The telephone in Home Depot sounded at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday and kept right on ringing all day long, said manager Tanya Kuhl.
“Customers,” she said of the callers, “the media. Anyone and everyone who reads Facebook.”
The previous afternoon, Jennifer Nunnally told the world – in other words, Facebook – that she needed to vent.
Her husband, Corey, who worked at the Missoula Home Depot, was deployed to the Roaring Lion fire in Hamilton this week, after fighting fire in Billings last week. But after he went to Billings, she wrote, “home depot FIRED him.”
“Shame on you Home Depot, I will gladly take my business to Lowes and other local business, where they support their military, first responders and fire fighters and give them a secure job to come home to after saving lives, homes and animals while risking their own life.”
Others quickly joined Nunnally in piling on. “Make this crap go viral! Shame on Home Depot,” posted Jovan Uribe.
Go viral it did. By 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jennifer Nunnally's post had been shared nearly 11,000 times, with comments a-plenty that echoed Uribe’s sentiment.
Nunnally did not respond to messages left seeking comment. But Kuhl confirmed that Corey Nunnally had worked at Home Depot as a seasonal employee. Nunnally was among several seasonal employees recently let go as scheduled, she said, adding, “for no other reason. He remains hireable.”