October 29, 2009

Home Depot Employee Fired Over God Button "I've worn it for well over a year and I support my country and God," Trevor Keezor said Tuesday. "I was just doing what I think every American should do, just love my country."

The American flag button Keezer wore in the Florida store since March 2008 says "One nation under God, indivisible." He should have pledged allegiance to the bottom line of Home Depot.

  • What? Atheists, foreigners and divisive people aren't allowed to build backyard gazebos? Not if you take Trevor's button at face value...
  • I assume one pushes it to activate.
  • "...we have a blanket policy, which is long-standing and well-communicated to our associates, that only company-provided pins and badges can be worn on our aprons." There ya are, folks. He knew the policy and knew he was getting away with it for a year. No doubt there was also a small issue of irritating the customers with a few 'born again' tactics. I don't care what religion anyone practices. Seriously. I don't CARE. Don't want to hear about it. Go away. I've even seen (tactfully) modified employee buttons, so he could have put a little add-on on the 'United we stand' (under God) button. BUT NOOOOOO, he had to go and be a dick about it. I'm sure he supports the next guy's button that says 'Ask me about Wicca' or 'Vivia la France.' Somebody thinks he's a special snowflake God's special 'angel.'
  • Ed, I've mashed that button till my finger's bruised. Please check the wiring. Thanks
  • I am a foreigner and I shop at "the Home Despot" but I don't really care what clothes Trevor wears so long as he can tell me the correct size for a gland nut washer for a long stem outdoor hose bibb. Come on Home Depot, forget the costume and start firing people who don't know where the 2 by 4 by 10 rough sawn grade C white wood is. (and put a decent search engine on your website)
  • Well, at least they are fair... Still, their 2x4's are really only 1 1/2" x 3 1/2", labeled nominal. (I want a button that says *NOMINAL*)
  • ""It feels kind of like a punishment, like I was punished for just loving my country," Keezer said." Actually, I believe he was fired 'cuz his name was "Keezer"... you can hardly blame them! either that, or because he's an idiot...
  • A weaselly bible thumping nitwit versus a grasping corporate behemoth that treats it's employees like chattel - can't say I have much sympathy for either party.
  • "...we have a blanket policy, which is long-standing and well-communicated to our associates, that only company-provided pins and badges can be worn on our aprons." Wait...so does that mean it's okay to wear a blanket? Or does it mean that only Michael Jackson's son Blanket can wear pins and badges? Oh, this is too hard!
  • Well, don't expect empathy from islander, then.
  • Joanna: You know what, Stan, if you want me to wear 37 pieces of flair, like your pretty boy over there, Brian, why don't you just make the minimum 37 pieces of flair? Stan, Chotchkie's Manager: Well, I thought I remembered you saying that you wanted to express yourself. Joanna: Yeah. You know what, yeah, I do. I do want to express myself, okay. And I don't need 37 pieces of flair to do it... [flips off Stan]
  • Love that movie.
  • That's one of my favorite scenes in that movie. Made even better knowing that Stan is played by Mike Judge.
  • Once again, art life imitates life art.
  • I did not like that movie. I think I am the only one. It may have something to do with the reason that people say I have no sense of humor.
  • mmmmmmmmmyeahhh...
  • I've known a few people bernockle who didn't like it and universally they've never had to work at a soul grinding job so you may just have been lucky all this time.