Rehire employee fired for price matching turkey for elderly customer two days before Thanksgiving.
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Walmart
President and CEO, Walmart International
Doug McMillon
President and CEO, Walmart U.S.
Bill Simon
President and Chief Executive Officer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Mike Duke
Senior Manager, Walmart Media Relations
Dianna Gee

Rehire employee fired for price matching turkey for elderly customer two days before Thanksgiving.

    1. Petition by

      Caroline Wilson

      Tampa, FL

On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 -- just two days before Thanksgiving -- my son, Kyle Jaglal, was fired from a Walmart store in Frankfort, Kentucky for price matching a turkey for an elderly customer who had an advertisement in hand. He broke no rules and adhered to Walmart's price matching policy.

Kyle had been working at Walmart for about six months as a Customer Service Manager (CSM). On the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Kyle approved the price match for the elderly customer who was purchasing a turkey -- a popular policy Walmart proudly advertises frequently. But on the following Tuesday, he was called to the back of the store by the manager and questioned about the turkey. As a customer service manager, Kyle's job was to authorize or decline a price match. He authorized it and it was the cashier who rang up the sale. The manager said the turkey was not on the receipt. As it’s the cashiers job to conduct the sale, it doesn’t make sense that Kyle would be held responsible if she did not put the turkey on the receipt. But that’s exactly what happened. Kyle was immediately terminated just two days before Thanksgiving and told to turn in his badge.

Kyle was well-liked by customers and co-workers and passed his customer service test with flying colors. I would hate to think that he was fired because of his race (he’s one of only a handful of people of color who work at this Walmart location) or in retaliation for registering his concerns about a month earlier about bias and unfair treatment from another manager.

Please sign my petition to ask Walmart to give Kyle his job back. He is a single father of two young children and he walked the two miles to work and back every day in rain, snow or sleet and even 20 degree weather. He loved his job and he loved helping the people at Walmart.

To:
Walmart
Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart International
Bill Simon, President and CEO, Walmart U.S.
Mike Duke, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Dianna Gee, Senior Manager, Walmart Media Relations
Rehire employee fired for price matching turkey for elderly customer two days before Thanksgiving.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Thank you -- and a response to Walmart

      Caroline Wilson
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you to so many of you who have taken action to support my campaign on Facebook and Twitter! Some of you may have received a response from Walmart indicating that their firing of Kyle was for other reasons and I would like to set the record straight. Kyle had only received critical feedback twice: once when he delayed his lunch break because he was in the process of helping a customer; and once for being misinformed about the store’s check cashing services – a mistake he never made again. The reality is that Kyle was a good employee who was promoted during his time working at Walmart and the only reason his manager gave him for being terminated was the ad match issue. Please continue to join me in asking Walmart to reconsider and give Kyle another opportunity.

    2. Take action on Facebook and Twitter!

      Caroline Wilson
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks so much for your support for my campaign for Kyle! Months later, Kyle has still not been offered his job back at Walmart and employment options are hard to come by where he lives. Walmart is aware of the campaign, but you can help amplify the campaign by taking two easy actions:

      1) FACEBOOK: Go to Walmart's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/walmart) and post a comment like this: "Walmart: I think it was unfair to fire a single dad from Kentucky after he approved a price match for a customer. I'm supporting this campaign and asking you to rehire Kyle! www.change.org/RehireKyle"

      2) TWITTER: Post a Tweet including @Walmart and the #RehireKyle hashtag as well as the petition link (www.change.org/RehireKyle) like this: "Hey @Walmart: I'm joining hundreds of thousands calling on you to #RehireKyle -- a single dad in Kentucky: www.change.org/RehireKyle"

      Thank you for all your support so far!

      Walmart

      Walmart, Bentonville, AR. 34,470,912 likes · 61,741 talking about this · 7,446,518 were here. When Sam Walton opened the doors to the first Walmart in 1962, his goal was to save people money so they can live better. Sam was a firm believer in listening to what his customers had to say.

    3. Reached 400,000 signatures
    4. Thank you and a new fundraising page

      Caroline Wilson
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you so much for your overwhelming support! I am just sad that with such an overwhelming response to the petition, that Walmart continues to drag its feet. Many of you have asked about other ways you can help to support Kyle while he is currently unemployed and struggling to support his family. I've set up a fundraising page to help Kyle while he searches for employment here in case you are interested. Thanks again for your support! http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/support-for-kyle-jaglal-and-his-family-/117507

      Support for Kyle Jaglal and his family!

      On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 -- just two days before Thanksgiving -- my son, Kyle Jaglal, was fired from a Walmart store in Frankfort, Kentucky for price matching a turkey for an elderly customer who had an advertisement in hand. He broke no rules and adhered to Walmart's price matching policy.

    5. Reached 300,000 signatures

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    • Laurie Clark DIEPPE, CANADA
      • 13 days ago

      People are surprised when I say I won't shop at Walmart. Things like this keep happening.

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    • rebeca casey WILMER, AL
      • 24 days ago

      This is just a horrible act by Wal-Mart. Wal-mart advertises such acts and this act isd what helped make Wal-Mart what it is today. How can he be fired for doing his job that is in his job detail? If the cashier didnt ring it up then address her. To me it sounds as if Wal_Mart fired a Whistle Blower! I believe this is the reason and Wal-Mart was looking for anything to fire him. I would sue them on that cause alone. How do you discriminate on someones race when you proudly take money of any race?? Would Sam Walton allowed this??? I dont think so!

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    • Maureen Lacey Hawks CLEVELAND, OH
      • 25 days ago

      Why should random acts of kindness be punished by acts of targeted greed??

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    • Collin Sherman BERNARDSVILLE, NJ
      • 28 days ago

      really wal-mart ? come on.

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    • Mike Mike BILLINGS, MT
      • about 1 month ago

      Empowerment.

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