According to a report from CBC News Ottawa, a Kemptville, Ont. woman, Carla Cheney, alleges she was fired from her job at Walmart for calling the police when a dog was left inside a hot truck with barely any ventilation.
Carla Cheney told CBC News she hadn’t yet started her shift and was in her own clothes outside the store with colleagues on Tuesday when she spotted a Walmart customer leaving his dog in a parked truck.
The dog jumped out of the open window twice to follow the man, Cheney said.
The man took his dog back to the truck and rolled up the windows, leaving them open about an inch, Cheney said. The man then headed into the Walmart.
Carla then contacted the police, only to be called into her supervisor’s office later and terminated after refusing to report similar future incidents to management.
She said she told him her side of the story about the dog in the truck and that he told her to come to him with any problems in the future.
Cheney said she wouldn’t do that.
‘So I [told him] if I did see something unsafe, that I would just go to the police if I thought it was necessary,’ Cheney said.
“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.”
No, this has nothing to do with the Tea Party–well, they do seem to like Walmart a whole lot–but, like Carla Cheney, we think it’s insane that anyone should have to worry about job security for merely being an animal-loving good Samaritan. As Cheney put it, “Now I’m worried that other associates won’t say anything and they’ll be afraid that they’ll lose their job if they do say something.”
Just one more reason to hate Walmart–like we didn’t have enough already.
Watch the report: