write up which was rediculous...a few months went by, then a few days ago they told me to come into the office...since my first write up they added three more, which I wasn't even aware of, more crazy accusations....then I was "in there sights"...then a few days after that they called me into the Loss Prevention office and charged me with leaving the store property, which I did to go get coffee, they said it wasn't company policy to leave the property during breaks...everyone I knew did it so I never questioned it..worked retail all my life...it didn't surprise me...Only work there if, you're part time, a college student, or a retired person that has to get out of the house...not a good place to consider it a career type job...Think about it, they don't lay off at Home Depot,they harass you until you quit or transfer to another store, or they fire you.. I was making about 30,000 a year, fire me and nine other workers at the same pay scale, you just saved the company over $300,000..if you do work there, memorize the associate handbook, or "My Apron" as they call it and pray that you don't do anything wrong...oh, it wouldn't hurt to "*****..."

Talk to friends and relatives that may have worked at a Home Depot...Home Depot may have been a good place in the past but I think times have changed..

think twice about the Big Orange Box!

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Hi, I also worked for Home Depot and everyone knew I was leaving even my manager and the HR but when I went to the HR on my break and told why I was there she never documented and there for they said I abandoned my job and now will not rehire me. And we also had a floating HR at the time so he/she was hardly ever there to talk to. Unfair ,I personally loved working there but the system definitely needs to be fixed.

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3 weeks ago Solution by original poster
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You got poked with a stick at Home Depot and and now you feel it’s necessary to load up on multiple fire arms just to feel safe? how about Load up on something non life threatening like pepper spray. I work at Home Depot too. I work overnight freight with a small crew. We have to bring lumber in from outside. We keep a spotter at the door in case some one decides to jump the lumber driver. It’s not once crossed my mind that we should be arming ourselves with deadly weapons. You are in the building with massive support. He should have been the scared one!  That would be like poking a Hornet’s nest at my store.

I know your life is important but so is his. 

forget spending your money on another fire arm and spend it instead on a therapist.

I’m being a bit smart  but everything I’m telling you is good advice for your safety and the safety of those around you.

 

 

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Sep 6, 2020 Solution by original poster
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Yes. My store is giving occurrences to everyone who call out sick. Even if is covid symptoms.  They claim the emergency sick time does not cover the absence.  It only lets you get paid but you still get occurrences.  I called corporate they open a case and when someone from corporate called me they said the same thing. So now I have 4 occurrences because that's the time it took to get the test and results. 4 days so they hit me with 4 occurrences even if I have over 100 hours of emergency sick time

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Sep 5, 2020 Solution by original poster
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You do not get occurrences for being sick. Also, if you are sick you can send doctors not to corporate HR and it goes on record. That's what I have done. It's not so easy to have occurrences and usually there is more to it. That being said, if you were hired during pandemic, all new hires were hires as 6 month temporary hire. After 6 month they can be hired permanently is the store needs them or there time is up. This is no different that if you got a temp job though an agency, when your time is up its up. Every temp hire in my store knew when there 6 month time was about to expire. Some were hired permanently and many not. It had no reflection on them being a good worker or not it was all about if they were still needed. Management said they would defiantly want a few of them back if a spot opens up. So I think you need to look at the whole picture to understand how it works.

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Aug 26, 2020 Solution by original poster
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Great point as a medical manager 3 days a week I’ve retrained lots of ppl over the years. I work at hd part time to fix my home and in general help ppl and have dental for my child. I live in an expensive area so as single parent I have many bills but I love the ppl at hd as they helped me in a time of need with more hours so my child had Christmas and birthdays I could not have provided with out my job there.

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Aug 7, 2020 Solution by original poster
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No corporate doesn’t care. My store is in Florida we have a pretty good store but they have no clue when ppl are injured or attacked my managers are good ppl bot I work another job and have to change my schedule at HD’s a lot we have good benefits there and I enjoy most customers and cooperative contractors. Just a safety factor they need to have loss prevention people onsite to protect cashiers and employees from getting attacked by nuts or racist psychos my manger saved my life when I got attacked but Corp. refeused to assist with therapy for me when I filed a complaint. They will be forced the next person who gets attacked more seriously or when they get sued for letting a murder happen that is only what ignorant individuals understand. Sad .

