Fired ... for taking treats from trash
Dec. 21, 2005. 01:00 AM
ST-HYACINTHE, Que.—A single father of three fired for taking chocolate bars from a garbage bin at a Zellers store will get some Christmas cheer from a charitable organization.
Guy Masse, 47, had planned to give the discarded chocolate to his children, aged 6, 9 and 15, for Christmas. Masse, who was on welfare and had been working at the store only for a couple of months, was first suspended and then fired.
"I think it's inhuman," Masse told CJAD radio station in Montreal of his dismissal.
When told of their father's dismissal and that they would be required to return the stale candy, the Masse children voted to fire him as their father.