POSTED: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 3:46pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 3:50pm
Michigan (WPBN) — A Michigan man says he was fired job after doing what he considered was the right thing during an emergency situation.
David Bowers was let go from the Meijer store in Gaylord last month.
He says he got in trouble because he left his post as a greeter to help a customer put out a fire in the parking lot.
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.
Later that week, he was fired from his job for not following company policy.
Meijer representatives say they cannot comment on personnel matters, but they did release this statement:
"The safety of our customers and team members is a top priority at Meijer. We have a very specific protocol in place for our team members to follow when emergencies occur and we can't allow any deviation from the policy that could put our customers or team members at risk."
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