A 23-year-old New York woman was fired from her job at McDonald’s after she bought breakfast for a group of firefighters in her community.
Heather Levia, a mother of twins who was working two jobs to put herself through nursing school, said she knew the firefighters had been working in sub-zero temperatures.
A New York woman said she was fired just one day after treating local firefighters to a free meal (image source: Facebook via The Daily Mail)
A New York woman said she was fired after treating local firefighters to a free meal (Image source: Facebook via the Daily Mail)
As the morning manager at a McDonald’s in Olean, N.Y., she pulled out $83 of her own money and decided to buy them their 25 breakfast sandwiches and hash browns, according to WIVB-TV.
“Just because I appreciate everything they do,” she said.
Then, another group of firefighters stopped by and ordered about $70 worth of breakfast.
Levia said she texted her manager to see if the store could expense their breakfast. He said no. She then called the corporate office and asked the same question, explaining that she thought it was the company’s policy to treat first responders from time to time to a complimentary meal.
“It’s very common in our store,” she said.
After she was told again that she couldn’t expense the firefighters’ food, she and her coworkers ponied up and bought the firefighters breakfast.
That’s when things took a turn: Some of the firefighters discovered that Levia paid for their meals.