Waiter Fired for Being a Good Samaritan

Earlier this week, waiter Juan Canales saw a woman being carjacked from a parking lot near the Florida restaurant he worked, ran out, and rescued her.

Proving that no good deed goes unpunished, when he walked back to the restaurant, he was fired!

Canales was fired after subduing a knife-wielding man who tried to steal Massiel Marquardt's Honda CRV outside the restaurant, at 979 State Road 84. After Canales got suspect Albert Means on the ground, three other men helped hold Means down until police arrived.

Canales spent an hour talking to police and the media. He returned to work but when the lunch shift ended, his boss fired him. No one answered the phone at 84 Thai Food Tuesday.

Many business owners found out about this and offered Juan jobs: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-flbcanalesnbsep12,0,6074633.story?coll=sofla_tab02_layout

This is not the first time a hero employee has being fired for breaking some rule about e.g. "not resisting a robbery". Google search "employee resisting a robbery" for tons more.

So what if this hero waiter had been killed "on the job"? Was that car worth this guy's life?
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What in the hell is this world coming to when a mans 1 hour wage is more important then that mans humanitarianism and bravery, not to mention the safety of another human being?
84 Thai Food, you should be ashamed of yourself. If this was a manager that fired Juan, I would recommend the owner fire that manager and offer a public apology as well as offer Juan the managers job. If it was the owner who fired him I would hope the citizens of that community would boycott that establishment.
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