“You did the wrong thing. You should have just gone back to work.”
That’s what his boss said after he saved a kid from being kidnapped…
Worse, that’s what his boss said after he FOLLOWED the explicit instructions of 911 DISPATCH when he called for police to come.
From the YouTube video’s text:
A Portland man said he was fired from Home Depot after trying to help a woman who said her child was being kidnapped.
Dillon Reagan, 32, said the hardware chain told him that he violated the company’s safety policy when he left the store to track down a potential kidnapper.
Reagan told NBC affiliate KGW that after finishing a shift on May 12 he heard a coworker yell for help. He said the coworker saw a violent domestic dispute occur in the store’s parking lot.
Reagan said he then stepped outside the store to assist and saw a woman in tears, according to KGW. “There’s this lady who’s frantic and crying, ‘Somebody help me please! He’s stealing my kid, he’s kidnapping my child!’” he remembered.
Reagan said that he and his coworker left and called the police. “At the time, the only thing I was thinking about was the child’s safety,” he said.
Dillon was back to work within 10 minutes.
The text goes on to say that Home Depot later ‘reversed their decision’, but it was too little, too late.
Home Depot sent a statement to NBC News that said, “We took a second look at this and decided to reverse our decision, based on the circumstances. We always do our diligence to make sure associates are treated fairly, which we’ve done in this case.”
The company also said that its “HR leadership wasn’t aware of the termination and once they reviewed the extenuating circumstances they reversed the decision.”
When KGW asked Reagan if he wanted to resume his position at the Portland store, he said no. He added that he wants his next employer to not second guess his actions during an emergency.
“What’s good and what’s right supersedes what’s policy and what’s orders,” Reagan said. “Hands down.” Read More
Good for you, Dillon.
Why would anyone even want to go back to work for someone who had already fired you for doing the right thing?
What is wrong with corporations these days?
First, one guy gets suspended after he treats a cop to a free brownie (with his own money) and some BLM punks cry ‘racist’ after failed attempts to bully him into giving THEM some free stuff, too.
And now, one of their employees stops a kidnapping and instead of holding him up as Nationwide Employee of the Month, and splashing his face on every commercial, they fire him.
We need to celebrate people like Dillon, will step up and help someone in need, rather than just filming it like these punks did when they watched a bike get stolen (even if ‘karma’ did bite him in the end).
This heroes podcast, below, will celebrate young men like Dillon.
And the book that follows should be given to the management teams of every corporation that runs every decision they make through a gauntlet of lawyers, which is probably how both Home Depot and the Cookie Company got it so very, very wrong.
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