An 88-year-old man said he was fired from his job at Walmart because he didn’t alert a manager when a […]
An 88-year-old man said he was fired from his job at Walmart because he didn’t alert a manager when a wild turkey walked through the doors.
In his eight years as a greeter at the store, Tallinger said he’d never seen anything like it.
Bob Tallinger said when he asked why he was fired, his boss told him, “Well you should have helped get that turkey out of here.”
His wife, Janet Tallinger, said her husband’s termination is unfair.
“He was hired to be a greeter and that’s what he did. He never saw a book of rules that said if a wild turkey comes in here you better run and get management,” she said.
“Granted he’s gotten older and granted he’s lost a little memory but nevertheless that hasn’t prevented him from being an excellent greeter.”
Janet Tallinger said her husband is the most popular person at the Waukesha Walmart and loved working as a greeter.
Bob was quoted as saying: “The job was the highlight of his days.”