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Aug 7, 2020 Solution by original poster
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I never had a bad experience w Home Depot till I was attacked in broad daylight by a racist pig who was behind a nice black couple in my line he yelled obscene things to them then my manager came over he yelled at her then shoved a mounding stick under a partion by my register ramming me in arm I filed a police report so did my manager but she says corporate has to pull the footage for the cops because we have no store loss prevention guys and no they didn’t get lic plate number of the guy. This has caused me trauma nightmares etc and I had to buy another firearm for my home and I’m file restrain order on this nut and going to end up suing someone. This ********** happened in brought daylight. Nobody filmed it cause it happens so quick. I like my store my ppl and managers are good folks but not having security there how you going to stop this from happening to another employee. That guy rammed that wood at me if my arm hadn’t been in the the way I’d of had broken ribs! Now I have friggin nightmares of being attacked buy this scum! I go to work because I have to pay my bills I’m a single mom I work a second job remotely and can’t afford to miss work. Home Depot has good hrs for me and I learned to fix my house and ppl are good at my store. Just concerned Corp. does nothing to protect cashiers or others from racist nuts. 

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Jul 28, 2020 Solution by original poster
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I was sickened to learn that one the Plano Texas stores had a break in and a sweet kiddo about 16 years old who worked there as he was leaving his shift was stopped at gunpoint by the Plano police and interrogated with no other evidence than the color of his skin. HD manager who was fully aware of the whole situation did nothing.   This isn't in the newspapers yet.  This happened in the past few weeks.

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Jul 22, 2020 Solution by original poster
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I have worked for HD for many years and I am not a manager I am a specialist and I have never been treated like a slave. There are always people who complain about things but never do anything about it to make a change. Call HR if you feel that way they actually do listen and act if needed. Dont sit back and just cry about everything take action.

Jul 7, 2020 Solution by original poster
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I went into the home depot that I have been working at for 4 months, and the store manager treated me like I wasn't good enough to be in the store on my day off spending my money, and that the only time I should be there was when I was working, well I will not ever spend a penny of my money in a home depot again

Jun 25, 2020 Solution by original poster
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Home Depot is hiring new people because the government is giving them money to do so but I got to get rid of the old people I be able he's already been there before all this pandemic started. That's the reason you are fired it's not because of you took your own time on your own break don't let them say that that's the reason you were fired. My daughter works for Home Depot she got two occurrences for being sick but yet they tell everybody not come in when they are sick. So she gets fired I'm going to have her file a class action lawsuit against Home Depot and she will go on unemployment. I'm done with this s***

Jun 7, 2020 Solution by original poster
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Krhall1976 that is most unfortunate.  I am sorry you had that experience.  I am very familiar with the ridiculous expectations and management pushing people too far.  I accepted a job elsewhere, and it was because a DS who had been with the company for 18 years talked down to me the entire time.  They would never fire him because he was their "model" employee.  He was rude, passive aggressive, condescending and a terrible **********ing department supervisor.  He was the reason most people left our store. 

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Apr 14, 2020 Solution by original poster
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I was actually assaulted by a co-worker on the floor. He was allowed to continue to work for three more weeks before they let him resign on his own merit.  I had called the Awareline to report this and NO follow up was done on my end.  They never talked to me.  Said it was a corporate investigation and couldn't be done at the store level.  So for three weeks this joker continued to get paid, and I had to work on the floor with him.  I should have filed charges against the individual.  But I was trusting HD to adhere to their zero tolerance policy on violence in the workplace.  The only protection I received in the process was the store telling me that if I didn't feel safe I could leave for the day.  I shouldn't have to feel that way while at work.  That's deplorable. 

 

Apr 14, 2020 Solution by original poster
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But I was at a store for over a year before I found out that you are not supposed to "leave the property". We were told that we could not go to Star Bucks on your break, which was across the street, so many of thought we were not supposed to cross the street. We had a fast food restaurant in the same parking lot as Home Depot was in, someone got in trouble for going there and that is how we found out do not "leave the property meant". The way some HR people put it is not clear that you  are not supposed to "leave the property" People don't always understand what is meant by some oblivious statement about not going across the street to Star Bucks. Clearly define rules like what is meant by not "leaving the property". What defines the property to you might not mean the same thing as it does to someone else. Lesson to all management. Be Clear!

