Fun Home Depot Story

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JeremySkrocki, Sep 5, 2002.

  1. JeremySkrocki

    JeremySkrocki LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    The local home depot recently did inventory, and as part of the inventory they had to red tag what they inventored with thier names on the tags, so some employees in the lawn and garden department got the brilliant idea to put funny saying on the tags, and apparently got a little out of control and put some derogetory things on the tags and a Home Depot Exec. showed up and did a walk thru and when he saw the tags he fired the entire lawn and Garden department and the store manager.

    Some details may be off, cause I go the stiory second hand but I thought it was funny enouht to share.:D :D

    Clean Cut Landscaping
  2. - he probably did them a favor
  3. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    Yea they are on there way to Lowes garden
  4. The Mowerdude

    The Mowerdude LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    One thing is for sure. If they thought that it was anything OTHER than just having fun, I'm sure they wouldn't have done it. No one really wants to get fired, even if the job sux.

    But that's so typical of a management person with absolutely no reasonableness. That's why I'm so glad I run my own business.
  5. JeremySkrocki

    JeremySkrocki LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    The stire was open when this happened, so alot of people saw the tags and some had derogatory comments on them, so I can see the side of the Exec. If the place was closed and only employees were seeing the tags than no harm done, but with customers in the store, is a little out of hand.
  6. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 835

    The exec over did it. If these employees had any knowledge of lawn and garden he shouldnt have done it. He could have warned them or something. Around here the guys work in plumbing one day and lawns the next. My neighbor once worked there he didnt know what a wrench was and still doesnt.
  7. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Messages: 648

    I probably shouldn't have written on those tags. I didn't mean to get them fired.:D Just kidding. It does sound overboard, but we don't know if they were knowledgeable or good employees as a whole.

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