Subway Franchise Owner Fires Employee For Being Charitable
The owner of a Subway franchise in Nova Scotia has fired an employee for giving a free sandwich that she was entitled to as an employee to two homeless men after their apartment caught on fire:
A Dartmouth, N.S. woman says that she was fired from a Subway restaurant for helping two neighbours left homeless and hungry after an apartment fire.
Last week’s apartment fire did not affect Heidi Heise’s unit, but left some neighbours homeless, and she offered them her place.
Heise says when the neighbours came to thank her at the nearby Subway restaurant she works at, she gave them each one free six-inch sub to alleviate their hunger.
“I felt sorry for them, I tried to help them out,” she told CTV Atlantic.
But when she went to work on Wednesday, she said she was told she was fired for giving away the subs.
“They were like, ‘We went over the cameras and we (saw) you on the weekend, give away a free sub,'” she told CTV Atlantic.
The two six-inch subs are the equivalent of one 12-inch sub, which Subway employees are entitled to as a staff lunch, which must be marked down.
She said because of everything going on, she forgot to mark it down.
Assuming that this woman is telling the truth, which seems a valid assumption given that it has been substantiated by others, this strikes me as an overly strict interpretation of company policy, and an instance of incredibly bad public relations on the part of the franchise owner. One would think that Subway itself will be in contact with the franchise owner about this at some point in the near future.
H/T: Jonathan Turley