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Apr 12, 2020 Solution by original poster
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I still work at Home Depot.  At our store a female associate used the name and phone number of one of our "managed accounts" to ring herself up for a washer and dryer, which the ASM (male) gave her a large discount on!  I would like to think if I call corporate that they both would get fired.  I don't dislike either of them on a personal level, but their actions are deplorable!  If they don't get fired, there's a good chance I will, because I was one of only a few people who knew about the transaction.  I'm still undecided if I should call.

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Apr 3, 2020 Solution by original poster
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Ya right. They cherry pick what they take in as statements. They just found out that a white kid tried to set building on fire. I told them more than once. They didnt care. He says racist stuff. Horrible place to work. Kids just slack off. Fine girls dont work. And guys that like them get away with everything. If they like you. You can do what ever you want. If they don't than you get harasses out a job. All jobs are like that. Home depot what a joke. Dont shop there. They are horrible. They know ppl are lazy ther . 

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Mar 20, 2020 Solution by original poster
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I too was fired by a customer service manger from Peru who was rasict to me. She told me I had to do my training between customers in the front. She thought I did not understand Spanish and would make fun of me with other co-workers. When I would ask to learn more she would tell me to just go handle the returns. She made to comment in Spanish to another cowork saying this is why we hire part timers so they can irrelevant work. She would tell my mod I was lazy and they had to sit with me. I would have 2 days of training I needed to get done and was denied time to do it. She would state it would have to be at customer service while helping people. I went to ask hr but they stated it would be word vs word. I hated working there. I was the only one brining in the most surveys which would Surpise her but still she would disrespect me. I left and went back to crime and trafficking. Now I shrug her off like like the little ********** she is and wanted to just throw out this random hr story. 

Mar 6, 2020 Solution by original poster
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Or if you're good in an area they will work you to death in that area and not try to train you elsewhere. I got diagnosed with leukemia and prior used a lot of points due to catching illness frequently. My last half a point before they reset in week was taken away because i left an hour and a half early from my 11 hour shift due to a fractured foot. It was so swollen i couldn't take anymore and rather than just allowing me to leave an seek treatment after giving me a half point....they made me sit for 20 minutes and write a statement stating that i hurt my foot at home and not on the job....just couldn't wait!! The overnight managers are all half trained and half assed at RDC 5030 and if ur not in the "IN" crowd or not smile and fake like all is just peachy may as well hang it up cuz they will find reasons to point and get rid of you. After the cancer diagnosis and having the maintenance monkey steal from me in front of a Super that did NOTHING....i quit....can be treated like ********** ANYWHERE else!!

Mar 2, 2020 Solution by original poster
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I currently work for Home Depot and obviously I'm in the same boat...they've written me up 4 times in a month for bull********** purposes. Clocked in 6 minutes early because we were busy and almost got fired. Can't wait to find something new. 

Jan 20, 2020 Solution by original poster
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I have worked for the Home Depot for 18 years.I started in 2001. I feel that I am a very knowledgeable employee in my field of electric. I am on time every day. Very Rarely do I take off or call in sick. I really enjoy what I do in the electrical department. Well here come 2019 September 9 and I did not come to work because of misreading my schedule.Unfortunately, I did it again on Nov 11, 2019. I was supposed to work on the 11th, but I thought I was off that Mon & Tues.. I was really supposed to be off Tues & Wed.  I came into work on Wednesday when I was supposed to off. Thursday I came to work and at 3:45PM and  I was called into the office. I was reminded then about my September 9th flaw and now the November 11th flaw and that I was being terminated because I violated two time and attendance events. All of this after 18 years of service. Do I have recourse for these actions taken against me. And to top it all, unemployment denied me because of these infractions.

Jan 18, 2020 Solution by original poster
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I work there..u def have to kiss ass if u want a homer award.. Bravo..or anything.. Needless to say i never recieved an award after 2 yrs of being there.. The pay is good tho 

.but baby

.the company is sneaky..

