So far, not only are Waukesha residents, but residents around the state are looking to start a petition that would give Bob Tallinger his job back at Walmart.
The 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.
It was just business as usual for Bob at the local Walmart in Waukesha when the turkey wandered into the store on March 27.
Bob had worked at the Walmart for eight years.
“It starts and it goes back around and then it walks out." A Humane Animal Welfare Society official was called in and ultimately was able to capture the bird by luring it into a net.
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.”
Bob was quoted as saying: "The job was the highlight of his days."
Did he deserve to lose his job over this?