Albany man fired from Home Depot after customer's racist rant gets new job

July 31, 2018 05:30 PM

Maurice Rucker has a new job. He's the Albany man who was fired after enduring a customer's racist rant at the Central Avenue Home Depot.

He was fired for handling the situation on his own and not having a manager do it.

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After public outcry, Rucker received several job offers -- including one from Home Depot to take his old job back. However, he opted for a job with the Albany County Probation Department as assistant community program educator.

"One of the main things I'm going to be doing is helping young people find jobs, build resumes – just help them get ready for the workforce," explained Rucker. "Working for the county, I feel my job is more secure than when I was at Home Depot."

"I'm really happy," he added.

Rucker was making less than $13 an hour at Home Depot. He says he's making more than that now.

It's a happy ending to this story - and NewsChannel 13 wishes him well.


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