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Dec 20, 2019 Solution by original poster
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this is not at all home depots i work at home depot in new york jamaica queens this happened to me at stop and shop a year ago but i been working at home depot since april this year u been there 4 years u shouldve knew bro
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Nov 4, 2019 Solution by original poster
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Everyone's experience is different. No one knows what you've gone through and how it affected you. They can only assume based on their own experience and how it affected them. You're not stupid and your feelings are valid. I really like working at HD. I want the store to do well. I want management to get awards and recogintion. They've been great about working around my class schedule. They deserve my best work.
Oct 3, 2019 Solution by original poster
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I’m 55, wrk part time at Home Depot
I am #1 in sales for my store, City of Houston, and the region, possibly Texas. The quarter ends in September which will confirm if I am #1 in the State. I am STILL WAITING for the Homer badges rewards promised to me by management. No rewards for superstar sales?! Disparaging the superstar sales worker at Home Depot?! Disparaging!
Aug 2, 2019 Solution by original poster
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I'm sorry that this happened to you. I know it's a little late but when this happened to you, I wasn't an employee at Home Depot and what I am about to say hopefully will help someone else. Home Depot is an amazing company to work for. It's the work ethics of some of the employees that makes it hard, and that goes for anywhere someone might be employed. What makes Home Depot so amazing is that they have special departments specifically designed for their employees to report any and all unfair treatment you might experience even if you are no longer employed there. Then they give us a questionaire every so often asking us how have we been treated. I've noticed that everyone gets a little more friendly during this time lol. They are BIG on dealing with certain things. I know of an incident that involved prejudice and unfair treatment, an internal investigation was launched and all sorts of changes have transpired since then. Good changes and I know it will get even better with time. But if you don't say anything, these people with poor work ethics win. So it's not Home Depot. I hope this information was helpful. Much peace and happiness to you!
Jul 1, 2019 Solution by original poster
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Jun 14, 2019 Solution by original poster
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I love working at THD in the flooring department. Lately though, our department supervisor, has been putting pressure on us to complete specific tasks each day as a team, rather than patrolling the aisles, as we were trained. For some reason the company is trying out having my whole team in one aisle all day packing the aisle full of product. When this doesn’t work out people point fingers and play the blame game. Though I do my job as the elaborate Home Depot training program has taught me to do so, by keeping the aisles clear and safe, keeping the product stocked on the shelves the best we can while answering customer inquiries, and setting up in home measures. While also, taking calls, and auditing pallets, and hunting down clearance items to tag, cutting carpet, cutting blinds, getting the customers everything they need for a project, flagging for forklifts, and helping customers from other departments (when I am the only associate they can find to help them); I still got written up for apparently not following the “Company’s Standards of Performance" according to an investigation that had no interviews except the perception of my department supervisor as he/she felt. And, this person labeled my write up: Refusal to Demonstrate Company’s Standards of Performance. My department supervisor wrote me up because when they asked another team member where I was, they apparently said, “I have not seen him in this aisle all day." This team member joined the floor when I left for my scheduled lunch hour. What they said was true, however, upon a REAL company investigation, the truth would have been realized. So, judging that I am a model associate and from the other comments listed, I guess it is time to put my two weeks in before they have a chance to bruise my exceptional 4 year work history that I have had there without incident. It is too bad that this is the way they handle layoffs. I just hope I can find employment before they promote me to: Customer
Jun 3, 2019 Solution by original poster
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•Mgrs are required to 'coach' after 3 bad events in 6 mos
•Mgrs required to 'counsel' after initial coach, once 3 more indicents have happened
•Mgrs have to give 'Final Warning' after "counseling" once another incident happens
•Mgrs administer 'termination' after 'final counseling' if one more incident occurs.

I know this response is likely too late for you, but maybe it will help someone in the future.

I have serious bad vibes from this place and I only very recently started. No one is telling me what I should(or shouldn't) be doing, they just threw me on the floor and showed me....well, nothing. In my own opinion, they seem worse than Walmart, and that is really saying something.

I plan on quitting very soon, like probably tonight, and honestly, it isn't a minute too soon for me.

I'd advise anyone considering working at Home Depot to think about other places, unless you like being treated like you're absolutely invisible or you like people treating you like you're stupid...or you really like listening to authority figures.

I am feeling none of the above, so I'm going to get out while the getting out is good. I've already read too many horror stories.

And yeah, the union bashing didn't sit well with me.
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Apr 15, 2019 Solution by original poster
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