A company fires an employee because he put out a fire.

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Madness: A company fires an employee because he put out a fire.

Bowers knew that his actions were going against company policy, but he believed that in this instance the customers urgent need came first. “When the guy came in and said his dashboard was on fire I grabbed the fire extinguisher and I followed him outside and sure enough his dashboard was on fire,” Bowers said. They quickly put out the fire and Bowers returned to his post.

He was later called into the store director’s office where he was suspended for his actions. “The one supervisor told me that my heart was in the right place, but my brain wasn’t,” Bowers said. Later that week, he was fired from his job for not following company policy.

The company is Meijer’s, which is going to discover this is a major public relations disaster. Just read the comments at the link.



  • Meier pinhead manager,
    Your are going to rehire this employee, AND you are going to grovel on your hands and knees for his
    forgiveness. Period.

  • joe

    I often vacation in the Gaylord area, and have shopped in that store, I will no longer do that. social media is a tool that is being used by the community at large to show their outrage at this unjust firing of a good guy, lower level management often does not have the experience to use good judgement or common sense in many areas of personal conduct with regards to subordinate employees.

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