I saw this story this morning about Kristopher Oswald a 30 year old man in Michigan who was fired from his job at Walmart after he assisted a woman who was being attacked in the parking
lot. As the story goes he was taking his break in his car when he heard a woman screaming. He thought it might be people horsing around but he investigated anyway and when he tried to pull the attacker off the woman other assailants attacked him from behind and and he defended himself and the woman. For his efforts he was fired for violation of company policy.
Kristopher Oswald said he was trying to do the right thing and the last thing he thought would happen is that he would be fired.
What is totally disgusting is Walmart is more concerned about the rights and welfare of thugs and attackers than their shoppers and employees, if this was not the case he would have been named employee of the month, promoted or given a bonus however this sends a clear message to the dregs of society that Walmart is a place ripe for picking. It also illustrates how sick, twisted and perverted our society has become, this would not have happened 50 years ago but we are so much better now, so more enlightened so more caring, nothing is anybody's fault anymore the law-breakers are the real victims and if we try and prevent their evil deeds we are trying to shove our moral values onto them.
Kristopher says he doesn't know what to put on an employee application now, how will he explain the reason behind his firing. Well if I could give him advice I would say use it to your advantage, you now have press coverage and there are employers who are eager to find someone like you who has a backbone and courage, you might just discover this is the best boost you could get in your job search.